Interventions can reverse clustering of hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors

The Indian population is particularly susceptible to cardiovascular (CV) risk factors such as visceral adiposity and insulin resistance. However, few large studies have examined CV risk factors in the Indian population. An understanding the clustering of risk factors can provide vital clues for prevention and treatment.

In a recent cross-sectional surveillance study funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) and India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, researchers collected data on risk factors for 10,543 industry workers and family members. The baseline data showed that hypertension occurred in isolation in only...

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