Medical News Summary: Hypertension escalates as Malaysians modernize


About: Hypertension escalates as Malaysians modernize
Date: 17 June 2004
Source: New Straits Times
Author: Annie Freeda Cruez, Loretta Ann Soosayraj
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by New Straits Times): Malaysians are living increasingly modern life styles and this is resulting in escalating levels of hypertension. This condition also increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Doctors are encouraging rigorous treatment of hypertension via drugs. More than 8% of Malaysians currently suffer diabetes and could increase to 12% by 2010. .
Related Disease Topics: Hypertension, Diabetes

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