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UPDATED: 16:46, November 04, 2005
China: 2.6mln die of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular diseases annually
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China has 160 million adults suffering from high blood pressure and abnormal blood lipid levels, and 2.6 million people die of stoke or myocardial infarction annually.

Along with rapid economic development and the change of people's life style, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases have become the top threat to public health, said Hu Dayi, a renowned expert on cardiology from the People's Hospital of Beijing, at the 16th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology held in Beijing on November 3.

China's current 60 million obesity population, 20 million diabetes patients and 330 million smokers are high-risk groups subject to these diseases if without prevention.

According to international clinical studies, said Hu, 90 percent myocardial infarction cases can be predicated through nine measurable and controllable factors: irregular blood lipid level, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, abdominal obesity, lack of physical exercise, lack of vegetable and fruit take-in, tension and long-term (light) alcohol drinking.

Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases can be effectively prevented if people seriously change their life style by quitting smoking, taking a scientific diet and doing more physical exercises, Hu pointed out.

By People's Daily Online


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