Tuesday, 25 Apr, 8.24 am Deccan Chronicle

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Chennaiites lack health awareness, says study

Chennai: In what may be seen as a serious cause of concern, 72 per cent women and 81 per cent men in the city are either overweight or underweight, according to a study conducted by 'Healthi', India's fastest growing preventive health provider. The study throws light on the fact that a large population of Chennaites lack awareness about the importance of being healthy and the need to make necessary lifestyle changes.

Doctors, therefore, stress on the need to cultivate effective healthy habits and seek help at the right time. The study, which was based on one million health tests and related data points, including health history and lifestyle, over a period of 18 months (October 2015 to March 2017), found that 22 per cent women and 29 per cent men in the city already have or are at a high risk of hypertension while 14 per cent women and 31 per cent men suffer from high cholesterol.