Diagnostics firm Healthians indicates higher stress levels in 31-40 age group

Three out of every ten Indians have abnormal levels of total cholesterol, study finds

Three out of every ten Indians have abnormal levels of total cholesterol, study finds

Healthians, a diagnostics company that conducts tests in over 250 cities in India, said its recent study showed that six out of ten Indians were found to have abnormal levels of bad cholesterol, the highest in the 31

-40 age group. .

The firm, which used anonymized data from blood tests of 2.66 million people over the age of 20 over the past few months, found that 63% had high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels in their blood.

“LDL is often called the bad cholesterol because it has been proven to be the major cause of plaque buildup in the arteries. Consuming junk food and a poor diet contribute to high levels of LDL and can be associated with problems such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. -is prevalent,” the firm said.

“We hope such a comprehensive study sheds light on one of the most important health issues in today’s time and age – heart health,” said Deepak Sawhney, Founder and CEO, Healthians. ,

“Analysis of such data can be of great help not only to regular people, but also to healthcare professionals and policy makers to better design solutions and initiatives that can improve India’s cardiovascular health,” he said.

Even more worrying, when the data per age groups are analyzed, in the 31-40 year old group, 69% of the patients tested had abnormal levels of LDL.

“This could be a sign of higher stress levels at this age. It is one of the reasons for the increasing number of cardiac arrests these days,” said Dr. Sonal, Head of Lab Operations, Healthians.

According to the study, three out of every ten Indians have abnormal levels of total cholesterol in their bloodstream, the highest in the 31-40 years age group.

It was also found that 36 per cent of Indians aged 40-60 have abnormal levels of total cholesterol. Interestingly, people who are older actually have lower total cholesterol levels.

The percentage was 30% in the 60-70 age group, while it was 24% in the 70-80 age group.

Measured in other cholesterol-related parameters, it was found that 36% of Indians had abnormal levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, or good cholesterol, 39% had abnormal levels of triglycerides, and 30% had abnormal total cholesterol. was the level.

In all genders analysed, men had a higher prevalence of abnormal levels of LDL, triglycerides and total cholesterol.

About 64% of men tested had abnormal LDL, 47% had abnormal triglycerides, and 32% had abnormal total cholesterol, compared with 63%, 30%, and 29% of women, respectively. However, more women than men had abnormal HDL levels.