Risk Factor Profile for Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases: Results of a Community-Based Study in Kerala, India (Report)

Risk Factor Profile for Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases: Results of a Community-Based Study in Kerala, India (Report)

Heart disease, stroke, cancer and other chronic non communicable diseases (NCDs) contributed to 35 of the 58 million deaths (60.3%) in the world in 2005 (1). Eighty per cent of these deaths occurred in low and middle income countries. In India, NCDs were responsible for 53 per cent of deaths and 44 per cent of […]

Apolipoprotein E Polymorphism in Cerebrovascular & Coronary Heart Diseases (Report)

Apolipoprotein E Polymorphism in Cerebrovascular & Coronary Heart Diseases (Report)

Introduction The human apolipoprotein E (apo E) is a serum glycoprotein consisting of 299 amino acids found in circulating chylomicrons, chylomicron remnants, very low density lipoproteins (VLDL), intermediate density lipoproteins (IDL) and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) (1). The apolipoprotein E gene (APO E) is located at chromosome 19q 13.2 and consists of four exons and three […]

Prevention of Childhood Obesity should be an Integral Part of Prevention of Non Communicable Diseases (Commentary) (Essay)

Prevention of Childhood Obesity should be an Integral Part of Prevention of Non Communicable Diseases (Commentary) (Essay)

Diabetes and other major non communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and hypertension are lifestyle disorders. Modernization and industrialization cause lifestyle changes resulting in reduced physical activity, unhealthy changes in dietary habits consisting of intake of calorie-dense, refined sugars and fats and increased stress levels. These changes produce escalating rates of obesity and worsens […]