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Bangladeshi adolescents at ‘alarming’ risk of heart diseases


MNA Lifestyle Desk: A new study has found three or more risk factors of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in one in every five Bangladeshi adolescents. Of them, nine in 10 reported low fruit and vegetable intake and six in 10 reported insufficient physical activity, according to the study published in the Health Policy and Technology journal. “This is an alarmingly scary finding as individual behaviours adopted during the formative years of life [adolescence] tend to track into adulthood,” lead author of the study, Asaduzzaman Khan, told media. “We strongly argue for interventions to target adolescents who are engaging in multiple risk ...

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