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Every third Ukrainian has high blood pressure

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Dec. 14, 2010, 6:43 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Every third Ukrainian aged 18-65, including every fifth aged 18-25, has high blood pressure, according to a study, entitled "Main reasons for the high death rate in Ukraine" conducted by the World Bank, the results of which have been sent to the Dzerkalo Tyzhnia weekly newspaper. Two out of three overweight Ukrainians (with obesity) and with high blood pressure are older than 40. At the same time, the percentage of young people with high blood pressure is growing, especially among young men. In the east almost every third respondent aged under 40 has high blood pressure. The situation is even worse in the west where 47.5% of people under 40 have high blood pressure.

Almost 29% of the respondents are overweight, and 20% suffer from obesity.

According to the study, the respondents with low income are more liable to high blood pressure, while the prosperous respondents are mainly diagnosed with obesity.
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Anonymous Dec. 14, 2010, 7:58 p.m.    

It appears to be a social reaction rather than genetic.

What is the plan of attack?

Put calorie and sodium count and risk on labels?

Reemphasize social drinking as smoking is being looked down upon?

Why is blood-pressure in the East not as effected, disregard of values?

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Anonymous Dec. 14, 2010, 10:31 p.m.    

that is the answer...stop the exploitation and genocide!

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Anonymous Dec. 14, 2010, 10:45 p.m.    

Place a ban on salo?

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Anonymous Dec. 14, 2010, 8:07 p.m.    

look at type of government that Ukraine has , russian loving pigs, mafia , buffons. that would give anybody high blood pressure

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Anonymous Dec. 14, 2010, 10:02 p.m.    

If cholesterol WAS tested, I bet that rate would be high, too.

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Anonymous Dec. 14, 2010, 11:10 p.m.    

There is one solution that truly works.

Decrease the food intake by two thirds and watch your blood pressure go down. No need to exercise.

A human needs only one meal a day, not three or four or five.

In America, we have the same problem, too much food.

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Anonymous Dec. 15, 2010, 5:29 a.m.    

Or it might be the same problem as in America. The poor cannot afford healthy alternatives in the way of food. Junk food is a lot less expensive than the healthy stuff.

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Anonymous Dec. 15, 2010, 12:27 a.m.    

M. PINCHUK spends 5 000 000 EUR this week end for celebrating his 50th birthday in COURCHEVEL with a diner cooked by Alain DUCASSE for 300 people. Maybe it's for fighting against cholesterol?

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