Wednesday January 29, 2020

Men in India Prone to Develop Lifestyle Diseases in Their 30s

However, for women this high risk becomes a reality once they cross the age of 50 -- the risk being highest between the ages of 50-59

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Indian men between the ages of 30-44 years have a high incidence of high LDL --low density lipoprotein, or the so called "bad cholesterol" -- one of the major causes for a variety of lifestyle diseases, showed the findings from the survey by home diagnostic service provider Healthians. Pixabay

While men in India are prone to develop lifestyle diseases in their 30s, women tend to develop them a couple of decades later – in their 50s, says a study.

Indian men between the ages of 30-44 years have a high incidence of high LDL –low density lipoprotein, or the so called “bad cholesterol” — one of the major causes for a variety of lifestyle diseases, showed the findings from the survey by home diagnostic service provider Healthians.

However, for women this high risk becomes a reality once they cross the age of 50 — the risk being highest between the ages of 50-59.

“These disturbing statistics force us to focus on the sorry state of our work force,” Deepak Sahni, Founder and CEO of Healthians, said in a statement.

Men, India, Lifestyle Diseases
While men in India are prone to develop lifestyle diseases in their 30s, women tend to develop them a couple of decades later – in their 50s, says a study. Pixabay

“India’s biggest economic strength is having one of the youngest working populations in the world. However, the health of this valuable asset seems to be balanced on a knife’s edge,” Sahni added.

The findings are based on a study of more than 4 lakh patients across different age groups and locations conducted over a period of one year.

According to a joint report prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Economic Forum, lifestyle diseases account for almost 60 per cent of deaths worldwide and are responsible for almost 44 per cent of premature deaths.

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“The silver lining on this gloomy cloud is the fact that lifestyle diseases are mostly controllable. Some changes in diet, adequate and appropriate exercise and most importantly, regular preventive health check-ups can go a long way in making such statistics far more palatable,” said Manjula Sardana, Head of Quality at Healthians. (IANS)

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“Apple Registers Double-Digit Growth For iPhones in India”, Says Apple CEO Tim Cook

Mac and iPad generated $7.2 and $6 billion globally in revenue, respectively

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"The high level of customer satisfaction and loyalty for both products drove the active installed base of both Mac and iPad to new records in all geographic segments," the Apple CEO Tim Cook added. Wikimedia Commons

Buyoed by iPhone 11 sales, Apple registered double-digit growth in India for iPhones in the holiday quarter (October-December period), the company’s CEO Tim Cook has announced.

“We grew double digits in emerging markets led by strong performances in Brazil, mainland China, India, Thailand, and Turkey,” Cook told analysts after declaring all-time high revenue for Apple’s fiscal 2020 first quarter that ended on December 28.

The revenue from iPhones in the holiday quarter was $56 billion globally.

“Again, that’s up 8 per cent over a year ago, thanks to the exceptional demand for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

“In fact, iPhone 11 was our top-selling model every week during the December quarter, and the three new models were our three most popular iPhones,” said a beaming Cook.

Indians made a beeline to buy iPhone 11 that flew off the shelves in the festive season. The iPhone XR, launched last year, also did well.

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Buyoed by iPhone 11 sales, Apple registered double-digit growth in India for iPhones in the holiday quarter (October-December period), the company’s CEO Tim Cook has announced. Pixabay

Mac and iPad generated $7.2 and $6 billion globally in revenue, respectively.

“For iPad, we saw growth in key emerging markets like Mexico, India, Turkey, Poland, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam,” said Cook.

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“The high level of customer satisfaction and loyalty for both products drove the active installed base of both Mac and iPad to new records in all geographic segments,” the Apple CEO added. (IANS)