Daily Nation: Kenyans warned as heart diseases on the rise

Daily Nation: Kenyans warned as heart diseases on the rise
The Aga Khan University Hospital CEO Ms Asmita Gillani chats with Gender Permanent Secretary Dr James Nyikal during celebrations to mark the World Heart Day in Nairobi

Deaths from heart-related ailments are expected to rise worldwide due to changing lifestyles.

At least 17.2 million people are dying from heart disease and stroke each year but this is expected rise to 41 million in five years, says Gender PS James Nyikal.

Dr Nyikal warned Kenyans during celebrations to mark World Heart Day in Nairobi on Sunday that increased intake of salt, alcohol, cigarettes and lack of exercise, were a threat to life.

via http://www.nation.co.ke

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