Causes of cardiovascular disease (cvd) in old age people having normal range of body mass index (bmi)

Dr. Luxita Sharma and Sonakshi Agarwal

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the one of major cause of deaths globally (WHO, 2011). Cardiovascular Disease is a general term describing disease of the Heart and Blood vessels. Cardiovascular Disease is a class of diseases that involve the Heart and Blood vessels (WHO 2011). Cardiovascular Disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVD in 2005, representing 30% of all deaths globally. The present study was carried out to find cause of CVD in old age people having normal range of BMI of Alwar (Rajasthan). The present study was carried out on 40 subjects which was divided into 20 males and 20 females respectively from Alwar (Rajasthan) region. The general information and medical history was collected from the selected subjects by interview cum questionnaire method. The mean nutrient intake viz. calories, proteins, fat, carbohydrates was calculated by seven day recall method. The survey revealed that the main causes of Heart disease were Physical Inactivity, high intake of saturated fats, Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus despite the fact that the subjects were having normal weight. The nutrition education was imparted to the selected subjects as they were ignorant about their dietary intake.

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