1 in 3 Nigerian adult population hypertensive –Nigerian Cardiac Society – Punch Newspapers

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The Nigerian Cardiac Society has said that one out of every three adults in Nigeria has high blood pressure.

Dr Okechukwu Ogah, the President of the association, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Friday.

According to him, the rising prevalence of high blood pressure is mainly caused by an unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle.

“At the just concluded 47th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Nigerian Cardiac Society, it was noted with great concern that the frequency of heart disease in Nigeria is not only high but rising.

“The increase in heart disease may not be unconnected to the current lifestyle that favours physical inactivity and consumption of unhealthy diets, rich in dietary salt.

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Ogah, a consultant cardiologist at the Department of Medicine,…

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