STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: You are what you eat is a popular saying. If literally interpreted it suggests linkage between our temperament and nature based on kind of food that we consume. However, purposive interpretation suggests how food is directly involved in many of the risk factors for developing various morbidities in human body. Food-related risk factors include obesity, high blood pressure, uncontrolled diabetes and a diet-high in saturated fats. So paying attention to what we eat is one of the most preventative measure we can take to delay onset of aforesaid morbidities, said Dr Sushil Sharma on sidelines of a health check-up cum awareness camp in Mussa Chak village of R S Pura area. More than 300 patients were examined, evaluated and advised during the camp. ECG, Blood Sugar and lipid profiling was done and medicines were also given as per requirements. During his interaction, Dr Sushil highlighted that diet is an important risk factor in developing Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs). “Coronary heart disease is characterised by a narrowing of arteries. Fatty deposits cling to artery walls and can clog arteries, making it more likely that a blood clot will form. A heart attack occurs when a blood clot blocks one of the arteries of the heart. Number of factors is associated with the build-up of fatty deposits in the coronary arteries, including cigarette smoking, lack of physical activity, type of food eaten, high blood pressure, age and family history. Residents of the area Raj Kour, Sartaj Singh, Sukhdev Singh, Harjeet Singh, Manmeet Kour and Raghveer Singh appreciated the efforts of Dr Sushil and his team for conducting cardiac awareness camp in their area. Others who were part of this campaign included Dr Shahbaz Khan, Dr Dhaneshwer Kapoor and Dr Syed Rahella. Paramedics and Volunteers included Raghav Rajput, Mohd Altaf, Gourav Heera, Vikas Kumar, Sandeep Kohli, Anmol Singh, Aman Gupta, Rajesh Suri, Sushil Singh Jamwal, Akshay Kumar and Rajkumar.
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