Diabetes Crisis: Over 100 Million Affected in India, Goa Tops the List, Says ICMR

Alarming Rise in Non-Communicable Diseases: India's Diabetes Cases Surpass 100 Million, Reveals ICMR Study
India now has over 101 million people with diabetes, with Goa having the highest number, according to an ICMR study. Additionally, 136 million people have prediabetes, and over 315 million people have high blood pressure. The study, conducted over 15 years with 31 experts, revealed a significant increase in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) across India. Hypertension, general obesity, abdominal obesity, and hypercholesterolemia were also prevalent. Dr. RM Anjana, President of the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, emphasized the need for intervention and lifestyle changes to address this alarming situation. India's status as the diabetes capital underscores the urgency.

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