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Hypertension escalates as Malaysians modernize

Malaysians are living increasingly modern life styles and this is resulting in escalating levels of hypertension. This condition also increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Doctors are encouraging rigorous treatment of hypertension via drugs. More than 8% of Malaysians currently suffer diabetes and could increase to 12% by 2010. .

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by New Straits Times

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About: Hypertension escalates as Malaysians modernize

Date: 17 June 2004

Source: New Straits Times

Author: Annie Freeda Cruez, Loretta Ann Soosayraj

URL: http://www.emedia.com.my/Current_News/NST/Friday/National/20040618090641/Article/indexb_html

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