They include cardiovascular diseases (CVD), diabetes, accidents, mental disorders and chronic lung diseases.
In young adults of Kerala, the prevalence of all CVD risk factors is above the national averages.These findings convey a crucial message.
Controlling the CVD risk factors from adolescence can reduce its burden in the young.
One has to ‘Catch Them Young’ and make young people “heart smart”.
We,in Kerala, can also screen our adolescents for CVD risk factors, probably concentrating on high-risk population.
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