Heart disease not just a developed world problem: WHO expert

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Supportive environments and communities help people to be physically active. Exercise is crucial for heart health. Photo: WHO

Neither the rich nor the poor are immune to the effects of heart problems.

That's one of the messages that Dr Etienne Krug, director for the management of noncommunicable diseases at the World Health Organization, is stressing as World Heart Day is marked, on 29 September.

Dr Krug said heart disease is the cause of one in three deaths worldwide; most of which can be best prevented through improvement in diet, physical activity, and detection of hypertension.

He spoke with Natalie Hutchison about risk factors and significant developments in promoting cardiovascular health.

Duration: 2'20"

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