in view of the growing incidence of non-communicable diseases in India
Thesynergyonline Health Bureau
NEW DELHI, February 20 : The Vice President,Mr M Venkaiah Naidu today called upon the people, particularly the youth, to adopt healthy lifestyle and avoid sedentary living and junk food in view of the growing incidence of non-communicable diseases in the country.
Addressing the scientists of Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics after visiting its facilities in Hyderabad, he said that a few years ago, WHO data has attributed 61 per cent of all deaths in India to NCDs like heart disorders, cancer and diabetes.
Mr Naidu called for arresting this trend by mounting a massive national campaign on the importance of adopting healthy lifestyle and food habits. In this context, he urged the scientists to create awareness among the people on making healthy choices. Calling for collective efforts to promote awareness among the people, particularly school and college students, on the negative impact of sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy dietary habits, the Vice President stressed the need to promote organic farming, revisit our traditional food habits and promote the consumption of protein-rich food for better health outcomes. Cautioning against the fad for instant food, he quipped "instant food means constant disease".
Referring to the burden of genetic diseases