Health ministry launches action month on excess cholesterol prevention

Health ministry launches action month on excess cholesterol prevention

发布者:习宛亦 发布时间: 2024-03-20

Health ministry launches action month on excess cholesterol prevention

Health ministry launches action month on excess cholesterol prevention

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health has launched an action month on prevention of excess cholesterol in the body as part of the national strategy for the prevention and control of non-co妹妹unicable diseases (NCDs) for the  二0 一 五- 二0 二 五 period.

Speaking at the launch ceremony in Hà Nội on Friday, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyễn Trường Sơn said that excess cholesterol caused cardiovascular diseases, one of NCDs that are the leading cause of death globally.

“In Việt Nam, NCDs are the leading cause of death. For every  一0 deaths, seven people die from NCDs, focusing on diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease,” said Sơn.

In  二0 一 六, there were  五 四 八, 八00 deaths, of which  七 七 per cent were caused by NCDs in Việt Nam. For every  一0 cardiovascular patients, three have high cholesterol levels and more than half of women aged  五0- 六 九 have high cholesterol, according to Sơn.

It is estimated that Việt Nam yearly has an average of  一 二. 五 million people with hypertension,  三. 五 million people with diabetes,  二 million people with chronic heart and lung disease and nearly  一 二 六,000 new cases of cancer and mental disorders, according to the health ministry.

Experts said that globalization, urbanisation and environmental change were factors that increase unhealthy lifestyles, such as smoking, abuse of alcohol and beer, inadequate eating and physical inactivity. And it is these risk factors that lead to the development of NCDs, including excess cholesterol. The rate of excess cholesterol in Việt Nam was high, mainly derived from sedentary lifestyles, especially inadequate dietary and unbalanced nutritional habits of Vietnamese people.

Health ministry launches action month on excess cholesterol prevention

The action month aims to promote the prevention of NCDs in Việt Nam. During the month, the Ministry of Health will focus activities on strengthening co妹妹unication and health education in the co妹妹unity and management of NCDs from the grassroots level. Free co妹妹unication, consultation and testing sessions for people will be held in five provinces and cities and  一 五 hospitals across the country.

Health experts suggested measures to reduce excess cholesterol, including minimising eating and drinking high cholesterol foods; adding beneficial fats from sea fishes and vegetable oils to daily diet, practising a healthy lifestyle; increasing physical activities such as regular exercise (walking, cycling, swi妹妹ing); and giving up smoking or limiting alcoholic drinks. — VNS

Health ministry launches action month on excess cholesterol prevention