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Simple diet, lifestyle key to heart diseases prevention: Gen. Dr. Kayani

ISLAMABAD: Simple diet and lifestyle are key to prevention of heart diseases and most importantly daily walk is a health investment, said Maj. General Dr. Azhar Mahmood Kayani on Tuesday.

Maj. General Dr. Azhar Mahmood Kayani, Executive Director, Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology was delivering a lecture on “Prevention of Heart Diseases” at Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) under its Popular Science Lecture Series. A large number of scientists from different organizations, teachers and students attended the lecture. PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf (S.I.), ECO Science Foundation (ECO-SF) President Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro and PSF former Chairman Dr. Misbahuddin Sahmi were also present on this occasion.

Gen. Dr. Kayani in his comprehensive lecture discussed in detail, heart diseases, symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment. He said heart disease is number one killer in the world and 80 per cent of these deaths occur in South Asia only as arteries of people living in this part of the globe are narrow. He said categories of heart diseases include arties blockage, valves blockage, heart muscles damage and problem in electrical system of heart. Dr. Kayani said that heart diseases can occur at any age due to smoking, mental stress, fatness and diabetes. He said damages caused by diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking obesity, lack of exercise, high cholesterol and stress are reversible and can be prevented through healthy lifestyle and controlled diet.

Speaking about rules and regulations to prevent heart diseases he said that learn to say no to diet that causes heart problems, learn to laugh loud, apologize on mistake and count upto 10 before exploding due to anger. He stressed on consuming diet based on vegetables, pulses and fruits and avoid fried foods teas and soda drinks.

Speaking on this occasion, PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf (S.I.), called upon the scientists to tackle the issue of pesticides’ hazardous effects on vegetables and fruits. He stressed the need to use organic vegetables.

PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf (S.I.) addresses audience on the occasion of a lecture on "Prevention of Heart Diseases" by Maj. General Dr. Azhar Mahmood Kayani, Executive Director, Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, at Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) under its Popular Science Lecture Series on 26-04-2016.

Maj. General Dr. Azhar Mahmood Kayani, Executive Director, Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology delivering a lecture on "Prevention of Heart Diseases" at Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) under its Popular Science Lecture Series on 26-04-2016. PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf (S.I.), ECO-SF President Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro and PSF former Chairman Dr. Misbahuddin Sahmi are also present.

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