South Africa's heart disease problem is growing
'Over the last 25 years‚ neither heart disease nor blood pressure levels have improved in South Africa'
More South Africans than ever are overweight and hypertensive‚ making it unlikely that premature heart disease and high blood pressure will be reduced within eight years. That’s the warning from the Heart and Stroke Foundation SA ahead of World Heart Day on Friday. According to the foundation‚ the World Health Organisation has urged countries to reduce premature heart disease and high blood pressure by 25 percent by 2025.