Health News: What is the threat to the health of Indians? The report holds many factors responsible.


India, once known as the diabetes capital, is now on its way to becoming the "Cancer Capital of the World" due to the rapid increase in cancer cases. This information revealed in the 'Health of Nation Report 2024' released by Apollo Hospitals raises serious questions about the health of the country.


The report highlights the explosive growth in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and mental health disorders in India. According to the report, one out of every three people in India is pre-diabetic, two-thirds suffer from pre-hypertension and one out of every 10 people suffers from depression.

Cancer cases are particularly worrying. The report notes that cancer cases in India are surpassing global rates, putting it on track to become the "cancer capital of the world". The most worrying thing is that pre-diabetes, pre-hypertension, and mental health disorders are emerging at an early age, which can put a huge burden on health services in the future.

So what is the threat to the health of Indians? The report holds many factors responsible.

Tobacco use: Widespread use of tobacco in India increases the risk of lung cancer, mouth cancer, and throat cancer. According to the report, about 40% of cancer cases in India are due to tobacco consumption.

Unbalanced diet: Unhealthy eating habits, such as high intake of processed foods and low intake of fruits and vegetables, can increase the risk of obesity and cancer.

Lack of physical exercise: Lack of exercise and a physically inactive lifestyle can increase the risk of obesity, heart disease, and some types of cancer.

This report is a warning for Indians. We need to change our lifestyle and give priority to our health. Quitting tobacco use, adopting a balanced diet, and getting regular exercise can help reduce the risk of cancer and other non-communicable diseases. Also, it is important to get regular health checkups done so that any disease can be detected and treated early.