Monday, April 08, 2013

Najib calls upon Malaysians to lead healthy lifestyles


KUALA LUMPUR (April 7, 2013): In conjunction with World Health Day today, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak called upon the public to lead healthy lifestyles. The Prime Minister highlighted that one third of Malaysian adults has high blood pressure, thus the public need to start practising healthy alternatives.
"One in three Malaysian adults have high blood pressure. Let us reflect on our lifestyles this World Health Day and start practising healthy alternatives," he said in his latest tweet.
Statistic showed that the average salt consumption by Malaysian last year was 1.7 times higher than the World Health Organisation's (WHO) recommendation.
The study concluded that about 32.7 per cent -- or one in three Malaysians -- aged 18 years and above are believed to have high blood pressure.
World Health Day is celebrated on April 7, marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of WHO. This year's theme is high blood pressure. – Bernama

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