Many people in Tanzania are at risk of getting diabetes and high blood pressure due to their poor diets. The report was made by Indian heart expert Dr. Pujar Suresh. Speaking in Dar es Salaam following a weekend of examining 200 patients at the Regency Medical centre, Suresh noted that many patients were overweight with a risk of diabetes .
Dr. Suresh was reported as commenting: “The people should be told on what to eat and how much. They should also be sensitized on exercising ; if nothing is done this problem will escalate even more.”
Diabetes in Africa is known to be a large and growing problem, with the true extent of diabetes on the continent still not known. It is thought that the erosion of traditional diet and exercise patterns has led to a huge increase in the number of people with the condition.

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