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Survey shows South Asians unaware of health risks

A recent survey by NHS Choices, which questioned South Asians about their awareness of hereditary diseases and their cooking and exercise habits, has revealed that many are unaware of how much greater the risk of dia- betes and heart disease is for their ethnic group. Only 34 per cent knew that as a South Asian they were much more likely to suffer diabetes and only a quarter understood the increased risks of heart disease.

Lack of recognition is particularly prevalent amongst the younger popu- lation, with just a quarter of South Asian 16-24 year olds realising that they are at a much higher risk of diabe- tes and only 15 per cent knowing that they’re at a much higher risk of heart disease.

This lack of understanding means that fewer people are making positive changes to lead a healthier lifestyle. Only 34 per cent have stopped using ghee, which is high in both cholesterol and fat, in their cooking. The statis- tics also suggest lack of awareness of how much exercise is needed to keep healthy with 40 per cent not knowing that the recommended amount is 30

Ex-restaurant boss charged with bigamy

Cumbrian businessman, Fazlur Rahman, who used to run the Taste of India in Cockermouth and Fazz’s in Workington among others in the north of England, has been charged with bigamy, although he has pleaded not guilty to the offence.

Rahman is accused of marrying Jill Greg in 2006 while he was still married to Farzana- Sharhrin Tania, from Sylhet, Bangladesh.

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minutes a day on 3 to 5 days a week. For this reason, NHS Choices aims to increase knowledge about South Asian health conditions by producing specific information available at www. nhs.uk/southasianhealth. This section provides tips and advice on how to eat more healthily and take exercise.

Dr. Justin Zaman, chair of the car- diovascular working group at the South Asian Health Foundation and cardiologist at University College London Hospital commented; “There is a need to raise awareness of the increased risks of diabetes and heart disease amongst South Asians. Diabetes is five times more prevalent and the death rate from heart dis- ease is around 50% higher in South

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