Ludhiana Police Struggling With Stress and Diabetes

by Rajshri on  April 25, 2008 at 1:21 PM Indian Health News
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Ludhiana Police Struggling With Stress and Diabetes
A recent medical exam conducted on some 2,324 policemen in Ludhiana finds that most of them are stressed out with high blood pressure and diabetes rampant among them.

The report on that exam makes for dismal reading with 1,700 policemen failing liver function test (LFT). Furthermore some 240 had high blood sugar levels, 1,600 had high blood pressure, 600 had high cholesterol levels, 340 high uric acid in blood.

SSP R.K. Jaiswal revealed that the figures were not surprising. "The stress levels of the policemen can be understood from the figures that on an average 1,200 calls are received at police control room phone every day," he added.

He also assured that steps would be taken to safeguard the health of policemen and that doctors and dieticians would regularly interact with them about their health.

Source: Medindia
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PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC STRESS HAVE A DOUBLE RISK OF DEVELOPING DIABETES.

This was found in one study on stress conducted on 10,000 government workers, men and women aged 35-55 years. The more a person was stressed out due to work, the more he or she was at a risk of developing metabolic problems, including diabetes.

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