NCDs and Bangladesh:

 
In most of the South East Asian countries there has been a shift in the prevalence of disease trends from communicable diseases to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including. Bangladesh. Coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus are fast replacing infections as the leading cause of morbidity and mortality.

HDRCRP started its journey in Bangladesh in response to the rising trend in chronic diseases, with the objectives to ensure better understanding of risk factors, preventive and curative measure for chronic diseases and enhance awareness across the levels of care.

In our recent several studies conducted by HDRCRP, we found that

  • About 11% women in premenopause and 35% women in postmenopause have metabolic syndrome in rural Bangladesh.
  • In age-stratification analysis, age 45-55 is the most critical age to develop metabolic syndrome in Bangladeshi rural women.
  • Case control design using Bangladeshi rural women demonstrate that circulatory VEGF level is a strong predictor for the development diabetes in postmenopausal women.
  • Statin and endothelin blocker might be the drugs for the prevention of diabetic cardiomyopathy.

 

Recent outcome:

 

 

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