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Call centre employees prone to diabetes; stress related diseases

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Aug 9 (UNI) Employees of call centres are prone to diabetes and ailments relating to high blood pressure, says a new study in Delhi.

The study, conducted by the Delhi Diabetes Research Centre (DDRC), shows that these employees, most of them youngsters, develop these problems because of the changed lifestyle.

These youngsters gain weight because of the soft drinks and fast food they consume, says DDRC Director Dr A K Jhingan. Lack of exercise and change of behavioural patterns add to possibilities of these youngsters becoming diabetic. The stress in their life is another dangerous factor, he pointed out.

The current study was made during a period of two years. This was a prelude to a larger project of studying the medical trends of youngsters employed by call centres, he said. A large number of youngsters working in these centres in and around Delhi will be covered by the larger study.

Dr Jhingan suggested corrective life-style therapy, strict exercise regime, and positive thinking to these people. If they strictly followed these, medication could be delayed or avoided in some cases, he said. In any case, these youngsters should go for regular medical check-up to avoid major complications, he suggested.


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