• Antabax and 99 SPEEDMART Launch Charity Fundraising Campaign In Support of IJN Foundation

    Cardiovascular disease remains one of the deadliest chronic diseases in developed and developing countries. Globally, an estimated 17.3 million people died from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 2008 alone and by 2030 this figure is estimated to reach 23.6 million[1] deaths annually. Although CVDs have decreased in developed countries, the trend is increasing in developing nations[2] . In 2010, 25.4% (11,812) of deaths in Malaysian government hospitals were due to cardiovascular diseases and it is also the top cause of premature death, with about 35% of deaths from CVD occurring in individuals aged below sixty[3]. Cardiovascular diseases are expected to be a major concern in developing countries as they transition towards developed countries…