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Ounce of prevention: PMH officially say unhealthy lifestyles are driving cardiac issues. PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
Ounce of prevention: PMH officially say unhealthy lifestyles are driving cardiac issues. PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

The country’s economic miracle and globally admired growth rate in years past, has had the unintended effect of introducing Batswana to unhealthy, sedentary lifestyles often marked by harmful drinking and eating. As incidents of cardiac diseases increase as a consequence, Mmegi Correspondent, NNASARETHA KGAMANYANE reports on the attendant rise

The Diamond Miracle allowed an agrarian economy with a per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of approximately $70 to transform into a modern, comparatively wealthy society of $7,315 per capita GDP.

With greater incomes and access to Western way of life, however, came counter-cultural influences, with changes in diets and lifestyles evident over the years, particularly in the urban areas.

Editor's Comment
Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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