Greek Lifestyle Could Lead to Deteriorating Health

private health insuranceThe Mediterranean diet does not seem to be saving Greeks from hampering their health, according to the results of a new survey.

The survey to which 6,000 people across Greece responded, was conducted by the Athens Medical School throughout this past year, Kathimerini newspaper reports.

The study found that if Greeks keep up their current lifestyle heart disease rates could increase swelling by 19% until 2030 and a 15% increase in aneurysms rates, according to Kathimerini.

Obesity in Greece has also become a problem according to the survey’s findings. 45% of Greek males and 30% of Greek females are now overweight, as our 51% of males under 30 years of age.

Around 25% of Greek smoke cigarettes, while around one in three Greeks, both male (39%) and female (33%) have high blood pressure. High cholesterol levels are prevalent among approximately the same share of the population.