CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE HEALTH AMONG THE HERMAPHRODITES (EUNUCHS): A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Nilanjana Biswas and Arnab Ghosh*
According to the World Health Organization, CVD will be the number one cause of morbidity and mortality in the world by the year 2015 and it is assumed that Indians would be the most affected amongst all ethnic population. As per census of India (2011) the total number of male and female is 696 and 652 million respectively. An estimated 5–6 million eunuchs live in India. Now they are identified as third gender by our new constitutional safeguard However, there is very little information available about their health and virtually no information is available on CVD risk factors among them. The present review work was an attempt to address this very important issue.
Keywords: hermaphrodite, CVD, metabolic syndrome, type-2 diabetes, Asian Indians.
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