Men in South Asian countries, including India, can cause calcium particles sticking to the walls of the artery, indicating heart-related diseases. This can help in developing the methods of treatment.
According to a group of researchers from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), people in South Asia are more likely to have cardiovascular diseases.
More than 60 percent of heart diseases related to the world come from this region.
Heart-related diseases also develop other risk factors such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes in people younger than those of other races and ethnic groups.
Apart from this, high rates of calcium deposits (calcification) were found compared to their female counterparts (3.6 percent) in South Asian males (8.8 percent).
UCSF professor Alka Kanayya said that the presence and change of calcium in the coronary artery can be helpful in prior information of risk factors in the homogeneous population and guide the judicious use of statins and other prevention treatments.