South Africans may be at greater risk of heart disease, stroke

Research suggests that South Africans may be at greater risk of heart disease and stroke due to the country's "chronically stressed" economy.
A study conducted by Harvard University found that nations with poor performing economies are more likely to suffer from heart-related illnesses, which puts SA firmly in the red zone.
In the last 30 years, cardiovascular disease rates are estimated to have increased by over a 100% in developing countries where economic growth has typically been poor.