Heart disease lowered by 20% through a diet rich in fruits and vegetables

Heart disease lowered by 20% through a diet rich in fruits and vegetables

A recent World Health Organization (WHO) report showed that just eating fruits and vegetables every day can reduce your risk of developing heart disease by 20%.

What else did the report say?

  • Death rates from heart disease are TWICE AS HIGH among people who eat diets high in saturated fat, trans fats and salty junk foods
  • The 4 major causes of cardiovascular disease are smoking, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and alcohol
  • More people around the world die from cardiovascular diseases than any other causes
  • These diseases were responsible for 17.3 million deaths in 2008, representing 30% of all global deaths
  • If the current rising trend continues, by 2030 almost 23.6 million people will die - every year - from mostly-preventable cardiovascular diseases

WHO released the report on Wednesday 4 July, 2012 as reported by New York Daily News on July 5, 2012.


 

Posted: Friday 6 July 2012

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