Diet and Heart Disease

The role of diet is crucial in the development and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Diet is one of the key things you can change that will impact all other cardiovascular risk factors.
Comparisons between a diet low in saturated fats, with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and the typical diet of someone living in the developed world show that in the former there is a 73% reduction in the risk of new major cardiac events.

A healthy diet and lifestyle can reduce your risk of:

  • Heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke
  • Conditions that lead to heart disease, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity
  • Other chronic health problems, including type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and some forms of cancer

Eat an overall healthy dietary pattern that emphasizes:

  • a variety of fruits and vegetables,
  • whole grains,
  • low-fat dairy products,
  • skinless poultry and fish
  • nuts and legumes
  • non-tropical vegetable oils

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