Tuesday, October 21, 2008

One-Third of Heart Attacks - Triggered by Junk Food.

"Canadian scientists said Monday that more than one third of all heart attacks worldwide are cause by Western diets containing high amounts of meat, salt and fried foods."

"Dr. Salim Yusuf at McMaster University in Ontario, and his team surveyed more than 16,000 patients, 5,700 of who had just experienced their first heart attack. The researchers obtained blood samples and had each participant complete a detailed survey about their eating habits between February 1999 and March 2003."

"Dr. Yusuf's team found that participants who consumed more fruits and vegetables lowered their risk of a heart attack by 30 percent compared with those who ate little or none of these foods."

"Approximately 80 percent of global cardivascular disease burden occurs in low-and middle income countries."

(Source by Red Orbit)


Anonymous said...

I believe it! The North American diet is awful for you.