Healthy eating halves heart disease deaths

New Delhi: A new study has suggested that intervention policies promoting healthy eating have the ability to lower death rates from cardiovascular disease (CVD) by half.

Professor Simon Capewell from the Institute of Psychology, Health and Well-being found that the policies, which try to check unhealthy eating habits, might help fight CVD-related deaths at both an individual and population level.

The research by the University of Liverpool showed that poor diet is one of the major reasons of CVD and small improvements can make a positive and rapid impact on both the individual and the wider population.

The study figured out six foods that could make a significant improvement to heart disease rates.

Researchers estimate that eating more fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts (in place of starch), vegetable oils (in place of animal fats) and fish and seafood in the diet would result in 2.6 million fewer deaths from CVD globally.

The study was published in the British Medical Journal.


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