Consuming Fruits Helps Reduce Heart Disease Risk

by Sheela Philomena on  September 2, 2014 at 10:18 AM Heart Disease News
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Eating fruits on a regular basis can minimize the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) up to 40 percent, says study.

The study presented at ESC Congress observed that that the more fruit people ate, the more their risk of CVD declined.
 Consuming Fruits Helps Reduce Heart Disease Risk
Consuming Fruits Helps Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Dr. Du said that CVD, including ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and stroke, was the leading cause of death worldwide and improving diet and lifestyle was critical for CVD risk reduction in the general population but the large majority of this evidence had come from western countries and hardly any from China.

She added that China had a different pattern of CVD, with stroke as the main cause compared to western countries where IHD is more prevalent. Previous studies had combined ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke probably due to the limited number of stroke cases in their datasets and given their different physiology and risk factors, they had conducted the first large prospective study on the association of fruit with subtypes of stroke in Chinese adults from both rural and urban areas.

The researchers found out that compared to people who never ate fruit, those who ate fruit daily cut their CVD risks by 25-40 percent and there was a dose response relationship between the frequency of fruit consumption and the risk of CVD.

The researchers concluded that their results demonstrated that the benefit of eating fruit in the healthy general population and in patients with CVD and hypertension and fruit consumption was an effective way to cut CVD risk and should not only be regarded as might be useful.

Source: ANI

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JAI Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Very much informative on the link between fruits and all heart diseases, but what is the price of fruits nowadays is to think about.

drraja Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Ya organic fruits are more safest these days, as normal fruits are fed with fertilizers so the risk of cancer is high especially with grapes as it is dipped in pesticides, so be cautious while selecting the fruits, as it said fruits can reduce the heart diseases incidence, diabetics should undergo diet counseling before taking fruits.

manishu Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hi Eating fruits daily can help reduce heart diseases. But be cautious about your servings ,because most of the fruits are high in potassium.Too much potassium intake can cause kidney failure, So limit your servings/day. Live Healthy!!!!!

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