30% of World’s Heart Attacks Caused by Western Diet

October 23, 2008 / 1 Comment

western food 30% of Worlds Heart Attacks Caused by Western DietWell, here’s a conundrum. There’s not enough food to feed all the people in the world (so some say) but there’s a very easy way to make people live longer, thus increasing the number of people that can’t be fed.

Some 30% of the world’s heart attacks are caused by a Western diet. Of course, 30% of the world lives in the West, but not ALL of them have heart attacks and leave the rest of the world alone.

A study shows, “if you eat a healthy diet you can actually reduce the risk of heart attack by about 30 to 40 percent. That is bigger than most drugs we have for protecting against heart disease.”

It is bigger than angioplasty or bypass, too. Tofu and soy have no effect on heart attack risk says the study. It doesn’t matter where people live, it matters how they eat. Eat like the west, grow fat like the west, die like the west.

But, what would the world do if everyone listened and started eating right?

Images source Micah Sittig