Does Eating This Prevent Premature Cardiovascular Death?
Eating This Halves Cardiovascular Deaths
We know that eating healthy is important. But just how important is it?
Well, what about if it cuts your risk of dying from stroke or heart attack by half? And that’s just by making a few small diet changes.
In a study recently released in the European Journal of Epidemiology, scientists wanted to know just how many premature cardiovascular deaths could be prevented by eating a nutritious diet and thus consulted a Global Burden of Disease Study conducted between 1990 and 2016 to find out more.
From this large study, they collected information regarding the typical food consumption of 12 nutrient groups from about 51 countries, their prevalence of 11 cardiovascular diseases, and the prevalence of other cardiovascular risk factors.
They were particularly interested in the under consumption of fiber, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and omega-3 oils; and the over-consumption of nutritionally-empty items, such as refined grains, sugar, processed meat, trans fats, and salt.
They found that 2.1 million of the 4.3 million cardiovascular deaths that occurred in Europe in 2016 could have been prevented through healthier dieting.
To put this in another way, 22.4 percent of all premature deaths and 49.2 percent of premature cardiovascular deaths could’ve been prevented.
429,220 (20 percent) of the deaths resulted from a diet low in whole grains, 341,185 (16.2 percent) of the deaths resulted from a lack of nuts and seeds, 261,965 (12.5 percent)of the deaths resulted from low fruit consumption, 251,437 (12 percent) of the deaths resulted from high salt intake, 227,276 (10.8 percent)of the deaths resulted from low omega-3 consumption, 188,915 deaths resulted from too little vegetables, 148,668 resulted from too little legumes, and 120,241 deaths resulted from too little fiber. The others accounted for fewer than 100,000 cardiovascular deaths.
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But if you have to drastically lower your cholesterol level and prevent premature cardiovascular death, you only need to cut this ONE single ingredient that you didn’t even know you were consuming…
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Does Aspirin Work to Prevent Premature Cardiovascular Death?
Surprising Aspirin and Heart Health Discovery
For some decades, doctors have been prescribing aspirin – as blood thinners – to anyone with the risk of heart disease.
But does it really help? This has never been thoroughly researched.
Recently, a group of American and Australian scientists conducted three major studies to find the underlying cause of this question.
And their terrifying findings regarding the myth of aspirin was published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
In the first of these, the scientists gave 19,114 American and Australian seniors who were over the age of 65 either a 100 mg dose of aspirin or a placebo (fake tablets) daily.
After an average of 4.7 years, no difference was found in the rate of cardiovascular diseases between the two groups, suggesting that the aspirin did arguably nothing.
The huge downside was that those who did take aspirin were 38% more likely than the placebo users to suffer from a major hemorrhage. These hemorrhages included uncontrolled bleeding in the gastrointestinal tracts and the brains of the subjects.
In the second study performed by the same research team on the same group of volunteers, the aspirin and placebo groups were compared to see whether the former would have a lower rate of persistent physical disability and dementia, and whether they would live longer, since that was the point behind taking aspirin.
However, they again discovered that the aspirin group did not live any longer and were no less likely to have dementia and physical disability than those in the placebo group.
And, again, they were 38% more likely to suffer a major hemorrhage.
The third study, also performed by the same researchers on the same volunteers, compared the aspirin and placebo groups to see who were more likely to die, along with the cause for it.
Interestingly, aspirin-takers were 14% more likely to die of any cause during the follow-up period of almost five years in comparison to the placebo takers.
Cancer posed the biggest risk of death for the aspirin group, as they were 31% more likely than placebo users to die of cancer.
When combined, these studies showed that aspirin was not a great way to prevent heart disease or to prolong a disability-free life, partly because it did not actually achieve any of those intended goals, and partly because getting a major hemorrhage is a serious side effect that could also prove fatal.
If this surprises you because you were led to believe that aspirin is a natural substance, this is not strictly true.
Salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, is derived from the willow tree, from jasmine, and from many common foods, but the salicylic acid in modern aspirin is artificially synthesized in laboratories and is thus no longer natural.
Therefore, instead of artificially thinning your blood with artificial drugs, choose to eat foods rich in salicylic acid, such as: artichokes, apricots, avocados, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cauliflower, coffee, cucumber, eggplant, grapes, legumes, mushrooms, oranges, peaches, pineapples, plums, radishes, spinach, strawberries, sweet potato, tomatoes, watermelon, and all nuts and seeds.
And most importantly, you must clear out the cholesterol plaque buildup in your heart arteries to prevent premature cardiovascular death (this is different from just lowering your cholesterol level). To do that, you need to cut out this ONE ingredient that you didn’t even know you were consuming…
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Avoid this Unhealthy Sleep Habit in order to Prevent Premature Cardiovascular Death
This Sleep Habit Doubles Heart Attack Risk
You know that eating well, exercising, not smoking and other healthy lifestyles are very important in order to avoid heart attacks and stroke, along with keeping your cholesterol and blood pressure at bay.
Now a new study, presented at The European Society of Cardiology annual congress has revealed a factor that is even more important.
It’s a specific sleep habit.
Apparently, sleeping the wrong way will harden your arteries and can double your risk of having a stroke or heart attack.
Swedish scientists found that middle-aged men who slept five hours or less a night had double the risk of heart disease as compared to those who slept seven or eight hours.
In 1993, 798 50-year-old men from Gothenburg agreed to participate in the study.
They underwent a medical examination and completed questionnaires regarding their health and sleeping habits.
Using this information, the scientists divided them into groups that had five or less sleeping hours, six sleeping hours, seven to eight sleeping hours, and those that had more than eight hours of sleep.
The researchers then observed them for 21 years to see who would suffer cardiovascular events.
Those who slept for five or less hours per night had a doubled risk of suffering a major cardiovascular event when compared with those who slept between seven and eight hours.
This group also had a considerably higher risk of high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.
If you have trouble sleeping, here is a simple technique that will knock you out in 10 minutes – and keep you asleep for 8 hours…
And if your cholesterol is too high, it’s actually quite easy to normalize it painlessly, simply by cutting out this one ingredient you didn’t even know you were consuming…
This post is from the Oxidized Cholesterol Strategy Program. It was created by Scott Davis. Because he once suffered from high cholesterol, so much so that he even had a severe heart attack. This is what essentially led him to finding healthier alternatives to conventional medication. Oxidized Cholesterol Strategy is a unique online program that provides you with all the information you need to regain control of your cholesterol levels and health, as a whole.
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