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Monday, 29 September 2014

Heart disease warning factors 'missed by many adults'

Many adults in the UK are unaware of the risk factors for heart disease, according to a new poll.

While a third of people are worried about getting dementia or cancer, only 2% are afraid of coronary heart disease, a survey by the British Heart Foundation has found.

And one in ten adults confessed to not knowing how to look after their hearts.

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is responsible for about 74,000 deaths in the UK each year.

The British Heart Foundation has issued 10 tips to prevent heart disease:

Give up smoking
If you're over 40, take up your free NHS health check
Maintain a healthy weight
Lead an active lifestyle
Ditch the salt
Eat your "five a day" of fruit and vegetables
Cut down on saturated fat
Read food labels to find out if something is healthy for you
Don't drink too much alcohol
Watch food portion sizes.

More on this story here.

Still going after saturated fat and ditch the salt, when even their financial backers Unilever (Flora) have thrown in the towel regarding margarine and no mention of vegetable oils, sugar and HFCS. Is it any wonder this sort of outfit is going nowhere fast.


1 comment:

Lynda said...

Have you followed Pete Evans in Australia? He is one of their top chefs and he is certainly fighting the good fight over there! Read his latest Facebook comments... He said he now has the fire in his belly to fight the heart guidelines and diabetes guidelines.