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Eating a western diet adds 30% to your risk of heart attack
Eating a healthy blood pressure diet could cut your risk of heart attacks by 30%, research of worldwide eating habits has shown.
Simply by swapping fried and salty foods for healthier alternatives that contain plenty of fruit and vegetables, you can reduce your blood pressure, lower your cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of a heart attack by more than one third.(More on eating a healthy blood pressure pressure diet.)
The researchers looked at the diets of more than 16,000 people in 52 countries. They found that a typical "Western" diet that is high in salt, fat and meat produced far higher levels of heart attacks than diets that contained more fruit and vegetables and avoided frying.