リン先生 英文記事紹介 No.57
Health professionals know that improving diet and lifestyle is essential to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease in the general population. A big part of this dietary improvement is in encouraging people to eat more vegetables and fruits. But the prevalence of fruit and vegetable consumption is low worldwide - especially in low- and middle-income countries. The American Heart Association (AHA) researchers performed a meta-analysis of 20 studies published over the last 19 years to assess the global effect fruit and vegetable consumption has on stroke. They found out a decrease of 32% in stroke risk for every 200 g of fruits consumed each day, and a decrease in stroke risk of 11% for every 200 g of vegetables consumed each day. Eating fruit and vegetables can lower blood pressure, improve microvascular function and have beneficial effects on body mass index and cholesterol, among other things.
Daily consumption of fruits and vegetables is most recommended to decrease the risk of stroke and other diseases. Healthy diet is always a must for everyone to prevent ourselves of becoming sick. However, not all people around the globe can afford to eat these everyday especially those from low and middle-income countries. They might be living near the city or in the heart of the city, but literally they cannot afford to spend their money buying those. Some will prefer buying ready-to-cook food because it's cheaper or worst case, some has nothing to eat. Through non-government and government organizations, we will all get a help on how to diminish this problem then promote health wellness for longevity.