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Measures to prevent nearly 100 million premature deaths around the world!

Measures to prevent nearly 100 million premature deaths around the world!

Experts said treatment of blood pressure, salt reduction and unsaturated fats could prevent nearly 100 million premature deaths worldwide.

The three measures could reduce the rate of premature death from cardiovascular disease over the next 20 years.

Salt and unsaturated fats found in processed foods, such as cakes, contribute to high blood pressure: a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

The researchers estimated that treating 70 percent of the population for blood pressure would help save the lives of 39.4 million people.

The research team at Harvard University says a 30 percent reduction in salt consumption could save 40 million lives. Unsaturated fats, found in vegetable ghee and vegetable fat fried foods, can save 14.8 million people by 2040 – a total of 94.2 million people.

The researchers found that the largest number of deaths from noncommunicable diseases is confined to men, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.

The researchers wrote in Circulation, that the measures are affordable even if they require a major effort to implement them.

An important strategy is to increase the use of blood pressure drugs, many of which are safe and affordable.

Areas expected to benefit more from precautionary measures include East Asia, the Pacific and South Asia, as well as countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly 31% of deaths worldwide and 17.9 million deaths annually, according to estimates.

To conduct the calculations, the researchers used global data from multiple studies and estimates from the World Health Organization.

High blood pressure puts people at risk for cardiovascular disease, because it puts additional pressure on blood vessels and the heart. The consumption of too much salt increases the amount of sodium in the blood, which leads to the retention of fluid inside the body and thus high blood pressure.

Source: Daily Mail

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