About 17 million persons die in cardiovascular disease yearly in the world. Most part of this disease can be prevented by the elimination of primary risk factors, thus by the abolishment of unhealthy nutrition, physical inactivity and by the absence of smoking. The cost-effective national program, as well as the lifemode with decreasing individual risk factors can give a trend to decrease the cardiovascular mortality. Individually the usual blood pressure and cholesterol control, the inhibition of obesity and the lifemode without smoking are able to decrease the organic changes, which produce the lethal consequencies of this disease. The different kinds of diets can significantly influence the development of human diseases. The Western diet has atherogenic effect, increases the risk of myocardial infarction. The Mediterranean diet beneficially influences the life expectancy at birth. The Fareast Japanese diet could specially be important from the view of nutrition, because the longest life expectancy at birth and the smallest cardiovascular mortality here can be found. The quality nutrition factors (vitamins, vitamin like materials, polyphenols in the wine and fruitjuice, spurelements, omega-3 fatty acids) play an important role in the decreasing of oxidative stress and cardiovascular mortality.
|Translated title of the contribution||Nutrition and cardiovascular mortality|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 13 2006|
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