High blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes increase the risk of heart disease, according to the CDC.
Physical activity and a balanced diet can minimize your risk and encourage a healthier lifestyle.
A July 2023 European Heart Journal study examines food, cardiovascular disease, and death in 80 nations.
Five separate studies on 245,000 persons worldwide were analyzed using the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study methodology.
Each study rated each person's eating pattern based on fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, seafood, and whole-fat dairy products, which researchers linked to lifespan.
The results showed that people who eat more of each food type have a lower risk of heart disease and mortality worldwide, especially in low-income nations.
Here's how to include the study's daily servings of each food into your diet.