W6 Activity: Ischemic heart disease in india

Ischemic heart disease is also known as coronary artery disease, which is the hardening of the arteries in the heart. The hardening is caused by the build up of cholesterol plaque in the arteries of the heart. This in return causes the heart to not getting enough blood flow and oxygen creating a hear attack. People can lower their risk of hear disease by a change of exercise, diet and medications. Cause for ischemic hear disease are diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol and obesity. People in India have the highest amount of people with diabetes, which in return causes them to have a higher risk of having ischemic heart disease. Cardiovascular diseases in India cause 3 million deaths a year and accounts for 25% of all mortality. The World Health Organization predicts that deaths due to circulatory system diseases have more than double between 1985 and 2015. Moreover, research on Indian Asians living abroad indicates a 40% higher risk of ischemic heart disease mortality than that for Europeans. Indians have a diet that consist of low intakes of vitamin B-6 and folate and high intakes of trans fatty acids, which have been associated with why they are a higher risk of having heart disease. India however is not the only place that is dealing with an increase in heart disease due to poor diet. To prevent heart disease the government is promoting good health. They think it is best to start with the youth because they will grow to have great eating habits. They use the form of commercials; TV shows children and changing school lunches. Many of the channels like Disney in India promote how to cook healthier foods in different oils, they also teach great excises. Commercials in America show that people should go and get their heart checked once a year.

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