Dieta sana contro le malattie cardiovascolari
A study has been conducted to quantify the load of cardiovascular disease that can be prevented through wider adherence to dietary recommendations on the assumption of key nutrients such as saturated and trans fatty acids, fruit, vegetables and fish. Based on their findings, a wider adherence to the recommended daily amounts of these nutrients could lead to a reduction of 20-30% in the load arising from cardiovascular diseases, as well as leading to an increase of one year in the life expectancy of subjects aged 40. The individual contribution of each nutrient shown taken individually is highest for fish, followed by fruit, vegetables and fatty acids. Only fish and fruit, however, contribute to reducing the risk of a stroke.
(source: Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil online 2009)