Visceral fat is deemed harmful because of where it’s stored in the body — next to many vital organs, including the liver, stomach and intestines. If visceral fat is left to build-up it can increase a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
High blood pressure is a widespread condition in the UK. More than one in four adults live with high blood pressure, although many will not realize it. Despite the risks posed by an abnormally high blood pressure, such as heart attacks and strokes, many people struggle to make the necessary changes to their lifestyle.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, if left undetected or uncontrolled, can lead to serious health problems, including heart failure, stroke, kidney disease, vision loss, etc. There may be no single cause for high BP in most cases, perhaps, no one really knows exactly what causes this condition.
Scientists say they have developed what they call the “Planetary Health” diet, an ideal dietary regimen mostly based on vegetables and fruits, which, if adopted, can “prevent” more than 11 million premature deaths around the world each year.
Scientists have calculated that cutting salt consumption by around a quarter could halve the number of deaths from sodium-induced heart disease, according to a study conducted in a part of China with a well-above-average number of deaths linked to high-salt diets, South China Morning Post wrote.
A low-protein high-carbohydrate diet like those practiced in parts of the Mediterranean and Japan may be the best for longevity and healthy brain ageing, according to a study on mice conducted by the University of Sydney released on Wednesday.