SEP 12, 2018 08:47 PM PDT

The Globalization of Heart Disease

WRITTEN BY: Abbie Arce

 

In the science of cardiology, there is abundant evidence from high-tech, high-cost laboratory study that proves low-cost, low-tech lifestyle changes like diet and exercise make a world of difference. These findings are incredibly important to note in the face of what Dr. Ornish calls “the globalization of disease“ which is the growing popularity of the American diet and lifestyle. This globalization results in heart problems spreading to communities with previously low rates of heart disease. Some of these communities, specifically Asia, had traditionally consumed some of the best-known heart-healthy diets. Dr. Ornish goes on to state that coronary heart disease is “not only preventable, [but] is actually reversible”. Not only does diet and exercise greatly benefit heart, but additionally has been shown to lower rates of obesity, diabetes and even reverse the progress of prostate cancer. In the following video, Dr. Dean Ornish discusses heart disease, it’s spread and what the best known preventive interventions can achieve.

 

Source: Ornish Lifestyle Medicine

About the Author
  • Abbie is an AFAA certified personal trainer and fitness instructor with an interest in all things health-science. She has recently graduated with her BS in Applied Sport and Exercise Science from Barry University in Miami. Next, she intends to earn an MPH with a focus in Epidemiology.
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