Cardiovascular Disease

  • Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is a condition affecting the heart and blood vessels.
  • CVD is a major cause of illness and death in the UK.
  • An unhealthy diet can increase the risk of CVD.
  • High intake of saturated fats, sugar, and salt can cause high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity.
  • These are all risk factors for developing CVD.
  • A balanced diet, regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol are crucial for reducing CVD risk.
  • Importance needs to be given to portion sizes, cooking methods, and source of food.
  • Overall aim should be to reduce intake of saturated fats, sugar, and salt.