Healthy living related to wealthy gross domestic product

Fruits and vegetables, proteins and non-saturated fats are consumed more often by the wealthy, while poorer people consume more carbohydrates.Healthy living related to wealthy gross domestic product The findings of the research were reported to the European Society of Cardiology conference.

The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study found that the greater a country’s gross domestic product (GDP) then the higher the consumption of healthy heart foods among people.

Commenting on the implications of the results, principal investigator Salim Yusuf from McMaster University, Canada, said: “Policies to prevent cardiovascular disease need to focus on different aspects of lifestyle among the rich versus the poor and between rich and poor countries. In particular, healthy foods need to become more affordable.”

A total of 154,000 people from 628 communities in 17 countries were recruited for the study, which analysed data such as medical history, lifestyle and ECGs.

Results from the study found people in poorer countries such as Bangladesh and India derived far less energy from fat, and also consumed less fruit and vegetables.

However, poor individuals or those from poorer countries were more active, chiefly because of higher energy expenditure in jobs, at home, and during transportation.

The difference in overall physical activity between the poorest and richest countries amounted to nearly 2,000 METS per minute per week or 2.7 hours brisk walking every day.

Smoking cessation rates were “markedly” higher among men living in richer countries and smoking rates overall were lower in wealthier individuals and countries.

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