account for 45% of all deaths in Europe. Dietary factors make the largest contribution to the risk of CVD mortality.
The European Heart Network (EHN)
More people die annually from
Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs)
than from any other cause.
The World Health Organisation (WHO)
Most of these deaths are from heart disease and strokes.
High blood pressure is the leading single risk factor globally, accounting for 9·4 million deaths.
Lim et al. (Global Burden of Disease Study, Lancet 2012, funded by the Gates Foundation)
Six months supplementation of the diet with foods that contained 30 g of milled flaxseed induced one of the most potent antihypertensive effects achieved by a dietary intervention … comparable to current medications.
Rodriguez-Leyva et al. (Hypertension, 2013)