Western Diet Causes a Third of Heart Attacks

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Doctors say eating a "Western diet" heavy on meat, fried and salty foods accounts for a third of heart attacks worldwide.

Medical researchers compared an American diet to an Oriental diet and a more "prudent" regimen consisting of fruits and vegetables.

People who ate the Western diet had a 35 percent greater risk of heart attacks.

Those who ate more of an Asian diet consisting of tofu and soy had an average risk.

People eating vegetables and fruit had a 30 percent lower risk of heart attacks.

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