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Health problems with the Western diet

October 20, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The rich diets many of us eat in the U.S. appears to rubbing off on a lot of other nations and researchers say not in a good way.A new report in the Journal Circulation looked at the dietary patterns of 52 countries and finds the "western diet" accounts for 30 percent of world heart attacks.

Typical western diets include fried foods, red meat, salty snacks and dairy products.

Experts say a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables can help reduce heart attack risk 30 percent.

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