Recently I came across a campaign driven by SaffolaLife as they claim that research shows 2 out of 4 women are at risk of heart disease because of increasing weight. It also says that 30 minutes walk every day minimizes this risk.
This campaign wants men to plan what they can do together with their spouse to minimize this risk in women in their households (i.e. mother/ wife/sister).
Research on the subject of heart disease, however, shows a completely different picture.
This article of US National Library of Medicine shows that men are at higher risk from heart disease for their gender. A discussion with doctors and some more research into this subject reveals that estrogen a hormone that flows only in women bodies helps protect them from heart disease.
So women are naturally protected from heart disease unless they are into menopause phase or have the following risk factors –
- Genes – African Americans, American Indians, Hawaiians and some Asian Americans are at higher risk from heart disease as this article reveals
- Cholesterol – drinking etc. aggravates this.
- More weight
Evidently, men are at higher risk from heart disease as men are more into habits like smoking and drinking and live a more stressful life.
This report by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows the prevalence of overweight factor in India that may lead to heart disease –
This article from India Today shows the top 10 reasons for death in India. Cardiovascular diseases top the list. It can also be seen from this chart that men are at greater risk and die more from cardiovascular disease than women –
So far I was using Saffola oils thinking that they will reduce the heart ailments of my family. However, with such misrepresentation of facts and presentation of data in a completely biased and misleading manner, they have proved that they are not aware of this issue at all and they do business with our heart ailments. In fact, now I am feeling that their oils may be harmful to our hearts as they were developed without proper research and hence they are definitely not the right brand oils to protect our hearts.
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