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Heart Disease: No. 1 Cause of Death among Filipinos

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For more than 10 years, heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the country. Almost 300 Filipinos die of heart disease every day based on the most recent data of the National Statistics Office (NSO). This number of deaths from heart ailments represents a high 21 percent of the total registered deaths in the country.

“What makes it heartbreaking is the fact that the prevalence rate is on the rise,” National Statistics Coordination Board (NSCB) noted. From 77,060 deaths from heart disease in 2005, the number rose to 100,908 in 2009. This is equivalent to 31 percent increase in just a span of 4 years.

Health authorities say that about 90 percent of the Filipinos are exposed to one or more risk factors that trigger the progression of heart disease. As such, most doctors recommend a balanced and active lifestyle to mitigate risks of heart diseases. One of the ways to keep one’s heart healthy is intake of foods rich in Omega-3.

 

According to clinical studies, Omega-3, which is naturally-found in tuna, contributes to having a healthy heart. It lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. It also reduces risks of heart attack and other cardio-vascular diseases.

 

One product that contains lots of Omega-3 is San Marino Corned Tuna. Every 180-gram can of San Marino Corned Tuna has 1,125 mg of Omega-3.

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