Food from the southern United States may be delicious, but research says regular consumption increases the risk of sudden death
In the United States, southern food involves such as eggs and processed meat , “Offal”, etc., as well as sugary drinks and fried foods. According to a new observational study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, regular eating of this type of diet is associated with sudden cardiac death.
The results of the study are based on data from more than 21,000 people over the age of 45. These individuals participated in the Geographic and Ethnic Causes of Stroke (REGARDS) research project from 2003 to 2007.
It is worth noting that more than half of the participants live in the southeastern United States, which is sometimes referred to as the “stroke zone” due to the high mortality rate of stroke. This particular study focuses on sudden cardiac death, where someone suddenly loses heart function and causes death within an hour.
Based on data collected from participants, the study found that compared with people who are least likely to eat this diet, regular eating of a southern style diet is associated with a 46 higher risk of sudden death. %. However, from another perspective, people who regularly consume a traditional Mediterranean diet have a 26% lower risk.