I’m rather disappointed at this headline grabbing article in the Guardian. It cites a major study of UK eating habits concluding that diet rich in olive oil, fruits and vegetables could cut heart attack and stroke deaths.
The Guardian should have offered further analysis as to the barriers to reducing heart attacks and strokes in the UK. Some of the factors include:
- Weak government policy
- Powerful influence of the food lobby
- Public healthcare offers no sanction for poor diet and inadequate excercise