Mekhova L. V., Pisaruk A. V., Koshel N. M. LIFE EXPECTANCY AND CARDIOVASCULAR PATHOLOGY IN DIFFERENT REGIONS OF EUROPE: THE RELATIONSHIP WITH DIET STRUCTURE

State Institution "D. F. Chebotarev Institute of Gerontology NAMS Ukraine", 04114 Kyiv

Analyzed was the relationship of life expectancy and cardiovascular pathology in Europe with the structure of diet in the countries of Europe. The groups of European countries, divided geographically, were shown to be characterized by the consumption of various foods. Negative correlation was found between the level of consumption of spirits and life expectancy (r = 0.82 for men; r = 0.77 for women) and a positive correlation with the index DALy for cardiovascular

pathology (r = 0.78). A high content of proteins and fats in the diet was shown to have a positive effect on life expectancy and reduce cardiovascular morbidity. The high proportion of energy produced from hydrocarbons increases the levels of morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular pathology (r = 0.74) and reduces life expectancy (r = 0.75 for men; r = 0.76 for women).

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