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Number One Cause of Death in Georgia — Vox Magazine

Recently, Vox Magazine published an amazing video on a research made on reasons of death all over the world. Somewhere in the world today, 150,000 people are going to die. And then tomorrow, another 150,000 will have their lives cut short. And the sad reality is where you’re born will have a significant effect on how you die, and at what age.

When scientists analyze this, they use a fascinating measurement called “years of life lost,” says the Vox video, which calculates how many years shy of the maximum life expectancy a person dies. So where in the world is the worst record for years of life lost?

As you can see, Georgia is one of the countries placed under the “heart disease“ category. This is caused by high rate of smoking, high amounts of certain fats and cholesterol in the blood (considering Georgian diets). High blood pressure, high amounts of sugar in the blood due to insulin resistance or diabetes and Blood vessel inflammation are just several factors which cause heart diseases. On the other hand, red wine, taken in moderation, has long been thought of as heart-healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol) and protecting against artery damage.

While the news about red wine might sound great if you enjoy a glass of red wine with your evening meal, doctors are wary of encouraging anyone to start drinking alcohol. That’s because too much alcohol can have many harmful effects on your body.

And as we all know red wine is one of the main traditional drinks for Georgians.

So be healthy and take care of your heart

 

By Shiva Parizad

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