The traditional diets rich in butter, meat, potatoes and cream of the Nordic countries are changing and so is the health profiles of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Fruit and vegetable intake was low due the lack of availability and short growing seasons.
- In Finland, a national public health program resulted in heart disease mortality that plummeted 55 percent among men and nearly 70 percent among women.
- In Norway, deaths from heart disease have declined sharply by 40 percent in the 40 to 49 years old age group since the late 1970’s.
- Life expectancy has increased in Sweden continues to rise. Cancer rates remain significantly less of a threat in this geographical area according to World Health Organization statistics.
Could their diet changes be one of the factors responsible? Take a look at the Nordic Diet.
Check out a previous post on this diet HERE.