Globally, 17.9 million people die due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) every year. Among them, 85% of deaths are due to heart attacks and stroke1. According to the WHO’s prediction, by the year 2030, about 23.6 million people may die from CVD, especially due to heart attack and stroke2.
There are several factors that contribute to CVD, but the rising prevalence of obesity is known to be a major promoter of CVD. Increased body fat is associated with hypertension, dyslipidemia (high blood cholesterol), and diabetes, which directly or indirectly contribute to CVD.