Manila, Philippines - Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA),This holiday season promises to be merry and bright, as Filipinos love to celebrate through gatherings with friends and family. Parties cement our relationships with each other, but they can also wreak havoc on health. Overeating and consuming food with high fat and high-sugar content have all the ingredients--obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol—that could lead to heart disease.
According to the Philippines’ Department of Health, cardiovascular diseases, which include heart attack and stroke, are the top causes of death among Filipinos. This should not dampen your spirits for the yuletide season. Food and drink will be flowing, but by being mindful of what we consume, we can make this holiday not only happy but heart-healthy as well.