Australia's heart problems could be more widespread than many people realise, as research shows that people are generally three kilograms heavier than they were ten years ago.
Chief executive of the Heart Foundation NSW Tony Thirwell explained that people need to be more vigilant when it comes to their diet and levels of physical activity.
"If we are what we eat than it is vitally important that people are having a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meat and weekly servings of fish as well as low fat dairy items," commented Mr Thirwell.
These should be eaten instead of foods high in saturated fat, sugar and other components that are bad for human health in large quantities.
Mr Thirwell explained that latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that half of all Australians have a waistline measurement that could increase their risk of serious health conditions.
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