The television advertisements for cooking oil brands in India always lay emphasis on women as protectors of their husband’s hearts, ignoring, in the process, that women too are in the risk zone for possible heart diseases and that heart attacks are not just “men’s problem". According to a SaffolaLife Study, 66% of females in the age group of 30—40 years, are at a risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD).

As we approach this year’s World Heart Day on 29 September, it’s time to look closer at the issues related to your heart and wave-off cardiovascular diseases, which, according to the World Health Organization, kill 17.3 million people each year.

On today’s show we have a Mumbai-based nutritionist Niti Desai, who will tell us more about the study and the ways to keep your heart fine and healthy.