Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) trigger a high number of deaths across the world. In this study, we investigate the food, drinking, smoking, and lifestyle-related habits for a Qatari CVD cohort to understand the implication of these factors on CVD. Statistical analysis shows that the CVD group is consuming a lower amount of fast foods, soft drinks, snacks, and meats compared to the control group. Alarmingly, the level of smoking is still higher in the CVD group, and the consumption level of healthy items (e.g., cereal, cornflakes) in breakfast is relatively lower compared to the control group. Interestingly, the CVD cohort is spending more time walking and avoiding heavy sports, compared to the control group, but their involvement in moderate physical activities is lower than the control group. Overall, we conclude that the Qatari CVD cohort is following most of the standard guidelines related to food items and heavy sports; however, the cohort should reduce smoking habits, and may modify the moderate level of physical activity based on physician guidelines.
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