February 2013 Issue
Diet Can Protect Against Heart Attacks
Its a common practice that once someone has been identified as at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and placed on medications, diet takes a back seat to heart health. But a new study highlights the importance of diet in preventing deaths from CVD in high-risk individuals. An international team led by the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario analyzed data on the diets of more than 31,000 adults, from countries in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Middle East, who had existing CVD.
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