If you suffered from a heart attack or a stroke you’d probably be interested in trying to reduce your chances of a second one. So here is something which apparently achieves the following results –
35 per cent reduction in risk for cardiovascular death
14 per cent reduction in risk for new heart attacks
28 per cent reduction in risk for congestive heart failure
19 per cent reduction in risk for stroke
Pretty impressive huh?
So what is this wonderful treatment?
“A heart-healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fish” , according to a big study conducted by researchers at McMaster University.
In the report about the study was a little passing comment – “At times, patients don’t think they need to follow a healthy diet since their medications have already lowered their blood pressure and cholesterol — that is wrong,” said Mahshid Dehghan, the study’s lead author and nutritionist at McMaster University’s Population Health Research Institute”
That is actually such an important point. How many people are suckered into the belief that as long as they take drugs they can forget about trying to live a healthier life?