A Diet Rich in Fruits and Vegetables Can Cut Risk of Heart Failure by 41%
A new study from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester finds that eating a diet with a high content of fruits, vegetables, and fish can decrease the risk of heart failure by 41 percent.
In the course of the study, a team of researchers examined the association between five major dietary patterns and the risk of heart failure in people with no prior diagnosis of heart disease. The analysis included data from 16,068 black and white people averagely aged 45 years.
The lead researcher Dr. Kyla Lara, a cardiology fellow at the Mayo Clinic, comments: “The need for population-based preventive strategies for heart failure is critical [...] These findings support a population-based dietary strategy for lowering the risk of incident heart failure.”
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