Adhering to a heart healthy diet rich in vegetables, fruits and fish can significantly lower down the risk of a second heart attack and stroke in people with cardiovascular disease.
According to a study spanning over 5 years on almost 32,000 patients in over 40 countries, it was found that those who included a heart healthy diet had a 35 percent reduction in the risk for cardiovascular death, 14% reduction in risk for new heart attacks, 28% reduction in risk for congestive heart failure and 19% reduction in risk for stroke.
The research done by the McMaster University has also stated that patients need to follow a healthy diet no matter what treatment they are receiving and modification in the diet can deliver additional benefits to the patients along with the other treatments such as aspirin, angiotensin modulators, lipid-lowering agents and bets lockers.
The McMaster study is the first to show that a high quality diet also significantly lowers the risk of another heart attack.
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