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Heart-Healthy Diet Plus Medication Significantly Reduces Risk Of Second Heart Attack

December 11, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
People who have experienced one stroke or heart attack can significantly reduce the risk of a second episode by making smart choices about what they eat, according to a Canadian study. Drug treatments such as aspirin reduce the risk of a second stroke or heart attack. But this study showed that eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fish plays a major role in reducing the risk as well. Participants in the 32,000-person study who had cardiovascular disease were asked about their lifestyle (i.e., alcohol use, smoking, exercise, etc.) as well as their diet over the past year. Data showed a heart-healthy diet offered a "consistent benefit" over and above the benefits of taking medications.
M. Dehghan et al., "Relationship Between Healthy Diet and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Among Patients on Drug Therapies for Secondary Prevention", Circulation, December 11, 2012, © American Heart Association, Inc.
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