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THIS WEEK'S HEALTH TIP: EAT A HEART-HEALTHY DIET.

Posted: 01.19.2016
A heart-healthy diet may lower the risk of heart attack or stroke by 30% by reducing cardiovascular risk factors, according to a new British study. Half the randomized group of men and women ages 40-70 were told to follow basic British dietary guidelines (similar to those in the U.S.): eat more fruits and vegetables, fatty fish, whole grains and nuts, and less salt, saturated fat and added sugars. The other half of the group just ate a traditional diet. After three months, the healthy diet group reduced bad cholesterol and triglycerides by 10%, systolic blood pressure (top number) by 4 points, waist size by 1/2 inch and weight by 3 lbs. compared to the control group.

 

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