Methods to Encourage Healthier Hearts

Encouraging people to follow a heart-healthy diet continues to be a challenge. Researchers assessed the benefits of 6 months of dietary advice  on 919 healthy, but obese, participants. They were randomized to receive telephone-delivered advice plus a weekly food basket, advice only, food basket only, and diet as usual. After 6 months it was found a food basket resulted in the same small benefits as providing a pamphlet of information.

PositiveTip: Even small measures may lead to lasting positive dietary changes.