How to Keep Your Heart Efficient

Swedish researchers studying 40,000 people found regular exercise can reduce your risk of heart failure by up to 46%. Heart failure refers to inefficient heart pumping not a failure to pump. Risk of death is 30-50% within 5 years of diagnosis. Researchers found that a daily dose of either 1 hour of moderate exercise (brisk…

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Attenuate Risk for Cardiovascular Disease with Lifestyle

When are we going to learn that our lifestyle choices do make a difference for our health outcomes. Last month the Journal of the American Medical Association published yet another finding underscoring this fact! Nearly 21,000 men in the Physicians' Health Study I who were apparently healthy at baseline were followed for an average of…

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DASH Diets and Heart Failure

 Adherence to the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet has been shown to lower blood pressure. This diet emphasizes high intakes of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains.New Swedish research reports from a large prospective observational study that women who most closely followed the DASH diet were 37% less likely to experience…

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A Healthy Diet Can Significantly Lower Risk of Heart Failure in Women

A 7 year study of 36,000 Swedish women, 48-83 years old, found those who most closely followed the DASH diet had a 37% lower risk of heart failure than those women who least closely followed the plan. This benefit was seen after adjusting for Body Mass Index, family history, and smoking status.The DASH eating plan is one…

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