Healthier lifestyles can lower the risk of myocardial infarction.
Swedish investigators following 20,000 healthy men for 11 years found that each "low risk" lifestyle factor (healthy diet, no smoking, physically active, not overweight, and moderate alcohol use) was independently associated with a lower risk for myocardial infarction (MI). Those with all five healthier lifestyle factors experienced an 86% lower risk. Sadly, less than 1% of the study group followed all five of these. (NOTE: PositiveChoices.com does not believe any amount of alcohol is a part of a healthy lifestyle.)
PositiveTip: Choose a healthy, alcohol free lifestyle to significantly lower your risk of an MI.