Heart attacks prevented by plant foods rich in antioxidants
Yet again, another new study shows eating more fruits and vegetables lowers our heart disease rates.
The researchers followed 32,561 women over 10 years who were generally healthy and free of cardiovascular disease when they started the study project.
They found the higher the antioxidant intake, the lower the heart attack rate.
They looked at foods - reflecting not only the antioxidant content of foods but also their synergistic effects and differing rates of absorption by the body.
Those who consumed the most antioxidant-rich plant-foods such as fruits and vegetables were 20% less likely to have had a heart attack than those who took in the least.
Article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/antioxidant-rich-foods-may-thwart-heart-attacks-in-women-study-says/2012/10/08/bf9caf4c-6a23-11e1-acc6-32fefc7ccd67_story.html
Study published in the October 2012 issue of the American Journal of Medicine. As reported by The Washington Post on October 9, 2012.