Heart disease lowered in women through simple diet and lifestyle changes

Heart disease lowered in women through simple diet and lifestyle changes

Another massive study shows women eating less meat and more vegetation had lower rates of heart disease and early death.

The 85,000 women studied from the famous Nurses’ Health Study, routinely submitted information regarding their diet and lifestyle and were checked regularly for heart disease markers.  In some of the women heart disease rates fell dramatically. 

What did the researchers notice in the women with lower heart disease rates?

  1. Those women stopped smoking
  2. They cut right back on meat and full-fat dairy product intake
  3. They ate more fibre-rich and folate-rich foods, such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables

The bad news was that over the course of the study, the overweight and obese women rose from 37% to 51%.  This had a negative impact on the health of those women.

Study from the Nurses’ Health Study over 14 years, involved over 85,000 women, ages 34-59, as published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  As reported on April 23, 2013 by newsfix.com.


 

Posted: Thursday 3 October 2013