HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
¡Ciao! down: Mediterranean diet after a heart attack adds years to life

PUFA and vitamin E.

N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids include a particular kind of fat that is typically found in cold-water fish such as salmon, tuna and herring. The amount of n-3 PUFA in other foods is minimal, says Marchioli. This study demonstrated that taking one gram of n-3 PUFA daily, in addition to following their doctors lifestyle and dietary recommendations, could lower the risk of death after heart attack by 20 percent.

GISSI-Prevenzione participants had experienced heart attacks within the three months before the study began, and received routine examinations from their cardiologists for three and a half years. Their intake of certain foods was tracked with a questionnaire given just after their heart attack and again six, 12, 18 and 42 months later.

Study participants were divided into five categories according to how much of their diet consisted of fresh and cooked vegetables, fruit, fish, olive oil and butter. The number of patient deaths in each category was noted over the duration of the study. Compared to those with ideal dietary habits, those who consumed the most butter had a 2.6 times greater risk of dying within 42 months after their heart attack.

The dietary benefits extended to individuals who were obese, as defined by a body mass index greater than 30. Body mass index is a formula to assess a persons body weight relative to height.

Though the body mass index of overweight people did not change significantly during follow-up, their dietary habits improved after their heart attacks, says Marchioli. Their intake of healthy foods was relatively high at baseline and further improved during follow-up.

Researchers found that improving life-style habits such as eliminating stress, getting more exercise, stopping smoking and eating a healthy diet and compliance to prescribed drug treatment are the keys to preventing the recurrence of cardiovascular disease.

Particular attention should be paid to having good d
'"/>

Contact: Darcy Spitz
504-670-4000
American Heart Association
11-Nov-2000


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. The Mediterranean connection: ecological effects of El Nio in the Northern hemisphere
2. Mediterranean hot flush detected after scorching summer
3. Mediterranean fishery recovers, thanks to manmade pollutants
4. A major scientific survey finds more species than in the entire Mediterranean at Lifou, Loyalty Islands
5. Destructive Algae Overtaking Mediterranean Waters
6. Will Global Change Increase Fire Activity In The Mediterranean Basin?
7. Preclinical safety study shows adipose-derived stem cells improve heart function after heart attack
8. Why your knees and quads hurt more after running than walking: Youre only human
9. Fluid derived from aloe plant prolongs life after hemorrhagic shock in animal study
10. Researchers find that color perception is not innate, but acquired after birth
11. Reading hexametric rhyme supports cardiac synchronization, especially after a heart attack

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/25/2019)... ... August 23, 2019 , ... BioInformatics, part of Science ... Experts-on-Demand. The service helps connect companies with a network of thousands of life ... technology, and medicine is moving faster than ever, and we have built a ...
(Date:8/21/2019)... ... August 21, 2019 , ... AbSci, a revolutionary ... and low-cost biomanufacturing of complex protein therapeutics, today announced the appointment of Fred ... Advisory Board, Dr. Larimore brings more than 30 years of experience in biopharmaceutical ...
(Date:8/21/2019)... Va. (PRWEB) , ... August 20, 2019 , ... ... customer experience for the second time since BioInformatics first fielded the survey in ... 2019: Life Science Customer Experience , from BioInformatics, part of Science and Medicine ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/9/2019)... ... July 08, 2019 , ... Today, at the BIO World ... Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced the winners of the Consider Corn Challenge II. ... process using field corn to produce biobased materials. , “Corn is a sustainable, ...
(Date:6/26/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2019 , ... Alice Branton ... treatment on improving physicochemical properties of Magnesium Gluconate, which can prove to be beneficial ... 125% alteration of characteristic differentiation peak, change in crystallite size , Over ...
(Date:6/12/2019)... ... June 12, 2019 , ... Leak Detection Associates (LDA), the ... Biotechnology, Medical Device and Food Packaging Industries, is excited to announce that a ... exclusive rights for Zillion to represent LDA in all of China. , ...
(Date:6/11/2019)... ... 10, 2019 , ... DeepDyve and IOP ... to DeepDyve’s rental service for peer-reviewed journals. , IOPP’s portfolio represents an ... 20 million articles, sourced from more than 15,000 journals. , “By partnering with ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: