Many Heart Attacks Could be Prevented
There are habits that can decrease the risk of heart attacks. A recent study with 20 000 Swedish men between the age of 45 and 79, found that almost four out of five heart attacks could be prevented by practicing what are called low-risk habits. In this study these habits were: a healthy diet, moderate alcohol consumption (we recommend total abstinence), no smoking, physical activity and maintaining a healthy waistline.
Unfortunately, this combination of habits was only found in 1% of the men who participated in this study, and it was seen that up to 79% of heart attacks could have been prevented. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and avoiding harmful substances is one way to reduced the risk of a heart attack.
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Sep. 30, 2014, doi: 10.1016/jacc.2014.06.1190