Healthy Diets Necessary with Medicines, Says Study

Healthy Diets Necessary with Medicines, Says StudyPublished recently in the American Heart Association's medical journal Circulation, a study has revealed that a healthy diet plays a major role in preventing any additional heart event. Though, a large chunk of people are of the belief that only medications can cure their disease and stop the occurrence of a repeat attack or stroke.

Monday, the researchers from the Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, came up with the findings. It is being said that while people without a disease can prevent a cardiovascular disease with healthy diets, people already having the illness can also get benefits of a healthy diet.

Impact of diet was looked at in addition to the medication prescribed by doctors to cardiovascular patients. It was found that the ones on healthiest diets, including vegetables, fruit, fish, nuts and whole grains, were at almost 35% lesser risks of dying of a repeat heart attack or even a stroke.

As many as 32,000 people from 40 different countries were enrolled for the study that went for five years. "At times, patients don't think they need to follow a healthy diet, since their medications have already lowered their blood pressure and cholesterol-that is wrong", study author Mahshid Dehghan concludes.