Housecall for Health: Diet as Important as Heart Meds

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Taking medication alone won’t do enough to prevent heart attacks, if you suffer from cardiovascular disease.  New research says what you eat can really help, though.

FOX’s Colleen Cappon reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”:

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Researchers warn those with cardiovascular disease that medication may not be enough to prevent a heart attack.  A new study from McMaster University in Canada finds those with a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains have a 35% lower risk of death from the disease, as well as a significant decrease in heart attack and stroke risk.

Experts say patients should always take their meds, but stress a healthy diet is just as crucial.

Housecall for Health, I’m Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.

 

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