A heart-healthy diet may help protect people with cardiovascular disease against recurrent strokes and heart attacks.
The finding came from research that was published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation and was funded by Boehringer Ingelheim.
Mahshid Dehghan, Ph.D., researcher of the study and a nutritionist at the Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, said:
"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. Dietary modification has benefits in addition to those seen with aspirin, angiotensin modulators, lipid-lowering agents and beta blockers."
Last Update : 2017-12-12 00:31:13