Heart Beat December 2019 Issue

Heart Beat: December 2019

Research Reveals Which Diet Is Best for the Heart

What type of diet should you follow to lower your risk of heart disease? Results of the OmniHeart trial, published Aug. 2 in the International Journal of Cardiology, added to a growing body of evidence from other studies that eating a variety of healthy foods is more important than the specific diet you follow. Researchers randomized 164 adults with elevated blood pressure to three diets: the DASH diet, which contains 51% healthy carbohydrates (carbs), a high-protein diet that limits carbs and a diet that replaced a proportion of carbs with healthy unsaturated fats.

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