Heart Beat: December 2019

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Research Reveals Which Diet Is Best for the HeartWhat 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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