Men Can Dramatically Reduce Their Risk of Heart Attacks!Print
We read with great interest the recent research findings that men can reduce their odds of a heart attack by a remarkable four-fifths!
After studying 20,000 Swedish men for 11 years, here are the highlights of this in-depth and longtime study:
- Smoking – men who don't smoke reduced their risk by 36%
- Healthy Diet – eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole-grains and fish reduced their risk by 18%
- Waist Size – men with waists less than 37 inches reduced their risk by 12%
- Alcohol Consumption – men who limited themselves to no more than two drinks a day reduced their risk by 11%
- Moderate Weekly Exercise – reduced the risk by 3% for men who walked or cycled at least 40 minutes per day and did other exercise one hour per week
"It is not surprising that healthy lifestyle choices would lead to a reduction in heart attacks," said Agneta Akesson of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, who led the study. "What is surprising is how drastically the risk dropped due to these factors."
Unfortunately, hardly any men follow all five of the above actions in reducing their potential risk. “Only 1 percent of the population comprised the low-risk group and thus followed this set of healthy lifestyle practices of their own accord,” Akesson’s group wrote in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
So, come on men, take the steps to control your heart health! And while you're at it, take some Res-Q Omega-3 Fish Oil for extra heart benefits too.