A recent study indicated that, the 80% of the heart attacks in men could be prevented by lifestyle changes.
With the help of five simple measures, men can considerably reduce the risks of heart diseases; American College of Cardiology Journal published a new study. These steps are typically common-sense measures; take on a healthy diet, maintaining a good body shape, doing exercise on regular basis, stopping the use of tobacco and the preventing the alcohol intake. However, 80% of the men’s heart attacks are truly avertable, the study stated. The research team, who came from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, explained that how each preventive measures eventually lowers the risks of heart ailment in men. Agneta Akesson, who is the lead study’s researcher, stated that, “It’s not quite shocking that the healthy way of life will eventually lead to lowering the risks of heart attack. What’s shocking is how radically the chances dropped due to these factors.”
Agneta Akesson, who is the lead study’s researcher, stated that, “It’s not quite shocking that the healthy way of life will eventually lead to lowering the risks of heart attack. What’s shocking is how radically the chances dropped due to these factors.”
The team of researchers studied almost 20,000 men residing in Sweden aged 45-79. The study actually took 11-years to finish declares that the men who haven’t taken care of themselves for a long period f time could also protect themselves against heart ailment. The authors claimed that the little percentage of Americans, which is nearly about 2%, have way of life that boost up cardiovascular health.
There seems to be huge reduction in heart attack and results are really incredible, Kaiser Permanente Dr Sam Brar (cardiologist) stated. If healthy lifestyle could be maintained by patients who have developed blockages in their arteries and already had an open heart surgery and have used different procedures to fix the blockages, could help them to increase their life expectancy.
Furthermore the study stated, staying away from tobacco could result in fewer heart diseases in men up to 36%. Men who exercise daily, walk 1hour/week, or ride a bicycle for 40 min/day, suffer less from heart disease as compared to other persons. Meanwhile, men who have their waist size of 37-inches suffer less from heart diseases and this will lower the risk up to 12%. Men that eats lots of fruits, fresh vegetables, fish, whole grain nuts and low fat of dairy products result in decreasing of risk up to 18%. Men who controlled themselves, 2drinks/day decrease their risk up to 11%.