A recent study indicated that, the lifestyle changes may reduce the chances of heart attacks in men up to 80%.
A newly published research in the American College of Cardiology journal stated that, with the help of five simple measures, men can considerably reduce the risks of heart diseases. 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.
According to the result of the new study, the 80 percent of the men’s heart attacks are truly avertable. 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.”
The research authors 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.
A cardiologist at Kaiser Permanente Dr Sam Brar says that, there comes huge amount of reduction in heart attack and results are really incredible. 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.
Staying away from tobacco could result in less heart diseases in men up to 36%, according to study. 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.
In the meantime, 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%.