Following a plant-rich diet, which can lower high blood pressure, may also reduce the risk of heart failure in people under 75 years.
This was the conclusion of a study conducted by a team at Wake Forest Medical School in assessing the impact that the DASH diet has on the heart (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension).
Τα ευρήματά τους δημοσιεύθηκαν στο επιστημονικό περιοδικό American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Η καρδιακή ανεπάρκεια προκύπτει όταν η καρδιά συνεχίζει να χτυπά, but can not pump blood in the right quantities. The result is that organs and tissues do not receive the oxygen and nutrients they need to function properly and stay healthy..
The DASH diet can lower blood pressure
The DASH diet program:
- is rich in fruit, whole grains and vegetables, as well as beans, nuts, low or no fat dairy products, poultry, fish and vegetable oils
- has a low content of saturated fats, dairy with full fat, red meats, salt, sugary drinks, sweet and tropical oils, such as those from coconut and palm
Some previous studies have shown that the DASH diet can lower blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein, or "bad" cholesterol.
Many experts recommend the DASH diet as part of a "heart-healthy lifestyle" that includes exercise., maintaining a healthy weight, very limited alcohol consumption, stress management, no smoking and good sleep.
Although much of it is similar to the Mediterranean diet, DASH diet differs in that it emphasizes low-fat dairy products and completely excludes alcohol.
New research follows another that also states that a plant-based diet could reduce the risk of heart failure. However, that study focused on older people 45 years on average, while she examined elderly adults.
The DASH diet is effective for people under 75 years
Participants were 45–84 years old when the survey began. No one had cardiovascular disease at that time. Data collection lasted 13 years on 4.478 participants. The dietary data came from the participants' answers to questionnaires 120 data on the frequency of consumption and quantities of different foods and beverages.
The results showed that for all participants, Adherence to the DASH diet appeared to have little significant effect on the risk of heart failure. However, when focused on age participants 75 years and older, the researchers observed a pattern.
The heart failure rate was 40% lower in people under 75 years that followed the DASH diet more closely, compared to those who followed it more loosely.