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Normal diet better than low-fat one for the heart

Written by Agencies |Published : February 10, 2014 2:36 PM IST

heart healthA new study has revealed that a whole diet which focuses on increased intake of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fish, has more evidence for reducing cardiovascular risk than strategies that focus exclusively on reduced dietary fat.(Read: Eat nuts to prevent heart disease!)

Investigators found that participants directed to adopt a whole diet approach instead of limiting fat intake had a greater reduction in cardiovascular death and non-fatal myocardial infarction.(Read: Mediterranean diet linked with lower risk of heart disease)

This new study explains that while strictly low-fat diets have the ability to lower cholesterol, they are not as conclusive in reducing cardiac deaths.(Read: Eating walnuts may keep heart disease and diabetes at bay!)

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The study was published in The American Journal of Medicine.

Source: ANI

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