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Healthy Diet Takes Two Years to Reduce Heart Disease Risk

21 years, 4 months ago

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Posted on Oct 10, 2002, 4 a.m. By Bill Freeman

A recent review of 27 studies involving more than 30,000 healthy adults has found that the benefits of a healthy diet on a person's risk of heart disease can take up to two years to take effect. The review also found that low-fat diets reduced deaths caused by heart disease by 9% and those due to heart attack and stroke by 16%.

A recent review of 27 studies involving more than 30,000 healthy adults has found that the benefits of a healthy diet on a person's risk of heart disease can take up to two years to take effect. The review also found that low-fat diets reduced deaths caused by heart disease by 9% and those due to heart attack and stroke by 16%. However, cutting down on fat did not appear to reduce the risk of death by other causes.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: British Medical Journal 2001; 322:757-763

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