19 Nov '17, 10am

"Heart failure affects around 6.5 million adults over age 20 in the United States"

"Heart failure affects around 6.5 million adults over age 20 in the United States"

Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood to maintain its workload, and it affects around 6.5 million adults over age 20 in the United States. Although previous studies have shown that diet can play an important role in increasing or decreasing the risk of atherosclerosis, the slow narrowing of the arteries which can cause heart attacks, most strokes and heart failure, the new study focused specifically on whether diet can influence the development of heart failure among people with no diagnosed heart disease. For the preliminary research the team used data collected from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS), a nationwide observational study of risk factors for stroke in adults 45 years or older sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The study included 15,569 patients...

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