New research has shown that people can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular morbidity only adhering to the four principles of a healthy lifestyle.
These four healthy habits to maintain a healthy weight, not Smoking, regular physical activity and a diet with lots of vegetables.
The study evaluated the risk of developing heart failure is a chronic progressive disease in which the heart muscle is unable to perform its pumping function, to deliver to the authorities of oxygen and nutrition. Heart failure is manifested by a feeling of lack of air, inability to perform prolonged physical exertion, edema.
The doctors examined 18346 men and 19729 women in Finland, the observation lasted about 14 years. At 638 men and 445 women recorded the development of heart failure.
As shown by observation, adhering to one of the principle of a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of developing heart failure by 32% in men and 47 percent women. Following the four - reduces the risk by 70 percent of men and 81 percent of women.
Leading specialist research Dr. Gang Hu from Louisiana, said, "Hypothetically, about half of the new cases of heart failure could be prevented if everyone adhered to at least three principles of a healthy lifestyle".
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In addition, it was found that in male smokers risk of heart failure increased by 86 percent compared with nonsmokers. Smoking women this figure is frightening - the risk is higher by 109 percent. Excess weight is associated with an increased risk of 15 percent for men and 21 percent for women compared with normal weight. Moderate physical activity can reduce the risk of heart failure on 21 percent of men and 13 percent in comparison with persons leading a sedentary lifestyle. Diet of vegetables, three to six times per week is associated with a reduced risk of heart failure by 26% in men and 27 percent of women compared with those who consumed vegetables less than once a week.