Healthy Eating Lowers Risk of Dying After a Heart Attack
This study created 2 dietary scores both for both healthy and unhealthy eating. The Dutch Healthy Nutrient and Food Score included nutrient dense food groups: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, potatoes, lean meat, fish, eggs, low fat milk and yogurt, oils, soft margarine, and noncaloric drinks. The Dutch Undesirable Nutrient and Food Score included foods high in solid fats, sodium, added sugar, processed fruit, high fat meats, processed meat, full fat milk, cheese, refined grains, butter and hard margarines, soups, spread, ready-to-eat meals, savory snacks, and sugar sweetened beverages. Cardiac patients who consumed 3 times more of the healthy foods than the unhealthy foods had a 30% lower risk of dying from heart disease. Unhealthy eating was summed up as including foods higher in solid fats, sodium, and/or sugar.
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