Swedish scientists have identified a reliable way to avoid a heart attack
The use of several portions of nuts every week reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, including atrial fibrillation - the most common form of arrhythmia. This is the conclusion of Swedish scientists, according to a press release of MedicalXpress. The article was published in the Heart journal.
The study involved 61 thousand Swedes aged 45-83 years. Before the study, they needed to talk about their diet and eating behavior. Then the state of the cardiovascular system of volunteers was monitored for 17 years. If a person died before this time, scientists determined the causes of death.
This allowed us to find a link between the lifestyle, which was determined by diet, the presence of bad habits, life expectancy and other factors.
During the follow-up, 4983 heart attacks were recorded, 917 of which resulted in death, 3160 cases of heart failure, 7550 cases of atrial fibrillation, 972 cases of aortic valve constriction, 983 abdominal aortic aneurysms, 3782 cases of cerebral ischemic stroke and 543 cases of cerebral hemorrhage.
It turned out that consumption of nuts reduced the risk of heart attack, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta. The results vary depending on sex and age, but on average one or three servings of nuts per month reduce the risk of arrhythmia by only 3 percent, one or two servings per week by 12 percent, more than three servings per week by 18 percent.