Meditrerranean diet 'better at treating heart disease than statins'

by Edgar Hayes September 1, 2016, 6:18
Meditrerranean diet 'better at treating heart disease than statins'

In reducing death rates caused by cardiovascular illnesses, a latest study has discovered that Mediterranean diet pose as a powerful treatment than statins for people who already have cardiovascular illness.

A diet rich in fish and fruit has always been known to be good for the heart, but the latest results are the first to show that Mediterranean eating patterns could prevent deaths, even in those who are already ill. "Is the Mediterranean diet optima for them too?"

Gaetano's findings go against previous beliefs that cholesterol-lowering drugs such as statins are the most-effective in combating heart diseases. What they found is those who adhered more closely to a Mediterranean diet were less likely to be among the 208 people who died during the course of the study.

However, more research must be conducted to establish how the Mediterranean diet helps people who suffer from heart disease but if you have a history of such problems you might want to examine the probability of following this diet. As the findings were reported, the national health service (NHS) in Britain was urged to subsidise fruit and vegetables and start prescribing healthy eating to millions of people with heart trouble.

Heart disease is better treated with a Mediterranean-style diet than cholesterol-lowering drugs, it has been claimed.

The study also concluded that those on a diet similar to Mediterranean were 37% less likely to die during the study period than those who were not consuming such a diet.

Patients with CV disease, stroke and coronary artery disease showed marked improvement after following this diet which has given the world extra virgin olive oil, fatty fish such as salmon and sardines and citrus fruits.

Those who ate primarily along Mediterranean lines had 37 percent fewer chances to die during the research than those who were far away from this dietary guide. They are the most widely prescribed drugs in the United Kingdom, with at least seven million users costing the NHS £285 million a year. "If a lifestyle change works then why would you take the statin?" he said. And statins, also proven and tested to lessen amounts of cholesterol and save lives, are nearly always prescribed by doctors to these patients. And, like most medications, statins come with adverse side effects. If you're on a statin, don't stop taking it, just add the diet.

Gaetano explained at the conference that the Mediterranean diet is known to be one of the healthiest diet habits worldwide.

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