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  2. Nov 9, 2018

Lifestyle Modifications Effective for Heart Failure Treatment and Prevention

Lifestyle modifications, including diet changes, help treat and prevent heart failure, according to a new report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Several researchers analyzed lifestyle influencers on heart failure risk, such as weight management and nutrition. Poor diet, minimal exercise, and stress all contribute to increased risk for heart failure, while more exercise, stress management, and plant-based eating proved most effective for reduced risk for heart failure. Clinicians should incorporate nutrition and exercise education into clinical practice to prevent and treat heart failure.

References

Aggarwal M, Bozkurt B, Panjrath G, et al. Lifestyle modifications for preventing and treating heart failureJ Am Coll Cardiol. 2018;72:2391-2405.

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