The study, published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that changes in the diet can have a therapeutic effect.
Healthy foods, as scientists have convinced, reduces the risk of suffering from stroke or heart attack in adulthood by 30%.
The authors of the study, experts from the Royal College of London, examined the health effects of older adults with a typical British diet with lots of bacon, eggs and sweetened foods on more balanced and rich nutrients. They found that the abandonment of foods saturated with fat and sugar by one third reduces the likelihood of vascular pathologies leading to a stroke or heart attack in people aged 40 years and older.
In the experiment, the researchers monitored the state of the cardiovascular system in a group of 160 people who agreed to switch to healthy food for three months. During the experiments, the volunteers lost weight, on average, 1.3 kilograms, and the level of cholesterol in the participants' blood dropped by 8%. In addition, indicators of arterial and renal pressure, as well as heart rate have improved. All these factors significantly reduce the risk of a heart attack, stroke, or other problems with the blood vessels at the age of 40 years or more.
According to Tom Sanders, the project manager, most of the heart attacks and strokes occur suddenly among people who were not at risk for this. He advised to move at a certain age to a healthier diet, without waiting for a critical case, as a prevention. "The transition from a classic British diet rich in fats, salt and sugar, to fruits, vegetables and fish significantly reduces these chances," - said the expert..