New York: People who changed their eating habits for the better following a heart attack tended to live longer than those who stuck to eating not-so-heart-healthy foods in a new U.S. studyAmong some 4,000 men and women, those whose post-heart attack diets improved the most were 30 percent less likely to die from any cause and 40 percent less likely to die of heart disease, compared to those whose diets improved least."This study really suggests that lifestyle changes - specifically those geared toward making changes in your diet - will have an impact," Dr. David J. Frid, a preventive cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, told Reuters Health."I think it`s something we`ve assumed for a long time, but we had no compelling data to substantiate it," Frid, who wasn`t involved in the new study, said.Research into how diet improvements may be linked to improvements in health after a heart attack is limited, Dr. Shanshan Li at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and her colleagues write in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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