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April 24, 2019 - tctMD

Digging In: Adherence to Plant-Based Diets Linked to Fewer HF Hospitalizations

Digging In: Adherence to Plant-Based Diets Linked to Fewer HF Hospitalizations
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A study of dietary patterns suggests that physicians should be having more conversations about what their patients eat.

People who follow a mostly plant-based diet are less likely to be hospitalized for heart failure (HF), according to data from the nationwide REGARDS study. While the researchers looked at a variety of dietary styles, ranging from mostly convenience foods or sweets to high consumption of fried food and alcohol, they stress that it is commitment to the plant-based lifestyle, not just occasionally eating that way, that appears to be most strongly associated with a protective effect.

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