Monday, May 5, 2014

Million Hearts Colorado: High Fiber Diet May Aid Heart Attack Survivors

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Heart attack survivors who get the recommended amount of fiber in their diets may live longer, a new study suggests.
Many studies have found that fiber lovers tend to have a lower risk of developing heart disease in the first place. Experts said the new findings suggest fiber -- especially from whole grains -- has benefits after a heart attack as well.
Researchers found that of more than 4,000 U.S. adults who'd suffered a first-time heart attack, those who ate plenty of fiber were less likely to die over the next decade. Read more here

Colorado participates in the Million Hearts Initiative, an effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years. You can participate too. Be one in a million - make your commitment and pledge today.

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