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Dietary intervention can protect against heart disease

Published on 25/03/2010
Replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated alternatives can help reduce a person's risk of coronary heart disease by 19 per cent, according to a new study.

Findings from the Harvard School of Public Health suggest that increasing the consumption of polyunsaturated fats could mean less chance of heart attack and cardiac problems.

Referencing previous research, Su Taylor from the Vegetarian Society said: "Veggies suffer less from obesity, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, certain diet related cancers, appendicitis and gallstones.

"A varied balanced vegetarian diet follows closely the government recommendations for healthy eating."

Recent reports indicate that patients with heart disease and other problems caused by clogged arteries could benefit from moderate alcohol consumption.

Evidence shows that moderate drinking helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease as alcohol is associated with higher levels of "good" cholesterol.

Specialist heart health insurance policies cover acute heart conditions, providing protection for eligible in-patient and day treatment.
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