Doctors Health Press Weighs in on Study of Habits That Reduce Risk of Heart Failure

Doctors Health Press comments on a study that reveals seven simple habits that can reduce the chances of heart failure in seniors.

Doctors Health Press (www.DoctorsHealthPress.com), a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and the publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is weighing in on a study of habits that reduce the risk of heart failure.

The new study was published in the medical journal Circulation: Heart Failure and found that there are seven habits that can potentially reduce the risk of heart failure. Over 3,000 participants—with an average age of 59—were included in the study and were assessed over a 12-year period. (Source: Preidt, R., “Healthy Habits Help Reduce Risk of Heart Failure, Study Finds,” Medicine Plus, December 22, 2015; https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_156354.html.)

“Extensive studies like these provide strong indicators of what actually works,” says Adrian Newman, publisher for Doctors Health Press. “The length of the study and the number of participants are both factors that point to valuable information that can be used in a very real and practical way.”

Of the participants, 188 developed heart failure over the span of the study, meaning that their hearts were unable to pump sufficient amounts of blood to the rest of the body. The seven habits suggested by the study include managing blood pressure, having a healthier diet, getting physically active, quitting smoking, controlling cholesterol, reducing blood sugar and losing weight. The seven habits combine for an overall score of 10, and for every point each participant scored, his or her chances of heart failure was reduced by 23%.

“It’s incredible how much healthier a person can be just by following some relatively simple steps,” Newman continues. “A lot of it has to do with being aware of one’s current health condition and taking steps to improve it through diet and physical activity.”

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