Heart failure is a condition in which the heart muscle is not strong enough to pump enough blood to the body. Heart failure affects about 6.5 million adults in the United States.
Study results presented at the American Heart Association annual scientific meeting found correlations between heart failure development in those without heart disease and eating patterns. Researchers identified five main eating patterns in the United States:
The only eating pattern associated with a lower risk of heart failure was a plant-based diet eating pattern
Christine Dobrowolski is a nutritionist and whole-foods advocate.