heart failure by almost half, which is better than any medicine,” Campos added in a school news release.
Heart failure means the heart can no longer pump effectively. It’s a frequent cause of hospitalization for older adults.
For the study, the researchers reviewed the heart health records of nearly 4,500 Americans, aged 45 to 84, from various ethnic groups. The participants had no previous history of heart disease. They provided information about their eating habits and were followed for 13 years.
Among people younger than 75, those who most closely followed the DASH diet had a 40% lower risk of developing heart failure than those with the lowest compliance to the diet, the study found.
“Heart failure is a frequent cause of hospitalization in older adults and is associated with substantial