Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Too many heart, stroke patients keeping bad habits

A bit of a sad note - too many heart, stroke patients keeping bad habits:
Many patients suffering from coronary heart disease or stroke are unlikely to adopt healthier lifestyles, says to a new study led by a McMaster University researcher.
In fact, the study found more than 14 per cent of patients failed to adopt any healthy habits at all.
“We know that people after a heart attack or stroke, if they exercise regularly or they eat a healthy diet and they quit smoking, the risk of having a second event is much reduced,” said McMaster cardiologist Dr. Koon Teo. “Therefore it is just as important to adopt lifestyle changes as it is to take medication.”

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