Lifestyle modifications, including diet changes, help treat and prevent heart failure, according to a new report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Several researchers analyzed how lifestyle, such as weight management and nutrition, influences heart failure risk. Poor diet, minimal exercise, and stress all contribute to increased risk for heart failure, while more exercise, stress management, and plant-based eating proved most effective for reduced risk for heart failure. Clinicians should incorporate nutrition and exercise education into clinical practice to prevent and treat heart failure.
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Aggarwal M, Bozkurt B, Panjrath G, et al. Lifestyle modifications for preventing and treating heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018;72:2391-2405.