September 27, 2012 | By Health Editor
THURSDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) — A diet rich in antioxidants — especially from fruits and vegetables — can reduce the risk of heart attack in women, researchers report.
The new study included more than 32,500 Swedish women, aged 49 to 83, who filled out a questionnaire about their eating habits. During 10 years of follow up, more than 1,100 of the women suffered a heart attack.
There are numerous types of weight-loss diets, but those that emphasize increased consumption of fruits and vegetables may be the most effective, journal managing editor Pamela Powers Hannley wrote in an accompanying commentary.