4 lifestyle factors cut women's risk of sudden cardiac death

07/5/2011 | Reuters

Data from the Nurses' Health Study indicate that women's risk of sudden cardiac death dropped by 92% with a combination of four healthy lifestyles: subscribing to a Mediterranean diet, not smoking, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight. According to the findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, unhealthy lifestyles accounted for 81% of sudden cardiac deaths during the 26-year study period.

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