Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Year Published: 2019

Journal

J Am Coll Cardiol

Authors

Kyla M. Lara, Emily B. Levitan, Orlando M. Gutierrez, James M. Shikany, Monika M. Safford, Suzanne E. Judd and Robert S. Rosenson

Methods

This epidemiological study looked at the relationship between dietary patterns consumed and heart failure incidence among 16,068 adults living in the United States.

Key Findings

Plant-based dietary patterns, which were high in fruits, vegetables, and legumes were associated with a 41% lower risk of heart failure. On the other hand, a Southern-style dietary pattern, characterized by high intakes of red/processed meats and sugar-sweetened beverages, was associated with a 72% increased risk for heart failure.