Dietary Patterns and Incident Heart Failure in U.S. Adults Without Known Coronary Disease

Year Published: 2019


Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol


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


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

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 of heart failure.