A heart-healthy diet may help protect people with cardiovascular disease against recurrent strokes and heart attacks.
The finding came from a research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation and was funded by Boehringer Ingelheim.
Mahshid Dehghan, Ph.D., researcher of the study and a nutritionist at the Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, said:
"At times, patients don't think they need to follow a healthy diet since their medications have already lowered their blood pressure and cholesterol - that is wrong. Dietary modification has benefits in addition to those seen with aspirin, angiotensin modulators, lipid-lowering agents and beta blockers."