Earthquake Stress Increases, Fiber Intake Decreases Heart Risks

LOS ANGELES & BOSTON- Independent published studies each identified important aspects of serious heart risks.

A study, which followed the January, 17, 1994 earthquake in Los Angeles, suggests that emotional stress can precipitate sudden death associated with atherosclerotic heart disease. A study published simultaneously demonstrated that men with a high intake of fiber in their diets have a definite decreased risk of heart attack.

In the United States, approximately one million people suffer heart attacks annually. Over 300,000 people die each year as result of sudden death due to heart disease. The definition of triggering mechanisms of heart disease and prevention methods can lead to treatments and lifestyle modifications that can save lives.

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