Research brief: Heart-friendly diets 'do not last'

Dietary improvements in patients admitted to hospital for CHD rarely last, German research has suggested. During inpatient rehabilitation the proportion of patients considered to have good dietary intake that incorporated low-fat and wholemeal foods increased from 30 per cent to 91 per cent. After one and three years of follow-up, just 49 and 42 per cent respectively of the 1,206 patients were still classified as having good dietary intake, although the patients were still avoiding high-cholesterol foods such as eggs and chips (Heart 2006; 92: 635-40).

 

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