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Positive lifestyle factors linked to lower HF risk in older adults

July 6, 2015

Adults aged 65 years and older who are physically active, not obese, have modest alcohol intake and do not smoke were more likely to have a lower risk for HF compared with adults who do not report these positive lifestyle factors, according to results of a new study.

Researchers prospectively investigated separate and combined associations of lifestyle risk factors with incident HF during a study period of 21 years in 4,490 men and women from the Cardiovascular Health Study, a community-based cohort of older adults. The researchers assessed four dietary patterns (Alternative Healthy Eating Index, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension [DASH]), American Heart Association 2020 dietary goals score and a biologic pattern based on previous knowledge of CVD dietary risk factors); four physical activity metrics, including exercise intensity, walking pace, energy expended in leisure activity and walking distance; alcohol intake; smoking; and obesity.

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