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Diet claims to reduce heart disease and increase life expectancy

The Polymeal diet is claimed by scientists in the British Medical Journal to increase life-expectancy by 6.6 years in men and by 5 years in women. It is also believed to stave of heart disease by 9 years in men and 8 years in women. The diet involves eating fish 4 times a week as well as eating dark chocolate, fruit, vegetables, almonds and garlic daily. The diet was developed by researchers as a non-pharmaceutical alternative to the Polypill whose one dose drug combination claimed to reduce heart disease by over 80%.

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About: Diet claims to reduce heart disease and increase life expectancy

Date: 19 December 2004

Source: Health Talk


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