Low-Risk Lifestyle Dramatically Reduces Sudden Cardiac Death in Women
Sudden cardiac death currently accounts for more than half of all cardiac deaths. But a woman’s lifestyle can greatly reduced the odds of a sudden cardiac death every happening. A low risk lifestyle includes “not smoking, body mass index of less than 25, exercise duration of 30 minutes/day or longer,” and a diet that frequently includes a high intake of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, whole grains, and fish and moderate intake of alcohol (a Mediterranean diet). Women who live a low risk lifestyle cut their risk of a sudden cardiac death down to less than one-twelfth of the risk faced by women who don’t.