Patients with cardiovascular disease or diabetes who ate the highest-quality diets were less likely to die from CVD and had lower risks of stroke, heart attack and heart failure, compared with people who ate the lowest-quality diets, Canadian researchers report. The effects of diet were seen regardless of medications patients were taking. "From this we can infer that patients may derive an additive benefit when dietary modification is combined with proven drug therapies and other lifestyle changes," researchers said.

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