We all know by now that what you eat can increase the risk of having a heart attack. Sugar, salt, bacon, red meat, fat, and others are generally considered bad for your heart.
But according to a new study that EatThis,NotThat! speaks about, HOW you eat can also increase the risk of dealing with a heart attack at some point. It may be shocking, but the new study points to a specific behavior.
Older women eating alone have more chances of dealing with heart disease
The discovery is that those women who consume more than two meals alone every day are more than 2.5 times more likely to deal with angina than those who eat accompanied by somebody else. For those unaware, angina is caused by a reduction of blood flow to the heart, which will lead to chest pain.
To come to the new conclusions, the 2016 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Study VII-1 gathered data from 590 postmenopausal women of 65 years old or older. The researchers involved were from nursing schools located at The Catholic University of Korea, the University of Ulsan, and also Semyung University.
Stephanie Faubion, who is MD, MBA, and medical director of NAMS, declared as quoted by EatThis,NotThat!:
Given that women live longer than men, finding ways for older women who are socially isolated to engage and create meaningful social ties may not only improve their nutrition but also their overall health while simultaneously reducing healthcare costs.
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tells us, a heart attack will occur when there’s not enough blood filling a specific part of the heart muscle.
The new study was published in Menopause, meaning a journal that belongs to The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).