Bad Genes? Fruits, Vegetables Fight Heart Disease Risk, McMaster University Study

Published: Oct 12, 2011

People whose genes put them at risk for heart disease may be able to do something to combat their heredity — eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. In a new study, people with alterations in a gene called 9p21 had an increased risk of having a heart attack. But if they ate a diet high in raw fruits and vegetables, that increase was virtually eliminated.

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