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.