Four out of five heart attacks in men could be prevented by adopting a super-healthy lifestyle that avoids junk food, smoking, excessive drinking and lack of exercise, a study has found.
Scientists assessed the lifestyles of 20,721 Swedish men aged 45 to 79 and monitored their health for 11 years.
The best behaved from a health point of view were 86% less likely to suffer a heart attack than those who threw caution to the wind and led a high-risk life.
Men at the lowest risk were non-smokers, walked or cycled for at least 40 minutes a day, exercised an hour or more per week, consumed moderate amounts of alcohol and regularly ate fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, reduced-fat dairy products, whole grains and fish.
They also had a waist circumference measuring less than 95cm (37.4in).
This article was independently written by Bought By Many. We were not paid to write it, but we may receive commission for sales that result from you clicking on a link to one of our partners.