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A dietary approach to reducing the risk of heart disease, using evidence-based studies of foods known to increase longevity and reduce said risks
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Their idea was a polymeal. The polymeal consisted of red wine and chocolate, fish 4 times a week, fruits and vegetables, almonds, garlic.
Ranging from four-course 'polymeals', to one-pot polymeals with simple side dishes, to 'liquid polymeal' drinks, the meal menus and individual dishes are enhanced throughout with full-color photography.
More than 75 per cent of CVD can be reduced by the polymeal which is natural and a safer strategy (11).
(11.) Franco OH, Bonneux L, Laet C, Peeters A, Steyerberg EW, Mackenbach JE The polymeal: a more natural safer, and probably tastier (than the poly pill) strategy to reduce cardiovascular disease by more than 75 per cent.
Although the regimen does not specifically address hypertension, the proposed "polymeal" is something that physicians and patients may want to note, he added.
'Polymeal' Could Beat 'Polypill' for Lowering CV Risk
The regime has been dubbed a "polymeal" in reference to a report in the same journal last year that described the potential benefits of a "polypill." The pill, combining aspirin, folic acid and cholesterol-lowering and blood pressure drugs, could reduce risk of heart disease--the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in Western populations by more than 80%.
The team suggested that dining out regularly on these ingredients - dubbed the Polymeal - could cut the risk of heart disease by 76%.
In women the Polymeal increased life expectancy by nearly five years, the researchers suggested.
Women will live an extra five years if they tuck into the Polymeal - and, best of all, drinking wine is essential.
They developed the Polymeal as a tastier alternative to the Polypill.
It is possible to extend your life and avoid heart disease by regularly eating a simple set of ingredients hailed as the 'Polymeal', scientists said today.