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My own case was the last straw

A study in 1999 compared the effect of factors that prevent death from vascular disease – a term encompassing heart attacks, strokes and thromboembolism. It showed the following:

A healthy heart

By eating a Mediterranean diet are 1 in 9

By eating oily fish are 1 in 19

By stopping smoking are 1 in 21

By taking a statin are 1 in 26

(cholesterol-lowering drug)

By taking a ß-blocker are 1 in 30

By taking aspirin are 1 in 37

Taken from

An Essential Medical Miscellany by Dr Ayan Panja, The Royal Society of Medicine Press Limited, www.rsmpress.co.uk, ISBN 1853156310

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