Heart attack seldom sparks better diet

February 18, 2008 6:52:05 PM PST
Having a heart attack doesn't seem to be the wake-up call to healthy eating. Most patients eating poorly a year later.

Experiencing a heart attack motivates a surprisingly small number of people to adopt healthier eating patterns.

In fact, most people DON'T improve their eating after a heart attack.

A survey of 550 heart patients a year after their health scare, showed that just 12 percent were getting enough vegetables, 8 per cent were getting enough fruit and fiber.... And only 5 per cent were limiting dangerous trans-fats.

The study was done at the University of Massachusetts.