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Double Trouble: No Breakfast, Late Dinner.

After suffering a serious heart attack, eating breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper may save your life--particularly if you eat dinner early in the evening or at least two hours before bedtime. A study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology on April 17, 2019, found that people who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime have a much higher risk of a poor outcome after a major heart attack (ST-segment myocardial infarction, or STEMI). The study involved 113 patients ages 49 to 71, who were asked about their eating habits when admitted to the ICU. Nearly 60 percent said they skipped breakfast, 51 percent said they ate dinner late and 41 percent said they did both. In the 30 days after their heart attack, 5.3 percent died, 17.7 percent had a second heart attack or chest pain and 23 percent had the composite endpoint of chest pain, heart attack and death. The researchers concluded that those who skipped breakfast and ate dinner late had four or five times the risk of death, another heart attack or chest pain within 30 days of hospital discharge.

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Title Annotation:HEART BEAT
Publication:Heart Advisor
Date:Jul 1, 2019
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