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Implications for practice and research
A diet rich in natural antioxidants may reduce the risk of developing heart failure.
Well-designed intervention studies are needed to investigate the effect of a diet rich in antioxidants on heart failure incidence.
Heart failure is a syndrome comprising symptoms such as breathlessness alongside objective evidence of cardiac dysfunction. This is a common condition with a considerable economic impact on health services.1 Nutritional intake and status appear to be important in heart failure. Non-intentional weight loss in the setting of heart failure (cardiac cachexia) is an independent predictor of …
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