Berlin (pts003 / 13.10.2018 / 11: 50) – A new study from Würzburg, Germany, sees a need for optimization of medical lifestyle recommendations in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. In the
Primary prevention, which is about the best possible prevention of the development of cardiovascular disease, medical recommendation for a healthy lifestyle more common in humans
pronounced, which already have known cardiovascular risk factors – so relatively late. In secondary prevention, whose purpose is to prevent the progression of an existing disease
is a doctor's recommendation for a healthy lifestyle is more likely, but with increasing age of patients increasingly rare. "However, older patients with CHD suffer greatly from
Benefit from lifestyle interventions, the cause of the acceptance of adequate medical lifestyle recommendations should be identified and counteracted, "says study leader Prof. Dr. med.
Theresa Tiffe (Würzburg), at the German Heart Days in Berlin.
With the exception of the recommendation to abstain from smoking, people in secondary prevention received recommendations on a healthy lifestyle more frequently than in primary prevention: for weight loss 69.2
to 43.8 percent, to physical activity 71.4 vs. 52.1 percent, to healthy eating 73.1 vs. 43.9 percent.