Unusual diet and exercise habits are also linked to heart disease.
In a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers from the University of Minnesota found that patients with heart disease and those who have not had a pacemaker had the same type of abnormal heart rhythms, according to a press release from the American Heart Association.
Unusual heart rhythms may also be associated with other heart health problems, including congestive heart failure, heart attack, and stroke.
While these results may not necessarily be a sign of a direct link between diet and heart disease or cardiovascular disease, the findings indicate that dietary changes are associated with increased risk for the condition, the American Association of Cardiologists said.
This research suggests that dietary factors may be important for risk of developing cardiac disease, but more research is needed to determine whether dietary factors, such as exercise, may also play a role in cardiovascular disease risk.
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