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Am J Cardiol. 2018 Oct 1;122(7):1265-1271. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.06.019. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

Effect of Dietary Factors on Cardiac Rhythm.

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1
Alfred Heart Centre, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2
Alfred Heart Centre, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address: peter.kistler@baker.edu.au.

Abstract

The interaction between arrhythmias and certain lifestyle factors such as obesity and alcohol consumption is well-established. There is significant public and professional interest in the role of various diets, vitamins, and minerals in cardiovascular health. However, many widely held beliefs are not supported by the literature. There is limited evidence for routine magnesium and omega-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids supplementation, while coffee, tea, nuts, antioxidant vitamins, and even chocolate may have some antiarrhythmic properties. Saturated fat, added salt, and excessive energy drink consumption appear to be harmful for patients with rhythm disorders. However most recommendations are based on observation studies, and this remains a fertile area for further research.

PMID:
30075892
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.06.019
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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