People who are overweight should try their hardest to achieve their ideal weight and shape. They should have a healthy, very low fat and low carbohydrate diet. A Mediterranean diet (containing olive oil, vegetables, low amounts of saturated fat, cereals, brown rice) isbeneficial and, compared to a high fat Western diet, lowers the risk of having a heart attack.
The combination of lifestyle changes - being on a low fat diet, stopping smoking, exercising every day, managing and reducing stress, having good-quality, restful sleep and being generally happy, is very effective in relieving angina and reducing the risk of heart attacks.
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