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Diet and heart disease

Diet may play an important role in causing or preventing heart disease. The Framingham Heart Study addressed dietary risk factors and risk reduction and is widely used for data worldwide.[1]

The AHA-1 Diet is recommended by the American Heart Association.[2] The AHA also states that Mediterranean-style diets are often close to their dietary recommendations, but don’t follow them exactly. [3]

Two dietary programs developed specifically to reverse heart disease are the Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise created by Nathan Pritikin and the Ornish program created by Dr. Dean Ornish. Both emphasize exercise and lifestyle change in addition to dietary treatment.

Articles that address aspects of diet and heart disease:


  1. ^ Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease: Guidance From Framingham
  2. ^ AHA Diet
  3. ^ Article on Mediterranean Diets - AHA website]
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