Mayo Clinic Minute: Heart-healthy diet for women


Heart disease is a leading cause of death for women, and despite increases in awareness, health officials say women remain unaware of their risks. Dr. Amy Pollak, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic says one way to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke is to maintain a healthy diet.
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  1. Emily Kumar says

    Olive Oil actually is one of the oils that is good for heart disease patients. It's breaks down cholesterol building particles so it flushes out the arteries. Cardiologists actually recommend it. The RDA for oil is vitally necessary in order for the body to process and take in fat soluble vitamins. Some other recommendations are rice bran oil and safflower oil. Completely cutting out fat will actually severally affect the patient negatively. A fat free diet actually causes a higher death rate whether they have a heart problem or not. Balance is key!

  2. Lorraine Bijou says

    Yes, olive oil contributes to heart disease. To be totally heart healthy, a person must eat no oil, no salt and no dairy.

  3. elmagnificodep says

    Olive oil is 100% fat and oil is the most calorie dense thing out there. Olive oil is 120 calories per tablespoon. olive oil, contributes to arterial damage and the progression of heart disease.

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