Diet and heart disease

Diet and heart disease

Diet is a significant contributing factor to the presence (or lack thereof) of heart disease, an umbrella term describing many heart ailments. For example, some claim a diet high in cholesterol may lead to coronary heart disease, a condition in which a buildup of plaque occurs in the arteries near the heart. [ [ What Causes Heart Disease? by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD ] ]

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Articles that address aspects of diet and heart disease:
*Coronary heart disease
*Cardiovascular disease
*Food guide pyramid
*Nutrition facts label
*Saturated fats
*Monounsaturated fat
*Polyunsaturated fat
*Trans fat
*Lipid hypothesis
*Edible salt
*Dietary fiber
*Alcohol and heart attacks


External links

* [ AHA Nutrition Facts]
* [ Diet and Nutrition - AHA]
* UK: Food Standards Agency [ Eat well, be well - Healthy heart]
* Review of from Harvard School of Health [ Low-Fat Diet Not a Cure-All]

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