5 thoughts on “Diet”

  1. Thanks. This was a nice summary of recommendations I have accumulated over the years. I especially like the fact that my use of 2% milk and butter will alleviate my occasional guilt for consumption of the same.

  2. If red wine is potentially protective against heart disease, why is it ok for a person without heart disease to have a 5 oz glass daily, but those with existing heart disease should avoid it?

    1. Patients with heart disease can have one glass of alcohol daily.
      The only patients I would caution against alcohol in moderation are those with heart failure, especially if there is evidence that there heart failure was caused by alcohol and heart failure patients who are not doing well and those with atrial fibrillation.
      I indicated in an earlier post that the risk of recurrent afib goes up with increasing alcohol concentration whereas CAD risks go down until about 2-3 drinks per day.
      Patients with coronary disease can drink alcohol in moderation without concerns

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Unbiased, evidence-based discussion of the effects of diet, drugs, and procedures on heart disease

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