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Husband just diagnosed with heart disease. How do I change how I have cooked during 40 years of marriage?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Coronary disease

There are many types of heart disease.
I am assuming that you mean coronary disease which is strongly related to diet. For the coronary disease patient, it will be important to limit fat intake and lower cholesterol. Fat should represent 30% or less of the total calories eaten. Learn to read food labels. The american heart association has a cookbook that may be helpful.

In brief: Coronary disease

There are many types of heart disease.
I am assuming that you mean coronary disease which is strongly related to diet. For the coronary disease patient, it will be important to limit fat intake and lower cholesterol. Fat should represent 30% or less of the total calories eaten. Learn to read food labels. The american heart association has a cookbook that may be helpful.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Buy a good cook book

The american heart association cookbook (http://www.
Barnesandnoble.Com/w/new-american-heart-association-cookbook-american-heart-association/1101890198?Ean=9780345461810) is a good starter - it's $7.99 for a paperback version. Good for you for pitching in to help!

In brief: Buy a good cook book

The american heart association cookbook (http://www.
Barnesandnoble.Com/w/new-american-heart-association-cookbook-american-heart-association/1101890198?Ean=9780345461810) is a good starter - it's $7.99 for a paperback version. Good for you for pitching in to help!
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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