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What are the dietary recommendations with atherosclerosis?
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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Healthy
A diet low in saturated fat, rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, low in cholesterol.
Basically a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish - mediterranean diet -.

In brief: Healthy
A diet low in saturated fat, rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, low in cholesterol.
Basically a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish - mediterranean diet -.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Avoid Processed Food
Atherosclerosis, typically starting in childhood, is primarily driven by lipoproteins (the proteins which transport fat in the water outside cells), not ingested fat per-se.
From evidence, dietary sugars (converted into fat in our liver) are the bigger driver, not "natural" fats. The most important fat is the fat we have stored inside, transported by the lipoproteins & where these go. See nusi.Org.

In brief: Avoid Processed Food
Atherosclerosis, typically starting in childhood, is primarily driven by lipoproteins (the proteins which transport fat in the water outside cells), not ingested fat per-se.
From evidence, dietary sugars (converted into fat in our liver) are the bigger driver, not "natural" fats. The most important fat is the fat we have stored inside, transported by the lipoproteins & where these go. See nusi.Org.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
The low fat idea was promoted by Ancel Keys in the 1940s through 1980s, then politicians in the 1960s-1990s and finally the medical industry in the 1970s-2000. The food industry progressively removed fats from foods, substituting processed vegetable (i.e cheaper to produce “transfats”) fats and especially sugars (processed out of food and food processing waste products) to promote taste and good sales. The food labeling laws got intense lobbing from the food industry, resulting in removal and blurring of the most important information and are thus routinely technically accurate yet often intensely misleading and uninformative. It works much better to pay close attention to the fine print, the ingredients and the order of the ingredients. Though food is complex chemistry, an old and wise guideline is: If it is minimally processed, it might be OK (yet still possibly harmful) vs. if it has been processed, probably best not to purchase or eat it.
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