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Can foods really reduce cardio vascular disease risk like they say in ads?
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes and no
The following dietary rules reduce risk: eat fruits and vegetables 3-5 servings per day.
Fiber 14 g/day. Avoid trans ( as low as possible) and saturated ( no more than 10% total calories) fats. One to two servings of oily fish/wk - or equivalent in fish oil or omega 3. 1-2 drinks alcohol per day. If you have high BP dietary restrictions on sodium are important.

In brief: Yes and no
The following dietary rules reduce risk: eat fruits and vegetables 3-5 servings per day.
Fiber 14 g/day. Avoid trans ( as low as possible) and saturated ( no more than 10% total calories) fats. One to two servings of oily fish/wk - or equivalent in fish oil or omega 3. 1-2 drinks alcohol per day. If you have high BP dietary restrictions on sodium are important.
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