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January 1999 Issue

Strict Lifestyle Changes Ease Heart Disease

Can lifestyle changes halt, even reverse, heart disease without medication? The answer, says Dean Ornish, M.D., is a resounding yes. In his Lifestyle Heart Trial-preliminary results of which EN reported several years ago-Ornish tracked 35 men and women with moderate to severe atherosclerosis for five years. Twenty of the participants followed an intensive lifestyle program that included a vegetarian diet with only 10% of calories from fat, aerobic exercise, yoga, stress management and

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