February 2010 Issue

The OmniHeart Diet: State of the Art Rx for Your Heart and Your Health

Heart disease is still the number one killer in the U.S. So, if you had a choice between eating more carbohydrates, protein or fat within a heart-healthy diet, which would it be? Before you answer, you’d probably want to know which of these three big nutrients (also known as macronutrients) is best for your heart, right? Despite millions of dollars spent annually in pursuit of the perfect diet, Americans are still not sure what to eat for optimal health. The Optimal Macronutrient Intake Trial to Prevent Heart Disease (OmniHeart Trial), funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, set out to answer the great question: Which macronutrients should you focus on for heart health?

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