May 2011 Issue

New Book Promises to Reverse Heart Disease with Diet

You can reduce your risk of a second heart attack by 70 percent by making some important changes in your diet, according to Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D. in her book "Prevent a Second Heart Attack, 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease" (Three Rivers Press, 2011). Brill, who is an expert on cardiovascular disease and diet, hopes to help the more than 13 million Americans who have survived a heart attack or been diagnosed with heart disease. Eighty percent of patients with heart disease fail to follow diet advice one year after diagnosis, according to Brill. The reason? Confusion over what dietary changes to make is the number one cause.

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