Big culprits include packaged snacks, crackers, bakery goods and some margarines. Studies link a high-fiber diet with a lower risk of heart disease—one reason Bonci suggests reaching for fiber-rich foods all day.
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Doing so may reduce your risk of heart disease by 30 percent, research suggests. Omega 3 fats in fish lower triglycerides and blood pressure; they also can help prevent irregular heart rhythms. Have trouble fitting in fish?
Speak with your doctor about fish oil supplements—taking them daily helped current Pittsburgh Steelers to improve their cholesterol profiles, according to a one study in Sports Health. Your genes may predispose you to cardiovascular disease. Talk with your health care provider about heart-related screens that might be important for you.
I would recommend this book to everyone I know Currently president of the Northeast Cholesterol Foundation, Dr. McGowan has authored numerous articles on preventive cardiology and has been a medical consultant for NBC's "Today.
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She is also a freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek and Span , as well as all the major daily newspapers in India. She is a regular columnist for Commonweal.