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Nutrition for cardiovascular disease
Nutrition plays an essential role in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, especially in high blood pressure and coronary artery disease, which are very common problems in the UK.
The heart and blood vessels can be affected by several disorders.
There is a strong link between diet, exercise, and the development of cardiovascular disease.
Harry has metabolic syndrome, which places him at risk for cardiovascular disease. As outlined in this case study, he needs to lose weight and take some exercise.
Many people with heart failure tend to lose weight and become undernourished because they follow restrictive diets and may not get enough calories.
By making some simple changes to your diet you can help reduce high blood pressure.
In addition to limiting your intake of saturated fats, increasing omega-3 fats, and including more fibre in your diet, there are specific changes that you can make in order to help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.
Lifestyle and diet have a large part to play both in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Changing the way you eat, from cutting out saturated fat and increasing omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats to eating more fruits and vegetables, can make a big difference to your...
Omega-3 helps to regulate blood pressure and fibre helps to reduce blood cholesterol. That makes them essential nutritional allies.
The first step in treating cardiovascular disease is to lower LDL-cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood.
If you have cardiovascular disease you need to think carefully about what you eat as it could have a major impact on your condition. The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet, as outlined here, is a great starting point.
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