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How to Avoid Diabetes

Posted by Dominique Adair, MS, RD, CLS, TTS on Mar 10, 2016 11:24:00 AM

A few years ago a patient said to me, “Dominique, you act like everyone has diabetes.”  That really struck home. I had been explaining to him that he should exercise regularly (about 300 min/week) and eat a mostly plant-based diet with enough lean, heart healthy protein and occasional high-fiber grains. “That’s how my aunt has to eat,” he said. ”She has diabetes but I don’t,” he expressed. Suddenly, I realized what I had probably been recommending all along—eat as if you have diabetes and you are less likely to get it. 

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Topics: About Stroke, Diabetes and CVD

The Guidelines Will Kill You.  No, Really…if You are a Woman, They Will.

Posted by Susan Hertzberg, Boston Heart CEO on Feb 4, 2016 11:30:00 AM


For the first time ever, the American Heart Association issued a scientific statement on heart attacks in women, saying in part that “women are understudied, underdiagnosed and undertreated.”  The statement, published in Circulation, concluded that the undertreatment with guideline-based recommendations is “leading to worse outcomes and increased rates of readmissions, reinfarctions and deaths in the first year after MI.” 

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Topics: About Stroke, Diabetes and CVD