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New research supports dietary guidelines for heart health

August 3, 2009 by  

New research supports dietary guidelines for heart health The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), which are designed to promote heart health and reduce risk of chronic diseases, have been validated by a new study.

Researchers at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University and Wake Forest University have devised a statistical model to assess adherence to the DGA as well as its role in reducing the risk of atherosclerosis in women.

They found that the subjects whose diet was based on whole-grain, total fat and cholesterol intake that met the guidelines experienced the greatest reduction in atherosclerotic progression.

Spokesman for the American Society for Nutrition Dr. Roger Clemens explains the findings are important as nutrition researchers continue to seek to identify foods that improve health.

"[We also work to] encourage compliance through education among the general public, health care professionals and public health policy decision-makers," he adds.

The study outcome will be used to prepare the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and has been detailed in the July issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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  • Brian Rawls

    I hope everyone here adopts a healthier lifestyle. The last place any of you want to be in is a hospital.

    • Brian Rawls

      With the Obama care health plan that is.

    • Kathy Woolley

      a second AMEN in order… lets all get healthier, we cannot afford to get sick, especially if you are in your 50s or older…. fight the good fight and let the politicians know we do not want this health plan, we want theirs!!

      • Brian Rawls

        Thank You Kathy

  • John Cutrell

    Brian, AMEN !

  • Brian Rawls

    I know at some point doctors will take age, health and cost to determine if you will be able to get treatment. You might be told you have lived a long life and its not worth sinking alot of money and time into treating you. You might have to take the option—– government assisted suicide. This is a hard reality but its true. At some point the public will be very sorry for allowing this to happen. They passed laws to allow babies to be killed, do you actually think the old will have the same laws passed against them as well. Welcome to the forth reich.

  • Sharon Herweyer

    Great comments. I totally believe we need to take responsibility for our own health. I am 56 and my family has not had insurance in over 8 years. While we do postpone occasional visits, we decide if treatment is cost effective. We prefer to put our money into everyday prevention and quality nutritional support. While I am afraid of the idea that someone with little compassion or respect for LIFE can make the decision that my life is not worth the cost of care to sustain it. Having said that, When Medical Care is FREE, it is often abused. If the price of care affected our choices, we would choose differently ourselves. More needs to be considered than just age. not all 65 year olds have the same life expectancy, nor do all 80 year olds.
    Any Health Plan Must include rewards for those who improve their own health by healthy life style and diet choices. Or even co-payments for quality nutritional products that do help diminish the signs of aging.




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