Vitamins & Exercise (cont.)
Daniel Lee Kulick, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Dr. Kulick received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine. He performed his residency in internal medicine at the Harbor-University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and a fellowship in the section of cardiology at the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.
Dennis Lee, MD
Dr. Lee was born in Shanghai, China, and received his college and medical training in the United States. He is fluent in English and three Chinese dialects. He graduated with chemistry departmental honors from Harvey Mudd College. He was appointed president of AOA society at UCLA School of Medicine. He underwent internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- Folic acid, B vitamins, and homocysteine
- What about antioxidants for heart attack prevention?
- How about exercise for heart attack prevention?
- What about smoking cessation for heart attack prevention?
- Recommendations to prevent heart attacks
Recommendations to prevent heart attacks
- Eat whole, natural, and fresh foods.
- Eat five to ten servings of fruits and vegetables
daily and eat more peas, beans, and nuts.
- Increase intake of omega-3 fatty acids by eating more
fish, walnuts, flaxseed oil, and green leafy vegetables. An example of meeting
the recommended intake of omega-3 fats is to eat 2 salmon portions a week or 1
gram of omega-3-fatty acid supplement daily.
- Drink water, tea, non-fat dairy and red wine (two
drinks or less daily for men, one drink or less daily for women).
- Eat lean protein such as skinless poultry, fish, and
lean cuts of red meat.
- Avoid trans-fats and limit intake of saturated fats.
This means avoiding fried foods, hard margarine, commercial baked goods, and
most packaged and processed snack foods, high fat dairy and processed meats
such as bacon, sausage, and deli meats.
glycemic foods. Glycemic foods are those made with sugar and white flour, which
increase blood sugar levels. Increased blood sugar levels stimulate the pancreas
to release insulin. Chronically high insulin
levels are believed to cause weight gain as well as atherosclerosis of the
- Exercise daily.
The HOPE and HOPE-TOO Trial Investigators. Effects of Long-term vitamin E supplementation on cardiovascular events and cancer: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA 293:1138-1347, 2005.
Last Editorial Review: 4/1/2009
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