Cardiovascular disease

Nutritional Pearls: Fish and Heart Disease

  • Your patient is a 57-year-old woman with a history of heart disease. She asks you if eating more fish in her diet will impact her heart health.

    How would you advise this patient?

    (Answer and discussion on next page)

    Dr Gourmet is the definitive health and nutrition web resource for both physicians and patients with evidence-based resources including special diets for coumadin users, patients with GERD/acid reflux, celiac disease, type 2 diabetes, low sodium diets (1500 mg/d), and lactose intolerance.

    Timothy S. Harlan, MD, is a board-certified internist and professional chef who translates the Mediterranean diet for the American kitchen with familiar, healthy recipes. He is an assistant dean for clinical services, executive director of The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, and associate professor of medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans.