heart disease

Nutritional Pearls: Fruits and Vegetables Are Good for Your Heart

  • Your patient is a 46-year-old woman who is concerned about her risk of developing heart disease. She eats a typical American diet and doesn’t eat many fruits or vegetables. She asks if there are any simple lifestyle changes she could make to help lower her risk.

    How do you advise your patient?

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