ACC CardiaCast: CardioNutrition – What Do the ACC Dietary Guidelines Actually Say?

In this CardioNutrition episode, Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc, FACC, and Kim Allan Williams, Sr., MD, MACC, discuss what the ACC dietary guidelines say, including the following key  takeaways:

  • The ACC primary prevention guidelines support consuming fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and fish.
  • A healthful dietary pattern including fruits and vegetables can help mitigate cardiovascular risk factors.
  • Consumption of highly processed foods such as lunchmeats and refined carbohydrates (such as sugar cookies) can worsen various health metrics and outcomes.
  • Optimizing metabolic health with a healthful dietary pattern and lifestyle might help reduce some of the negative health impacts of coronavirus disease 2019.
  • Replacing animal-based protein with plant-based protein is associated with lower mortality.

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Clinical Topics: Cardiovascular Care Team, COVID-19 Hub, Dyslipidemia, Prevention, Lipid Metabolism, Nonstatins, Diet

Keywords: CardiaCast, Nutritional Requirements, Life Style, Diet, Nutrition Policy, Guidelines as Topic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Primary Prevention, Fats, Dietary Fats, Fatty Acids, Omega-3, Fatty Acids, Omega-6, Diet, Ketogenic, Carbohydrates, Dietary Carbohydrates

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