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Women’s Heart Health

written by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. June 28, 2019
Women’s Heart Health

Women must be warned:

Heart disease can be more deadly for women than men. Thirty-nine percent of women who have heart attacks die within a year, compared to 31 percent of men. During the first four years after a heart attack, the rate for a second heart attack is 20 percent for women and 15 percent for men. Heart disease actually kills more women than men.1 Yet, there is indisputable evidence that a healthy nutrient-rich diet is key to avoiding this deadly disease as explained in my book, The End of Heart Disease.

Clearly, physicians are not doing enough to intervene in this disease process and are not giving heart disease patients the information needed to protect themselves. Once significant heart disease exists, we know that the likelihood of those patients having future cardiac problems is great.

Fad diets

With the high-protein/high-animal product diet craze continuing to flood the Internet, the media, and the market, it is more important than ever for women to be informed that popularity and media excitement is not a criterion for valid information. The risk of cardiovascular disease rises as a woman eats less high-nutrient produce and more foods of animal origin. A Swedish study following 43,396 women found that the more closely they followed a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet pattern, the greater their risk of cardiovascular disease over a 15-year follow-up period.2

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