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Fried food....
Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
News article on fried food and the heart research just posted:

Eating Foods Fried in Healthier Oil Not Linked to Heart Disease, Researchers Find

What are your feelings on fried food? Do you use healthier oil?

James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
The takeaway from this report (and others like it!) is that the connection between nutrition and heart disease continues to evolve, and physicians need to respond to new data with a critical eye and as well as an open mind. I still don't think we have the scientific evidence to support the "perfect" diet from a total health standpoint (even a vegan diet could be too high in carbohydrates!), but we're getting closer. The challenge then will continue to be how to encourage our patients (and ourselves) to adopt it.

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1. Eat food less in fat, much less saturated and trans-fat. 2. More servings of fruits and vegetables considering its variety daily and ... More
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