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Eating to Keep Your Heart Healthy With RA
Caprice_WebMD_Staff posted:
If you consider heart disease a man's disease, it's time to reconsider -- especially if you have rheumatoid arthritis. Post-menopausal women have a rate of heart disease two to three times higher than younger women. For women with inflammatory diseases like RA, the risk is even greater, making a heart-healthy lifestyle — including healthy food choices — even more important.

Wondering how the answer to "what's for dinner?" (as well as lunch, breakfast, and snacks) can influence your heart disease risk and your arthritis?

Be sure to read the information found via the link above.
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell
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bettie72 responded:
Bettie72 here:
My heart exam has been perfect every year and now that I have
read this I am going to use it more.
I do slack often on my diet since I never had a weight problem
except I don't gain weight 123lbs 5'1". I eat junk food but that is not often. I eat a lot of fruit but I am not much on fish so I do take fish oil supplement. I didn't know RA caused heart problems.
I have learned a lot on this site.
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Glad you're hre, Bettie, and determined to continue to take good care of your health.
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell

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