American Heart Association diet


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American Heart Association diet

Any diet for optimal cardiovascular health advocated by the American Heart Association (AHA). The AHA recommends meal plans that emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fish, but little sodium, fat, or sugar.
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Grundy of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas and his colleagues rotated nine men through two-month stints on each of three diets -- the American Heart Association diet, in which a maximum of 30 percent of the calories come from fat; a 40 percent fat diet; and a 20 percent diet.
The control group of 15 followed a less stringent American Heart Association diet and the advice of their personal physicians.

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