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Published on 2 years ago

Mayo Clinic cardiologists Stephen Kopecky, M.D., and Robert Frantz, M.D., discuss the link between diet and cardiovascular health. For more information on cardiovascular health or to request an appointment, visit

Research has shown that diet plays an important role in cardiovascular health. Through this research, it has been shown that diets such as the Ornish Diet, DASH Diet, and Mediterranean Diet can lower the risk of cardiovascular events. Research has also shown that an unhealthy diet decreases the benefit of statins.

In a video originally posted on on Medscape Cardiology, Stephen Kopecky, M.D., and Robert Frantz, M.D., break down the dos and don’ts of a healthy cardiovascular diet.

Video Content Outline:
Following In My Father’s Footsteps (1:15)
Lowering Cardiovascular Events with Diet (4:47)
Highly Processed Oils and Other Foods (8:34)
Practical Advice for Patients (11:22)
Do Statins Negate a Poor Diet (15:48)
Conclusion (18:15)

Comments :


TruthSeeker . 2 weeks ago

Why can't you make it fun.. Boring session

Long T. Tang

Long T. Tang . 3 weeks ago

It's a pleasant surprise to hear doctors talking about diets. Many seems to equate the Ornish diet to the end all heart disease, but it is just one of the four lifestyle changes that Dr. Ornish requires. Even with the other lifestyle improvements (quit smoking, exercise, and relieving stress), the reduction in arteries occlusion was minimal. I think we focus too much on diet and often times forget that not addressing all four of the factors create inflammation which in turns causes poor arterial health that leads to heart disease and stroke. The million dollar question is how are we able to do all of the above? I was a low fat vegan for a few years, but I smoked cigarettes, held 2 relatively stressful jobs, and didn't get much exercise. I'm looking at heart bypass surgery in three weeks. That's the reality of my life that I can't change. I've stopped smoking cigarettes and will implement more walking in my daily routines. Unfortunately, I have at least 15 more years of working. Hopefully, doing some of these will give me a better chance at old age. BTW, I am only 48.

Joe Smith

Joe Smith . 5 months ago

Thanks for the video; I am very happy what I saw. I follow the Starch Solution strictly so I'm pretty biased since I saw very stark improvement quickly. I was pleased to see these doctors give very good advice. The Starch Solution is like the Dean Ornish diet, mentioned in this presentation, in a way that it is what many deem 'radical' but it has extremely good results. Of course, many of the unhealthy foods are designed for maximum addictiveness and that is a big reason people can't stop. I believe that moderation of such addictive foods works for a select few, lucky people but most cannot. I chose to quit them altogether. This also allows my taste to become acclimated to a new level of taste. I have been lucky to have a life situation living alone, with plenty of time and lower amount of stress, plus plenty of sleep, which lends itself to avoiding very unhealthy foods. For people that are willing to do what it takes all the way to stop heart disease, the whole food-plant based diets work, I feel: Caldwell Esselstyn, Dean Ornish, Nathan Pritikin, John Mcdougall. Good luck to you all staying healthy.

Robert222 Lewis

Robert222 Lewis . 7 months ago

I had to wake myself up several times during this video


mysweetpepper . 9 months ago

thank you for taking the time to do this video

Larry G

Larry G . 11 months ago

I purchased pollock and cod at Walmart. It was not too expensive and today I cooked it in olive oil with peppers, tomatoes, onions, lemon pepper, and wine. It was very good! I am going to try to eat a small fish a day. Thanks for the video!


LeaderOfWolves . 1 year ago

Who is the beautiful girl???

Tomeka Pompey

Tomeka Pompey . 2 years ago

You can use Woo&Pep instructions to learn about diet guys.

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