May 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have released updated guidelines on the important role of lifestyle choices in reducing cardiovascular risk. The focus of the guidelines is prevention of heart attack, angina, stroke, peripheral arterial disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation. The report clearly states that the most important way to prevent cardiovascular disease is through a healthy lifestyle.

The report details 5 ways to reduce cardiovascular disease: healthy food choices, regular exercise, avoiding use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, talking with your doctor about factors that affect your health, such as housing, food security, transportation, self-image, and culture, and finally, talking with your doctor about whether aspirin for prevention is right for you.

May 2019 Nutrition Newsletter