oa South African Family Practice - Integrative approach to management of heart disease : is heart disease reversible? : special series

Volume 51, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



These studies show that poor lifestyle management may be the cause of arteriosclerosis and that it is reversible; good lifestyle choices can reverse this problem. Denke has estimated that reducing meat intake, increasing intake of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, eating fibre-rich complex carbohydrates, and consuming low-fat dairy products can reduce cardiovascular disease risk by as much as 90%.

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