It’s an inescapable fact that people wth diabetes experience a higher risk of cardio-vascular disease than the rest of the population. diaTribe’s Lynn Kennedy attended a recent American Heart Association meeting and discovered some things we may be able to do to improve our heart health.
Amidst the talk of various diabetes drugs with good effects on heart health like Jardiance, Victoza, semaglutide, and statins, Lynn makes this observation from the conference about the effects of diet on heart health:
When it comes to mealtime, what do the experts suggest? Many presented findings that compared the heart health of groups of people with different eating habits to see if any trends emerged. Research on eating and heart health tended to point in one direction: eating fewer carbohydrates and less sugar is associated with decreased risk of developing diabetes and/or of developing heart disease.
It’s an interesting article that covers the effects of diet and exercise on heart health from a diabetic’s point of view.
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