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Preventing the “Christmas Coronary”

From the Show: Sharecare Radio
Summary: Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn discusses how to eat during the holidays to ensure you maximize your heart health and even reverse any damage.
Air Date: 12/1/15
Duration: 10
Host: Darria Long Gillespie, MD, MBA
Guest Bio: Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD
Caldwell-EsselstynCaldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD, is an internal physician who has been on staff with the Cleveland Clinic and in a variety of leadership positions since 1968. He chaired the Clinic’s Breast Cancer Task Force and headed its Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and served as President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. He has written over 150 scientific publications and in 1995 published his benchmark long-term nutritional research about arresting and reversing coronary artery disease in severely ill patients. That same study was updated at 12 years and reviewed beyond twenty years in his book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, making it one of the longest longitudinal studies of its type.
Preventing the “Christmas Coronary”
Heart attacks spike around the winter holidays.

In fact, some studies show the single highest day for heart attacks is December 25, Christmas Day.

Heart disease expert and author of one of the longest-running and most comprehensive nutritional studies, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, discusses how to eat during the holidays to ensure you maximize your heart health... and perhaps even reverse any damage.

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