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Dietitian for Cardiovascular Health Radford VA

Local resource for dietitian for cardiovascular health in Radford. Includes detailed information on diet tips that help with cardiovascular health, such as intake of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, omega 3 fatty acids, nuts, beans and more. Read on for more advice and content on the Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular health.

Anita M Osburn, CDE, RD
(540) 994-8561
Pulaski Community Hospital
Pulaski, VA
 
Praveen K Kanaparti, MD
(540) 731-3172
2900 Lamb Cir Ste 210
Christiansburg, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1985

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Jose M Rivero, MD
(540) 731-4050
2900 Lamb Cir Ste 300
Christiansburg, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided By:
Ajaykumar Arjundev Acharya
(540) 980-1802
4291 Lee Hwy
Pulaski, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
Daniel Anthony Osimani, MD
(708) 450-4935
830 Hospital Dr
Blacksburg, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1988

Data Provided By:
Sudhendu Choubey, MD
(540) 731-3191
150 Lovely Mount Dr
Radford, VA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: J Nehru Med Coll, Bhagalpur Univ, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Carilion New River Valley Hosp, Christiansbrg, Va
Group Practice: Choubey Sudhendu

Data Provided By:
Jose M Rivero
(540) 382-6711
1201 Elm St
Christiansburg, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
Ajaykumar A Acharya, MD
(540) 980-1802
4291 Lee Hwy
Pulaski, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1977

Data Provided By:
Amjad Uzair Wyne, MD
(703) 731-2055
2900 Lamb Cir Ste 230
Christiansburg, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1972

Data Provided By:
J Edwin Wilder, MD
(540) 951-8033
810 Hospital Dr
Blacksburg, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1976

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BASICS OF A HEALTHY DIET

 



I recently attended an interesting conference on the effects of diet on cardiovascular risk facotrs. I was impressed with both the benefits of diet on vascular disease risk factors as well as the data that demonstrated diet to be even more effective than many "high powered" prescription medications in reversing the metabolic changes of abnormal glucose and lipid metabolism. I thought it would be fun to summarize a few of the ideas and then to speculate on what lifestyle changes one might easily make to keep themselves healthy. But before we go further, I want to stress again that this is about a baseline healthy lifestyle - and all evidence continues to point towards carbohydrates alone as the underpinning for the energy needs of the cyclist on their bike.

Abnormal lipids, probably as a result of abnormal glucose metabolism (insulin resistance or pre diabetes) are a significant factor in the development of cardiovascular disease. There are proven dietary and life style strategies that are proven to help pts with severe vascular disease (prior MI, stroke, etc.), so it would seem safe to speculate that the same strategies would be beneficial for everyone (but especially if they had undiagnosed insulin resistance). The current presumption is that this "prediabetic" condition can be present for years before full fledged diabetes with an elevated blood sugar is diagnosed - and the entire time blood vessel damage is ongoing.

Here is another way to look at this. There are multiple risk factors:

  • Aging
  • Obesity
  • Genetics
  • Sedentary lifestyle which are factors in aggravating insulin resistance. And the more severe the insulin resistance the greater the odds of
    • Dyslipidemia (decreased HDL, increased LDL and triglycerides)
    • Hypertension
    • Atherosclerosis Improve any of the multiple risk factors and the odds of developing blood vessel disease decreases.

      In reviewing the literature, it is extremely common to note that certain dietary changes improve both the risk of DM and risk of heart disease in the same direction and by the same relative amount. Again, strong suggestive evidence that it is insulin resistance that is the common factor for both development of overt diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. In fact, I heard one lecturere say that if one followed all the dietary and life style recommendations that follow, the chances of developing diabetes type 2 were almost nil.

      The dyslipidemia CV risk factors include

      • an increase in the LDL (or bad cholesterol) levels
      • a decrease in HDL - HDL functions to clear cholesterol from the periphery and transport it back to the liver. (a 1 mg/100ml increase in HDL = 2-4% lower risk of a cardiac event)
      • and an increase in triglycerides. Focusing on changing the balance of these three is the goal. Statin drugs will lower the LDL, but have no effect on the other two. Dietary changes will affect the balance in a way that is actually more effective than statins alone, an...

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