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Dietitian for Cardiovascular Health Waterville ME

Local resource for dietitian for cardiovascular health in Waterville. 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.

Laurier Eugene Nolin, MD
(207) 465-7518
149 North St
Waterville, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1964

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Kevin M White
(207) 861-8030
244 Kennedy Memorial Dr
Waterville, ME
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Michael Claude Lemieux, MD
(207) 861-8030
58 Cedar Village Pl
Oakland, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Lesley West
(207) 430-4321
330 Civic Center Dr # 5
Augusta, ME
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Ahmed S Hassen
(207) 623-8411
1 Va Ctr
Augusta, ME
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Wayne Allan Kruithoff, MD
(207) 872-1800
149 North St
Waterville, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1986

Data Provided By:
Enrique J Rivas, MD
(207) 873-1715
25 First Park Dr Ste D
Oakland, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De San Agustin, Prog Acad De Med, Arequipa, Peru
Graduation Year: 1991

Data Provided By:
George Petropoulos, MD
(207) 873-1715
518 Fairfield St
Oakland, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alberta, Fac Of Med, Edmonton, Alb, Canada
Graduation Year: 1993

Data Provided By:
Hsueh-Ching Cheng, MD, FACC
(207) 622-4400
6 Middle St
Augusta, ME
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
Padiath Ali Aslam, MD
(207) 623-4586
89 Hospital St Ste 4
Augusta, ME
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Gen Med Ctr, Augusta, Me; Inland Hospital, Waterville, Me

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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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