Expert: Diet should reflect patient's health needs, risks

05/11/2011 | USA Today

Diet recommendations should be based on a person's health conditions and risks, says Gina Lundberg, medical director at the Heart Center for Women at St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta. She suggests patients with diabetes or pre-diabetes may benefit from the South Beach Diet, that those seeking to improve cholesterol levels may want to try a Mediterranean-style plan and those with high blood pressure should consider the DASH or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet.

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