Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Go Vegan to Save Your Heart

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 09:15 AM

Question: I’m a 42 year old man and heart problems run in my family. My father and one of the grandfathers died of heart attacks. I’ve never been a big meat eater, but I’m thinking of going completely vegetarian to prevent heart disease. Do you think I’m overreacting or will being a vegan reduce my risk?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

If your father and grandfather died of heart attacks in their 50s then, you also do run a risk for a heart attack. One big study has suggested that vegetarians, vegans, and fish-eaters have a reduced risk for heart disease and associated death. Becoming vegetarian is a good thing, it helps in more ways than one: increases fiber in your diet, helps you to maintain a healthy body weight and lipid profile.

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