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Answer Key:
Eating for Cardiovascular Health

*All answers in green are correct.

When compared to people without diabetes, people with diabetes have:

Twice the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Twice the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Twice the risk of developing lung disease.
Twice the risk of developing cancer.

People trying to eat for heart health should:

Cook most of their foods in butter raher than canola oil.
Eat fish like salmon and tuna instead of hot dogs or sausages.
Eat white breads and pastas more often than whole grain breads and pastas.
Have at least 3 alcoholic drinks each night.

In general, do you understand why people with diabetes have a higher risk of cardiovascular complications better than you did before reading this section?

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In general, do you understand what heart healthy eating is and why it is important for people with diabetes better than you did before reading this section?

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This site was last updated June, 2014.
This is a source of information only, and is not medical advice.