Katherine Tucker, a pro­fessor of nutri­tional epi­demi­ology at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston, said it’s pos­sible that the low-​​fat Ornish plan might be more ben­e­fi­cial for those with heart dis­ease. “People who have had heart attacks might have a genetic pre­dis­po­si­tion to having more dam­aging effects on their arteries from higher fat diets,” she said, but more research is needed to con­firm this.

She rec­om­mends fol­lowing the Mediter­ranean diet for heart dis­ease pre­ven­tion, how­ever, because it’s easier for most people to stick with permanently.

Read the article at The Boston Globe →