- Explains how fiber affects cardiovascular disease through the influence on insulin resistance, reduction of cholesterol, change in gut microflora and in weight control
- Provides thorough coverage of the effect of fiber on arrhythmias and valvular abnormalities
- Includes information on the indirect relationship between constipation and heart disease
Biomedical Science and Medicine
Table of Contents
1. Why fiber matters? This chapter will introduce the argument that a diet high in fiber can reduce heart disease, maintain normal body weight, and reduce the risk of diabetes
2. The mechanism of fiber’s effects on insulin resistance
3. The interaction between insoluble and soluble fiber
4. The influence of Fiber on Gut Microflora: Butyrate as a link between dietary fiber and cardiovascular health
5. The relationship between probiotics and fiber consumption and cardiovascular health
6. Dietary fiber for prevention of vascular disease in diabetes
7. Sources of fiber
8. Conclusion: how my own patients have benefited from a high fiber diet, in their own words
- No. of pages: 170
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
- Published: July 7, 2017
- Imprint: Academic Press
- Paperback ISBN: 9780128051306
- eBook ISBN: 9780128052754
About the Author
He is currently in private practice at Epic Cardiology as a Preventive Cardiologist. He previously worked as a Cardiology Fellow at Saint Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan and as Pediatric ER doctor at Emergency Medical Associates, Richmond University Medical Center.
Dr. Samaan has been involved in medical research in 4 continents including medical work in remote regions of South America, the Middle East and South Africa.
Dr. Samaan has written medical news articles published in major newspapers and has been a correspondent on CNBC and ABC News. He has also published in medical journals including the Texas Heart Institute Journal and the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.