American Heart Association launched first diet guide

New York: The American Heart Association has launched its first diet book with a three-pronged approach to weight-loss.

Entitled “No-Fad Diet: A Personal Plan for Healthy Weight Loss” it recommends eating more fruits, vegetbles, whole grains and lean proteins and becoming more physically active.

Nearly two thirds of adults are overweight in many developed countries, putting them at risk from a number of life-threatening illnesses and diseases inlcuding diabetes, cancers and heart disease.

Dr Robert Eckel, president-elect of the American Heart Association and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine says: “This book is a commonsense approach that can be applied to everyday life. “

The book is the result of an analysis of research into diet, exercise and behaviour and bears in mind that no single diet works for everyone.

For more information visit the American Heart Association