Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic
Address: Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD, Department of General Surgery, A80, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195
The high-fat American diet is responsible for an epidemic of coronary artery disease. A plant-based diet with less than 10% fat will prevent coronary disease from developing, halt the progress of existing disease, and even reverse the disease in many patients. Given proper support and education, motivated patients with a history of coronary disease can follow this diet and prevent future cardiac events.