The end of the diet debates? All fats and carbs are not created equal
Arthur S. Agatston, MD
Agatston Research Institute, Miami Beach, FL; Dr. Agatston, a preventive cardiologist, is author of the South Beach Diet and developed the Agatston calcium score
Address: Arthur S. Agatston, MD, FACC, Agatston Research Institute, 4302 Alton Road, Suite 710, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Medical Grand Rounds articles are based on edited transcripts from Heart Center Grand Rounds presentations at The Cleveland Clinic. They are approved by the author but are not peer-reviewed.
ABSTRACTThe key to healthy eating is choosing "good fats"—foods high in omega-3 fatty acids and unsaturated fats, and "good carbohydrates"—foods high in fiber and having a low glycemic index. The healthiest diet is the Mediterranean type, consisting of lean meats, fish, nuts, vegetables, whole fruits, and whole grains.