Dr. Scherwitz recalls the high-fat meals that can increase a woman's risk for heart disease.
There are many examples of high-fat meals. We typically think of them as a double cheeseburger with fries, however it can be more insidious, for example going to a Fresh Choice, or some place like that, and having a high-fat salad dressing, the humus, a soup that has lots of fat in it, and you think you are eating healthily but you don’t know because it’s hidden. So you have to be sort of a detective to find out what goes into the food you eat if you are concerned about fat and cholesterol intake.
About Dr. Scherwitz, Ph.D.:
Larry W. Scherwitz, PhD, is a leader in the field of behavioral medicine research with 25 years experience in developing and testing approaches to managing chronic disease with lifestyle changes. Dr. Scherwitz has been on the faculty of various medical institutions including Baylor College of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, California Pacific Medical Center, and the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. He worked at the research director with Dr. Dean Ornish to demonstrate that it is possible to reverse coronary heart disease with lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, stress management and social support. Dr. Scherwitz’ is often a keynote speaker at conferences and has published his research discoveries in an array of prestigious medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, and Psychosomatic Medicine. Presently, Larry and his wife Deborah Kesten, MPH have a coaching practice to help clients lose weight as well as prevent, halt, and reverse heart disease. Larry also consults with clients to help them design studies to evaluate the efficacy of complementary and alternative practices.