"Well, after I had the heart attack (1988), it was a very simple choice.
What the doctor told me I did and I did it religiously. I ate nothing but
lean turkey breast or chicken breast or a piece of fish that was very lean.
I mean I stayed away from everything."
- Mike Ditka (hospitalized in 2012
after experiencing a cardiovascular stroke)
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Regarding the consumption of lean chicken and Mike's stroke; it ain't the
fat. It's the protein! See why:
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Nutrition, March, 2013
"Risk of hospitalization or death from ischemic heart disease among
British University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom."
"To examine the association of a vegetarian diet with risk
of ischemic heart disease."
'A total of 44,561
men and women living in England and Scotland who were enrolled in the
European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)–Oxford
study, of whom 34% consumed a vegetarian diet at baseline, were part of the
"Vegetarians had a 32% lower
risk of Ischemic heart disease than did nonvegetarians."
"Consuming a vegetarian diet was associated with lower ischemic
heart disease risk."
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"The worst time to have a heart
attack is during a game of charades."
- Demetri Martin