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Ashfaque Hussain
post Aug 28 2007, 04:10 PM
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A chat with Dr.Devi Shetty, Narayana Hrudayalaya
(Heart Specialist) Bangalore was arranged by WIPRO for its employees. The transcript of the chat is given below. Useful for everyone.

My opinion : I am not agree with Dr. Devi on 1-2 points like Dr. said Olive oil is also bad.
The name Olive is mentioned in the holy Quran where Allah Subhaanhu Ta'ala takes oath.
And it is scientically proved that it is the only oil which itself passes thur your stool after
consuming hence no cholestrol are not much accumulated . Secondly Dr. answered to
another question that the heart porblem is hereditary for which as a Muslim we don't belive.
Because if it so how it came to the first person. This is from Allah. Off course rest of the
points are informative and we should follow for a better health


Qn: What are the thumb rules for a layman to take care of his heart?

Ans: 1. Diet - Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil
2. Exercise - Half an hour's walk, at least five days a week; avoid lifts and avoid
sitting for a longtime
3. Quit smoking
4. Control weight
5. Control blood pressure and sugar

Qn: Is eating non-veg food (fish) good for the heart?

Ans: No

Qn: It's still a grave shock to hear that some apparently healthy person
gets a cardiac arrest. How do we understand it in perspective?

Ans: This is called silent attack; that is why we recommend everyone
past the age of 30 to undergo routine health checkups.

Qn: Are heart diseases hereditary?

Ans: Yes

Qn: What are the ways in which the heart is stressed? What practices do
you suggest to de-stress?

Ans: Change your attitude towards life. Do not look for perfection in
everything in life.

Qn: Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive exercise required
to keep a healthy heart?

Ans: Walking is better than jogging since jogging leads to early fatigue
and injury to joints

Qn: You have done so much for the poor and needy. What has inspired
you to do so?

Ans: Mother Theresa , who was my patient

Qn: Can people with low blood pressure suffer heart diseases?

Ans: Extremely rare

Qn: Does cholesterol accumulates right from an early age
(I'm currently only 22) or do you have to worry about it only after you are
above 30 years of age?

Ans: Cholesterol accumulates from childhood.

Qn: How do irregular eating habits affect the heart ?

Ans: You tend to eat junk food when the habits are irregular and
your body's enzyme release for digestion gets confused.

Qn: How can I control cholesterol content without using medicines?

Ans: Control diet, walk and eat walnut.

Qn: Can yoga prevent heart ailments?

Ans: Yoga helps.

Qn: Which is the best and worst food for the heart?

Ans: Fruits and vegetables are the best and the worst is oil.

Qn: Which oil is better - groundnut, sunflower, olive?

Ans: All oils are bad .

Qn: What is the routine checkup one should go through? Is there
any specific test?

Ans: Routine blood test to ensure sugar, cholesterol is ok.
Check BP, Treadmill test after an echo.

Qn: What are the first aid steps to be taken on a heart attack?

Ans: Help the person into a sleeping position , place an aspirin tablet
under the tongue with a sorbitrate tablet if available, and rush him to a coronary care unit
since the maximum casualty takes place within the first hour.

Qn: How do you differentiate between pain caused by a heart attack and
that caused due to gastric trouble?

Ans: Extremely difficult without ECG.

Qn: What is the main cause of a steep increase in heart problems amongst
youngsters? I see people of about 30-40 yrs of age having heart attacks and serious heart

Ans: Increased awareness has increased incidents. Also, edentary lifestyles,
smoking, junk food, lack of exercise in a country where people are genetically three times more
vulnerable for heart attacks than Europeans and Americans.

Qn: Is it possible for a person to have BP outside the normal range of 120/80
and yet be perfectly healthy?

Ans: Yes.

Qn: Marriages within close relatives can lead to heart problems for the child.
Is it true?

Ans: Yes, co-sanguinity leads to congenital abnormalities and you may not
have a software engineer as a child

Qn: Many of us have an irregular daily routine and many a times we have to
stay late nights in office. Does this affect our heart ? What precautions would you recommend?

Ans: When you are young, nature protects you against all these irregularities.
However, as you grow older, respect the biological clock.

Qn: Will taking anti-hypertensive drugs cause some other complications
(short / long term)?

Ans: Yes, most drugs have some side effects. However, modern anti-hypertensive
drugs are extremely safe.

Qn: Will consuming more coffee/tea lead to heart attacks?

Ans: No.

Qn: Are asthma patients more prone to heart disease?

Ans: No.

Qn: How would you define junk food?

Ans: Fried food like Kentucky , McDonalds , samosas, and even masala dosas.

Qn: You mentioned that Indians are three times more vulnerable. What is
the reason for this, as Europeans and Americans also eat a lot of junk food?

Ans: Every race is vulnerable to some disease and unfortunately, Indians
are vulnerable for the most expensive disease.

Qn: Does consuming bananas help reduce hypertension?

Ans: No.

Qn: Can a person help himself during a heart attack (Because we see
a lot of forwarded emails on this)?

Ans: Yes. Lie down comfortably and put an aspirin tablet of any description
under the tongue and ask someone to take you to the nearest coronary care unit without
any delay and do not wait for the ambulance since most of the time, the ambulance does
not turn up.

Qn: Do, in any way, low white blood cells and low hemoglobin count
lead to heart problems?

Ans: No. But it is ideal to have normal hemoglobin level to increase
your exercise capacity.

Qn: Sometimes, due to the hectic schedule we are not able to exercise.
So, does walking while doing daily chores at home or climbing the stairs in the house,
work as a substitute for exercise?

Ans: Certainly. Avoid sitting continuously for more than half an hour
and even the act of getting out of the chair and going to another chair and sitting helps a lot.

Qn: Is there a relation between heart problems and blood sugar?

Ans: Yes. A strong relationship since diabetics are more vulnerable to
heart attacks than non-diabetics.

Qn: What are the things one needs to take care of after a heart operation?

Ans: Diet, exercise, drugs on time , Control cholesterol, BP, weight.

Qn: Are people working on night shifts more vulnerable to heart disease
when compared to day shift workers?

Ans: No.

Qn: What are the modern anti-hypertensive drugs?

Ans: There are hundreds of drugs and your doctor will chose the right
combination for your problem, but my suggestion is to avoid the drugs and go for natural
ways of controlling blood pressure by walk, diet to reduce weight and changing attitudes
towards lifestyles.

Qn: Does dispirin or similar headache pills increase the risk of heart attacks?

Ans: No.

Qn: Why is the rate of heart attacks more in men than in women?

Ans: Nature protects women till the age of 45.

Qn: How can one keep the heart in a good condition?

Ans: Eat a healthy diet, avoid junk food, exercise everyday,
do not smoke and, go for health checkup s if you are past the age of 30 ( once in six months recommended) ...

Wishing all of you a heathy life.. smile.gif

With kind regards,
Ashfaque Hussain


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QUOTE(Ashfaque Hussain @ Aug 28 2007, 04:10 PM) *

Qn: Which oil is better - groundnut, sunflower, olive?

Ans: All oils are bad .

FDA gives qualified health claim for olive oil

By DrRich

The US Food and Drug Administration has given its backing to the claim that olive oil can lower the risk of heart disease.

The FDA points out that evidence is inconclusive, but nonetheless is suggestive that the monounsaturated fat found in olive oil can reduce the odds of developing coronary artery disease. The claim they area allowing says that there is "limited but not conclusive evidence" that 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the daily diet can reduce the risk of heart disease. They point out that the olive oil should be used to substitute for fats already in the diet, and not just added on to the baseline diet.

The FDA has already given its blessing for advertising potential cardiac benefits for walnuts, almonds, pecans, pistachios, hazel nuts, peanuts, and omega-3 fatty acids.

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QUOTE(zashakeel @ Aug 28 2007, 04:31 PM) *

Qn: Which oil is better - groundnut, sunflower, olive?

Ans: All oils are bad . blink.gif blink.gif blink.gif

Olive Oil for Health
Using olive oil, a monounsaturated fat, instead of oils containing saturated fats or polyunsaturated fats can:
Reduce blood pressure
Inhibit the growth of some cancers
Benefit people at risk for or with diabetes
Lessen the severity of asthma and arthritis
Actually help your body maintain a lower weight
Heart Benefits of Olive Oil

Hardening of the arteries is called Arteriosclerosis. It occurs when LDL cholesterol sticks to the walls of the arteries and blood vessels. Eventually these deposits can build up and form plaque that can narrow the blood vessels and increase the work load on the heart. Overtime, this can result in a heart attack or stroke.

Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fat and antioxidants. Scientists have also identified a compound in olive oil called oleuropein which prevents the LDL cholesterol from oxidizing and sticking to the walls of the arteries and forming plaque. Studies have shown that replacing other fats in your diet with olive oil can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack.

Olive Oil as a Cancer Inhibitor
In the January 2005 issue of Annals of Oncology, a study identified oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid found in olive oil, as being able to reduce the affect of an oncogene (a gene that will turn a host cell into a cancer cell). This particular oncogene is associated with the rapid growth of breast cancer tumors. The conclusion of the article was that oleic acid, when combined with drug therapy, encouraged the self-destruction of aggressive, treatment-resistant cancer cells thus destroying the cancer. Olive oil has been positively indicated in studies on prostate, colon, and endometrial cancers as well.

Control Blood Sugar with Olive Oil
Diabetics or those at risk for developing diabetes should eat are advised to include olive oil in their diet. Studies shown olive oil can help stabilize blood sugar levels when consumed in conjunction with carbohydrates. Olive oil is also linked to lower triglyceride levels. High triglyceride levels have been identified as a heart disease risk factor.

Olive Oil has Anti-Inflammatory Properties
The body can use the healthy fats in olive oil to produce natural anti-inflammatory agents that can help reduce the severity of both arthritis and asthma. Uninflamed cell membranes are better able to move healthy nutrients into the cells and move waste products out. A lower occurrence of osteoporosis and dementia is found in areas where people consume large quantities of olive oil.

Olive Oil can Help You Lose Weight
In the September 2003 issue of the British Journal of Nutrition published a study documenting a significant loss of body weight and fat mass can be achieved without increasing physical activity and making only one change in eating habits: substituting olive oil for saturated fats.

The eight men were divided into two groups and for four weeks ate similar foods. The first group ate more saturated than unsaturated fats while the second group consumed the same number of calories as the first group, but used olive oil instead. After four weeks, the men from the second group had lost weight and had a lower body-fat index than the men in the first group.

Important Information On Buying And Storing Olive Oil
Too much light and heat can turn olive oil rancid which destroys the healthy, antioxidant properties. Buy olive oil that is sold in darkly tinted bottles that aren't near windows or glaring lights.

At home, store olive oil in a dark cupboard. You can even keep olive oil in the refrigerator, although that will make it cloudy and thicker. Always keep the cap on tight -- exposure to air is another enemy of the fragile antioxidants.

Grades of Olive Oil
Extra-virgin olive oil is produced from the first pressing of the olives. It has the lightest flavor and contains the richest array of antioxidants.
Fine olive oil is produced from the next pressing of the olives.
Refined olive oil means that chemicals were used to extract the oil instead of pressing. Avoid refined olive oils.
Pure olive oil is a blend of refined and virgin olive oils.
If you see the words "cold pressed" on a bottle of olive oil it means heat was not used when extracting the oil. Remember, heat destroys antioxidants, so cold pressed is a good thing.

Final Thoughts
Olive oil is more expensive than other oils, so don't be shocked at the price when you first start shopping. Some things are worth the extra money and your health, and the health of your family, is one of them!

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