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Can someone with cardiac disease benefit from a diabetic diet?

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Cardiac disease, also known as heart disease, is commonly linked to diabetes, according to Diabetes.org. It is one of the most common diabetes complications. Diets for diabetes are also good for the heart because most diets for heart disease and diabetes consist of foods low in cholesterol and unhealthy fats.

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A diet complete with fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy items and lean meats are part of a typical diet for diabetes and heart disease. Food low in sodium, extra sugars and trans fat are also part of a healthy diet, states the National Institutes of Health. The DASH diet, also known as Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, helps lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, states Mayo Clinic. It consists of consuming plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, while keeping fat and sweet consumption at a minimum.

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