Yancy agreed with Tomaselli that eating a diet rich in vitamin C may help contribute to healthy lifestyle, which includes better adherence to heart-failure treatment regimens.
Research presented at medical meetings should be considered preliminary until it has been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
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SOURCES: Christina Shay, Ph.D., MA., assistant professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City; Stacey Rosen, M.D., associate chairman of cardiology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, N.Y.; Gordon F. Tomaselli, M.D., chief of cardiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and president, American Heart Association; Clyde W. Yancy, M.D., chief of cardiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago; Nov. 13, 2011, presentations at American Heart Association annual meeting, Orlando, Fla.
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