• By Laurel Kelly

In the Loop: Could your next prescription be filled in the produce aisle instead of the pharmacy?

November 19, 2019
baskets full of beautiful fruits and vegetables on shelves in a market

If you've recently been diagnosed with high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, the prescription for what ails you may lie in the grocery store rather than the pharmacy.


If you've recently been diagnosed with high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, the prescription for what ails you may lie in the grocery store rather than the pharmacy. "From a clinical perspective, we do recommend diets based on somebody's condition," Donald Hensrud, M.D., tells The Washington Post. Dr. Hensrud, an internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic who wrote the book on healthy eating, says it's more important to focus on eating the right things rather than simply avoiding the wrong ones. "We're not telling people what not to eat," he tells the publication.

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