Heart Disease

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8 Surprisingly Bad Foods for Your Heart

White Bread

White Bread

Women who eat a lot of foods rich in refined carbohydrate like white bread, pizza and rice are twice as likely to develop heart disease as women who eat few of those foods, according to a recent study from Italy. The increased risk seems to be associated with carbs that are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream rather than carbohydrates on the whole, say the researchers.

By Rachel Meltzer Warren, MS, RD. Published February 7, 2012. Rachel is a New York City-based nutrition writer, educator and counselor, and owner of Nutritionista Communication + Consulting.