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Nadia Abelhad MD

Nadia Abelhad, MD



Dr. Nadia Isabel Abelhad is a cardiovascular disease fellow, and she earned her medical degree from University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. She completed residency in internal medicine at Memorial Hermann Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston from 2017- 2020. Dr. Abelhad is board certified by American Board of Internal Medicine, Adult Society of Echocardiography and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and has been with Ochsner Health since 2020.

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Avocados Can Lower Heart Attack Risk

Incorporating avocados into your diet on a regular basis can help to protect against heart disease and improve overall health. You may be surprised to hear eating one serving of avocado a week can lower the risk of heart disease. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association noted those who ate avocado regularly, substituting the fruit for foods with high fats like butter and cheese, had a lower risk of heart disease than those who rarely ate avocado in their diet.