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Heart to Heart

The once-sizzling competition between local hero Dr. Arthur Agatston, creator of the South Beach Diet, versus the low-carb master Dr. Atkins has gone the way of Eighties-era Madonna/Cyndi Lauper and Michael Jackson/Prince battles. Clearly, Dr. Agatston’s diet has emerged as the trendy eating plan to live by, thanks to unflagging sales of his original book, as well as surprisingly tasty protein bars, sandwich wraps, and frozen meals (seriously, the Kung Pao chicken is delicious).

Now the good doctor is back with a new plan. The South Beach Heart Program: The 4-Step Plan That Can Save Your Life is a hardcover book with a long title and lofty ambitions. Being a cardiologist, Agatston knows the scary statistics on heart attacks and strokes in America, and his book aims to keep patients healthy well before any kind of invasive medical approach becomes a necessity. Learn about the diet’s tips, healthy exercise recommendations, and cardiac prevention from a grocery store celebrity tonight.
Mon., March 19, 8 p.m.


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