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'The Doctors' tips for a heart-healthy Super Bowl

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KUSA - Some studies show that super bowl weekend may be connected to higher heart attack rates, and on the 9NEWS morning show, members of The Doctors TV show talked about how to lower our risks.

Dr. Travis Stork and Dr. Andrew Ordon say that heartache may come along with a Super Bowl weekend, due to stress and indulgent eating, especially if you are a fan of the losing team. The theory is that the stress of the loss, combined with all the drinking and eating that day, can lead to heart issues.

"Most people eat over 2,000 calories during the Super Bowl meal," Stork said. 

That's enough caloric intake for the entire day. Both Dr. Stork and Dr. Orton recommend replacing ingredients in your Super Bowl meals with healthy alternatives, substituting Greek yogurt for sour cream and baked zucchini fries for french fries.

The Doctors are tackling these topics on Friday's show, and they are also calling in some special help from Buffalo Bills defensive end, Shawne Merriman and former NFL replacement referee Lance Easley.

You can watch The Doctors TV Show on 9NEWS at 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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