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The effects of lutein on cardiometabolic health across the life course: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Eating foods rich in lutein regularly may help to improve cardio-metabolic health.

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Whole grains protect against atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Indulgence in whole grains may help slash the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

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β-Cryptoxanthin and the risk for lifestyle-related disease: findings from recent nutritional epidemiologic studies.

​A diet high in β-cryptoxanthin may help ward off metabolic syndrome, liver dysfunction, insulin resistance, oxidative stress, low bone mass, and atherosclerosis.

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Cruciferous and Allium Vegetable Intakes are Inversely Associated With 15-Year Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease Deaths in Older Adult Women.

​A significant reduction in atherosclerotic vascular disease mortality risk appear to be related to habitual consumption of cruciferous and allium vegetables in older women.

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Cardiovascular Disease Risk Increased by Red Meat

Heart Disease Risk Increase

Consuming animal-based foods containing L-carnitine promotes the development of cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, stroke, and myocardial infarction. L-carnitine is a nutrient that helps to transport fatty acids to the mitochondria, the energy-producing furnaces in the cells, for use as fuel. However, the human body can als...

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Vegetarian and vegan diets in type 2 diabetes management.

In addition to improving the glycemic and lipid profile of diabetics, vegetarian diets may also help to reduce type 2 diabetes risk significantly.

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Whole Grains Like Oats and Barley Reduce Cholesterol

Whole Grains Like Oats and Barley Reduce Cholesterol

For individuals dignosed with high levels of cholesterol in the blood (hypercholesterolemia), reducing blood cholesterol concentrations is extremely important. Out of control cholesterol levels can lead to serious health problems, such as atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, and coronary artery disease. And in some cases, the damage cannot be undone. However, the good news is that...

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A Plant-Based Diet, Atherogenesis, and Coronary Artery Disease Prevention

Adherence to a plant-based dietary lifestyle may significantly cut down atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease (CAD) risk.

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Intestinal microbiota metabolism and atherosclerosis.

Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), a metabolite produced by intestinal microbes, is associated with elevated atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease risk.

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Compared with dietary monounsaturated and saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat protects African green monkey from coronary artery atherosclerosis.

High intake of polyunsaturated fat may lower the risk of developing coronary artery atherosclerosis in African green monkeys. This study evaluated the relationship between the consumption of monounsaturated, saturated, and polyunsaturated fat and coronary artery atherosclerosis development. Researchers fed 3 groups of African green monkeys with diets rich in saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats. Atherosclerosis...

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Cholesterol crystals piercing the arterial plaque and intima trigger local and systemic inflammation.

The occurrence of local and systemic inflammation in atherosclerosis is linked to the plaque piercing action of cholesterol crystals.

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Cholesterol crystals cause mechanical damage to biological membranes: a proposed mechanism of plaque rupture and erosion leading to arterial thrombosis.

Cholesterol crystals may promote arterial thrombosis via arteriosclerotic plaque disruption and erosion.

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