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Salty Foods Boost Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Heart Disease Increased By Salty Foods
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally. In 2015, an estimated 17.7 million people died from various types of cardiovascular disorders worldwide. Cardiovascular diseases kill more than 600,000 people every year in the United States. To put this into a SAD pe...
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Health effects of saturated and trans-fatty acid intake in children and adolescents: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

​Children and adolescents on low-fat diets are less prone to develop cardiovascular disease.

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Lycopene and risk of cardiovascular diseases: A meta-analysis of observational studies.

​Consistent consumption of foods high in lycopene may help guard against the development of cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and coronary heart disease.

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3 Health Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

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Many health benefits are associated with eating whole food, plant-based, oil free diets. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, "appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropria...
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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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Fried-food consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease: a prospective study in 2 cohorts of US women and men.

A surge in the risk of type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease is associated with high intake of fried foods.

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Sugar sweetened beverages consumption and risk of coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis of prospective studies.

Consistent consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages may increase likelihood of developing of coronary heart disease (CHD).

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Vitamin E supplementation and cardiovascular events in high-risk patients.

Consistent consumption of vitamin E supplements may not prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular events, such as stroke, myocardial infarction, and cardiovascular-related deaths in diabetic and cardiovascular disease patients.

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Efficacy of vitamin and antioxidant supplements in prevention of cardiovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.

Frequent consumption of vitamin and antioxidant supplements may not lower cardiovascular disease risk.

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Effect of folic acid supplementation on cardiovascular outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Contrary to popular belief, regular intake of folic acid supplements may not prevent the occurrence of adverse cardiovascular events, such as stroke, cardiovascular mortality, and myocardial infarction.

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Red meat, processed meat and the risk of venous thromboembolism: friend or foe?

Elevated risk of venous thromboembolism is associated with high intake of red and processed meat products.

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Fruit and vegetable consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease: A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.

A decline in cardiovascular disease risk is associated with consistent consumption of fruits and vegetables.

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