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Global sodium consumption and death from cardiovascular causes.

Sodium consumption above 2g per day is one of the major causes of cardiovascular-related deaths worldwide. This study examined the effect of sodium consumption on global cardiovascular mortality. Researchers analyzed dietary and clinical data obtained from subjects in 66 countries. The blood pressure and cardiovascular mortality hazard ratios were assessed in all the subjects. Researchers...

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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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Intestinal microbiota metabolism of L-Carnitine, a nutrient in red meat, promotes atherosclerosis.

L-carnitine, a major component of red meat, may increase an individual’s susceptibility to cardiovascular disease, such as atherosclerosis, and adverse cardiac events, such as stroke and myocardial infarction.

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Acute effects of a high-fat meal with and without red wine on endothelial function in healthy subjects.

Contrary to popular belief, red wine may not have any beneficial effect on endothelial function and cardiovascular health.

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Effect of walnut consumption on blood lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors: a meta-analysis and systemic review.

High consumption of diets rich in walnut may confer substantial protection against cardiovascular disease and mortality.

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Effect of fat and carbohydrate consumption on endothelial function.

High consumption of diets rich in monounsaturated fats may impair endothelial function in healthy individuals.

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Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of cardiovascular diseases: the women's health study.

Low cardiovascular disease risk is associated with the consumption of diets rich in fruits and vegetables in women.

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The effect of high-, moderate-, and low-fat diets on weight loss and cardiovascular disease risk factors.

The consumption of high-fat diets may increase cardiovascular disease risk.

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The nutritional and health benefits of pulses in relation to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Eating large quantities of pulses may lower the cancer, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease risk.

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Cholesterol crystals and inflammation.

High serum concentrations of cholesterol crystals may elevate vascular inflammation in cardiovascular ailments and atherosclerosis risk.

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Acute blood pressure lowering, vasoprotective,and antiplatelet properties of dietary nitrate via bioconversion to nitrite.

Nitrate-rich fruits and vegetables may lower high blood pressure and reduce cardiovascular disease risk.

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Optimal diets for prevention of coronary heart disease.

High intakes of fruits, nuts, vegetables, whole grains, unsaturated fats, and omega-3-fatty acids are associated with decreased coronary heart disease risk.

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