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Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Heart Health

  Higher baseline total olive oil consumption was associated with 48%  reduced risk of cardiovascular mortality.   Highlights from the article:  Olive Oil Intake and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality The aim  of the study was to assess the association between total olive oil intake, its varieties (extra virgin and common olive oil) and the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in a Mediterranean population at high cardiovascular risk. 7,216 men and women at high cardiovascular risk, aged 55… Keep Reading

Yogurt Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

 Higher intakes of yogurt were associated with a 30 percent reduction in risk of myocardial infarction.   Highlights from the article:  Eating yogurt may reduce cardiovascular disease risk A  new study in the American Journal of Hypertension  suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women. Higher dairy consumption has been associated with beneficial effects on cardiovascular disease-related comorbidities such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and insulin resistance. Higher intakes of yogurt were… Keep Reading


Oats Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Long-term dietary intake of oats or oat bran has a beneficial effect on blood cholesterol. Highlights from the article: Oats and CVD risk markers: a systematic literature review High consumption of whole-grain food such as oats is associated with a reduced risk of CVD and type 2 diabetes. Out of sixty-four studies that assessed systemic lipid markers, thirty-seven (58 %) and thirty-four (49 %) showed a significant reduction in total cholesterol (2-19 % reduction) and LDL-cholesterol (4-23 % reduction) respectively, mostly in hypercholesterolaemic subjects.… Keep Reading

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