Eating peanuts along with a meal can protect your heart

Can eating legumes help improve heart health?

The authors of a recent review in Advances In Nutrition wanted to understand how legumes, which include beans, peas, and lentils, affect heart health. In particular, they focused on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and CVD mortality. CVD includes coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, and stroke. They also investigated legume consumption in relation to diabetes, hypertension, […]

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Cutting back on vegetable protein tied to unhealthy ageing

Researchers examined data on 1,951 people aged 60 and older who completed dietary surveys and questionnaires to detect four types of unhealthy ageing: functional impairments; reduced vitality; mental health issues; and chronic medical problems or use of health services. Participants provided this information in three waves: from 2008-2010, in 2012 and again in 2017. Overall, […]

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Replacing red meat with nuts and beans can cut heart disease risk

Choose plants over red meat to keep your heart healthy. That is the recommendation of a new study that found diets with high-quality plant protein sources could help reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors, mainly lowering risks of heart attacks. The findings, published in the journal Circulation, come from the first meta-analysis of trials that examined […]

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Substituting healthy plant proteins for red meat lowers risk of heart disease, finds study

The study is the first meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials examining the health effects of red meat by substituting it for other specific types of foods. The study was published in the journal Circulation. ‚ÄúPrevious findings from randomised controlled trials evaluating the effects of red meat on cardiovascular disease risk factors have been inconsistent. But […]

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Meat-free diet linked to benefits for people with type 2 diabetes, finds study

Researchers reviewed 11 studies (most of them randomised controlled trials, the gold standard in research) that included more than 400 mostly middle-aged people with type 2 diabetes. The average length of each study was about six months. People who followed a plant-based diet experienced significant improvements in blood sugar control, emotional health, quality of life, […]

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