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Vegetarians and Vegans Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Vegetarian and vegan diets lower the risk of heart disease, according to a study published in Public Health Nutrition. Researchers tracked the dietary habits of 592
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Added sugar linked to cardiovascular disease death

Sunday March 3, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that consumption of added sugar can increase the risk of dying ...
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High sodium not linked to hypertension if potassium intake is high

Thursday Jan 16, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- Your doctors have told you often to reduce intake of sodium in order to prevent hypertension.  But a new ...
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Trans fat increases risk of coronary heart disease

Saturday Nov 9, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- A study published in the Lancet suggests that eating trans fat or trans fat containing foods may cause coronary ...
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Cutting out Meat Boosts Heart Attack Victims' Chances for Survival

Cutting out Meat Boosts Heart Attack Victims' Chances for Survival People who improved their eating habits the most after a heart attack had a better chance of ...
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Sugar also bad for the heart

Sunday June 9, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- Sugar-sweetened beverages and foods have been known to increased risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.   ...
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Low salt diet helps cardiovascular health

By Jimmy Downs Saturday May 18, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- You may have learnt somewhere that lowering your intake of salt or using a low salt diet ...
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Component of Animal Products Increases Risk of Heart Disease

A byproduct of dietary choline, a component abundantly present in animal products, can lead to greater risk for heart attack, stroke, and death, according to ...
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Fish oil helps prevent cardiovascular disease

Jimmy Downs Thursday April 25, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- Large epidemiological studies and randomized controlled trials suggest that eating oily fish or taking fish oil or omega ...
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