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Vegetables and nuts come out top for heart health

Creator:

A. Mente, L. de Koning, H.S. Shannon, S.S. Anand

Subject Keywords: A report to show that a Mediterranean diet, rich iS associated with a lower risk for heart disease
Topic: Obesity
Cardiovascular Health (Draft)
Chronic Conditions
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Hypertension
Stroke
Conditions
Type: Report
Region: International (other)
Description:

According to findings published in this week's Archives of Internal Medicine, modest relationships were found supporting omega-3 fatty acids, folate, whole grains, alcohol, fruits, fibre and dietary vitamins E and C and beta carotene, for reductions in the risk of heart disease. On the other hand, trans-fatty acids and foods with a high glycemic index (GI) were associated with detrimental effects on heart health, wrote the researchers, led by Andrew Mente, from the Population Health Research Institute. Mente and his co-workers conducted a systematic review of 146 prospective cohort studies and 43 randomised controlled trials published between 1950 and 2007. The data was pooled and a predefined algorithm applied.

Date:

22/04/2009

Rights: © A. Mente, L. de Koning, H.S. Shannon, S.S. Anand
Suggested citation:

A. Mente, L. de Koning, H.S. Shannon, S.S. Anand. (2009) Vegetables and nuts come out top for heart health [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/3978 [Accessed: 16th October 2019].

  

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