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Replacing Red Meat with Plant Protein Lowers Risk for Heart Disease

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Replacing red meat with plant-based protein sources lowers your risk for heart disease, according to a meta-analysis published in Circulation. Researchers reviewed studies that compared diets that included red meat with eating habits that replaced red meat with foods such as legumes and tracked cardiovascular disease risk factors. Plant-based protein sources in place of red meat produced improvements in blood…

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Red Meat Increases Heart Disease Risk

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Red meat consumption increases levels for a chemical related to increased heart disease risk, according to research published in the European Heart Journal. Researchers compared trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) levels in 113 participants who were either on a diet rich in red or white meat or nonmeat sources of protein. Red meat consumption increased TMAO levels in participants’ blood and urine…

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Lifestyle Modifications Effective for Heart Failure Treatment & Prevention

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Lifestyle modifications, including diet changes, help treat and prevent heart failure, according to a new report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Several researchers analyzed how lifestyle, such as weight management and nutrition, influences heart failure risk. Poor diet, minimal exercise, and stress all contribute to increased risk for heart failure, while more exercise, stress management,…

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Omega-3 Supplements Do Not Protect Against Heart Disease

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Omega-3 supplements do not protect against heart disease and other chronic conditions, according to a review published in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Researchers reviewed 79 studies that compared consumption of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) with cardiovascular health. Long-chain fatty acids from fish oil supplements did not protect against all-cause mortality and did not…

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