Category: Nutrition

“A Yogurt A Day…?”

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.

High blood pressure is one of the primary risk factors for cardiovascular disease; while clinical trials have previously demonstrated the beneficial effects of dairy consumption on cardiovascular health, yogurt itself may be independently related to cardiovascular disease risk.

High blood pressure affects approximately one billion people across the globe, but may also be a major cause of cardiovascular health problems. Higher dairy consumption has been associated with beneficial effects on cardiovascular disease-related comorbidities such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and insulin resistance.

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Health Food for the Heart

A number of studies indicate that nuts, which are typically full of nutritious fats and fiber, can actively lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Due to the food’s abundance of nutrients and antioxidants, nuts have additionally been studied to help assess their ability in fighting the damage to cells that can trigger cancer.

This health food for the heart has been further investigated in terms of helping people avoid diseases like diabetes. In an analysis of 29 studies concerning nuts and health outcomes, with a sample size of over 800,000 people, researchers conclusively found that nuts have dramatic body-wide benefits.

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