Category: Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Differences in Heart Structure and Function Among Athletes

Cardiologists are well aware of the fact that regular exercise can change the structure and function of the heart – the left ventricle (LV) in particular. Aerobic exercise in particular, places high demands on the left ventricle, requiring considerable oxygen delivery to working muscles. Athletes typically exhibit larger and stronger left ventricles, which function more efficiently than in sedentary individuals.

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The Effects of Plant-based and Animal-based Proteins on Cholesterol Levels

In an era of increasingly varied diet plans and nutritional alternatives, the debate concerning animal-based versus plant-based diets for optimal health outcomes is as pertinent as ever. While the dangers of excessive saturated fat consumption are well-known, the full extent of complications related to animal-based, fat-rich diets such as Western-style eating remains under examination. According to recent research  published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, previously held beliefs and recommended nutritional guidelines may need to be reevaluated. 

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