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Tag: cardiovascular disease

CV Mortality Rates Among Asian-American Subgroups

To date, the majority of data on Asian-American cardiometabolic health is aggregated into the wide-ranging Asian subgroup and does not delineate the differences between specific subgroup populations – some of which are at a much higher risk of CVD than others. A new study  aims to identify the specific risks targeting Asian-American subgroup populations by examining the years of potential life lost due to cardiovascular disease among the 6 largest Asian-American subgroups compared to those of non-Hispanic white populations.

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Plant-Based Diets for Lowering CV Mortality Risk

The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of vegetable-focused diets are well-known, however, recent research reveals that the quality of plant foods is just as important as their quantity. Not all plant-based diets are equal and those centered around high-quality, healthy plant foods have been proven to greatly surpass plant-based diets with less-healthy foods which can ultimately increase detrimental health risks. New research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggests a positive correlation between increased plant-based food intake and decreased mortality risk.

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