Cardiovascular Disease Risk Increased by Red Meat

Heart Disease Risk Increase
Consuming animal-based foods containing L-carnitine promotes the development of cardiovascular diseases , such as atherosclerosis, stroke, and myocardial infarction. L-carnitine is a nutrient that helps to transport fatty acids to the mitochondria, the energy-producing furnaces in the cells, for use as fuel. However, the human body can al...
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Vegetarian and vegan diets in type 2 diabetes management.

In addition to improving the glycemic and lipid profile of diabetics, vegetarian diets may also help to reduce type 2 diabetes risk significantly.

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Whole Grains Like Oats and Barley Reduce Cholesterol

Whole Grains Like Oats and Barley Reduce Cholesterol
For individuals dignosed with high levels of cholesterol in the blood (hypercholesterolemia), reducing blood cholesterol concentrations is extremely important. Out of control cholesterol levels can lead to serious health problems , such as atherosclerosis , heart attack , stroke , and coronary artery disease . And in some cases, the damage cannot be undone....
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A Plant-Based Diet, Atherogenesis, and Coronary Artery Disease Prevention

Adherence to a plant-based dietary lifestyle may significantly cut down atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease (CAD) risk.

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Intestinal microbiota metabolism and atherosclerosis.

Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), a metabolite produced by intestinal microbes, is associated with elevated atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease risk.

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Compared with dietary monounsaturated and saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat protects African green monkey from coronary artery atherosclerosis.

High intake of polyunsaturated fat may lower the risk of developing coronary artery atherosclerosis in African green monkeys. This study evaluated the relationship between the consumption of monounsaturated, saturated, and polyunsaturated fat and coronary artery atherosclerosis development. Researchers fed 3 groups of African green monkeys with diets rich in saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats....
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Cholesterol crystals piercing the arterial plaque and intima trigger local and systemic inflammation.

The occurrence of local and systemic inflammation in atherosclerosis is linked to the plaque piercing action of cholesterol crystals.

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Cholesterol crystals cause mechanical damage to biological membranes: a proposed mechanism of plaque rupture and erosion leading to arterial thrombosis.

Cholesterol crystals may promote arterial thrombosis via arteriosclerotic plaque disruption and erosion.

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Cholesterol crystals and inflammation.

High serum concentrations of cholesterol crystals may elevate vascular inflammation in cardiovascular ailments and atherosclerosis risk.

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Obesity/insulin resistance is associated with endothelial dysfunction

Obesity and insulin resistance may promote the development of atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction.

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