3 Health Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

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Many health benefits are associated with eating whole food, plant-based, oil free diets. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics , " appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropr...
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Cardiovascular Disease Risk Increased by Red Meat

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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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Fried-food consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease: a prospective study in 2 cohorts of US women and men.

A surge in the risk of type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease is associated with high intake of fried foods.

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Sugar sweetened beverages consumption and risk of coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis of prospective studies.

Consistent consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages may increase likelihood of developing of coronary heart disease (CHD).

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Vitamin E supplementation and cardiovascular events in high-risk patients.

Consistent consumption of vitamin E supplements may not prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular events, such as stroke, myocardial infarction, and cardiovascular-related deaths in diabetic and cardiovascular disease patients.

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Efficacy of vitamin and antioxidant supplements in prevention of cardiovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.

Frequent consumption of vitamin and antioxidant supplements may not lower cardiovascular disease risk.

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Effect of folic acid supplementation on cardiovascular outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Contrary to popular belief, regular intake of folic acid supplements may not prevent the occurrence of adverse cardiovascular events, such as stroke, cardiovascular mortality, and myocardial infarction.

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Red meat, processed meat and the risk of venous thromboembolism: friend or foe?

Elevated risk of venous thromboembolism is associated with high intake of red and processed meat products.

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Fruit and vegetable consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease: A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.

A decline in cardiovascular disease risk is associated with consistent consumption of fruits and vegetables.

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Consumption of Fruit or Fiber-Fruit Decreases the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in a Mediterranean Young Cohort.

Low cardiovascular disease risk is associated with increased consumption of high fiber diets rich in fruits, cruciferous vegetables, and whole grains.

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