cardiovascular disease

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Increase Risk of Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes

Researchers reviewed scientific investigation on the health effects of consuming sugary beverages and found the preponderance of the evidence implicated the drinks in increasing the likelihood of common medical conditions.

Dark Chocolate With Extra Virgin Olive Oil Improves Cardiovascular Risk Profile

Small daily portions of dark chocolate with added natural polyphenols from extra virgin olive oil was associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile, researchers found.
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Comparing the Lipid-Lowering Effect of EVOO and Statins in Type 2 Diabetes

Daily consumption of extra virgin olive oil improves cholesterol without the side effects associated with statins.

Research Suggests Fried Potatoes, Poor Eating Habits Reduce Lifespan

Researchers have found a link between increased mortality and frequent consumption of fried potato foods - but further research is required.
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Switching From Coconut Oil to Olive Oil Can Be Good for Your Heart

Coconut oil is as bad as beef fat and butter, according to new research by the American Heart Association.

Chocolate May Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

Moderate consumption of chocolate is beneficial for the heart, a new study finds.
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Study Says Cutting Saturated Fat Doesn’t Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Researchers found that doctors' admonitions to avoid foods high in saturated fat like butter and cheese were "just plain wrong."

MedDiet Protects Against Atherosclerotic Plaque

A study using tomography scans showed the arteries of people with high adherence to the MedDiet had significantly less atherosclerotic plaque than people with low adherence.