Legumes and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease – (11-26-01)By
Legumes and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
This is another of those “how much did we spend on THIS??!!” studies. What is surprising is that 4 servings/wk lowered risk of CHD 22% and CVD (which would include strokes) 11%. These are huge reductions for such a minor intervention. Couple this with exercise, whole grain over refined carb intake, a good quality multi and 5-10 servings of fruits and veggies per day and those numbers will climb dramatically. No longer can we sit back and blame our genes.
Legume Consumption and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in US Men and Women: NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 2,000 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information