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6 Key food groups that may help lower cardiovascular risk

The influence of several diets on cardiovascular health was explored by researchers. They discovered that diets high in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole-fat dairy, and seafood were associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. More research is required to determine how much each component contributes to overall risk reduction.

Poor eating is a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Higher intakes of processed meats, refined cereals, and sugar-sweetened drinks, in particular, are known to raise cardiovascular risk. Diets such as the DASH diet, the Mediterranean diet, and the Healthy Eating Index (HEI) have been related to decreased CVD risk. Dr. Mary Greene, a board-certified cardiologist at Manhattan Cardiology in New York City, who was not involved in the study mentioned that reducing processed foods may contribute to some of the diet’s advantages. Read the article.