Portfolio diet reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease

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By: News Medical Life Sciences University of Toronto researchers have found that the portfolio diet, a plant-based way of eating previously shown to lower cholesterol levels, reduces other risk factors for cardiovascular disease including blood pressure, triglycerides and inflammation. In addition to reducing LDL (or ‘bad’) cholesterol by about 30 per cent when combined with…

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Body weight trumps other factors in maintaining low blood pressure

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By: Daniel Allar A 25-year study of young adults transitioning to middle age revealed maintaining a healthy weight was more important in blood pressure control than other common health behaviors. Specifically, participants who kept a body mass index of less than 25 kilograms per square meter were 41 percent less likely to have increasing blood…

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