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The gut microbes’ response to digestion may help explain the risk of cardiovascular disease associated with red meat consumption

Chemicals produced in the digestive tract by gut microbes after eating red meat may help explain some of the higher risk of cardiovascular disease associated with eating red meat, according to a new study was published today in the journal of the American Heart Association Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology (ATVB). In the United States …

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Study quantifies association between red meat consumption, gut microbiome and cardiovascular disease in older adults

Eats more meat; especially red meat and processed meat; increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, and if so, why? Despite intensive studies, the influence of animal foods on atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is hotly debated, and the mechanisms underlying possible effects of animal proteins remain unclear. Understanding the effects of meat consumption is particularly important …

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A “Western-style” diet high in fat and sugar can have a negative impact on breast milk and the health of the baby

A diet high in sugar and fat, such as burgers, fries, and fizzy drinks, can affect breast milk and a new mother’s health even before conception. The new study using laboratory mice found that even consuming a fast-food diet for a relatively short period of time affects women’s health and reduces their ability to produce …

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Risk profiles in adults with cardiovascular disease are not improving despite advanced guidelines and treatments

In an analysis of medical information from more than 6,000 American adults with a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD), researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine conclude that CVD risk “profiles” in secondary prevention have been improving in recent years haven’t improved in two decades. Secondary prevention refers to the prevention of recurring cardiovascular events, such as …

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Black individuals may be more susceptible to atherosclerosis at a young age than young Hispanic adults

A unique Mount Sinai study focusing on a multiracial, underserved community in New York City shows that young black adults are twice as likely to have atherosclerosis as young Hispanic adults in a similar situation. Atherosclerosis is a build-up of plaque in the arteries, which can lead to blockage and cause a heart attack or …

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