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June 06, 2020
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Top news on diet and the heart: The CV impact of coffee, salt, tofu and more

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Healio and Cardiology Today have compiled a list of the top read news in CV and dietary health.

Readers were most interested in the mortality risk of unfiltered coffee, the protective effects of tofu, the impact of alcohol consumption on risk for PAD and more.

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Unfiltered coffee may increase mortality risk

People who drank unfiltered coffee had a higher risk for mortality compared with those who drank filtered coffee, according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Read more

Eating one egg per day does not increase CVD risk

Moderate egg consumption, defined as up to one egg per day, was not linked to CVD risk, according to a study published in The BMJ. Read more

High olive oil consumption lowers risk for heart disease

Patients who consumed at least 7 g per day of olive oil had lower risk for CHD and total CVD compared with those who did not consume it, according to data presented at the American Heart Association Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions. Read more

Plant-based foods confer mortality, CHD benefits

Two studies presented at the American Heart Association Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions found that plant-based foods confer long-term health benefits. Read more

Tofu, isoflavones may decrease CHD risk

Eating higher quantities of tofu and isoflavones lowers the risk for CHD, especially in young women or postmenopausal women who do not use hormones, according to a study published in Circulation. Read more

Sugar-sweetened beverage intake increases CVD risk in women

The consumption of one or more servings of sugar-sweetened beverages per day was associated with an increased risk for CVD, stroke and revascularization, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Read more

Quality of plant-based diet may improve long-term CVD odds, especially in women

Better adherence to a plant-based diet was associated with lower risk for CVD, but the effect of healthy or unhealthy food choices on long-term CVD risk was more prominent in women. Read more

Alcohol consumption increases risk for PAD, stroke

Higher alcohol consumption predicted by genetics was associated with elevated risk for peripheral artery disease and stroke, according to a study published in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine. Read more

Lifestyle, diet modifications decrease stroke risk in middle-aged women

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Sustained lifestyle modifications in middle-aged women reduced the 26-year risk for ischemic stroke and total stroke, according to a study published in Stroke. Read more

Dietary salt reduction initiative effective, with modest BP benefits

A province-wide campaign to reduce salt intake in Shandong, China, resulted in significant decreases in dietary sodium, modest reductions in BP and improved attitude and knowledge about salt intake among participants. Read more