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The Long-Term Consequences of a Keto Diet: Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer, New Study Finds

The long-term consequences of a ketogenic diet may far outweigh any potential short-term benefits, according to a new review published in scientific journal Frontiers in Nutrition. For the meta-analysis, a group of physicians, researchers, and registered dietitians analyzed more than 100 peer-reviewed studies on keto diets to identify the long-term effects. 

Keto diets are known for their ability to promote quick weight loss because they restrict carbohydrates and emphasize protein and fats. The aim is to push the body into ketosis, which is the state in which the body uses fat for fuel. Keto diets rely heavily on red

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Coffee may reduce risk of death from stroke and heart disease

Among people with no diagnosis of heart disease, regular coffee consumption of 0.5 to 3 cups of coffee a day was associated with a decreased risk of death from heart disease, stroke and early death from any cause when compared to non-coffee drinkers.

The study, presented Friday at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology, examined the coffee drinking behavior of over 468,000 people who participate in the UK Biobank Study, which houses in-depth genetic and health information on more than a half a million Brits.

When it comes to heart disease, a large analysis of data from
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Plant-based diet is best way to avoid heart disease: report

Nutrition research largely supports a whole-food, plant-based diet. Let’s unpack that. “Whole” indicates foods that have not been highly processed. Think vegetables, fruit, whole grains, beans, nuts, fish, eggs, poultry and dairy in their simplest forms. An orange, chicken breast or potato are examples of whole foods, while orange-flavored soda, chicken nuggets and barbecue chips are ultra-processed versions.

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Daily Exercise, Dropping 200 Calories Can Help You Stay Heart Healthy

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Working out on a regular basis and cutting calories can help you stay heart healthy. Gary Yeowell/Getty Images
  • A new study has found that older adults with obesity who combined aerobic exercise with a moderate reduction in calories had greater improvements in cardiovascular health than adults who opted for exercise only, or exercise with a more restrictive diet.
  • The study looked at aortic stiffness, a measure of vascular health, which affects cardiovascular disease.
  • Improvements in overall heart health can have a variety of benefits, including reduced risk of heart attack and stroke.

We’ve all heard the mantra:

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Plant-based diets and heart disease: What is the link?

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Two new studies investigate the cardiovascular benefits of a plant-based diet. Anna Blazhuk/Getty Images
  • Two recent observational studies looked at the cardiovascular health of people who incorporated more plant-based foods into their diets.
  • One study followed participants for 32 years and found that people with more plant-based diets had lower rates of heart disease.
  • The other study focused on women’s health and learned that women in the postmenopausal stage of life with more plant-centered diets also had a reduced risk of heart issues.

Incorporating more fresh whole foods into one’s diet is something medical professionals often promote.

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Veterinarians warn dog owners about diet that could cause heart issues

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Veterinarians at Kings Veterinary Hospital are warning dog owners that grain-free diets could be causing heart problems for dogs.

Veterinarian Beatriz Woodall said she and her colleagues went to a scientific conference after noticing an increase in heart issues in dogs.

What they learned at the conference Woodall said could be the ingredients in some dog foods causing problems.

“We’ve seen a trend and issues with the grain-free, boutique ingredients and exotic ingredients,” explained Woodall. “Lentils, things that in the old days we didn’t put in dog food.”

Woodall said scientific studies have shown grain-free diets can

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Red and processed meat linked to heart disease, mega study says

Also called coronary artery disease, the condition is the leading cause of death and disability globally. It develops when fatty deposits of cholesterol create plaque buildup on the walls of the arteries that supply blood to the heart.
The risk for coronary heart disease increased as the amount of meat increased, according to the study published Wednesday in the journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.
For each 1.75 ounces (50 grams) of beef, lamb and pork eaten, the risk of coronary heart disease rose 9%. A recommended serving of meat is about 3 ounces (85 grams), the size
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People warned not to exercise after getting Pfizer Covid jab following rare heart inflammation side effects

Heart inflammation has been identified as an “extremely rare” side-effect of both the Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines.

Researchers found that both inflammation of the heart muscle, known as myocarditis, and inflammation of the heart’s fluid-filled sac, known as pericarditis, have occurred particularly in men under 40 following their second dose.

It has led to people in Wales being advised to not exercise in the 48 hours following their second dose of the Pfizer jab. However the advice remains that the benefits of getting vaccinated far outweigh the risks in the majority of people.

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