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Vegetable diet good for heart
[Posted: Mon 19/06/2006 www.irishhealth.com]
A diet rich in fruit and vegetables may reduce cholesterol, prevent build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries and can provide protection against heart disease, according to a new study.
Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in the UK assessed the effect of a vegetable diet on heart disease in mice.
The mice used in the study had been bred to develop atherosclerosis; the formation of fatty plaques in the arteries which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
The mice were divided into two groups–one group ate a vegetable free diet and the other half were given a vegetable diet.
After 16 weeks the researchers found that the mice who had vegetables in their diets had 38% less build-up of fatty deposits in their arteries.
The researchers said the results indicate that a diet rich in green and yellow vegetables inhibits the development of hardening of the arteries and may reduce the risk of heart disease.
|Anonymous Posted: 20/06/2006 02:08|
|Was this study really necessary? I thought this was common knowledge, no?|
|Mouse Lover Posted: 20/06/2006 13:03|
|yes, it is common knowledge, but not for mice.. mice have long thought they could get away with rich fatty diets (even foie gras!) .. but thankfully this study shows that even they need ruffage and phytochemicals|
|Anonymous Posted: 20/06/2006 15:50|
|Very outdated science, when will mainstream medical pratitioners read the medical literature relating to Cholesterol instead of parroting on about the same nonsense over and over again.|
|john(RWB48338) Posted: 20/06/2006 17:19|
|Native American diets and Traditional eskimo or Inuit diets consist almost 100% of animal fats. I wonder does this kind of research help get to the cause of the problem when glaringly obvious logic is left by the wayside. Makes you wonder eh?|
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