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Catechins: Plant Flavanoids for Heart Health  child_buying_fruit.jpg
Growing epidemiological evidence has shown that plant-based dietary patterns (e.g., Mediterranean diet, DASH diet, etc.) are associated with improvements in cardiovascular health. What is less clear is the contribution of individual micronutrients within these dietary patterns on cardiovascular risk reduction. One such micronutrient is the phytochemical family catechins, a group of flavanoids commonly found in cocoa, tea, legumes, grapes, apples, pears, and other plant-based foods. ..

Relationship Between Atherosclerosis and Reactive Oxygen Species 

In recent years, the benefits of adopting a plant-based diet to both prevent and treat cardiovascular disease has become well accepted in the health care community. Atherosclerosis is commonly associated with high dietary intake of animal products, fat and processed carbohydrates and continues to be the leading cause of mortality in the US. Protection from atherogenesis however, may be possible through increased intake of plant-based foods high in polyphenols and antioxidant effects...
Maryam Kavousi, MD, PhD: Cardiovascular Health and Aging
Maryam Kavo usi, MD, PhD

Endothelial dysfunction is a major risk factor for development of cardiovascular disease later in life. Maryam Kavousi from Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, presents insights on heart health, suggesting that you are only as old as your arteries. Endothelial dysfunction is a risk factor that can contribute to an older "heart age" and is influenced by the nitric oxide pathway in the body. Adding preventive lifestyle behaviors like physical activity and improved nutrition intake can reduce their risk...

Lifestyle Medicine Clinical Practice Models
Rachel Kornrich, MD
Credits Offered: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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