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Carotid Artery

Habitual fish intake and clinically silent carotid atherosclerosis

Posted January 10, 2014

Fish consumption is recommended as part of a healthy diet. However, there is a paucity of data concerning the relation between fish consumption and carotid atherosclerosis. We investigated the association between habitual fish consumption and asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis, defined as the presence of plaques and/or increased intima-media thickness (>= 0.90 mm), in non-diabetic participants.

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A daily glass of red wine associated with lifestyle changes independently improves blood lipids in patients with carotid arteriosclerosis: results from a randomized controlled trial

Posted November 15, 2013

Physical exercise and a Mediterranean diet improve serum lipid profile. The present work studied whether red wine has an effect on top of a lipid-lowering lifestyle in patients with carotid atherosclerosis.

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Higher Coenzyme Q10 Levels Linked to Reduced Risk of Coronary Artery Disease

Posted June 24, 2012

In a study involving 51 patients having at least 50% stenosis of one major coronary artery (assessed via cardiac catheterization) and 102 healthy controls, significantly lower plasma coenzyme Q10 levels were found in subjects with CAD, as compared to controls.

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Green tea consumption linked to improvements in total and LDL cholesterol

Posted April 30, 2012

Numerous studies have confirmed the health-supportive benefits of green tea consumption, as the ancient Chinese drink helps to prevent many forms of cancer and lowers the risk from cognitive decline and dementia. The result of a systematic literature search published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association finds that green tea supplied from drink or supplements lowers total cholesterol and artery-clogging LDL cholesterol.

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Catechin-enriched green tea shows fat busting potential: RCT

Posted April 30, 2012

Green tea enriched with catechins may reduce body fat levels, says a new study that supports the weight management potential of the beverage.

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