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Cut Back on Inflammatory Foods to Protect Your Heart and Brain

The foods we eat don’t just have an impact on our health because they affect weight, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure. Certain foods can also promote or suppress chronic inflammation-which researchers are increasingly recognizing as an underlying cause of many health problems.

While research has shown that certain types of diets (such as the Mediterranean diet) or nutrients (such as antioxidants) are associated with lower levels of inflammation, a new study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology adds new evidence to the connection between inflammation and what we eat, and the risk of cardiovascular disease. Read more…

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