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Michelle Wien, Keiji Oda, Joan Sabaté
BACKGROUND: According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nutritional goals for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are to achieve an optimal nutrient intake to achieve normoglycemia and a cardioprotective lipid profile. Peanuts are nutrient dense foods that contain high levels of monounsaturated fat (MUFA) and are a natural source of arginine, fiber, phytosterols, resveritrol, niacin, folate, vitamin E and magnesium, which have the potential for improving blood lipids and glycemic control...
January 22, 2014: Nutrition Journal
J Constant
Many studies have shown either an inverse relation between alcohol intake and ischemic heart disease or a U-shaped curve in which the equivalent of two drinks per day of any kind of alcohol is associated with a decreased incidence of coronary disease compared with no drinks, while higher doses result in an increased risk of infarction and stroke. Although the cardioprotective effects of most alcoholic beverages are probably due to an elevation of high-density lipoprotein as well as the ability of alcohol to prevent platelet aggregation and increased fibrinolysis, there is an increased favorable effect of red wine...
May 1997: Clinical Cardiology
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