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Legume consumption and CVD risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

​Habitual consumption of legumes may offer individuals adequate protection against cardiovascular disorders and coronary heart disease.

This meta-analysis investigated the role of dietary intake of legumes in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Researchers analyzed nutritional and clinical data extracted from 14 studies that examined the link between legume consumption and cardiovascular and coronary heart disease risk.

Researchers found a protective association between high intake of legumes and cardiovascular and coronary heart disease. Increase in the frequency of consumption of legumes was found to decrease both cardiovascular and coronary heart disease risk by 10%. The authors concluded that legumes are associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk.

Research Summary Information

  • 2017
  • Marventano S, Izquierdo Pulido M, Sánchez-González C, Godos J, Speciani A, Galvano F, Grosso G.
  • Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies 'G.F. Ingrassia',Section of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine,University of Catania,Via S. Sofia 87,95123 Catania,Italy. Departamento de Nutrición y Bromatología,Universidad de Barcelona,Barcelona,Spain. Departamento de Biotecnología y Alimentos,Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias,Tecnológico de Monterrey,Monterrey,Mexico. Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences,Section of Pharmacology and Biochemistry,University of Catania,Catania,Italy. Department of Food and Nutrition,Inflammation Society,London,UK. Integrated Cancer Registry of Catania-Messina-Siracusa-Enna,Catania,Italy.
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  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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