The relationship between coffee consumption and cardiovascular disease is a topic of ongoing debate. Green coffee refers to the raw unroasted coffee bean. During coffee roasting, many of the phenolic compounds present in the green coffee bean are lo
During the pandemic, Vitamin D deficiency was recognised as one of the main risk factors for poor COVID-19 prognosis, along with obesity and old age. Many of the phenotypic markers of poor prognosis also correlated to symptoms of vitamin D deficiency
This systematic review and meta-analysis identified prospective cohort studies on Japanese people, including 9 studies on the Japanese-style diet (n = 469,190) and 49 (n = 2,668,238) on characteristic Japanese foods.
Previous research suggests that excessive fructose consumption elevates blood pressure and is linked to obesity, insulin resistance, and dyslipidaemia, all of which are detrimental to cardiometabolic health. However, the majority of epidemiological r
Olive oil is an essential component of the Mediterranean diet, being its primary fat source. Depending on the processing of the olives, different categories of olive oil are obtained, all having a high content of monounsaturated fatty acids, mainly o
Salt consumption in China is among the highest in the world, at about 11 g/day, and cardiovascular disease accounts for 40% of mortality. A recent study (click here) estimated the potential impact of reducing salt intake on CVD events in China, via s
Diet Quality Indices (DQIs) are assessment tools used to estimate the overall quality of an individual's dietary intake by assessing food and nutrient intake, as well as lifestyle characteristics, based on how well they fit with dietary guidelines. A
The Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet incorporates elements of two well-known diets: the Mediterranean diet and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. The MIND diet aims to reduce dementia and t
A recent study assessed the association between a multi-dimensional Macronutrient Quality Index (MQI) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in a Mediterranean cohort. The MQI expresses high-quality macronutrient intake and was calculated based on thr
The PaleoDiet score included six food groups that are encouraged in this diet (fruit, nuts, vegetables, eggs, meat, and fish) and five that are avoided (cereals and grains, dairy products, legumes, culinary ingredients, and processed/ultra-processed
Soy provides high-quality proteins and high amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). It is also one of the most important sources of phytoestrogens. A recent randomised controlled trial (RCT) found that longer-term soy nut intake as part of a
A 24-month, non-randomised, controlled intervention trial investigated the effect of an intensive healthy lifestyle programme, with seminars, workshops and coaching, on weight and metabolic risk profile.
An analysis of prospective data from a community-based cohort of African American adults in the Jackson Heart Study. Participants were assigned scores to 3 plant-based dietary patterns: an overall plant-based diet index (PDI), a healthy PDI