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Cardiovascular Disease

Diverse patterns of myocardial fibrosis in lifelong, veteran endurance athletes.

This study examined the cardiac structure and function of a unique cohort of documented life-long, competitive endurance veteran athletes (> 50 years).

Cocoa to exert cardiovascular benefits

A number of previous studies have identified a role for cocoa to exert cardiovascular benefits, most notably via the food's rich content of antioxidant polyphenols, consumption of which has been shown to boost HDL ("good") cholesterol levels and decrease LDL ("bad")cholesterol levels.

Cinnamon extract reduces risk of diabetes and heart disease

A recent study headed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has identified a link between cinnamon intake and reduced risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Excuses for eating chocolate can now include heart-failure prevention

Not that many would need further encouragement to eat chocolate regularly, but a prospective observational study of older women in Sweden suggests that partaking of it up to a few times a week can cut the risk of heart failure by about a third [1]