Health Sex & Longevity

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Anti in­flam­ma­tory foods that pro­tect the heart. Lat­est re­search re­veals the foun­tain of youth! Hand­ful of nuts ev­ery­day ex­tends life­span.

Adiet that con­tains rel­a­tively large amounts of mag­ne­sium, turmeric, omega-3 fatty acids, fi­bre, red pep­pers, vi­ta­min C and lots more things that we like to write about re­duce the amount of in­flam­ma­tory fac­tors in the body. We’ve writ­ten be­fore about the fact that these anti-in­flam­ma­tory fac­tors may slow down the ag­ing process and re­duce the chance of de­vel­op­ing cancer. Ac­cord­ing to a study that Swedish re­searchers pub­lished in Nu­tri­tion Jour­nal, a diet with a low di­etary in­flam­ma­tory in­dex also re­duces the chance of a heart at­tack. Study The re­searchers used data gath­ered for the North­ern Swe­den Health and Dis­ease Study. This study has been run­ning since the 1980s. The re­searchers com­pared the in­flam­ma­tory in­dex of the diet of the 1389 par­tic­i­pants who had had a heart at­tack dur­ing the time that the study had been run­ning com­pared with that of the 5555 study par­tic­i­pants who had not had a heart at­tack. Re­sults Among the men, the chance of hav­ing a heart at­tack in­creased by a factor of 1.57 if their diet had a low in­flam­ma­tory in­dex. For the women, di­etary in­flam­ma­tory in­dex had no ef­fect. The re­sults showed the ef­fect of smok­ing and the di­etary in­flam­ma­tory in­dex [DII] on the like­li­hood of hav­ing a heart at­tack. For the men the di­etary in­flam­ma­tory in­dex is a sig­nif­i­cant factor, but this ef­fect is neg­li­gi­ble com­pared with the risk from smok­ing. So if you smoke it’s more sen­si­ble to stop that habit than to add lots of red pep­per and turmeric to your diet. Con­clu­sion “In this prospec­tive, pop­u­la­tion-based study with long fol­low-up, a more pro-in­flam­ma­tory diet was as­so­ci­ated with an in­creased risk of first my­ocar­dial in­farc­tion in men,” the Swedes sum­marised. “These find­ings sup­port in­flam­ma­tion as a link be­tween diet and car­dio­vas­cu­lar risk.” Mi­nor grum­ble We are not so sure whether a diet that is high in anti-in­flam­ma­tory fac­tors has no in­flu­ence on the chance of women hav­ing a heart at­tack. In the pe­riod that the data was gath­ered for this study, doc­tors were of­ten un­aware of heart at­tacks in women, as the symp­toms of a heart at­tack in women were not gen­er­ally known. It may be the case that if the study were car­ried out now that a link would be found in women too be­tween heart at­tacks and di­etary in­flam­ma­tory in­dex. Ei­ther way it makes sense to in­clude foods like tumeric, green vegeta­bles, pep­pers, toma­toe, fatty fish, nuts like almonds, wal­nuts, berries. Once again pre­ven­tion is the key to longevity! Ref­er­ence: Nutr J. 2017 Apr 4;16(1):21.

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