Friday, 9 December 2011

Diet reduces heart risk in teens

A large proportion of fiber-rich foods in the diet of teenagers is associated with a reduced presence of risk factors for heart disease, U.S. researchers reported.

Researchers at the University of Michigan, after analyzing the diet of more than 2000 respondents aged 12 to 19 years are added to the diet was associated with lower risk for type 2 diabetes

Their data showed that the intake of saturated fat or cholesterol in teenagers does not affect the occurrence of risk factors for heart disease and type 2 diabetes

The lowest risk for high blood pressure, increased concentration of sugars and fats in the blood, reducing the concentration of so-called. of good (HDL) cholesterol and increased waist circumference was observed in teenagers who each brought at least 1000 calories 11 grams of fiber from fruits, vegetables and whole grain products.

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