Food, Drink, and Heart Risk
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 09:54 AM

In a series of studies presented at the European Society of Cardiologyannual meeting, researchers found:

  • Coffee increased the risk of prediabetes in young adults with hypertension who were slow caffeine metabolizers.
  • Daily fruit consumption cut the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 40% in areas of China.
  • Wine drinking was associated with favorable changes in lipid profiles only in people who exercise.
  • Drinking tea reduced noncardiovascular mortality by 24%.
  •  Energy drinks are linked to heart problems -- even sudden death.
  • Overweight children are already developing high blood pressure, a large European study found.