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Cutting down on inflammatory foods may lower heart risks: Study

ISLAMABAD: New research has stated that increased inflammation in the body may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Food items packed with sugar, trans-fats, carbohydrates have been associated with increased inflammation in the body. A recent study has found that foods like red meat, processed meat, sugary beverage, etc. increase these heart issues, compared to a diet loaded with anti-inflammatory foods. The findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

As per a report, the researchers found that consumption of foods high in antioxidants and fiber can help fight inflammation in the body. Such foods include green leafy vegetables, pumpkin, yellow peppers, beans, carrots, whole grains, etc.

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“We found that dietary patterns with higher inflammatory potential were associated with an increased rate of cardiovascular disease,” said Jun Li, MD, Ph.D., lead author of the study and research scientist in the department of nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The researchers further suggested some inflammatory foods that one must avoid or consume in a limited quantity.