July 31, 2018

A clinician’s guide for trending cardiovascular nutrition controversies: part II

A M Freeman et al, 2018. A clinician’s guide for trending cardiovascular nutrition controversies: part II, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Volume 72 (5).


The potential cardiovascular (CV) benefits of many trending foods and dietary patterns are still incompletely understood, and scientific inquiry continues to evolve. In the meantime, however, a number of controversial dietary patterns, foods, and nutrients have received significant media attention and are mired by “hype.” This second review addresses some of the more recent popular foods and dietary patterns that are recommended for CV health to provide clinicians with current information for patient discussions in the clinical setting. Specifically, this paper delves into dairy products, added sugars, legumes, coffee, tea, alcoholic beverages, energy drinks, mushrooms, fermented foods, seaweed, plant and marine-derived omega-3-fatty acids, and vitamin B12.

The section on coffee:

COFFEE: THE BOTTOM LINE. Overall, large analyses indicate that coffee intake is correlated with a dose response protective benefit: habitual consumption of coffee is associated with lower risks of all-cause mortality and CVD mortality (69,70), but not with an increased risk of arrhythmias, hypertension, or hyperlipidemia. It should be noted that coffee-based drinks may be loaded with sugars and fats that reduce their health benefits.

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