Legumes and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
This is another of those “how much did we spend on THIS??!!” studies. What is surprising is that 4 servings/wk lowered risk of CHD 22% and CVD (which would include strokes) 11%. These are huge reductions for such a minor intervention. Couple this with exercise, whole grain over refined carb intake, a good quality multi and 5-10 servings of fruits and veggies per day and those numbers will climb dramatically. No longer can we sit back and blame our genes.
Legume Consumption and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in US Men and Women: NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study