Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Year Published: 2019


Mol Nutr Food Res


Hernáez Á, Sanllorente A, Castañer O, Martínez-González MÁ, Ros E, Pintó X, Estruch E, Salas-Salvadó J, Corella D, Alonso-Gómez ÁM, Serra-Majem L, Fiol M, Lapetra J, Gómez-Gracia E, de la Torre R, Lamuela-Raventós RM, Fitó M


The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between consumption of cardioprotective food groups (virgin olive oil, nuts, fruits/vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish, and wine) and HDL (good cholesterol) functions in high cardiovascular risk subjects. Authors examined 296 high cardiovascular risk patients to study this.

Key Findings

According to the authors, results showed that "increases in the consumption of virgin olive oil, nuts, legumes, whole grains, and fish (achievable through a regular diet) were associated with improvements in HDL functions in high cardiovascular risk subjects."