Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and matters of the heart will be front and center. What better time to think about your heart health?
Heart-healthy recipes of the Mediterranean variety – including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, olive oil and nuts – may reduce inflammation in the body. The American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) states that Mediterranean diets – in addition to potentially reducing inflammation – may also reduce cancer risk.
“Heart disease and cancer share a common risk factor: chronic inflammation,” the AICR website states. “A plant-based diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits and beans seems to decrease inflammation. Studies link a more Mediterranean-style diet with lower levels of the blood proteins that are signs of inflammation.”
It’s advised to check with a medical professional if you have any questions about certain diets or food choices.
Are you a pancreatic cancer patient or caregiver? You can access comprehensive disease information, including diet and nutrition tips, recipes and a booklet on the subject – all reviewed and approved by renowned leaders in the field, by contacting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s one-on-one Patient Central support service by phone or email.
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