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Despite growing evidence for food-based dietary patterns' potential to reduce cardiovascular disease risk, knowledge about the amounts of food associated with the greatest change in risk of specific cardiovascular outcomes and about the quality of meta-evidence is limited. In a new study published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, we performed a meta-analysis to synthesize the knowledge about the relation between intake of 12 major food groups and the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure.

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