LEGUME PROTEINS AND THE PREVENTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE – PLENARY LECTURE
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2006;56(Special issue 2s):39–41
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in most developed and developing countries. Epidemiological studies indicate that enhanced intake of pulses is associated with a lower CVD risk. Observational and clinical studies have shown that legume proteins possess significant hypocholesterolemic and hypotensive activity. These proteins influence also carbohydrate metabolism and plasma glucose levels. Other beneficial health effects of enhanced legume consumption have been reported. Therefore, legumes and legume proteins can play an important role in CVD prevention.
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