Chocolate and cardiovascular disease

Already in the 18th century chocolate was believed to strengthen the heart, but this benefit was not based on scientific evidence.

Chocolate and cardiovascular disease

Tea and cardiovascular disease

The Seven Countries Study did two analyses that suggest that black tea consumption is inversely related to cardiovascular diseases.

Tea and cardiovascular disease

Wine and cardiovascular disease

The results suggest that low intake of wine may indeed protect against cardiovascular diseases.

Wine and cardiovascular disease

Serum cholesterol and coronary heart disease

Cholesterol found in the blood serum is, in higher quantities, associated with a higher incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD). This is the conclusion after observing serum cholesterol levels and CHD risk mortality for forty years.

Serum cholesterol and coronary heart disease

Trans fat and coronary heart disease

The decrease in trans fat intake during the following period has been the most important change in the Dutch diet.

Trans fat and coronary heart disease