Reference Number: 430
Risk assessment tools, i.e., validated risk prediction algorithms, to estimate the patient’s 10-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) should be used to identify high-risk people for primary prevention. Current evidence confirms that appropriate monitoring and control of risk factors either reduces the likelihood of CVD or slows down its progression. It is thus crucial that all health professionals make appropriate use of all the available intervention strategies to control risk factors: from dietary improvement and adequate physical activity to the use of functional foods, food supplements, and drugs. The gut microbiota, which encompasses 1 × 1014 resident microorganisms, has been recently recognized as a contributing factor in the development of human disease. This review examines the effect of both some vegetable food components belong to the “protein food group” and the underexploited protein-rich hempseed on cholesterolemia and gut microbiota composition.
Significance of this study to the sourdough baker:
Hemp is included in our botanical and diversity blends. This study looks at the effects of Hemp seeds (as well as other vegetable foods) on the gut microbe composition. The literature suggests Hemps rich fibre and protein content is able to modify the bacterial intestinal ecosystem positively. They have been linked to improving a number of health conditions such as skin disorders and heart disease.