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Eating beans and peas every day is not only good for you; it can help fight cardiovascular disease – the number one cause of death worldwide.

A new clinical study by researchers at the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM) funded by Pulse Canada, shows that daily consumption of pulses – beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas – leads to major improvements in blood vessel function in individuals with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a condition in which blood flow to the limbs is reduced. Study findings were presented this morning at the Experimental Biology conference in New Orleans.

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The Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM)
The University of Manitoba
Pulse Canada
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Ms. Josephine McCrea and Mr. Ronald Stark, clinical trial participants

Ms. Josephine McCrea and Mr. Ronald Stark, clinical trial participants

 

Clinical trial participant Mr. Ronald Stark, with media

Clinical trial participant Mr. Ronald Stark, with media

 

Dr. Randy Guzman, Director, Asper Clinical Research Institute, St. Boniface Hospital

Dr. Randy Guzman, Director, Asper Clinical Research Institute, St. Boniface Hospital

 

Dr. Grant Pierce, St. Boniface Hospital’s Executive Director of Research

Dr. Grant Pierce, St. Boniface Hospital’s Executive Director of Research

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