Cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) Disease, cholesterol, and death from heart attack or stroke are among the most common health concerns in those with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Diabetes. This is highlighted by the fact that a staggering 84.1% of CKD patients in stages 4 and 5, and 87% of Diabetics have hypertension (high blood pressure) which can lead to life threatening Cardiovascular events. For this reason, patients are put on heart medication and recommended heart-healthy Renal or Diabetic diets.
When people with CKD or Diabetes cook with oil, often their go-to choice is olive oil or the cheaper vegetable oil. However, breaking new research from Spain, published in Reuters on February 12th, 2014 found that hempseed oil may potentially be "ideal" for a heart-healthy diet because of its "ratio of omega-6 and -3 fatty acids and some plant chemicals thought to lower high blood pressure."
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A cousin to marijuana, hempseed oil will not get you "high," but its optimal omega-6 to omega-3 ratio (3 to 1) have favorable health benefits including, preventing Heart Disease and Cancer. Other beneficial chemicals in hempseed oil can help to effectively lower your risk of having a heart attack, minimize inflammation, dissolve dangerous blood clots, and reduce the bad LDL cholesterol that is in your body.
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SHEREEN JEGTVIG. "Hempseed Oil Has Healthy Potential: Study." Http://www.reuters.com/. Reuters.
"Hempseed Oil Has Potential Heart-health Benefits." Http://www.health24.com/. Health24.