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Reduce Cancer Risk With Cruciferous Vegetables

Brocolli and Colorful Cauliflower
When it comes to the health and nutritional benefits of cruciferous vegetables, the science is clear. The wide array of nutrients found in these vegetables are beneficial in the prevention of various chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer. Now a new study has added to the (already larg...
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Red Meat Increases Stroke Risk

Stroke Rick is Increased by Eating Red Meat
Some people cherish the taste of a delicious red meat based meal so much that they feel they just can't survive without it. For others... not so much. Those people who belong to the first group should be interested in the findings of a recent study that found a positive correlation between high red ...
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Cigarette smoking and breast cancer risk: update of a prospective cohort study.

​Women who are cigarette smokers may be highly vulnerable to breast cancer.

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Fruits and Vegetables Lower Chronic Disease Risk

Fruits and Vegetables Prevent Chronic Disease
The US National Center for Health Statistics defined chronic disease, also known as non-communicable disease, as any disease that lasts for 3 months or longer. They comprise a cluster of diseases that include diabetes, cancer, stroke, respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular disorders. Chronic diseases kill nearly 40 million people every year,...
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Fiber-Rich Foods Reduce High Blood Pressure

Reducing Hypertension Lowers End Organ Damage Risk
Fiber comes only from plant-based foods, as animal products have no fiber. Eating a diet high in fiber may help reduce high blood pressure in hypertensive patients, according to a study that appeared in the Journal of Hypertension in 2005. By analyzing the results of 25 randomized controlled trials, researchers from Tulane University Scho...
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Smoking Promotes Impotence

Limp Cigarette in Fingers
Cigarette smoking is an established risk factor for erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence. In fact, in 2014, the acting surgeon general of the United States added erectile dysfunction  to the list of health problems that can be caused by smoking. Among men under the age of 40, cigarette smoking is the biggest cause of erectile dys...
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Plant-Based Diets Relieve Crohn’s Symptoms

Illustration of Inflamed Large and Small Intestines
Crohn's disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation of parts of the digestive tract's lining. The most common site of occurrence for the inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn's is at the end of the small intestine (ileum) and the beginning of the large intestine (cecum). This infla...
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Sugar Sweetened Beverages Raise Gout Risk

Gout Word Cloud
A recent study shows  that men who drink soda every day are 45% more likely to suffer from gout, a painful type of arthritis. Another study published in the Journal of American Medical Association reveals that the chances of suffering from gout were two times higher in women who regularly consumed two or more cans of soda per da...
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Three Reasons to Eat a Low-Fat Vegan Diet

Wellness Tree
Following a dietary pattern that promotes the consumption of low-fat, plant-based foods may help ward off a host of chronic diseases . According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, killing over 1.5 million Americans every year. About 45% of the p...
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Sugary Beverages Boost Chronic Kidney Disease Risk

Chronic Kidney Disease On Tablet
Many studies have been conducted on the role of diet in both the prevention and development of chronic kidney disease. Sugary beverages are one type of drink that has been comprehensively studied. So a question that could be going through your mind right now is, can sugary beverages increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease? A tea...
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