Milk May Raise Mortality Risk

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An increase in mortality risk is associated with frequent consumption of milk, according to a 2014 study published in the British Medical Journal . A team of Swedish researchers analyzed the diets of more than 100,000 men and women recruited from 3 counties in Central Sweden and estimated the mortality hazard ratios of all the subjects that partici...
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Sugared Beverages Increase Metabolic Syndrome Risk

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​More than 75 billion dollars worth of soda  is purchased yearly. Sugar-sweetened drinks not only drain the pockets of millions of Americans, but these beverages are a drain on the health of the nation as well. Consistent consumption of sugary beverages, such as soft drinks, fruit drinks, vitamin water drinks, and energy drinks, has ...
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3 Health Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

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Many health benefits are associated with eating whole food, plant-based, oil free diets. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics , " appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropr...
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Reduce Cataract Risk With Dietary Antioxidants

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From 2000 to 2010, the number of cataract cases in the United States rose from  20.5 million to 24.4 million . The National Eye Institute estimates the number of people with cataracts will double from 24.4 million in 2010 to 50 million by 2050 . Cataracts are cloudy patches that develops in the lens of the eye, causing blurred vision. Thi...
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Three Colorectal Cancer Fighting Foods

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​One out of every twenty one men and one out of every twenty three women will get colorectal cancer at some point in their lives. In 2012, nearly 1.4 million cases of colorectal cancer were recorded globally. Over 130,000 persons are expected to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2017, and more than 50,000 men and women will die from the diseas...
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Vegetarian Diets Clean-Up Cholesterol Numbers

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Higher levels of cholesterol in the blood correlate strongly with higher chances of suffering from a heart attack, stroke, or other complications from coronary heart disease . Physicians often prescribe statins, a class of drugs used to lower blood levels of cholesterol. However, like other drugs, statins come with side effects, including headache,...
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Milk Increases Bone Fracture and Osteoporosis Risk

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The dairy industry and  government agencies  have led us to believe that regular consumption of milk and milk products is essential for building strong bones in children and the prevention of osteoporosis in older adults. Of course, everyone wants stronger bones and a healthy skeletal system, so millions of people have made it a habi...
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Fatty Foods May Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk

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Pancreatic cancer is the most fatal form of cancer in adults. It is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, and by 2020, it is expected to surpass colorectal cancer as the second leading cause of deaths from cancer in the United States. Pancreatic cancer is so deadly that 9 out of 10 patients suffering this ...
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Preserved Vegetables Up Nasopharyngeal Cancer Risk

Preserved Vegetables Up Nasopharyngeal Cancer Risk
Every year, thousands of people worldwide are diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, about 3,200 Americans were diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer in 2015. The incidence rate of nasopharyngeal cancer is quite low in the United States comparatively, but this cancer is common in other parts of the world...
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Alcohol Intake Boosts Gout Risk

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About 2 billion people in the world consume alcoholic drinks. Americans spent approximately 219.52 billion dollars on alcoholic beverages from 2006 to 2015. To the people manufacturing alcoholic beverages, these are great figures, healthful to their bottom line. While alcoholic beverage producers are smiling to the bank, the con...
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Chris Dove
So the purines in legumes are not a problem??
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:25
Sean Carney
Interesting question Chris,I suspect it might because the fiber has not been removed that the purines in whole foods are beneficia... Read More
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:43
Chris Dove
Seems that it's a matter of purine concentration. Animal products and beer (high). Plant foods (low)http://www.webmd.com/arthritis... Read More
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:04
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