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Fruits and Vegetables Important for Coronary Heart Disease Prevention

Doctor Juggling Giant Veggies and Fruits
Individuals who regularly consumed more than one servings of fruits and vegetables each day can reduce their risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) by 4 per cent, according to a recent Harvard study. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women of the USA, killing more than 600,000 Americans every year. Coronary hea...
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Western Diets Promote Alzheimer’s Disease

Old Man With Damaged Brain
The number of Americans who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease is increasing at an alarming rate. Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develop Alzheimer's disease . Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. This neurodegenerative disease destroy...
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Cardiovascular Disease Risk Increased by Red Meat

Heart Disease Risk Increase
Consuming animal-based foods containing L-carnitine promotes the development of cardiovascular diseases , such as atherosclerosis, stroke, and myocardial infarction. L-carnitine is a nutrient that helps to transport fatty acids to the mitochondria, the energy-producing furnaces in the cells, for use as fuel. However, the human body can al...
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Improve Brain Function by Eating Plants

Brains Function Best on Plant Foods
Eating fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables can dramatically improve brain function and reduce the risk of suffering from dementia. These were the findings of a 2017 study published in the journal of Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. A team of Chinese researchers studied the dietary data of 31,004 subjects and compared the cognitive...
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Protect Your Liver From Cancer

Liver Cancer Diagnosis With Pills
The liver is an incredibly important organ in the human body, working as our own personal chemical processing plant. It performs over 500 functions that are vital to life. In fact, the liver processes everything we eat, drink, breathe, and rub on our skin. To a large extent, the health of the liver determines the health of the rest o...
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Fighting Breast Cancer in the Kitchen

Woman in Kitchen Cutting Veggies
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women worldwide. About 1.7 million women in the world were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. An estimated 316,120 women in the United States are expected to develop breast cancer in 2017. Many of these cases of breast cancer are related to the consumption of unhealthy foods. There is a ...
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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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Statins Promote Skeletal Muscle Damage

High Cholesterol Thermometer Bursting
Millions of people take statins to reduce their cholesterol levels and cut down their risk of heart attack. Statins are a class of drugs often prescribed by doctors to help lower plasma concentrations of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Some of the types of statins available via prescription include atorvastatin (Lipitor), Fluvastatin (Le...
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Sugary Beverages Add to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Sugary Soft Drink Bottles
Sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest single source of added sugar in the diet of most Americans. They supply about 36% of added sugar in the American diet, and consume a large portion of the grocery budget of many families. In 2013, US households spent an estimated $14.3 billion on sugar-sweetened beverages . This figure is a big boost to the ...
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High-fiber Diets Best for Avoiding Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis, a form of arthritis, is one of the leading causes of disability among adults in the United States. It is the most common joint disorder in the United States, with about 31 million adults estimated to be suffering from Osteoarthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Osteoarthritis is a progressive degenerative disease cause by...
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