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Consumption of 100% fruit juice and risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome: findings from the national health and nutrition examination survey 1999-2004.

Increased consumption of 100% unprocessed fruit juice may protect individuals against obesity and metabolic syndrome.

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Sweeteners and Risk of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: The Role of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages.

Habitual intake of sugar-sweetened beverages, such as fruit drinks, soft drinks, energy drinks,and vitamin water drinks, is associated with high obesity and type 2 diabetes risk.

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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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Intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain: a systematic review.

High intake of sugar-sweetened beverages may promote weight gain and the development of obesity.

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Curb Obesity and Heart Disease Risk With BROAD Measures

Curb Obesity and Heart Disease Risk With BROAD Measures
Elevated plasma cholesterol levels are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Likewise, lifestyle and dietary choices, such as adopting a Whole-food plant-based diet (WFPB) diet has been shown to effectively reduce elevated cholesterol levels. By promoting the consumption of natural, unrefined plant foods, WFPB diets help keep cholesterol numbers, and other vital biomarkers, within desirable ranges....
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Only 15 lbs Heavier than 30 Years Ago?

Only 15 lbs Heavier than 30 Years Ago?
Headlines today proclaim that the average American's weight has increased at least 15 lbs in the past 30 years. Are you at all surprised? I personally was surprised that the number was only 15 lbs and not any higher. Unfortunately I have not yet been able to find the actual study, just a lot of press...
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Exercise Your Power to Choose Health

Exercise Your Power to Choose Health
We often hear the term "lifestyle diseases" bandied about. But what are these diseases? Lifestyle diseases are defined as those negative, chronic health conditions which are brought on by our choices about food, exercise, and the use of substances like tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. We all know there are dangers associated with substance use and...
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What is Metabolic Syndrome?

What is Metabolic Syndrome?
Metabolic syndrome is a term often mentioned these days when public health is discussed. We hear about it on the news and see it mentioned in blogs and articles. But have you ever wondered, "Exactly what is metabolic syndrome?" You're not alone. By definition, a syndrome is a rather slippery thing. It doesn't exactly fit...
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Vitamin Supplements May Increase Risk of Disease

Vitamin Supplements May Increase Risk of Disease
Many people pop a morning multivitamin as a very personal form of "health insurance." We figure that just in case our diet isn't adequately providing for our nutritional needs, we'll take a multivitamin to be safe. Some of us take it a step further, adding specific vitamins in the belief that "more is better," hoping...
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Resistant Starch is NOT Futile

Resistant Starch is NOT Futile The Borg Potato Proves that Resistance is Not Futile
The phrase "resistance is futile" entered the pop-culture lexicon in 1989 when The Borg appeared on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The show's creators probably had no idea that somewhere in a laboratory in England, scientists were making bold, new discoveries about how simple foods battle the diseases threatening the health of...
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You did a great job explaining resistant starch - I loved the borg perspective!Providing an update - the U.S. Food and Drug Admini... Read More
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Chew Chew Training for Improved Digestion

Chew Chew Training for Improved Digestion
There's an ancient story of a military commander who came down with the deadly disease leprosy. Hearing that there was a healer in a neighboring country, he set off with a contingent of soldiers. Finding the healer in a small, unassuming house, the commander made his request. "Go wash seven times in our river, and...
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Consumption of red meat and whole grain bread in relation to biomarkers of obesity, inflammation, glucose metabolism, and oxidative stress.

Low serum concentrations of ALT, GGT, and hs-CRP and high plasma levels of GGT and hs-CRP are associated with high consumption of whole-grain bread and red meat respectively.

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