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Soy Foods Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Reduce Your Risk of Clogged Arteries Leading to Heart Failure Reduce Your Risk of Clogged Arteries Leading to Heart Failure

In 2017, a study that evaluated the relationship between soy food consumption and cardiovascular disease risk revealed that individuals can fend off cardiovascular disease by consuming generous portions of soy foods regularly. The study analyzed nutritional and medical data from 17 published studies. At its conclusion, it was found out that consumi...

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Can Plant Foods Protect Against Prostate Cancer?

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Going vegan could protect men against prostate cancer. This is the findings of a study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. A total of 60 prostate cancer patients and 60 healthy subjects were assessed by their dietary patterns and observed for prostate cancer incidence. Men who followed a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and...

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Beat Back Oral Cancer With Fruits and Vegetables

Eat Fruits and Vegetables to Reduce Oral Cancer Risk Eat Fruits and Vegetables to Reduce Oral Cancer Risk

Every hour of every day, someone dies from oral cancer in the United States. Oral cancer is the 6th most commonly diagnosed malignancy in the US and results in about 8,000 deaths annually. Consuming more fruits and vegetables could be one secret towards avoiding this deadly cancer. According to a study that investigated the association between...

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Grilled Meats Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Diabetes Type 2 Diagnosis Risk is Raised by Eating Grilled Meats Diabetes Type 2 Diagnosis Risk is Raised by Eating Grilled Meats

Each year, diabetes remains near the top of the list of America's most serious health problems. More than 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes type 2 annually and this metabolic disorder kills more people in the United States every year than road accidents, AIDS, or breast cancer combined. Unfortunately, diabetes fo...

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Enjoy Milk? Shattering News!

Drinking Milk Does Not Build Strong Bones Drinking Milk Does Not Build Strong Bones

For years, the media and health practitioners have told us that milk is the answer to stronger bones, but now we know that idea is false. Milk contains high amounts of calcium. Although calcium is required for building and maintaining strong bones and teeth, drinking milk weakens bones.  Because of the calcium in milk, the Natio...

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Statins Increase Peripheral Neuropathy Risk

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Statins are among the biggest selling drugs in the United States. Millions of Americans pop these cholesterol-lowering pills every day to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke. Unfortunately, statins have been associated with a wide range of side effects, including headaches, confusion, liver damage, memory loss, and elevated risk of type 2...

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Smoking is the Leading Cause of COPD

Types of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Types of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 16 million Americans are living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD refers to a group of diseases, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, that makes it difficult to breath. Some of the symptoms of COPD include coughing, wheezing, and shortness of ...

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Eat Plant Foods to Reduce Dementia Risk

Dementia Can Be Slowed and Even Prevented

​Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. In the United States, between 4 to 5 million people are suffering from dementia. A 2016 study that investigated the relationship between dementia and mortality risk suggests that this brain disorder may even kill more persons than cancer and heart disease combined as the number of people dyi...

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Kidney Cancer Risk and Cruciferous Veggies

Eating cruciferous vegetables may be vital in helping individuals fend off kidney cancer Eating cruciferous vegetables may be vital in helping individuals fend off kidney cancer

Kidney cancer is among the top 10 most common cancers in both men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 63,000 persons will be diagnosed with cancer of the kidney and over 14,000 individuals will die from the disease in 2018. A rapidly growing number of published studies have shown that certain food groups may be beneficia...

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Avoid Heart Failure With Whole Plant Foods

Hearts Nourished with Fruits and Vegetables are Healthier Hearts Hearts Nourished with Fruits and Vegetables are Healthier Hearts

An estimated 5.7 million adults in the United States are currently battling with heart failure. For a person to be technically diagnosed with heart failure, it means his heart cannot pump enough blood to support other organs in the body, resulting in various symptoms, often (but not always) including fatigue, swelling in the ankles, short...

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An Apple a Day Keeps Colorectal Cancer Away?

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An apple a day may help to keep the doctor away. This statement is not news to many of us. But most of us are not aware that an apple a day may also help keep colorectal cancer away. A growing number of studies have shown that generous consumption of apples can help to prevent the onset of colorectal cancer. A 2009 study that explored the asso...

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Reduce High Blood Pressure With Plates, Forks, and Exercise

Reduce High Blood Pressure With Plates, Forks, and Exercise

Hypertension is an epidemic in the United States, despite many people not even realizing they are at risk with blood pressures higher than 120/80. Nearly half of the adult population has high blood pressure or its precursor, called pre-hypertension. That's more than 100 million American men and women! Therefore, it is not surprising that hyper...

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