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Milk Increases Type 1 Diabetes Risk

Diabetes Gauge in High Zone
Approximately 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes , including about 200,000 young people below the age of 20. Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease in which the immune system is hyper-stimulated to create antibodies that destroy Beta cells in the pancreas that produces insulin, the hormone that transports glucos...
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Vegan Diets Beneficial for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Vegetable Bowl with Hummus
A group of Italian and American researchers have uncovered a simple diet that can help millions of people avoid diabetes. According to the researchers, strict adherence to a low-fat, oil-free plant-based diet can help prevent type 2 diabetes. For this study, the scientists divided 75 overweight adults with no history of diabetes into 2 gr...
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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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3 Health Benefits of Allium Vegetables

Whole and Halved Fresh Onion and Garlic
Allium vegetables are a group of monocotyledonous flowering plants used all over the world to prepare different delicacies. Some members of the allium vegetable family include onion, garlic, shallot, leek, and chives. In addition to embellishing different cuisines, alllium vegetables possess several outstanding health benefits. They contain a wide ...
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Tomatoes Linked to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Tomatoes on Vine in Sunshine
The prostate gland is a walnut-sized gland of the male reproductive system located between the bladder and the penis. It plays a very important role in male fertility and the proper functioning of the urinary tract, as it secretes fluid that nourishes and protects the sperm. The cells of the prostate gland can undergo mutation, trans...
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Peter Goldstein
Excellent article! I am happy to share it in our Facebook group, Hippocrates Docs. May I suggest editing the title to read "Lowere... Read More
Thursday, 29 March 2018 12:47
Linda Carney MD
Great idea Peter!
Thursday, 29 March 2018 13:13
Sue Louise Gilmore
And how much lycopene is needed to have this protective effect? I've seen statistics that suggest that the average American eats b... Read More
Thursday, 29 March 2018 14:29
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Plant Foods Relieve Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Senior Man with Knee Arthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the United States. An estimated 31 million Americans are suffering from osteoarthritis. This degenerative joint disease can make life miserable for the victim; the pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joint and the loss of range of motion make it difficult for people suffering from this disease to...
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Red Meat Increases Mortality Risk

Dead Body at the Morgue
Probably you already know that dietary habits, such as habitual intake of red meat, can increase your risk of dying prematurely from cancer and cardiovascular disease. This is the finding of a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine . This study conducted by a team of experts from Harvard School of Public Health tracked the m...
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3 Diseases Linked to Egg Consumption

Three Numbered Eggs
It is one of the unhealthiest foods in the standard American diet, yet it is still one of the most consumed foods in the United States. Thanks to the marketing efforts of the egg industry, eggs are erroneously promoted as a healthy food. But data from numerous studies say otherwise. Habitual consumption of eggs has been linked to several diseases, ...
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Sugary Beverages and Rising Stroke Risk

Soda Bottles
Every 40 seconds, a person suffers from a stroke and every 4 minutes, someone dies from a stroke in the United States. Stroke is the number one cause of long-term disability and the number five cause of deaths in the US, killing more than one hundred thousand people every year . If you do not want to end up as one of the casualties of stroke,&...
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WHO Says Processed Meats Cause Cancer?

Who Says Processed Meats Cause Cancer
In the battle to maintain optimal health, foods that cause disease are our arch-enemy. No sane person would deliberately give his enemy access to a territory as important as his body. However, millions of people unwittingly open a path to disease through their dietary choices. Eating unhealthy ...
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