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Fruits and Vegetables Important for Coronary Heart Disease Prevention

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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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I've been plant based for 2.5 yrs. My osteoarthritis has never been worse. I was diagnosed 10 yrs ago.
Sunday, 21 October 2018 23:36
Deborah
Karen, have you been eating more of the foods which can trigger joint pain in susceptible individuals? ... such as wheat, citrus,... Read More
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 09:03
Deborah - thanks for the reply. I followed the link to the McDougall site and read this: "Patients with inflammatory arthritis, ... Read More
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 13:20
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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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Salty Foods Boost Kidney Stone Risk

Salt Crystals Surrounded by Salty Foods
Think again if you think dehydration, bad genes, overweight , gout, hyperthyroidism, urinary tract infection, Crohn's disease, and cystinuria are the only things that can give you kidney stones . In 2014, researchers at the University of Parma, Italy, made an interesting observation from their study; they found out that generous consumption of a co...
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Red Meat May Increase Endometrial Cancer Risk

Endometrial Cancer Diagram
Red meat is one of the most highly consumed foods worldwide. In the United States, the average American  man eats roughly 6.9 oz of meat per day and woman consumes about 4.4 oz daily . The delicious (or not) taste and nutrients, such as proteins, iron, magnesium, zinc, niacin, selenium, riboflavin, and B-vitamins that meat supplies t...
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Three Diseases Linked to Milk Consumption

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Milk is one of the most popular drinks of choice among Americans. In fact, the average American consumed about 20.4 gallons of milk in 2010. Unfortunately, cow's milk is not well designed for humans; in reality, it is baby calf growth fluid intended to rapidly grow a small calf to a full grown cow in about a years time. Cow's milk contains&nbs...
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Reduce Stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, and Heart Disease

Legumes on Wooden Spoons
Stroke, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and ischemic heart disease were responsible for over 15 million deaths in 2015. According to a 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) report , stroke, type 2 diabetes, and ischemic heart disease killed more than 1.5 million, 8 million, and 6 million persons respectively in 2015. These 3 diseases are among the top 10 ...
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