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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Risk and Meat Intake

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
According to the National Cancer Institute , approximately 2.1 percent of men and women in the United States will be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at some point during their lifetime. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that originates in white blood cells known as lymphocytes. The lymphocytes are an essential component of the immune s...
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Eating Dietary Flavonoids Reduces Parkinson's Risk

Skull and Brain Missing Puzzle Piece
You have possibly heard this before: Eat more flavonoids . But why are dietary flavonoids beneficial? Dietary flavonoids, found mainly in legumes, vegetables and fruits, such as colorful leafy greens, blueberries, peppers, onions, citrus fruits, squashes, onions, apples, bananas, kidney beans, fava beans, and...
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High-Fiber Diets Reduce Type 2 Diabetes

Fiber Rich Foods On Table
Diabetes is a growing global public health epidemic. The number of people suffering from diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 worldwide. Sadly, this figure is expected to rise to about 642 million by 2040 . Type 2 diabetes is, by far, the most prevalent form of diabetes. In the United States, type 2 diabetes accounts f...
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© Creating more space on your plate for high-fiber foods, such as beans, apples, oats, peas, barley, carrots, and citrus fruits, will help provide you with significant protection against type 2 diabetes.

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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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High Fiber Diets Ward off Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Gastrointestinal Tract
Inflammatory Bowel Disease is the term used to describe both Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are disorders of the gastrointestinal tract that cause prolonged inflammation of the gut. The gut is comprised of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus. While ...
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Milk Increases Bone Fracture and Osteoporosis Risk

Osteoporosis: Bone Being Erased From Skeleton
The dairy industry and  government agencies  have led us to believe that regular consumption of milk and milk products is essential for building strong bones in children and the prevention of osteoporosis in older adults. Of course, everyone wants stronger bones and a healthy skeletal system, so millions of people have made it a habi...
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Cured Foods May Boost Glioma Risk

Neuroepithelial Tumors
Millions of people worldwide consume cured and processed meats. Many studies have suggested a link between the consumption of these cured foods and the development of high blood pressure (hypertension), heart disease , esophageal cancer ,  chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , colorectal cancer , and stomach cancer . A team of...
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Fatty Foods May Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Pancreatic Cancer Illustration
Pancreatic cancer is a predominantly fatal form of cancer in adults. It is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, and by 2020, it is expected to surpass colorectal cancer as the second leading cause of deaths from cancer in the United States. Pancreatic cancer is so deadly that 9 out of 10 patient...
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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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Sue Louise Gilmore
I'm glad that home canning or freezing veggies didn't have the same effect!
Friday, 03 August 2018 18:40
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Alcohol Intake Boosts Gout Risk

Gouty Arthritis Uric Acid Crystals
About 2 billion people in the world consume alcoholic drinks. Americans spent approximately 219.52 billion dollars on alcoholic beverages from 2006 to 2015. To the people manufacturing alcoholic beverages, these are great figures, healthful to their bottom line. While alcoholic beverage producers are smiling to the bank, the con...
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Chris Dove
So the purines in legumes are not a problem??
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:25
Sean Carney
Interesting question Chris,I suspect it might because the fiber has not been removed that the purines in whole foods are beneficia... Read More
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:43
Chris Dove
Seems that it's a matter of purine concentration. Animal products and beer (high). Plant foods (low) Read More
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:04
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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 Beverage with Stack of Sugar Cubes
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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