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Vegetarian Diets Clean-Up Cholesterol Numbers

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Higher levels of cholesterol in the blood correlate strongly with higher chances of suffering from a heart attack, stroke, or other complications from coronary heart disease . Physicians often prescribe statins, a class of drugs used to lower blood levels of cholesterol. However, like other drugs, statins come with side effects, including headache,...
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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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Fatty Foods May Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk

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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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Alcohol Intake Boosts Gout Risk

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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)http://www.webmd.com/arthritis... Read More
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:04
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Antioxidant Supplements Do Not Prevent Cancer

Antioxidant Supplements Do Not Prevent Cancer
Cancers are a deadly disease resulting annually in millions of deaths worldwide. In 2012, 8.2 million people were estimated to die from cancer globally, and more than half a million people were projected to die from cancer in 2016 in the United States. The fear of this deadly diagnosis influences many people to take me...
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Marky Yvanovich
I am against most supplements in general. I do take a 2500mcg B12 once a week since I don't have any dietary source of B12. One ... Read More
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 09:42
Deborah
Hi Marky;There are a bunch of research-based articles on turmeric here, FYI. https://nutritionfacts.org/video/turmeric-curcumin-p... Read More
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 11:57
Sean Carney
Thanks Deborah for that video. I have a feeling Mark is probably taking a capsule with turmeric powder in it. I know some people t... Read More
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:13
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Processed Meat Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk

Processed Meats Increase Cancer Risk
Colorectal cancer is a major public health burden, with 1.4 million new cases diagnosed worldwide in 2012 and over 130,000 new persons expected to develop the disease in 2017 in the United States. Many factors have been attributed as possible causes of colorectal cancer, including poor dietary choices and chemical carcinogens. Generous intake of pr...
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Eat Fruits and Vegetables to Cut Colorectal Cancer Risk

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Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the world, with 1.4 million new cases diagnosed in 2012. Experts at the Continuous Update Project of the World Cancer Research Fund have predicted that the number of new cases will rise to 1.36 million for men and 1.08 million for women by 2035. At this rate, approximately 5-6% of...
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Fat Increases Prostate Cancer Development and Mortality Risk?

Fat Increases Prostate Cancer Development and Mortality Risk?
There are a countless number of diets being promoted these days. Unfortunately most are not healthy while a whole-food, plant-based no-oil diet is definitely best. When it comes to the issue of prostate cancer, there is one type of food in the diet that has been consistently shown to increase both prostate cancer development and...
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Whole Grains Like Oats and Barley Reduce Cholesterol

Whole Grains Like Oats and Barley Reduce Cholesterol
For individuals dignosed with high levels of cholesterol in the blood (hypercholesterolemia), reducing blood cholesterol concentrations is extremely important. Out of control cholesterol levels can lead to serious health problems , such as atherosclerosis , heart attack , stroke , and coronary artery disease . And in some cases, the damage cannot be undone. However,...
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Beat Type 2 Diabetes By Eating More Legumes

Beat Type 2 Diabetes By Eating More Legumes
Rankings for best movie, best album, best songs, best college basketball teams, and best NFL teams are quite popular in the United States. However, one set of rankings that do not make waves in the media but should be calling for our attention are rankings regarding the best foods to protect us from diabetes. On...
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Is Cow Milk Designed for Humans?

Is Cow Milk Designed for Humans?
In 2012, about 212 billion liters of cow's milk was consumed globally. A huge proportion of the 212 billion liters was consumed in America. The average American consumes 375 pounds of dairy products every year and 1 out of every 7 dollars spent in grocery stores in the United States goes for the purchase of...
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Dear Dr. Carney,Thanks for the work you do in promoting a plant-based lifestyle. I recently saw your article titled “Is Cow Milk D... Read More
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 21:38
Sean Carney
Hello Amy,What you have said seems very right and I believe that we will need to write a bit of a correction to our blog post so I... Read More
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 21:55
Hello Sean,I would probably just remove the points about the four-chambered stomach making cattle better equipped to digest milk f... Read More
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 22:52
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Breast Cancer Risk Increases with Alcohol Consumption

Breast Cancer Risk Increases with Alcohol Consumption
There are many reasons why consuming alcohol is not a smart decision. Studies have shown another reason why women should stay away from alcoholic drinks: it increases breast cancer risk. Breast cancer is the number one leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, nearly 1.7 million new...
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