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Fruits and Vegetables Lower Chronic Disease Risk

Fruits and Vegetables Prevent Chronic Disease Fruits and Vegetables Prevent Chronic Disease

The US National Center for Health Statistics defined chronic disease, also known as non-communicable disease, as any disease that lasts for 3 months or longer. They comprise a cluster of diseases that include diabetes, cancer, stroke, respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular disorders. Chronic diseases kill nearly 40 million people every year,...

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Vegetarian Diets Clean-Up Cholesterol Numbers

Wiper Blade Cleaning Cholesterol

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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How do You Spell Relief?

How do You Spell Relief?

How do you spell relief? Many people would respond by singing their answer, "R-O-L-A-I-D-S" to the tune of the famous 1970's advertising slogan which sold Rolaids, a popular antacid tablet. But, as you can see in the illustration above the best way to fight acid indigestion is to only eat in the blue zones.  Taking antacids...

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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 habit ...

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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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Smoking Promotes Impotence

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Cigarette smoking is an established risk factor for erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence. In fact, in 2014, the acting surgeon general of the United States added erectile dysfunction to the list of health problems that can be caused by smoking. Among men under the age of 40, cigarette smoking is the biggest cause of erectile dysf...

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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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Plant-Based Diets Relieve Crohn’s Symptoms

Illustration of Inflamed Large and Small Intestines Illustration of Inflamed Large and Small Intestines

Crohn's disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation of parts of the digestive tract's lining. The most common site of occurrence for the inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn's is at the end of the small intestine (ileum) and the beginning of the large intestine (cecum). This infla...

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Sugar Sweetened Beverages Raise Gout Risk

Gout Word Cloud Gout Word Cloud

A recent study shows that men who drink soda every day are 45% more likely to suffer from gout, a painful type of arthritis. Another study published in the Journal of American Medical Association reveals that the chances of suffering from gout were two times higher in women who regularly consumed two or more cans of soda per day...

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Three Reasons to Eat a Low-Fat Vegan Diet

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Following a dietary pattern that promotes the consumption of low-fat, plant-based foods may help ward off a host of chronic diseases. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, killing over 1.5 million Americans every year. About 45% of the pop...

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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


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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