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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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High-fiber Diets Best for Avoiding Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis, a form of arthritis, is one of the leading causes of disability among adults in the United States. It is the most common joint disorder in the United States, with about 31 million adults estimated to be suffering from Osteoarthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Osteoarthritis is a progressive degenerative disease cause by...
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Statins Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Statins Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Is your cholesterol on the high side ? Then, there is a great chance that your physician will want to place you on statins. “ Statins ”, known scientifically as HMG CoA inhibitors, are a class of drugs that reduce the concentration of cholesterol in the blood. Some examples of typical statins include Simvastatin (Zocor),...
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Curb Obesity and Heart Disease Risk With BROAD Measures

Curb Obesity and Heart Disease Risk With BROAD Measures
Elevated plasma cholesterol levels are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Likewise, lifestyle and dietary choices, such as adopting a Whole-food plant-based diet  (WFPB) diet has been shown to effectively reduce elevated cholesterol levels. By promoting the consumption of natural, unrefined plant foods, WFPB diets help keep cholesterol numbers, and other vital biomarkers, within desirable...
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Dairy Products Produce Excessive Estrogen

Dairy Products Produce Excessive Estrogen
The propaganda machinery of the food industry works overtime to convince us that we need milk to stay healthy, but the science actually reveals that milk is not a health food. According to Dr Michael Klaper , cow’s milk is baby calf growth fluid. Thus, it is loaded with fats, lactose (milk sugar), proteins (casein...
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Processed Red Meat Increases Risk of Heart Failure

Processed Red Meat Increases Risk of Heart Failure
Unfortunately processed red meats are an integral part of the Standard American Diet . The United States is among the top meat-eating nations in the world. According to the US Department of Agriculture, the average American consumed more than 71.2 pounds of red meat (beef, veal, pork, and lamb) in 2012. About 22% of the...
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Eat Fruit to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

Eat Fruit to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk?
It is no secret that consistent consumption of fruits comes with many health benefits, including slowing down of the aging process, and keeping the body in healthy shape. But if you think maintenance of good health and delaying of the aging process are the only health benefits associated with regular intake of fruits, then you...
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Why Some World Regions Have Low Incidence of Breast Cancer?

Why Some World Regions Have Low Incidence of Breast Cancer?
In 2012, approximately 1.7 million women in the world were told “you have breast cancer.” No one really enjoys receiving such heartbreaking news. This disease is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in women worldwide. According to 2013 data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Health Estimates, 508,000 women died from breast...
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Cruciferous Vegetables Reduce Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Cruciferous Vegetables Reduce Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Regular consumption of large servings of cruciferous vegetables lowers the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to a recent Chinese study . Increased intake of cruciferous vegetables was found to reduce pancreatic cancer odds ratio to 0.78 in this study. Cruciferous vegetables are a class of vegetables with cross-shaped flowers. Cabbage, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, turnips,...
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Eating Pickled Foods Increases Stomach Cancer Risk

Eating Pickled Foods Increases Stomach Cancer Risk
Pickled foods are foods that have been preserved in an acidic medium. Almost any food item can be pickled, including fruits, meat, and vegetables. The preservative medium used in processing most pickled foods usually contains vinegar, salt, nitrite, nitrate, and seasoning. Salt, nitrate, and nitrite have been linked with the development of stomach cancer. Pickled...
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No Spare Parts

No Spare Parts
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For much of human's history of biological knowledge, the appendix has been considered an organ without a purpose. If you Google, " Appendix Function ", the first explanation is, " The function of the appendix is unknown. " It is deemed a vestigial structure. There are, however, numerous theories. One theory, that actually...
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Sean Carney
I love the theory. You may be on to something here! Sean
Friday, 13 January 2017 19:23
Chris Dove
I like the theory, however,as a 30 year plant-based eater, I do see undigested kernels pass. And I do possess an appendix. Either... Read More
Saturday, 14 January 2017 17:52
Sean Carney
There was somebody else who commented on Facebook that she thought the other issue might be that some of us don't chew our corn en... Read More
Saturday, 14 January 2017 18:57
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