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  • Sugar and artificially sweetened beverages linked to obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    ​Habitual drinking of sugar and artificially-sweetened soda may promote weight gain and obesity. This study evaluated the effect of generous intake of sugar and artificially-sweetened beverages on the likelihood of developing obesity. Researchers...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/disease-conditions/obesity/sugar-and-artificially-sweetened-beverages-linked-to-obesity-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
  • Associations of sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened soda with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    ​Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages may increase an individual's susceptibility to chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study investigated whether regular drinking of sugar and artificially-sweetened soda affect the odds of developing...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/disease-conditions/kidney-disease/chronic-kidney-disease/associations-of-sugar-sweetened-and-artificially-sweetened-soda-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
  • Carotenoids as Potential Antioxidant Agents in Stroke Prevention: A Systematic Review.

    ​Frequent consumers of foods packed with carotenoids may have a low tendency of developing stroke and other cardiovascular disorders. This study examined the role consistent consumption of carotenoids play in the prevention of stroke. Researchers...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/disease-conditions/stroke/carotenoids-as-potential-antioxidant-agents-in-stroke-prevention-a-systematic-review
  • Alcohol Helps Fuel Pancreatitis Risk

    About 2 billion people across the world consume alcoholic drinks. The United States is among the world's upper echelon in terms of alcohol consumption by volume. The findings from a 2012 Gallup's Annual Consumption Habits Poll revealed that roughly four...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/condition-related/alcohol-helps-fuel-pancreatitis-risk
  • Habitual salt intake and risk of gastric cancer: a meta-analysis of prospective studies.

    High consumption of salty foods may increase stomach cancer risk. This research work was carried out to determine the correlation between regular consumption of salty foods and the incidence of gastric (stomach) cancer by meta-analysis. Seven studies...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/disease-conditions/cancer/stomach-cancer/habitual-salt-intake-and-risk-of-gastric-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
  • Acute blood pressure lowering, vasoprotective,and antiplatelet properties of dietary nitrate via bioconversion to nitrite.

    Nitrate-rich fruits and vegetables may lower high blood pressure and reduce cardiovascular disease risk. This study examined the effect of dietary nitrate on blood pressure, vasoprotection, and platelet aggregation. Researchers fed healthy subjects...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/disease-conditions/cardiovascular-disease/acute-blood-pressure-lowering-vasoprotective-and-antiplatelet-properties-of-dietary-nitrate-via-bioconversion-to-nitrite
  • Life Span or Health Span?

    "Good news, America: We're living longer!" trumpeted USA Today . "Life expectancy in the USA rose in 2012 to 78.8 years — a record high," said the paper, quoting statistics from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And in a press...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/lifespan-or-healthspan
  • Chew Chew Training for Improved Digestion

    There's an ancient story of a military commander who came down with the deadly disease leprosy. Hearing that there was a healer in a neighboring country, he set off with a contingent of soldiers. Finding the healer in a small, unassuming house, the...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/chew-chew-training-for-improved-digestion
  • Blending Up the Smoothie Controversy

    Stick it in the blender and give it a whirl — everything will come out mixed up. That's what seems to be happening to the advice on blending our produce. Suddenly, there's a vortex of controversy swirling around smoothies. Some health advocates...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/blending-up-the-smoothie-controversy
  • Improve Circulation and Enhance Athletic Performance with Nitrate-Rich Vegetables!

    In two of my previous blogs, Antioxidant-Rich Foods Dilate Arteries and Eggs Contain Few Antioxidants , I discussed how antioxidant-rich plant foods dilate arteries by supplying the endothelial cells with nitric oxide and how animal products are nearly...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/improve-circulation-and-enhance-athletic-performance-with-nitrate-rich-vegetables
  • Can Lower Back Pain be a Warning Sign of Clogged Arteries?

    Do you suffer from lower back pain? If so, you're not alone. Low back pain is the second leading cause of disability in Westernized countries with a lifetime prevalence of 84%. Chronic low back pain afflicts 1 in every 5 people and 1 in 10 experiences...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/can-lower-back-pain-be-a-warning-sign-of-clogged-arteries
  • The Scoop on Poop

    For most people, discussing bowel function can be almost as painful as being constipated! Although it is an embarrassing topic for many, most people are concerned whether or not their bowel habits are normal. If you're curious about this topic, you've...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/the-scoop-on-poop
  • Is Your Diet "Rich" Enough to get Gout?

    Gout - the "Disease of Kings" - The incidence of gout has risen considerably in the last 40 years, affecting millions of men and women in the U.S. Gout is a type of painful inflammatory arthritis which is often referred to as the "disease of kings"...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/is-your-diet-rich-enough-to-get-gout
  • Plant-Based Nutrition for Kids

    Adopting a plant-based diet for your family can be one of the best decisions that you can make for your child's health and wellbeing. The time and effort you invest in educating, planning and providing nutritious foods for your children will help...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/plant-based-nutrition-for-kids
  • Today's Children Not Expected to Outlive Their Parents

    Losing a child is every parent's worst fear. No one would argue that nurturing and protecting our children to the best of our ability should be one of our highest priorities. We make sure our children get enough sleep, do their homework, brush their...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/today-s-children-not-expected-to-outlive-their-parents
  • Phytic Acid in Grains? No Problem!

    One of the concerns we hear about eating grains and legumes from the low-carb, high-protein advocates is that grains/nuts/legumes contain a compound called "Inositol hexaphosphate (IP-6)" or better known as the anti-nutrient phytic acid or phytate....

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/phytic-acid-in-grains-no-problem
  • Is Olive Oil Really "Heart Healthy?"

    Olive oil is as American as baseball and apple pie. Its monounsaturated omega-3's have long been touted for being "heart healthy." But if olive oil ready did protect our hearts from heart disease, then why do one out of every three Americans die from...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/is-olive-oil-really-heart-healthy
  • Baxter Montgomery, MD

    Doctor Baxter Montgomery, Board Certified Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist, knows how to use all of the most advanced tools in the world to treat heart disease, but has found that prevention through eating a healthy plant based diet is the...

    https://www.drcarney.com/resources/people-of-interest/baxter-montgomery-md
  • What are the health consequences for children who consume the Standard American Diet (SAD)?

    It's been predicted that today's children will be the first generation whose life expectancy is shorter than that of their parents . This can be largely attributed to the diet we feed our children . Busy schedules and inaccurate nutritional information...

    https://www.drcarney.com/faq/children-s-health-questions/what-are-the-health-consequences-for-children-who-consume-the-standard-american-diet-sad
  • The McDougall 10-day Live-in Program

    In a 10-day program, Dr. McDougall and his team assist their patients in regaining their health. Within just a few days, many see a significant improvement in their diseases and are attributed to a nutritious diet, exercise and improving daily habits....

    https://www.drcarney.com/resources/live-in-programs/the-mcdougall-10-day-live-in-program

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