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  • Dr. Carney Speaking at Plant Fit Summit

    We are pleased to have had Dr. Carney invited as a speaker for the Plant Fit Summit. We are equally pleased to invite you to participate in the Plant Fit Summit running from August 31st to September 9th, 2019. Dr. Carney is one of the many great...

    https://www.drcarney.com/events/dr-carney-speaking-at-plant-fit-summit
  • Human Genes Can Be Turned On and Off by Diet

    Heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, cancer; it runs in your family, so you are doomed to get these diseases as well, right? That's what scientists once believed, but intriguing new evidence offers us hope. Dr. John McDougall explains that scientists...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/science-inspired/human-genes-can-be-turned-on-and-off-by-diet
  • Calculate Your Healthy Eating Score

    A few years ago, a healthy eating index was created that measured the percentage of dietary calories that comes from phytochemicals in whole plant foods. According to the latest data representing the standard American diet, the typical American scores a...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/calculate-your-healthy-eating-score
  • Who's Influencing Your Children?

    As a parent, you make many choices throughout the day concerning the health and safety of your children. Adequate sleep, proper dental hygiene, and getting enough fresh air and exercise are just a few of the many good habits you instill in your...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/who-s-influencing-your-children
  • Processed red meat intake and risk of COPD: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.

    ​Regular consumers of processed meats may be at increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The purpose of this study was to analyze data extracted from previously published studies that examined the relationship between...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/lifestyle-choices/animal-products/flesh/processed-meats/processed-red-meat-intake-and-risk-of-copd-a-systematic-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis-of-prospective-cohort-studies
  • Ultra-Processed Food Consumption and the Incidence of Hypertension in a Mediterranean Cohort: The Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra Project.

    ​Consuming generous portions of ultra-processed foods may accelerate the onset of hypertension. This study investigated the link between the intake of ultra-processed food and the odds of having hypertension. With the aid of validated food frequency...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/disease-conditions/hypertension/ultra-processed-food-consumption-and-the-incidence-of-hypertension-in-a-mediterranean-cohort-the-seguimiento-universidad-de-navarra-project
  • Tobacco smoking and the risk of sudden cardiac death: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies.

    ​Cigarette smokers may have a high probability of suffering from sudden cardiac deaths. The objective of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis on prospective studies that investigated the relationship between cigarette smoking and the risk of...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/disease-conditions/cardiovascular-disease/tobacco-smoking-and-the-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-death-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
  • Tobacco smoking and the risk of diverticular disease - a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies.

    ​A surge in the risk of diverticular disease together with its complications is associated with cigarette smoking. This study assessed how cigarette smoking affects the risk of developing diverticular disease and complications related to this disorder....

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/disease-conditions/diverticular-disease/tobacco-smoking-and-the-risk-of-diverticular-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
  • Sugary Beverages and Rising Stroke Risk

    Every 40 seconds, a person suffers from a stroke and every 4 minutes, someone dies from a stroke in the United States. Stroke is the number one cause of long-term disability and the number five cause of deaths in the US, killing more than one hundred...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/condition-related/sugary-beverages-and-rising-stroke-risk
  • Three Diseases Linked to Milk Consumption

    Milk is one of the most popular drinks of choice among Americans. In fact, the average American consumed about 20.4 gallons of milk in 2010. Unfortunately, cow's milk is not well designed for humans; in reality, it is baby calf growth fluid intended to...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/condition-related/three-diseases-linked-to-milk-consumption
  • Salty Foods Boost Cardiovascular Disease Risk

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO) , cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally. In 2015, an estimated 17.7 million people died from various types of cardiovascular disorders worldwide. Cardiovascular diseases kill...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/condition-related/salty-foods-boost-cardiovascular-disease-risk
  • Sugary Beverages Increase Hypertension Risk

    Americans love sugar-sweetened beverages, and too many of them (Americans) consume far too much of them (sugary beverages). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that approximately 30% of American adults drank sugar-sweetened...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/condition-related/sugary-beverages-increase-hypertension-risk
  • Is dietary nitrate/nitrite exposure a risk factor for development of thyroid abnormality? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

    ​Frequent consumption of nitrite-containing foods may increase the risk of developing thyroid cancer. This meta-analysis evaluated the association between high dietary exposure to nitrates and nitrites and the odds of developing thyroid abnormalities,...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/disease-conditions/cancer/is-dietary-nitrate-nitrite-exposure-a-risk-factor-for-development-of-thyroid-abnormality-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
  • Whole-Grain Intake and Mortality from All Causes, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer: A Systematic Review and Dose-Response Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies.

    ​A decline in total, cancer, and cardiovascular mortality risk is associated with frequent consumption of generous portions of whole grains. This study assessed the relationship between whole grain intake and total, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/disease-conditions/cardiovascular-disease/whole-grain-intake-and-mortality-from-all-causes-cardiovascular-disease-and-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis-of-prospective-cohort-studies
  • Decrease Kidney Failure Risk with Whole Plant Foods

    The dietary and other lifestyle choices we make have an effect on almost every aspect of our health. Kidney health is no exception. The findings of the 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study revealed that Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is the 27th leading...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/condition-related/decrease-kidney-failure-risk-with-whole-plant-foods
  • Dairy Increases Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

    The dairy industry wrongly tells us, through massive marketing campaigns, that dairy products are some of the healthiest, and most nutritious foods. However, evidence from various scientific studies have shown that dairy products can be among the most...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/condition-related/dairy-increases-risk-for-parkinson-s-disease
  • Fatty Foods May Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk

    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...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/condition-related/fatty-foods-may-increase-pancreatic-cancer-risk
  • Sugary Beverages Add to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    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...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/science-inspired/sugary-beverages-add-to-type-2-diabetes-risk
  • High-fiber Diets Best for Avoiding 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,...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/science-inspired/high-fiber-diets-best-for-avoiding-osteoarthritis
  • Carbophobia

    Carbophobia as defined in the Urban Dictionary is “An irrational fear of element 6 of the periodic table (aka carbon), from which all organic life is based. …Currently a source of great hysteria. Carbophobia has reached such levels it’s become its own...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/food-matters/carbophobia

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