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Cardiovascular Disease Risk Increased by Red Meat

Heart Disease Risk Increase
Consuming animal-based foods containing L-carnitine promotes the development of cardiovascular diseases , such as atherosclerosis, stroke, and myocardial infarction. L-carnitine is a nutrient that helps to transport fatty acids to the mitochondria, the energy-producing furnaces in the cells, for use as fuel. However, the human body can al...
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Improve Brain Function by Eating Plants

Brains Function Best on Plant Foods
Eating fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables can dramatically improve brain function and reduce the risk of suffering from dementia. These were the findings of a 2017 study published in the journal of Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. A team of Chinese researchers studied the dietary data of 31,004 subjects and compared the cognitive...
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Three Colorectal Cancer Fighting Foods

Colorectal Cancer Illustration
​One out of every twenty one men and one out of every twenty three women will get colorectal cancer at some point in their lives. In 2012, nearly 1.4 million cases of colorectal cancer were recorded globally. Over 130,000 persons are expected to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2017, and more than 50,000 men and women will die from the diseas...
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Reduce Stroke Risk With Fruits and Vegetables

Stop Brain Attack (Strokes)
Every four minutes, someone dies of stroke. Isn't that sad? Stroke, also called brain attack, is one of the major causes of long-term disability and death worldwide. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States , killing about 140,000 people every year. Pu...
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Alcohol Helps Fuel Pancreatitis Risk

Wine Glass With Fire in Background
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 in ten Americans are regular consumers of alcoholic drinks. Despite the claim by the alcohol ind...
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Dairy Increases Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

Female Doctor With Parkinson's Sign
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 disease promoting foods people put in their ...
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Beat Type 2 Diabetes With These 3 Foods

Three Doors With Question Marks
According to a 2017 report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 30.3 million Americans are living with diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic, life-threatening disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin, resulting in abnormal metabolism of sugars and elevated blood glucos...
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Prostate Cancer Linked to Western Diet

Prostate Cancer Sign in Doctors Hands
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in US men. 1 out of every 7 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime, and 1 in 39 American men will die from prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in American men. An estimated 26,730 men are expected to die from prosta...
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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Risk and Meat Intake

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
According to the National Cancer Institute , approximately 2.1 percent of men and women in the United States will be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at some point during their lifetime. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that originates in white blood cells known as lymphocytes. The lymphocytes are an essential component of the immune s...
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Eating Dietary Flavonoids Reduces Parkinson's Risk

Skull and Brain Missing Puzzle Piece
You have possibly heard this before: Eat more flavonoids . But why are dietary flavonoids beneficial? Dietary flavonoids, found mainly in legumes, vegetables and fruits, such as colorful leafy greens, blueberries, peppers, onions, citrus fruits, squashes, onions, apples, bananas, kidney beans, fava beans, and...
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