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Western Diets Promote Alzheimer’s Disease

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The number of Americans who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease is increasing at an alarming rate. Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develop Alzheimer's disease . Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. This neurodegenerative disease destroy...
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Milk May Raise Mortality Risk

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An increase in mortality risk is associated with frequent consumption of milk, according to a 2014 study published in the British Medical Journal . A team of Swedish researchers analyzed the diets of more than 100,000 men and women recruited from 3 counties in Central Sweden and estimated the mortality hazard ratios of all the subjects that partici...
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Sugared Beverages Increase Metabolic Syndrome Risk

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​More than 75 billion dollars worth of soda  is purchased yearly. Sugar-sweetened drinks not only drain the pockets of millions of Americans, but these beverages are a drain on the health of the nation as well. Heavy consumption of sugary beverages, such as soft drinks, fruit drinks, vitamin water drinks, and energy drinks, has been ...
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Decrease Kidney Failure Risk with Whole Plant Foods

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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 cause of deaths in the world. In the United States, chronic kidney disease is the 9th leading ...
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3 Health Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

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Many health benefits are associated with eating whole food, plant-based, oil free diets. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics , " appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropr...
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Reduce Cataract Risk With Dietary Antioxidants

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From 2000 to 2010, the number of cataract cases in the United States rose from  20.5 million to 24.4 million . The National Eye Institute estimates the number of people with cataracts will double from 24.4 million in 2010 to 50 million by 2050 . Cataracts are cloudy patches that develops in the lens of the eye, causing blurred vision. Thi...
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Cardiovascular Disease Risk Increased by Red Meat

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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

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​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

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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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