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The Food Safety Risk of Organic versus Conventional
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The stated principles of organic agriculture are “health, ecology, fairness, and care,” but if you ask people why they buy organic, the strongest predictor is concern for their own health. People appear to spend more for organic foods for selfish reasons, rather than altruistic motives. Although organic foods may not have more nutrients per dollar […]

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Reversal of Chronic Disease Risk Even Late in Life
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A hundred years ago, the New York Times reported on a rather sophisticated study for the time: 4,600 cases of cancer appearing over a seven year period, suggesting that the increased consumption of animal foods was to blame. A century later, the latest review on the subjects concluded that mortality from all causes put together, […]

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How to Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Half
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One of my favorite cancer-specific charities, the American Institute for Cancer Research, lauds the China Study and the documentary Forks Over Knives, with which they share the same bottom-line message: The healthiest diets are those that revolve around whole plant foods. They then translate that advice into their Ten Recommendations for Cancer Prevention, featured in my video […]

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How to Eliminate 90 Percent of Heart Disease Risk
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Medical myths and dogmas die hard. Researchers creating a new body of knowledge for prevention and control of heart disease had to disprove a bunch of doozies. For example, we used to think that heart disease, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure were just inevitable consequences of aging. All these are now bygone notions, refuted […]

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The #1 Dietary Risk Factor is Not Eating Enough Fruit
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The Global Burden of Disease Study published in 2012, is the most comprehensive and systematic analysis of causes of death undertaken to date, involving nearly 500 researchers from more than 300 institutions in 50 countries, and starting with almost 100,000 data sources. What did the researchers find? Here in the U.S., they determined that our […]

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Eliminate Most of Your Chronic Disease Risk in Four Steps
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In 1903, Thomas Edison predicted that the doctor of the future will give no medicine, but instead “instruct his patient in the care of the human frame in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” A hundred and one years later, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine was born. Lifestyle docs like myself […]

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Three Brands of Nutritional Yeast Contain Detectable Lead Levels But the Risk is Minimal
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Note from Dr. Greger: In short, we found detectable amounts of lead in samples of Frontier, KAL, and Whole Foods brand nutritional yeast, but the lead levels were so low that they all comply with the exceedingly (and justifiably) strict California Prop 65 standards. Still, I advise pregnant women who eat more than a third […]

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Dioxins Stored in Our Own Fat May Increase Diabetes Risk
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Finding higher diabetes rates among those heavily exposed to toxic pollutants—such as those exposed to Agent Orange, chemical plant explosions, toxic waste dumps, or heavy metals in fish from the Great Lakes—is one thing. Would the same link be found in a random sampling of the general population? Yes. A strong dose-dependent relationship was found […]

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Diet or exercise, what cuts diabetes risk? – Sierra Leone Times
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Though people often think of the benefits from exercise, calorie restriction and weight loss as interchangeable, they may all actually offer distinct and cumulative benefits when it comes to managing Type–2 diabetes risk, says new research. "On the …

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7 Natural Foods That Will Reduce Your Risk Of Cancer
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Soy products such as soy milk and soy beans are very valuable anti–cancer foods. They are rich in phytonutrients (such as isoflavones) which inhibit angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels) thereby impairing tumour growth. Bile acids produced by …

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Diet may affect risk of prostate cancer
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Studies from Harvard, Marion Anderson Cancer Center, and WebMD suggest that coffee, green tea and red wine have some health benefits for men who are at risk or currently have prostate cancer. They have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that …

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Nut consumption and risk of colorectal cancer in women
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However, nuts are rich sources of unsaturated fatty acids, fibers, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that may provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic properties. Indeed, intervention studies have demonstrated beneficial effects …

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Vitamin Supplements Can Increase Risk of Cancer
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"We are not sure why this is happening at the molecular level but evidence shows that people who take more dietary supplements than needed tend to have a higher risk of developing cancer," said lead researcher Tim Byers from the University of Colorado …

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What people need to know about diabetes risk factors
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On the bright side, cutting-edge research has uncovered strategies for avoiding, controlling and even reversing diabetes. “It's tempting to think that … A recent study by Dr. King and his Joslin colleagues has shown insulin sensitivity, glucose …

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Warning: Too Many Dietary Supplements May Increase Cancer Risk
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Then study experts shifted their focus to over-the-counter supplements, assuming that consuming extra vitamins and minerals would also produce anti–cancer benefits. First came the testing on animals and the results were encouraging. Scientists then …

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Can a 'diet swap' lower colon cancer risk?
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In particular, African Americans experienced an increase in butyrate production, which is thought to play a key role in anti–cancer pathways. The researchers also noted they removed intestinal polyps from nine of the African-American volunteers, but …

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President's Prescription: Is weight loss surgery worth the risk?
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A benefit is that there is no doubt that gastric bypass is an effective tool for many to lose weight. And, since 55 percent of diabetics are also obese, the surgery's potential for reversing type 2 diabetes is noteworthy, especially since the risk of …

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Doctors theorize diet can greatly affect cancer risk
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On March 12, he led a discussion on anti–cancer nutrition at Desert Vista Community Center. So, how is the average American doing when it comes to staying away from foods that can cause cancers? “We don't do well,” Lawenda said. “Basically, if I could …

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How To Reduce Your Cancer Risk Through The Foods You Eat
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According to Dr. David Khayat, we can reduce that risk with the foods we eat. Dr. Khayat has spent his more than 30 years researching and treating cancer, and now he's turned his focus to prevention. His book, “The Anti–Cancer Diet,” looks at how our …

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Bowel cancer risk may be reduced by rural African diet …
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Tests on subjects who swapped a fatty, meat-heavy diet for foods rich in beans and vegetables found a drop in biological markers for cancer in just two weeks. … On the rural African high-fibre diet, gut microbes produced more butyrate, a chemical that has anti-cancer properties. Meanwhile, on the high-fat western diet, the microbes produced […]

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