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Associations between plant-based dietary patterns and risks of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality - a systematic review and meta-analysis

Opting for a plant-based diet may help reduce the incidence and mortality rates of cancer, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

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  • 2023
  • Yeli Wang, Binkai Liu, Han Han, Yang Hu, Lu Zhu, Eric B Rimm, Frank B Hu, Qi Sun
  • Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA. CAS Key Laboratory of Nutrition, Metabolism and Food Safety, Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China. Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA. qisun@hsph.harvard.edu. Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. qisun@hsph.harvard.edu. Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. qisun@hsph.harvard.edu. #Contributed equally.
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Genetically, Dietary Sodium Intake Is Causally Associated with Salt-Sensitive Hypertension Risk in a Community-Based Cohort Study: a Mendelian Randomization Approach

Preference for salty foods may make an individual highly likely to become hypertensive.

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  • 2020
  • Seongmun Jeong, Jae-Yoon Kim, Youngbum Cho, Sang Baek Koh, Namshin Kim, Jung Ran Choi
  • Genome Editing Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Daejeon, South Korea. Department of Bioinformatics, KRIBB School of Bioscience, Korea University of Science and Technology (UST), Daejeon, South Korea. Department of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, South Korea. Institute of Genomic Cohort, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, South Korea. Genome Editing Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Daejeon, South Korea. n@rna.kr. Department of Bioinformatics, KRIBB School of Bioscience, Korea University of Science and Technology (UST), Daejeon, South Korea. n@rna.kr. Institute of Genomic Cohort, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, South Korea. christinae@yonsei.ac.kr.
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Vegetarian diets and the risk of gastrointestinal cancers: a meta-analysis of observational studies

Sticking to a vegetarian diet may help thwart the development of cancer in the gastro-intestinal tract, including colorectal and gastric (stomach) cancer.

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  • 2023
  • Tongtong Bai, Juanjuan Peng, Xinqi Zhu, Chengyu Wu
  • School of Chinese Medicine & School of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. School of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina & School of Regimen and Rehabilitation, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. School of Foreign Studies, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.
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A causal relationship between alcohol intake and type 2 diabetes mellitus: A two-sample Mendelian randomization study

Heavy alcohol intake may lead to the development of type 2 diabetes in men and women.

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  • 2022
  • Meiling Liu, Sunmin Park
  • Department of Food and Nutrition, Obesity/Diabetes Research Center, Hoseo University, Asan, 31499, Republic of Korea. Department of Food and Nutrition, Obesity/Diabetes Research Center, Hoseo University, Asan, 31499, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: smpark@hoseo.edu.
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Ultra-processed food intake and risk of depression: a systematic review

The odds of suffering from depression may be stacked against consumers of ultra-processed foods.

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  • 2023
  • Ying-Rui Tian, Chun-Yan Deng, He-Chuan Xie, Qian-Jing Long, Yuan Yao, Yan Deng, Hao Zhao, Yong Li, Hui Liu, Lun Xiao
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of Jiulongpo District. Institute of School of Public Health, Lanzhou University.
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Vegetable Protein Intake was Inversely Associated with Cardiovascular Mortality in a 15-Year Follow-Up Study of the General Japanese Population

Consistent consumption of proteins from vegetables may help reduce the mortality from cardiovascular disease.

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  • 2019
  • Ayako Kurihara, Tomonori Okamura, Daisuke Sugiyama, Aya Higashiyama, Makoto Watanabe, Nagako Okuda, Aya Kadota, Naoko Miyagawa, Akira Fujiyoshi, Katsushi Yoshita, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Akira Okayama, Katsuyuki Miura, Hirotsugu Ueshima
  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Keio University School of Medicine. Department of Preventive Cardiology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center. Department of Health and Nutrition, University of Human Arts and Sciences. Department of Public Health, Shiga University of Medical Science. Center for Epidemiologic Research in Asia, Shiga University of Medical Science. Department of Food and Nutrition, Osaka City University. Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Teikyo University. Research Institute of Strategy for Prevention.
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The association between physical activity and renal cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis

Engaging in physical activity regularly may help knock down renal (kidney) cancer risk in men and women.

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A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study of Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Benign Laryngeal Disease in Korean Adults

Consuming alcohol more than 4 times per week can edge an individual closer to a diagnosis of benign laryngeal disease.

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  • 2016
  • Haewon Byeon
  • Department of Speech Language Pathology & Audiology, Nambu University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea; Speech-Language Pathology Center, Nambu University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: byeon@nambu.ac.kr.
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Association of Vegetarian and Vegan Diets with Cardiovascular Health: An Umbrella Review of Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies and Randomized Trials

Eating of healthy plant foods may have a positive impact on cardiovascular health and combat the development and mortality from ischemic stroke, cardiovascular, and ischemic heart disease (IHD).

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  • 2023
  • Honoria Ocagli, Giacomo Berti, Davide Rango, Federica Norbiato, Maria Vittoria Chiaruttini, Giulia Lorenzoni, Dario Gregori
  • Unit of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Public Health, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences, and Public Health, University of Padova, via Loredan 18, 35121 Padova, Italy.
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Genetically determined alcohol consumption and cancer risk in Korea

Avid consumption of alcohol may bump up an individual's risk of developing cancer of the liver and rectum.

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Smoking Doubles the Mortality Risk in COVID-19: A Meta-Analysis of Recent Reports and Potential Mechanisms

Smokers are liable to die from COVID-19 infection.

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The association between ultra-processed food consumption and chronic insomnia in the NutriNet-Santé Study

Fans of ultra-processed foods may have a high tendency to suffer from chronic insomnia.

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  • 2024
  • Pauline Duquenne, Julia Capperella, Léopold K Fezeu, Bernard Srour, Giada Benasi, Serge Hercberg, Mathilde Touvier, Valentina A Andreeva, Marie-Pierre St-Onge
  • Sorbonne Paris Nord University and Paris Cité University, INSERM, INRAE, CNAM, Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team (EREN), Center for Research in Epidemiology and Statistics (CRESS), Bobigny, France. Electronic address: p.duquenne@eren.smbh.univ-paris13.fr. Sorbonne Paris Nord University and Paris Cité University, INSERM, INRAE, CNAM, Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team (EREN), Center for Research in Epidemiology and Statistics (CRESS), Bobigny, France. Division of General Medicine and Center of Excellence for Sleep & Circadian Research, Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, NY. Sorbonne Paris Nord University and Paris Cité University, INSERM, INRAE, CNAM, Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team (EREN), Center for Research in Epidemiology and Statistics (CRESS), Bobigny, France; Division of General Medicine and Center of Excellence for Sleep & Circadian Research, Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, NY. Division of General Medicine and Center of Excellence for Sleep & Circadian Research, Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, NY. Electronic address: ms2554@cumc.columbia.edu.
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