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High-fiber Diets Best for Avoiding Osteoarthritis

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, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Osteoarthritis is a progressive degenerative disease cause by...

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How Effective are Antidepressants?

How Effective are Antidepressants?

Depression is a serious and complex condition that can have well over 100 different causes. It is estimated that 350 million people worldwide suffer from different levels of depressive thoughts, feelings of hopelessness and anxiety. Depression can be classified into three different categories; mild, moderate and severe with varied duration. Major depression is more common...

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Statins Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Statins Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Is your cholesterol on the high side? Then, there is a great chance that your physician will want to place you on statins. “Statins”, known scientifically as HMG CoA inhibitors, are a class of drugs that reduce the concentration of cholesterol in the blood. Some examples of typical statins include Simvastatin (Zocor), Pitavastatin (Livalo), Rosuvastatin...

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Curb Obesity and Heart Disease Risk With BROAD Measures

Curb Obesity and Heart Disease Risk With BROAD Measures

Elevated plasma cholesterol levels are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Likewise, lifestyle and dietary choices, such as adopting a Whole-food plant-based diet (WFPB) diet has been shown to effectively reduce elevated cholesterol levels. By promoting the consumption of natural, unrefined plant foods, WFPB diets help keep cholesterol numbers, and other vital biomarkers, within desirable ranges....

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Dairy Products Produce Excessive Estrogen

Dairy Products Produce Excessive Estrogen

The propaganda machinery of the food industry works overtime to convince us that we need milk to stay healthy, but the science actually reveals that milk is not a health food. According to Dr Michael Klaper, cow’s milk is baby calf growth fluid. Thus, it is loaded with fats, lactose (milk sugar), proteins (casein and...

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Processed Red Meat Increases Risk of Heart Failure

Processed Red Meat Increases Risk of Heart Failure

Unfortunately processed red meats are an integral part of the Standard American Diet. The United States is among the top meat-eating nations in the world. According to the US Department of Agriculture, the average American consumed more than 71.2 pounds of red meat (beef, veal, pork, and lamb) in 2012. About 22% of the red...

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Eat Fruit to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

Eat Fruit to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

It is no secret that consistent consumption of fruits comes with many health benefits, including slowing down of the aging process, and keeping the body in healthy shape. But if you think maintenance of good health and delaying of the aging process are the only health benefits associated with regular intake of fruits, then you...

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Statin Use Increases Cataract Risk

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If you walk into your doctor's office with a high cholesterol number, there is a great chance that you will walk out with a statin drug. Having an avalanche of cholesterol floating in your blood increases your risk of developing stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, skeletal muscle damage, coronary heart disease, and heart attacks. Statins ar...

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Why Some World Regions Have Low Incidence of Breast Cancer?

Why Some World Regions Have Low Incidence of Breast Cancer?

In 2012, approximately 1.7 million women in the world were told “you have breast cancer.” No one really enjoys receiving such heartbreaking news. This disease is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in women worldwide. According to 2013 data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Health Estimates, 508,000 women died from breast...

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Cruciferous Vegetables Reduce Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Cruciferous Vegetables Reduce Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Regular consumption of large servings of cruciferous vegetables lowers the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to a recent Chinese study. Increased intake of cruciferous vegetables was found to reduce pancreatic cancer odds ratio to 0.78 in this study. Cruciferous vegetables are a class of vegetables with cross-shaped flowers. Cabbage, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, turnips, watercress,...

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Eating Pickled Foods Increases Stomach Cancer Risk

Eating Pickled Foods Increases Stomach Cancer Risk

Pickled foods are foods that have been preserved in an acidic medium. Almost any food item can be pickled, including fruits, meat, and vegetables. The preservative medium used in processing most pickled foods usually contains vinegar, salt, nitrite, nitrate, and seasoning. Salt, nitrate, and nitrite have been linked with the development of stomach cancer. Pickled...

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Yes! Heart Disease Can be Reversed Using Diet!

Yes! Heart Disease Can be Reversed Using Diet!

If you or someone you love has heart disease, please watch and share this video. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Approximately 1.5 million people will suffer a heart attack this year. From these, approximately 1 million deaths will occur, resulting in one death every 30 seconds. Tragically, the majority of...

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