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Study suggests organic food can reduce cancer risk

A study in France led by Julia Baudry looked at the diets of almost 70,000 adults in the mid 40s average and concluded that those eating organic food frequently have an overall lower risk of developing cancer such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma and postmenopausal breast cancer. The authors of the study hypothesize that a possible explanation for the [...]

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Alcohol Consumption Linked to Breast Cancer

In spite of many studies boosting the health benefits of red wine, which include lowering risk of heart disease and degenerative disease such as Alzheimer's, a study from ten European countries involving 348,850 female volunteers between age 35 and 70 year, followed up an average of 11 years linked alcohol consumption and an increased risk of breast cancer. The [...]

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A 30 Minute Walk Can Help Your Heart

Did you know that just 30 minutes of brisk walking five days a week can reduce risk of death from cardiovascular diseases? This is true especially for women younger than 70 years of age, says a new Argentinean study presented by Dr. Rosana Poggio, a cardiologist at the Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS) in Buenos Aires, [...]

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May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month

Did you know that uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke? Today 1 in 3 US adults (70 million) have high blood pressure and only a little over half (52%) of these people have it controlled. High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” as often has no warning [...]

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Peanuts May be Beneficial to Your Heart Health

  A large study suggests that eating peanuts as well as tree nuts is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Most of the studies linking health benefits of tree nuts were conducted among European descendent and population of high socioeconomic status. This new study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine indicates that men and women, primarily of [...]

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Know the Score of Your Favorite Fruit and Vegetable According to CDC Powerhouse

We all know that consuming vegetables and fruits are highly nutritious and great for our health because they provide us with a concentrated source of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Not long ago, a CDC study published at the Center of Disease Control’s Preventing Chronic Disease journal an article aimed to classify the fruits and vegetables that are super [...]

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Not All Fats are Equal, Choose the Good Ones

In spite of doctors and dietitians preaching so much about how cholesterol is bad for you, our body needs cholesterol. Cholesterol helps build your body’s cells and produces certain hormones. Cholesterol is not a fat, it is a wax-like, fatty substance. Therefore, cholesterol is not bad, actually it is a vital compound in your body. The problem is when [...]

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September is a National Cholesterol Education Month

Please take a few moment to study this important health issue. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is most likely that you know or will know someone that will develop CHD sometime during your life. People can prevent heart disease by lowering risk factors such as increasing exercise, reducing saturated [...]

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