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Diabetes Rates Increasing

The number of adults with diagnosed diabetes has increased 69 percent over 20 years, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Researchers
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Vegetarians and Vegans Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Vegetarian and vegan diets lower the risk of heart disease, according to a study published in Public Health Nutrition. Researchers tracked the dietary habits of 592 ...
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A High-Fat Diet Increases Risk of Breast Cancer

Women who eat diets high in fat and saturated fat increase their risk of developing breast cancer, according to a study published by the National ...
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Red meat, particularly processed red meat raises risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus

An Pan and Frank B Hu states in the journal Future Medicine: "In summary, there is convincing evidence that higher red meat consumption is related to ...
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Added sugar linked to cardiovascular disease death

Sunday March 3, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that consumption of added sugar can increase the risk of dying ...
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Meat-Eating is a Risk Factor for Developing Diabetes

Vegetarian diets support a healthy blood pressure, according to a review published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers identified 39 studies which analyzed the dietary choices ...
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Even Modest Amounts of Meat Increase Risk for Diabetes

Vegetarians are less likely to have diabetes, compared with nonvegetarians, according to a new study from Taiwan. Among 4,384 Buddhists, the women and men who ...
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Study examines probiotic use in preventing gastrointestinal disorders in infants (PR)

Contact: Flavia Indriof.indrio@neonatologia.uniba.itThe JAMA Network Journals  Study examines probiotic use in preventing gastrointestinal disorders in infants Giving an infant a probiotic during the first three months of ...
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Melatonin may slow tumor growth in certain breast cancers (PR)

Editor's note: Melatonin is available as a dietary supplement....
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High folic acid promotes growth of breast cancer in rats (PR)

Contact: Leslie Shepherdshepherdl@smh.ca416-864-6094St. Michael's Hospital  Large amounts of folic acid shown to promote growth of breast cancer in rats Role of folate in development, progression of breast ...
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