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Plants and Breast Cancer

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Consider a plant-forward diet to help reduce your risk of breast cancer. That's the finding from a new French research study, presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition.

For the study, more than 65,000 French female participants (average age 53) completed nutritional questionnaires in 1993 and again in 2005.

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Prediabetes

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Currently, more than 1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And you may not even know you have it unless you've been tested.

Just what is it? A serious health condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

Nutrition News: Better Nutrition, Better Hearing

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It may surprise you to know that research shows your diet can affect your susceptibility to hearing loss.

A study looking at the relationship between diet, tinnitus and hearing difficulties was published in the March/April issue of Ear and Hearing journal. Researchers looked at 34,576 U.K. adults between the ages of 40 and 69. Dietary ...Read more

Nutrition News: Heart-Healthy Mediterranean

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Heart-Healthy Mediterranean

I know I've written about this healthy way of eating before, but here's another reason to consider the Mediterranean pattern of eating. In a brand-new study (published in May 2022), researchers at the Reina Sofia University Hospital in Cordoba, Spain, looked at which diet was best for your heart after you've been ...Read more

Nutrition News: Lowering Your Blood Pressure

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A few healthy lifestyle changes can make a big difference in your blood pressure numbers, according to a study of 14,000 Chinese individuals. Researchers followed the individuals for up to 10 years and found that those who made healthy changes in their lifestyle had a significantly lower risk of death.

Just what are those healthy lifestyle ...Read more

Nutrition News: Labels for Processed Foods

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Ultra-processed foods seem to be the new thing to avoid, but in reality, the label may not correctly classify some foods.

This system of categorizing food as unprocessed, processed culinary ingredients, processed foods and ultra-processed foods came from a group of Brazilian researchers. They designed a system to categorize foods according to ...Read more

Mediterranean Diet Pattern for Health

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If you're looking for a healthy way to eat, look no further than the Mediterranean Diet. It's healthy, environmentally friendly, flexible and perhaps the most healthful way to eat.

May just happens to be International Mediterranean Diet Month, a great time to investigate the health benefits of the Mediterranean way of eating. It's the ...Read more

Nutrition News: Protein For Older Adults

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Protein For Older Adults

Can protein help you stay independent as you age?

Protein is known to slow the loss of muscle mass. Having enough muscle mass can help preserve the ability to perform daily activities and prevent disability. Older adults tend to have a lower protein intake than younger adults due to poorer health, reduced physical ...Read more

Lowering Your Sodium Intake

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Most of us eat too much salt. We may not use the salt shaker, but we eat out too often and we eat too many processed and packaged foods.

Three slices of bread or one teaspoon of table salt gives us all we need for a day. More than 90% of Americans consume too much sodium, which can lead to high blood pressure, hypertension and increased risk of...Read more

Supplements and Kids

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You may want to check your kids' backpacks. If he or she is a middle-school athlete, you might find some supplements instead of healthy snacks.

In a recent investigation into the prevalence of dietary supplement and sports food use in male and female middle-school-aged runners, researchers found that almost half the study participants used ...Read more

Nutrition News: Waste Not

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With the cost of food rising, it's more important than ever to waste less of the food we purchase. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as much as 40% of our food supply ends up in the trash or compost bin. More than a third of that stems from wasteful kitchen habits, says the USDA.

We all are guilty of buying food that just hangs ...Read more

Less Sodium, More Potassium

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Here's more proof that skipping the saltshaker and processed foods with high sodium, along with adding potassium-rich foods, can lessen your risk for a heart attack.

In a large-scale study of more than 10,000 adults with accurate sodium measurements from individuals, researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health reaffirmed that ...Read more

Spring Cleaning Your Diet

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Living in the Midwest with its range of seasons, I have the annual task of switching my closet from the current sweaters and turtlenecks (surprisingly, black and gray) to the lighter, brighter T-shirts and skirts.

It's also a great time to spring clean your diet by rethinking old eating habits, making healthy food swaps and rethinking food ...Read more

 

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