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High-Fiber Diet Lowers Risk for Arthritis

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A fiber-rich diet lowers the risk for knee osteoarthritis, according to findings published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Researchers reviewed and compared x-ray evidence and arthritic symptom reports with fiber intake and lifestyle data from Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) and the Framingham Offspring cohort study. Those who consumed the highest amounts of fiber from the OAI and Framingham studies…

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How to Prevent Blood Sugar & Triglyceride Spikes after Meals

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Within hours of eating an unhealthy meal, we can get a spike in inflammation, crippling our artery function, thickening our blood, and causing a fight-or-flight nerve response. But there are foods we can eat at every meal to counter this reaction. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Mushrooms Reduce Breast Cancer by 64%

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The ancient Egyptians believed eating mushrooms brought long life. While their scientific method was not entirely sound by modern standards, scientists today are investigating the medicinal properties of mushrooms and beginning to see fascinating results. Researchers from the University of Western Australia in Perth conducted a study of 2,000 Chinese women. (About half had suffered from breast cancer.) The scientists reviewed…

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Plant-Based Diet Best for Heart Disease and Obesity

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A whole-food, plant-based diet is best for reducing weight and cholesterol, according to a study published this week in Nutrition & Diabetes. Researchers tracked weight and cholesterol levels for 65 overweight participants who also had at least one other metabolic condition (e.g., heart disease, type 2 diabetes) and randomized half into a low-fat, vegan dietary intervention group with no calorie…

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