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Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Risk for Prostate Cancer.

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The Mediterranean diet is characterized by the consumption of vegetables, fruit, fish, lean meats, nuts, whole grains, and olive oil. An analysis of data that involved 733 men with prostate cancer and 1,229 healthy men revealed that those who most closely followed the Mediterranean diet had a lower risk for being diagnosed with prostate cancer with aggressive and extensive tumors. Lead investigator Dr. Beatriz Pérez-Gómez notes, “This study adds important evidence to the scarce information regarding the association of diet ...

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Eat More Fruits & Veggies!

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Adults who consume at least seven servings of fruits and vegetables per day are less likely to be overweight or obese than men and women who eat six or fewer servings of produce each day.
Obesity Science & Practice, December 2017

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Many Babies in the US Start Solid Foods Too Soon.

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Researchers analyzed the food intake of nearly 1,500 babies in the United States and found that about 16% of parents fed their child complementary foods before the age of four months, and about 38% provided their son or daughter solids or other drinks by five months of age. Lead investigator Dr. Chloe Barrera warns, “Introducing babies to complementary foods too early can cause them to miss out on important nutrients that come from breast milk and infant formula.”
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Eating More Fruits and Veggies Is Good for Your Teeth!

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Japanese researchers evaluated the teeth of over 6,500 elderly men and women and found an association between greater fruit and vegetable consumption and better oral health.
Nutrients, December 2017

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Drinking Soda During Pregnancy May Boost Odds of Asthma in Kids.

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Children are more likely to develop asthma if their moms consumed sugary drinks during their pregnancy. An analysis of data on 1,068 mother-child pairs from a long-term study revealed that expectant mothers who drink two or more sugary beverages per day are up to 63% more likely to have a son or daughter with asthma than women who refrain from such beverages.
Annals of the American Thoracic Society, December 2017

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