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Soft Drinks Linked to Obesity and Tooth Wear.

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A review of data concerning 3,541 American adults revealed an association between sugary beverage consumption and both obesity and tooth wear. Researchers Dr. Saoirse O’Toole writes, “This is an important message for [individuals] who are consuming calories through acidic sugar sweetened drinks. These drinks may be doing damage to their body and their teeth. There is also an important message for dentists. We should be asking our patients who are obese and have tooth wear what calories they are drinking ...

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Sweetened Beverages Can Stiffen the Arteries.

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An analysis of data from the Brisighella Heart Study has identified an association between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and increased arterial stiffness. Past research has linked hardening of the arteries with an elevated risk for poor cardiovascular outcomes.

Nutrients, November 2019

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High-Fiber Diet Linked to Lower Heart Risk Among Diabetes Patients.

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Past research has shown that type 2 diabetics with high blood pressure have an elevated risk for heart disease. A new study that involved 200 hypertensive type 2 diabetics revealed that those who consumed a high-fiber diet for six months experienced improvements with respect to their cholesterol and blood lipid levels, systolic blood pressure, and blood glucose readings.

American College of Cardiology, October 2019

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Mediterranean Diet May Protect Hearing.

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The Mediterranean diet focuses on eating fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, olive oil, and whole grains, while avoiding red and processed meats, dairy, saturated fats, and refined sugars. An analysis of data concerning 3,135 older women found that those who most closely followed a Mediterranean-style diet were less likely to experience high-frequency hearing loss during the following six years.

American Journal of Epidemiology, October 2019

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Vitamins C and E May Protect the Liver.

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs when fat accumulates in the liver from causes other than excessive alcohol consumption, and it can increase the risk for cirrhosis, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. Among a group of 789 adults in their late 50s, researchers observed that those with a higher dietary intake of both vitamin C and vitamin E were significantly less likely to develop NAFLD than participants with a diet low in vitamins C ...

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