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Veggies Are Good for Blood Pressure.

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A review of health and dietary data concerning 10,660 middleaged men found that a greater intake of vegetables (especially raw vegetables) is associated with a lower risk for hypertension.

British Journal of Nutrition, May 2020

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Omega-3s May Protect Against Alcohol/Substance Abuse.

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Healthy omega-3 fatty acid serum levels are associated with better cardiovascular health and cognitive function, as well as reduced inflammation. In a recent article published in the journal Current Pharmaceutical Design, the authors speculate that improving omega-3 fatty acid levels during childhood and adolescence may reduce impulsivity and reward sensitivity, potentially lowering the risk for developing substance and alcohol abuse disorders.

Current Pharmaceutical Design, April 2020

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Low-Fiber Diet May Increase Asthma Risk.

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Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers have identified an association between low fiber intake and an elevated risk for asthma-related symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and excess phlegm production.

Annals of the American Thoracic Society, May 2020

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Eat More Fiber!

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Using data from the NutriNet-Santé study, researchers report that higher dietary fiber intake is associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 2020

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Food Choices May Affect Liver Cancer Risk.

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A diet low in fruits, leafy vegetables, and fish may be associated with an increased risk for hepatocellular carcinoma.

PLOS One, April 2020

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