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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Benefit NAFLD Patients.

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition that occurs when fat accumulates in the liver from causes other than excessive alcohol consumption. A review of data from 22 randomized control trials revealed that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation can significantly reduce fat in the liver while also improving blood lipid levels.

Nutrients, September 2020

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Is Chocolate Heart Healthy?

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A review of data from six studies that included more than 336,000 participants found that eating one or more servings of chocolate per week could reduce the risk for heart disease by up to 10%.

European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, July 2020

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Certain Nutrients May Help Keep a Common Form of Vertigo at Bay.

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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is described as a spinning sensation that is usually triggered by changing one’s head position. In a recent study involving 900 BPPV patients, researchers found that taking a vitamin D and calcium supplement twice a day reduced the incidence of vertigo episodes by 24%.

Neurology, August 2020

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Foods That May Reduce Risk for Breast Cancer

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A systematic review of data from 48 published studies reported the following foods/vitamins/compounds are associated with a reduced breast cancer risk: vegetables, citrus fruit, mushrooms, calcium, folate, vitamin D, lignans, and carotenoids.

International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, July 2020

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Best Protein-Rich Vegetables?

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In addition to legumes, experts consider the following vegetables to be good sources for plant-based protein: watercress, alfalfa sprouts, spinach, Chinese cabbage, asparagus, mustard and collard greens, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and cauliflower.

Medical News Today, June 2020

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