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Veggies Are Heart Healthy for Women.

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Consuming vegetables can help older women keep their blood vessels healthy. In this study, researchers found that the carotid artery walls of women who ate the most vegetables were about 0.05 millimeter thinner than those who ate the fewest servings of veggies, suggesting a lower risk for heart disease. Lead researcher Dr. Lauren Blekkenhorst adds, “These findings reinforce the importance of adequate vegetable intake to reduce your risk of atherosclerosis [“hardening of the arteries”], heart attacks, and strokes.”
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Red Meat Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women.

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In this study, researchers reviewed data concerning more than 32,000 women in the United Kingdom and found that those who regularly ate red meat were more likely to develop distal colon cancer than the females in the study who did not eat red meat. Dr. Elena Ivanina, a gastroenterologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City notes, “Multiple studies have already highlighted that long-term consumption of red meat or processed meats are associated with an increased risk of colorectal ...

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High-Carb Diet May Be Bad for Cancer Survivors…

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In this study, researchers tracked the pre- and post-treatment diet of more than 400 cancer patients and found that those who consumed the most carbohydrates and sugars in the year before cancer treatment had an elevated risk of mortality from any cause during the following two years.
International Journal of Cancer, March 2018

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Even If You Eat Healthy Foods, Salt Can Increase Your Blood Pressure.

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An analysis of the dietary intake and urine samples of more than 4,000 adults revealed that a diet rich fruits and vegetables fails to counter the hypertensive effects of consuming too much salt. Study author Dr. Queenie Chan writes, “We currently have a global epidemic of high salt intake—and high blood pressure. This research shows there are no cheats when it comes to reducing blood pressure. Having a low-salt diet is key—even if your diet is otherwise healthy and balanced.”
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Carotenoid-Rich Foods Can Reduce Inflammation.

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New research shows that increasing the amount of carotenoid-rich foods in the diet can help reduce inflammation in the body within six weeks. Foods rich in carotenoids include carrots, sweet potatoes, dark leafy greens, and tomatoes.
Nutrition Research, February 2018

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