Fiber Intake Reduces Risk for Depressive Symptoms


High fiber intake may reduce the risk for symptoms from depression, according to a study published in Nutrition. Researchers reviewed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and compared diet records with depression questionnaire results. Those who consumed 21 grams of fiber per day from fruits, vegetables, and all sources were less likely to exhibit depressive symptoms, compared…

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Plant-Based Diets Lower Risk of Death from Heart Disease

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A plant-based diet lowers the risk of dying from a heart attack, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers assessed diet records and cardiovascular disease-related mortality for 11,879 participants in the NHANES III study. The authors developed an index that scored plant-based and animal-based foods differently to quantify adherence to a vegetarian diet. This allowed for…

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Diet Can Trump the Alzheimer’s Gene ApoE

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Diet may explain the Nigerian Paradox, where they have among the highest rates of the Alzheimer’s susceptibility gene, ApoE4, but among the lowest rates of Alzheimer’s disease. Read full article: Diet Can Trump the Alzheimer’s Gene ApoE More information: and and How Not to Die and How Not to Die Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller

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21 Reasons Drinking Soda is Bad for Your Health

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Originally published on • By Elisha McFarland 1. Soda can cause a decline in kidney function. In an 11-year-long Harvard Medical School study, including 3,318 women, researchers found that diet cola is linked with a two-fold increased risk for kidney decline. 2. Soda increases diabetes risk. High levels of sugar in soda places a lot of stress on your…

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High-Fat Diets and Processed Meat Linked to Sleep Apnea

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High-fat diets and consumption of processed meats and other animal-based products worsen sleep apnea, according to a study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. Researchers tracked dietary habits and severity of symptoms for 104 obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. Those who consumed high-fat diets experienced more severe sleep apnea when compared to those who consumed diets with less…

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