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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-Related Diseases are Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

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Diseases linked to unhealthful diet and lifestyle choices, such as diabetes and cancer, are the leading causes of death in the United States, according to data published in JAMA. Researchers compared mortality for hundreds of causes and risk factors and found that heart disease, lung cancer, high BMI, and high blood pressure and blood sugar were all among the top…

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A Single High-Fat Meal Increases Risk for Heart Disease

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High-fat meals trigger bodily responses that may lead to heart disease, according to a study published in Laboratory Investigation. Researchers compared blood labs and blood cells in ten healthy men before and after each consumed one high-fat milkshake. The milkshake significantly increased total cholesterol, triglycerides, and fatty acid levels four hours after consumption. Researchers also observed changes in red blood…

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Man Loses Over 70 Pounds & Off All Medications

Randy Lost over 70 pounds and is off all medications

Randy Oba had two transient ischemic attacks (also called: TIA, mini stroke) in six months, was on high blood pressure medication for over 30 years, had an angioplasty after a heart attack and weighed over 245 pounds. Then he watched Forks over Knives and read Dr. McDougall’s books. This changed his life. He has lost over 70 pounds, is off all medications…

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