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Researchers at the National Cancer Institute found that red and processed meat intakes were associated with modest increases in total mortality, cancer mortality, and cardiovascular disease mortality. When comparing the highest with the lowest quintile of white meat intake, there was an inverse association for total mortality and cancer...
 
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For many years there has been growing evidence that eating more fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease and other chronic ills. Carotenoids are plant chemicals with anti-oxidant properties that give many fruits and vegetables their yel- low, orange and red color. For several years beta-carotene...
 
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A new study found that regular consumption of bacon, hot dogs, sausages, bologna and other cured meats may more than double the risk of developing severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Researchers looked at over 7,000 participants in the Third National Health and Nutrition Survey, age 45 years and older, to see if what they ... Hot Dogs Damage Your Lungs
 
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Atherosclerosis is the build-up of cholesterol-rich plaques in artery walls. It is the leading cause of heart attacks and strokes. LDL (“bad” cholesterol) particles appear to be the primary source of the cholesterol in these plaques. Lowering LDL by diet and/or drugs has been shown to slow and sometimes...
 
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These 5 steps should be the major and most important ones you and your family follow for better health. Major food-related health risks: 1. Not getting enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains.  Visit www.choosemyplate.gov for individualized serving recommendations for these groups and the milk and meat categories. 2. Eating...