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In the 1960’s, Dr. Ernst Wynder proposed that high fat diets were a major cause of colon cancer. Today, things do not seem quite so simple. Clearly there is something about a typical Western diet that promotes co­lon cancer, the number one cancer killer in nonsmokers. In general, epidemiological...
 
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A recent study in the JADA examined the association between foods and oxidative DNA damage . If confirmed by larger studies, these results would suggest that specific dietary changes to reduce oxidative DNA damage could possibly reduce the risk of breast cancer. Specifically, this...
 
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Low fat? High fiber? Increased variety? Each is an important nutrition message. If you had to choose just one, what would it be? Here are answers from our professional readers. Plant Based Diet One theme does include all of these. The 5 A Day Campaign, The Dietary Guidelines for Americans and  numerous health organizations recommend ... Phytochemicals for Everyone
 
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Throughout my daily routine of counseling patients and teaching classes, I often get asked, “Should I take antioxidant supplements to reduce my risk of cancer and heart disease?” Why antioxidants? Antioxidants have three team members: minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals. You need all three to neutralize free radicals or oxidants...
 
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Home Meal Replacement (HMR) is a fancy word forpartially or fully prepared meals taken home for consumption; it was coined by Boston Market. Another buzzword for HMR is MealSolutions™, trademarked by the Food Marketing Institute for grocery stores. Jacqueline Marcus, MS, RD, LD, CNS, FADA, Private Consultant, Northfield, IL,...