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2012-08-13 11:07:30

Daily aspirin usage is associated with lower overall cancer mortality, but the association may be smaller than what was previously believed, according to a study published August 10 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A recent pooled analysis of randomized trials looking at the effects of daily aspirin use as a preventive measure for vascular events found a significant decrease in overall cancer mortality, of 37%, during a 5-year follow-up analysis, and 15% during a ten-year...

2012-07-04 01:23:36

The dangers of fast food are well documented; the portions are often larger and the food is generally high in calories and low in nutrients. Now, University of Minnesota School of Public Health researchers have examined the eating habits of residents in Singapore and found new evidence that a diet heavy in fast food increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. The latest research, published online today by the American Heart Association's journal...

Tax On Salt Could Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Deaths By 3 Percent
2012-04-23 04:25:01

Preliminary data from new Harvard report presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation Voluntary industry reductions in salt content and taxation on products containing salt in 19 developing countries could reduce the number of deaths each year from cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 2-3 per cent in these countries. The preliminary data presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology are the first findings from a new report from Harvard that will be...

Salt Consumption Debate: Too Much Or Too Little?
2011-11-23 12:56:56

Doctors and health experts have warned us for years that too much salt intake is bad for our health, but a new study from researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada suggests that too little salt intake may be just as bad for our heart health as higher doses. The new study suggests that in people with heart disease, eating too little salt is linked to a higher risk of heart-related hospitalizations and deaths nearly as much as too much salt intake. It also suggests that...

Stroke Risk Tied To Blood Type
2011-11-17 09:30:24

A study, led by Brigham And Women's Hospital´s Dr. Lu Qi, was presented this week at an American Heart Association conference and compares blood type with the risk of stroke. Researchers compiled data for over 20 years on 90,000 men and women in two observational health studies. There is no direct link but along with other studies, there are patterns emerging tying A, B and AB to increased risk of blood clots in the legs and heart attacks. Blood type O also has been tied to an...

Cereal Fiber Reduces Risk Of Colorectal Cancer
2011-11-11 12:58:06

According to a new study, eating a diet high in fiber is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer. The researchers give evidence to the 40-year-old idea that dietary fiber played a role in reducing the risk of this type of cancer.  Despite the longevity of the assumption of fiber's role, studies attempting to explain the association have not had consistent results. The new study provided further support for public health recommendations to increase fiber intake,...

2011-04-13 13:32:07

Tart cherries may reduce inflammation, risk factors for heart disease Tart cherries have a unique combination of powerful antioxidants that may help reduce risk factors for heart disease, according to new research presented at the Experimental Biology annual meeting in Washington, DC. In a series of three studies, researchers from University of Michigan, University of Arizona and Brunswick labs studied the antioxidant levels and anti-inflammatory benefits of tart cherries. They found:...

2011-03-10 09:00:00

OMAHA, Neb., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the American Dietetic Association kicks off National Nutrition Month®, ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) one of North America's leading food makers, reminds people to "Eat Right with Color" by enjoying Hunt's® tomatoes as part of a healthful, nutrient-rich diet. Tomatoes are America's favorite non-starchy vegetable and account for 85 percent of the lycopene consumed in the U.S. Eating more tomatoes and tomato...

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2011-03-01 12:29:49

Eating more tomatoes and tomato products can make people healthier and decrease the risk of conditions such as cancer, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease, according to a review article the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, (published by SAGE). Of all the non-starchy vegetables, Americans eat more tomatoes and tomato products than any others. Researchers Britt Burton-Freeman, PhD, MS, and Kristin Reimers, PhD, RD of the National Center for Food Safety & Technology, Illinois...

2010-11-29 18:52:38

The University of Illinois scientists who linked eating tomatoes with a reduced risk of prostate cancer have developed a tool that will help them trace the metabolism of tomato carotenoids in the human body. And they've secured funding from the National Institutes of Health to do it. "Scientists believe that carotenoids"”the pigments that give the red, yellow, and orange colors to some fruits and vegetables"”provide the cancer-preventive benefits in tomatoes, but we don't know...


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