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Fiber Reduces Risk of Death from Colon Cancer

Fiber reduces the risk of dying from colorectal cancer, according to a new study published in JAMA Oncology.

High-Fiber Diet Lowers Risk for Arthritis

A fiber-rich diet lowers the risk for knee osteoarthritis, according to findings published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

Colorectal Cancer Rates Rise among American Young Adults

Colorectal cancer rates are on the rise for young people, according to a study published by the National Cancer Institute.

Beans Satisfy Hunger More Than Meat

Beans, peas, and other legumes increase satiety more than animal-based protein sources, according to research published online in Food & Nutrition Research.

A Healthy Gut Reduces Diabetes Risk

Eating patterns high in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains can enhance the health of microbiota (the bacteria living in our gut), according to an article published in Diabetes Spectrum.

Danish Tax on Fatty Foods Improves Health

A Danish tax on foods high in saturated fat, including meat and dairy products, improved the nation’s health, according to research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

High-Fiber Diet Protects Against Breast Cancer

A high-fiber diet during adolescence lowers breast cancer risk, according to a study published online in Pediatrics.

High-Fiber Diet Good for Lungs

A high-fiber diet protects lung function, according to a study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Vegan Diets Protect Against Prostate Cancer

A vegetarian diet lowers your risk for prostate cancer, according to a study published online this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Fruits and Vegetables Aid Weight-Management

Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet will help manage your weight, according to a study published in PLoS Medicine.

Beans Help You Feel as Full as Beef

Beans will make you feel as full as eating beef, according to a study published in the Journal of Food Science.

Poor Diet among Leading Causes for Early Death

A diet low in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fiber but high in red meat, salt, and processed sugar is now a key contributor to early death worldwide, according to a study published in The Lancet.

Lowering Fat, Increasing Carbs Better for Type 2 Diabetes

Reducing dietary fat while increasing carbohydrate intake is best for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online in the European Journal of Nutrition.

Red and Processed Meats Increase Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Various components found in red and processed meat products increase your risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a review published in Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental.

Vegetarian Diets Aid Weight Management

A vegetarian dietary pattern may be the most effective for weight loss, according to a meta-analysis published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Researchers at Harvard, in conjunction with researchers in Taiwan, reviewed 12 randomized controlled trials, with and without calorie restrictions, encompassing 1,151 participants assigned to various vegetarian and nonvegetarian weight-loss diets.

High-Fiber Foods Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

A high-fiber diet may reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a cohort study published in Diabetologia. Researchers monitored fiber intake from cereal, fruit, and vegetables for participants in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-InterAct study for about 11 years. Those who ate the most fiber (more than 26 grams per day) experienced an 18 percent reduction in diabetes risk compared to those who consumed the least (less than 19 grams per day). High fiber consumption also led to lower body weight.

High-Fiber Diet Helps Prevent Colorectal Cancer

A high-fiber, low-fat diet helps prevent colorectal cancer, according to a study published in Nature Communications. Researchers tracked the typical diets of 20 African-American men and 20 African men for two weeks and monitored cancer incidence rates.

Vegetarian Diet Protects Against Colorectal Cancer

A vegetarian diet may reduce your risk for colorectal cancer, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers assessed the diets of 77,659 participants in the Adventist Health Study 2 for about seven years and tracked incidence of colorectal cancers. Participants followed five dietary patterns including vegan, lacto-ovo vegetarian, pescovegetarian, semivegetarian, and nonvegetarian.

Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Along with physical and mental exercise, diet may play a key role in the prevention of dementia, according to a study published in The Lancet.

Whole Grains Protect Against Heart Disease

Adding more whole grains to your diet may protect against heart disease, according to a meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Cardiology.

High-Fiber Diets Increase Lifespan

People who consumed the most fiber were 19 percent less likely to die during study periods ranging up to a decade.

Plant-Based Diet Improves Inflammation

A plant-based diet may reduce inflammation, according to a study published online in Nutrition Research. Researchers examined the nutrient intake for 63 overweight or obese participants following vegan, vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, or omnivorous diet.

A Vegan Diet Proves Most Effective for Weight Loss

A vegan diet leads to the most weight loss, compared with other dietary patterns, according to a new study in the journal Nutrition.

Plant-Based Foods Increase Breast Cancer Survival

A new report on breast cancer survival favors plant-based eating, as presented by the World Cancer Research Fund International's Continuous Update Project.

Protein, Fat, and Dairy Linked to Prostate Cancer

 

A diet high in fiber and carbohydrates and low in fat, protein, and dairy products may prevent prostate cancer, according to research presented this week at the American Urological Association annual meeting.

Fiber Extends Life After a Heart Attack

Fiber extends life after heart attack

Fiber Can Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

High-fiber diets help reduce your risk of colorectal cancer, according to a review published this month in the Gastroenterology.

Cholesterol Levels Lower in Vegans

Those who consume vegan diets have better cholesterol levels than people who eat meat, fish, dairy, and/or egg products, according to a study published this month in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Vegan Diets Associated with Lower Weights

People who follow vegan diets weigh less and consume more protective nutrients such as beta carotene and fiber, according to a study published in next month's issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Vegetarian Diet Lowers Cholesterol, Weight, and Blood Sugar

A low-fat, high-carbohydrate vegetarian diet lowers cholesterol, blood sugars, and weight, according to a study published in the October issue of Environmental Microbiology Reports.

Low-Saturated-Fat Diet Improves Insulin Function

Eating a low-saturated-fat, high-fiber diet helps with insulin sensitivity, according to a study published in the latest edition of Diabetes Care.

Component of Animal Products Increases Risk of Heart Disease

A byproduct of dietary choline, a component abundantly present in animal products, can lead to greater risk for heart attack, stroke, and death, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Fiber Lowers Risk of Death

Eating plenty of fiber lowers the risk of dying from many diseases, according to a new report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Dietary Fiber from Whole Grains Cuts Colorectal Cancer Risk

Whole grains reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

Higher Fiber Intake for a Longer Life

Higher fiber intake is associated with significantly lower risk of dying, according to a study published online this week. Fiber is only found in foods from plants, such as beans, grains, vegetables, and fruits.

High-Fiber Diets Prevent Polyps

High-fiber diets may help prevent colon cancer, according to new results from the Polyp Prevention Trial.

Plant-Based Diets Consistently Prove Beneficial for People with Type 2 Diabetes

In next month’s issue of Nutrition Reviews, PCRM researchers publish a summary of research to date on the effect of vegetarian diets on type 2 diabetes. Observational studies (in which there is no attempt to affect the outcome) showed lower diabetes prevalence among vegetarians as compared to omnivores. Intervention trials (in which a group is asked to make a change) showed increased effectiveness for diabetes management as measured by blood glucose control.

More Fruits and Vegetables and Less Fat Help Reduce Hormone-Related Cancer

High-fiber, low-fat diets reduce recurrence of breast cancer by 31 percent in women with higher estrogen levels, according to a new report from the Women's Healthy Living and Eating Lifestyle Study.

Nuts, Corn, and Popcorn Do Not Cause Diverticular Disease

A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that nuts, corn, and popcorn, which some have suggested might exacerbate diverticular disease, are not associated with diverticulitis or diverticular complications.

Eat Beans Weigh Less

A presentation at the recent Experimental Biology Conference revealed that people who include beans in their diets have healthier diets overall, lower body weights, and reduced risk of obesity.

Vegetarian

Today's Journal of the American Medical Association reports that a vegetarian diet incorporating soluble fiber, soy protein, almonds, and plant sterol ester-enriched margarine lowers serum cholesterol concentrations about as effectively as cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.

Hypertension Risk Influenced Before Birth?

Today's New England Journal of Medicine reports autopsy findings suggesting that hypertensive adults have fewer glomeruli (filter units) in their kidneys, compared to those without hypertension.