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Vegetarian Diets Lower Risk for Diabetes

Vegetarian diets lower risk for diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrients.

Avoiding Red and Processed Meat Beneficial Even After Colon Cancer Diagnosis

People with stage III colon cancer have better outcomes when they avoid certain meat products, consume more plants, and have a healthy body weight, according to a new study from the University of California San Francisco.

Poor Diet Linked to Premature Death from Heart Disease and Diabetes

A study published this week in JAMA linked eating too much meat and too few vegetables to early death from disease.

Fight Early Death with 10 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Daily

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Increased fruit and vegetable consumption decreases the risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer, and premature mortality, according to a new review published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. After reviewing 95 studies, researchers concluded that eating just 2.5 servings of fruits and vegetables combined per day could reduce one’s risk for heart disease, stroke, all-cause mortality, and cancer by 8, 16, 8, and 10 percent, respectively.

Milk Consumption Increases Mortality

High dairy consumption increases overall mortality, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Increased Fruit and Vegetable Intake Improves Vitality in Young Adults

Increased fruit and vegetable intake improves psychological well-being in young adults who reported depressive symptoms, anxiety, and other similar outcomes, according to a study published in PLoS One.

SNAP Benefits Produce Cost Savings When Aligned with Nutrition Guidelines

Nutrition researchers call for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to align the recommendations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with healthful nutrition guidelines in order to maximize savings, health benefits, and food security.

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.

Fruits and Vegetables Improve ALS-Related Muscle Function

Fruits and vegetables may improve muscle and nerve function in patients with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), according to a study published in JAMA Neurology.

Fruits and Vegetables Improve Blood Pressure in Kidney Disease Patients

Kidney disease patients who increase their intake of fruits and vegetables can improve their blood pressure, according to a study presented last week at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure meeting in Orlando, Fla.

Blueberries Improve Cognitive Function

Blueberries improve cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients, according to two studies presented last week at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Vitamin C and Carotenoids Reduce Risk for Breast Cancer

Carotenoids and vitamin C found in fruits and vegetables reduces risk for breast cancer, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Flavonoids in Fruit Aid Weight Control

Flavonoids found in apples, pears, onions, and other fruits and vegetables improve weight control, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

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.

Fruit Prevents Erectile Dysfunction

Adding more fruit to your diet reduces your risk for erectile dysfunction, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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.

Fruit and Vegetable Intake during Young Adulthood Prevents Heart Disease

Eating fruits and vegetables as a young adult prevents heart disease later in life, according to a study published online in Circulation.

Access to Healthful Food Improves Childhood Bone Development

Access to healthful food outlets improves bone mass in children, according to a study published in Osteoporosis International.

Fruits and Vegetables Protect Eyesight

Colorful, carotenoid-rich foods, such as carrots and spinach, protect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study published online in JAMA Ophthalmology.

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.

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.

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.

Fruits and Vegetables Protect Against Hip Fractures

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables may help prevent hip fractures, according to a study published this month in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Researchers analyzed fruit and vegetable intake from 75,591 men and women as part of the Cohort of Swedish Men (COSM) and the Swedish Mammography Cohort (SMC). Participants who consumed the fewest servings of fruits and vegetables had the greatest risk for hip fractures, compared with those who consumed at least 5 servings per day.

Vast Majority of Parents Support Healthy School Lunches

The vast majority of parents surveyed in a new Pew Charitable Trust poll support healthy school meal standards in the National School Lunch Program.

U.S. Mothers Should Boost Vegetable and Fruit Intake to Improve Breast Milk Quality

According to a study published in PLoS One, mothers in the United States have lower levels of carotenoids in their breast milk than do mothers in China and Mexico. Researchers collected samples of breast milk and plasma from 60 mother-infant pairs over 26 weeks in Cincinnati, Shanghai, and Mexico City as part of the Global Exploration of Human Milk Study.

Healthy Eating Reduces Cognitive Decline

A healthful diet may reduce your risk for cognitive decline, according to a study published Neurology.

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.

"Chef-Enhanced" Meals Encourage Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in School Lunches

Students are more likely to choose fruits and vegetables in the lunch line when school cafeterias collaborate with chefs to improve food taste and quality, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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.

Vegetarian Diet Reduces Risk of Heart Attack

Favoring fruits and vegetables over animal products reduces risk of dying from a heart attack, according to an abstract presented at an American Heart Association meeting this month.

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Up, Plate Waste Down in School Lunches

Fruit and vegetable consumption is on the rise with the implementation of the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, which increased school lunch requirements to better meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Vegans Have Less Stress and Anxiety

A vegan diet may lower your stress and anxiety levels, according to a study published online in Nutritional Neuroscience.

Low-Carb Diets Increase Risk of Death for Heart Patients

A low-carbohydrate diet high in animal products is associated with an increased risk for dying, according to a new study published by the American Heart Association.

Healthful Diet Prevents Heart Attacks

Lifestyle choices, including a healthful diet and exercise, may prevent four out of five heart attacks, according to an article published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Brains Learn to Crave Better Food

Your brain can learn to prefer healthful foods, according to a study published online in Nutrition & Diabetes.

Fruit Prevents Heart Disease

Daily intake of fruit may decrease the risk of heart disease by as much as 40 percent, according to data presented this week at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.

Fruits and Veggies Reduce Death Risk

each serving of fruit and vegetables decreased the risk of dying by 6 and 5 percent

Researchers Issue Stronger Guidelines for Preventing Cancer

A group of researchers concluded it's best to limit or avoid alcohol, dairy products, red and processed meat, and meats cooked at high temperatures - all foods that increase cancer risk.

Plant-Based Foods Prevent Hip Fractures

Vegetables, fruits, and soy products appear to protect against hip fractures

Fruits and Vegetables May Prevent Early Death

Eating Seven Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Each Day May Prevent Early Death

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.

High-Fat, High-Protein Diets Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

A diet high in protein and fat and low in carbohydrate may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Plant-Based Diet Can Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

A plant-based diet can reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a new study published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Cutting Out Meat Boosts Heart Attack Victims' Chances for Survival

People who improved their eating habits the most after a heart attack had a better chance of surviving, according to a study online this week in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Healthful Diet Improves Mood

A diet high in fruits and vegetables can improve mood, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology

Low-Fat, Plant-Filled Diet Reduces Weight and Symptoms of Menopause

Women who were encouraged to eat a low-fat diet with more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains were more likely to lose weight and reduce hot flashes and night sweats, according a new study in the journal Menopause.

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.

Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Detection and Prevention

An Italian study in Cancer Causes and Control shows that diets rich in fruits and vegetables can reduce pancreatic cancer risk.

Dietary Lignans Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Postmenopausal women whose diets include plenty of lignans, natural compounds found in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and flax and sesame seeds, may have a lower risk of breast cancer, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Vegetable Intake Increases Ovarian Cancer Survival Rates

Women with the highest fruit and vegetable intakes have better ovarian cancer survival rates than those who generally neglected these foods, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

Vegetables, Fruits, Soy Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Consumption of soy, fruits, and vegetables helps reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

High-Fiber Diets Prevent Polyps

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

Some Aspects of Mediterranean Diet More Healthful Than Others

A study in an upcoming issue of the British Medical Journal showed some components of the Mediterranean diet, such as high vegetable consumption and low meat and meat product consumption, are more significantly associated with low risk of mortality than other components, such as cereal consumption and fish consumption.

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.

Studies Verify Link between Diet and Type 2 Diabetes

Three long-term studies published in Archives of Internal Medicine show how food choices lead to type 2 diabetes.

Cutting Dietary Fat May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that a low-fat diet may reduce the incidence of ovarian cancer.

Mammography and Hormone Use Are Correlated with Breast Cancer Rates

A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that breast cancer rates have been heavily influenced by the use of mammography and hormone therapy.

Vegetables and Fruits Double Breast Cancer Survival Rates

Results from the Women's Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) study show that, in women previously diagnosed with breast cancer, diets including at least five fruit and vegetable servings daily, when coupled with physical activity, reduce mortality by nearly 50 percent.

Fruits and Vegetables Improve Male Fertility

A new study shows that eating fruits and vegetables can improve fertility in men.

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Offers Protection Against Osteoporosis

A new American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study finds that increased fruit and vegetable consumption may strengthen bones.

Breast Cancer Risk: Do Genes Determine Diet's Effect?

A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that the power of fruits and vegetables to protect against breast cancer may depend on a woman's genes.

Vegetables Fight Diabetes and Colon Cancer

Two studies in the December 2003 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition add more evidence against fatty meats, dairy products, and eggs, while supporting the health value of vegetable-rich diets.

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Heart Disease and Cancer Deaths

Today's New England Journal of Medicine reports that adherence to a Mediterranean-style diet reduced mortality from heart disease and cancer in a group of 22,043 healthy adults.

Pizza Versus Prostate Cancer

Men who consume two or more servings of tomato sauce per week have 23 percent less risk of prostate cancer, compared to those having tomato sauce less than once per month, according to new data from the 47,365 participants in Harvard's Health Professionals Follow-Up Study.