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Substituting Beans for Beef Beneficial for Environment

Swapping beef for beans would help the United States reach targeted greenhouse gas emission reductions, according to a report published in Climatic Change.

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.

Animal Protein Linked to Increased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Animal protein increases risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Legumes Aid Weight Management

Beans, lentils, chickpeas, and other legumes aid weight management, according to a meta-analysis published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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.

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.

Legumes Reduce Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Adding legumes to your diet may reduce your risk for colorectal cancer, according to a meta-analysis published in Scientific Reports. Researchers examined 14 studies encompassing 1,903,459 participants.

Poultry and Fish Increase Risk for Gout

Protein from poultry and fish may increase the risk of developing gout, according to a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Researchers assessed the diets of 63,257 people as part of the Singapore Chinese Health Study and monitored incidences of gout.

Beans Improve the Health of People with Diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes benefit from replacing red meat with legumes (beans, peas, or lentils) in their diets, according to a study published online in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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

Eat Like an Egyptian

Maintaining a diet high in grains reflects ancient Egyptians' knowledge of a sustainable diet.

Red Meat Not a Healthful Iron Source for Infants

Feeding infants red meat is unnecessary and possibly harmful, according to a new paper by Ulka Agarwal, M.D., director of clinical research for the Physicians Committee.

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.

Low-Glycemic-Index Foods Improve Diabetes Control

Diets rich in carbohydrates that release sugars into the bloodstream slowly improve blood sugar control for individuals with diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in tomorrow's Diabetes Care.

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.