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Plant-Based Diet Best for Health, Environment & Athletic Performance

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Plant-based diets reduce chronic disease risk, require fewer resources, and do not hinder athletic performance, compared with omnivorous diets, according to a report published in Nutrients. The authors reviewed publications that compared nutrient density, athletic performance, disease risk, and environmental factors between those following vegetarian and omnivorous diets. Plant-based diets lower risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain…

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Red Meat Increases Heart Disease Risk

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Red meat consumption increases levels for a chemical related to increased heart disease risk, according to research published in the European Heart Journal. Researchers compared trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) levels in 113 participants who were either on a diet rich in red or white meat or nonmeat sources of protein. Red meat consumption increased TMAO levels in participants’ blood and urine…

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Bell Peppers to Help Ward Off Parkinson’s Disease

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Might the nicotine content in nightshade vegetables, such as tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, and bell peppers, protect against Parkinson’s disease? Read full article: Bell Peppers to Help Ward Off Parkinson’s More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die and How Not to Die Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller

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Lifestyle Modifications Effective for Heart Failure Treatment & Prevention

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Lifestyle modifications, including diet changes, help treat and prevent heart failure, according to a new report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Several researchers analyzed how lifestyle, such as weight management and nutrition, influences heart failure risk. Poor diet, minimal exercise, and stress all contribute to increased risk for heart failure, while more exercise, stress management,…

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