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Soy Products Lower Risk for Heart Disease

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Isoflavones found in tofu and other soy products lower the risk for coronary heart disease, according to research published in Circulation. Researchers at Harvard analyzed diet records from the Nurses’ Health Study I and II for participants free of heart disease and tracked nonfatal myocardial infarction and mortality from heart disease. Higher intakes of tofu were associated with reduced risk…

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Keto Diet May Lead to Flu-Like Symptoms

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Following a high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet may lead to headache, fatigue, nausea, and other symptoms referred to as the “keto flu,” according to a new review in Frontiers in Nutrition. Researchers identified common symptoms via online searches and forums and tracked severity, duration, and potential remedies. Most online users reported moderate symptoms that also included aches, diarrhea, and intestinal pain…

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Legumes Improve Heart Health

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Consuming beans, lentils, peas, and other legumes reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and high blood pressure, according to a review published in Advances in Nutrition. Researchers reviewed publications that assessed consumption of legumes on the risk for cardiometabolic diseases and related markers. Results showed that those who consumed the most legumes reduced incidence rates for cardiovascular…

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