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A combination of eating until full and eating quickly may increase the risk for becoming overweight by three-fold. 3287 Japanese adults aged 30 to 69 years participated in surveys on cardiovascular risk. Factors surveyed included...

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Regular consumption of coffee (and possibly black tea) is associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes according to the results of a cohort study involving 36,908 Singaporean Chinese men and women. Compared with participants...

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Higher coffee consumption is associated with lower liver cancer risk. A cohort of 60,323 Finns completed a questionnaire about their medical history, socioeconomic factors and dietary and lifestyle habits. Participants were...

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Eating soya-based food may lower sperm count and play a role in male infertility, especially in obese men, according to Harvard researchers. Intake of 15 soya-based foods in the previous three months was assessed for 99 male...

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A large clinical study carried out in China, on patients who had suffered a heart attack, found that an extract of Chinese red yeast rice (hong qu mi) significantly reduced the rate of a second heart attack. Red yeast rice is a...

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Another cohort study from the UK has found that higher plasma vitamin C levels are associated with a decreased risk for type 2 diabetes. 21,831 people aged 40-75 underwent baseline measurement of plasma vitamin C levels and were...

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Eating a gluten-free vegan diet could protect rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients against heart attacks and stroke. Sixty-six Swedish patients with active RA were randomly assigned to either a vegan diet free of gluten or a...

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Drinking large quantities of coffee or tea every day appears to protect male smokers against stroke. A large cohort study (26,556 subjects) of male Finnish smokers (aged 50 to 69), showed that those who consumed eight or more cups...

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A Mediterranean diet provides significant protection against type 2 diabetes. A cohort of 13,380 Spanish graduates completed food frequency questionnaires over a 4.4 year follow-up. Participants who adhered closely to a...

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Adherence to the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke among middle-aged women. Researchers followed the food choices and health status of more...

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