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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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Tests in a device that simulates the human digestive system have concluded that almonds can act as an effective prebiotic, stimulating growth of the probiotic bacteria that are beneficial to the body. (Potential prebiotic...

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Modest wine consumption, defined as one glass a day, may decrease your chances of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). 7,211 non-drinkers and 945 modest wine drinkers were screened for elevated liver enzyme levels...

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