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Preventing diverticulitis ~

Avoiding red meat and other risk factors may prevent up to half of diverticulitis cases, according to a study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Researchers assessed outcomes from red meat intake, low fiber intake, obesity, minimal physical activity, and smoking in 51,529 men from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. Results showed a 73 percent…

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Avoiding Saturated Fat Lowers Risk for Heart Disease in Children

Reducing saturated fat and trans fat intake reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in children and adolescents, according to a review and meta-analysis published in PLoS One. Researchers analyzed results and outcome measures for randomized controlled trials and cohort studies focused on dietary interventions to reduce saturated and trans fat intake in those between the ages…

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Lower Risk for Heart Failure ~

Researchers compared five different diets among 15,569 participants without previously diagnosed heart disease or heart failure from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study and tracked heart failure incidence rates. Those who followed a plant-based diet that included dark, leafy green vegetables, beans, and whole grains and excluded processed meats lowered…

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Living with HIV ~

“Those living with HIV are at an increased risk for both chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to data published in PLoS One. Researchers analyzed disease risk factors for 27,215 HIV-positive men and women as part of the Data Collection on Adverse Events of Anti-HIV Drugs (D:A:D) study. Results showed a strong…

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