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Diet Causing 300,000+ Annual Cardiovascular & Diabetes Deaths

Diet Causing 300,000+ Annual Cardiovascular & Diabetes Deaths

Ten dietary factors linked with major diseases and premature death in US.

July 2017 - We're often told to eat better to ward off risk of disease and dying early. In that effort, knowing which eating habits to focus on could be helpful. Findings from a new study in JAMA show the large potential impact of 10 dietary factors on Americans' risk of dying from heart disease, stroke or type 2 diabetes. These three conditions encompass the term cardiometabolic disease.

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Are Supplements Toxic to Liver?

Are Supplements Toxic to Liver?

Before using herbal and dietary supplements, seek expert guidance.

Dietary supplements are often viewed as "natural," but they aren't risk-free. In a sampling of more than 800 cases of liver toxicity (harm) suspected from supplements and medications in the US, 20% of cases were ultimately attributed to herbal and other dietary supplements.

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Dietary Strategies Against Gout

Dietary Strategies Against Gout

What you eat and drink can impact risk of gouty arthritis attacks

Gout is so painful that its sufferers say you can't really grasp how bad it is unless you've experienced it. A form of arthritis, gout is marked by attacks of severe joint pain, swelling, warmth and redness. Although medication is often used to help manage gout, dietary changes may help, too.

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Anti-Aging Nutrition for Eyes

Anti-Aging Nutrition for Eyes

Genetics and aging impact risk of macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma, but certain strategies can help reduce risk and slow their progression.

As people age, they're even more afraid of losing their vision than their memory, says a survey by the American Optometric Association.

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Sweet Drinks: Bad for Your Brain?

Sweet Drinks: Bad for Your Brain?

Both sugary and artificially-sweetened drinks have been called into question for possible links with Alzheimer's disease and stroke risk.

Could a sugary-drink habit - or the diet beverages you may consume instead - harm your brain? One recent study showed that regularly drinking sugary beverages, like soda and fruit drinks, was associated with signs of brain aging and declining memory.

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Small Steps to Healthy Habits

Small Steps to Healthy Habits

If you want to make long-lasting diet and lifestyle changes, start small.

It can seem overwhelming to lose weight or get fit, but it doesn't have to be. How you approach behavior changes to help you reach your health and wellness goals can make a big difference. A key is to gradually change your habits.

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Trending at Farmers' Markets

Trending at Farmers' Markets

Unfamiliar produce just might become your new favorites.

Locally-grown goodies await you at farmers' markets across the country. While you're picking up staples like green beans, tomatoes and strawberries, consider trying other nutritious, farm-fresh fare that’s new to you.

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