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Breastfeeding proven to lower risk of Alzheimer's in moms

8/9/2013 - As more research becomes available, it is increasingly clear that breastfeeding children provides infinitely more long-term health benefits to both baby and mom. Now, a new study shows that mothers who breast feed run a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life. The research, which...

14-year-old teen GMO activist schools ignorant TV host on human rights, food labeling

8/4/2013 - Her name is Rachel Parent, and she's suddenly an internet sensation for her cool-headed debate about GMOs on a popular Canadian TV show. (She's also the founder of the Kids Right to Know GMO Walk.) As you'll see in the video below, Rachel calmly argues for the basic human right to know what's in our...

Moderate and regular physical activity lowers the risk of deadly stroke by twenty percent

7/31/2013 - Stroke incidence continues to rise in western cultures, ranking as the third leading cause of death in the US this year. Cerebrovascular disorders, similar to heart disease, cancer and dementia, are largely preventable lifestyle diseases fueled by dietary indiscretions, environmental and household exposure...

Eating breakfast (meal timing) lowers heart disease risk by more than twenty-five percent

7/25/2013 - The past decade has seen a continual rise in the number of new cardiovascular disease diagnosis, overtaking cancer as the primary cause of mortality in the US each year. Researchers have provided a vast number of studies detailing a host of natural foods, supplements and lifestyle modifications that...

IVF treatment proven to increase risk of birth defects in children

7/24/2013 - If you are considering in vitro fertilization (IVF) as a pregnancy option for infertility, you may want to first consult with your doctor in light of emerging research on the potential side effects of this prospectively risky treatment. According to research recently presented at the American Academy...

Sound sleep habits and healthy lifestyle reduces risk of fatal heart attack by nearly eighty percent

7/22/2013 - Most people understand the importance of getting a good night's sleep to feel refreshed and alert the next morning. Experts repeatedly recommend sleeping seven to nine hours each night in a quiet, totally dark environment to stimulate the production of melatonin to enhance the quality of sleep and allow...

Walnut eaters reduce risk of dying from heart disease or cancer by nearly fifty percent

7/18/2013 - Heart disease and cancer in all their different forms take the lives of nearly three-quarters of all men, women and children in the US each year. Yet thousands of well constructed research bodies have shown that most chronic diseases can be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes including diet,...

Small lifestyle modifications lead to a big reduction in stroke risk

7/14/2013 - Vascular injury, especially the type inflicted as a result of a stroke, can have a devastating effect on the quality of a person's life and place them at significantly increased risk of death. Similar to other chronic illnesses, stroke risk can be modified by making small changes to diet, physical activity...

Excess sugar and refined carbohydrates found to significantly increase risk of heart failure

7/12/2013 - Common sense dictates that excess consumption of sugary drinks and foods, along with a regular diet of refined carbohydrates that convert to glucose when broken down by pre-digestive enzymes in the mouth is not only bad for the waistline, but also triggers the initial stages of many chronic diseases....

Medications made with caffeine may double risk of stroke

7/12/2013 - Taking pharmaceutical drugs with added caffeine could raise your risk of suffering a stroke, but not necessarily because of the caffeine. A new study out of South Korea recently found that people who take over-the-counter pain pills and other medications with added caffeine are up to three times more...

Six smart lifestyle changes proven to slash your risk of cancer

7/12/2013 - Keeping cancer at bay and ensuring longevity comes through two approaches: cutting out damaging lifestyle factors, like smoking, and incorporating more healthful lifestyle changes, like eating better and exercising frequently. When both approaches are honored, health becomes effortless, and the chance...

Omega-3 fats from fish found to significantly lower the risk of breast cancer

7/12/2013 - Breast cancer is among the most common forms of the disease among women, accounting for 23 percent of total cancer cases and 14 percent of cancer deaths in the US. Many prior peer-reviewed research studies have shown that dietary and lifestyle interventions are most effective in preventing, and in some...

Reduce your heart disease risk with kiwi: Research

7/6/2013 - Eating just two to three kiwifruits a day may significantly reduce your risk of heart disease, research suggests. Although their name associates them with New Zealand, kiwifruits (or "kiwis") are actually native to China. They are small, oval fruits with a fuzzy, brown exterior and a fleshy (usually...

New science confirms raw milk is remarkably safe

7/2/2013 - All of those antiquated government talking points about the alleged dangers of drinking raw milk have once again been debunked, this time by a series of scientific risk assessments recently published in the Journal of Food Protection. A press release published in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) explains...

The benefits of going vegetarian: Weight loss, a healthier heart, drastically reduced cancer risk and more

6/27/2013 - With the proper planning and education, research shows that going vegetarian is an excellent step to improve and protect your health. By minimizing processed foods and emphasizing whole plant foods, vegetarians enjoy a more nutritious and far less toxic way of eating than the average. The bottom line:...

Regular consumption of red and processed meats boosts diabetes risk by nearly fifty percent

6/24/2013 - Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by high levels of glucose in the blood caused by a resistance to the effects of insulin to usher sugar into cells and muscles to be used as fuel. As such, diabetes is commonly believed to be caused by excess consumption of sugary foods and processed, fast-releasing...

Could the use of a standing desk slash the risk of diabetes, cancer and premature death? Advocates say yes

6/22/2013 - As research continues to confirm the deadly effects of sitting for long periods of time, savvy workers are switching to standing desks and reaping the benefits. Notable advocates of tall work stations include Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and Ernest Hemingway, among others. All...

Lower cancer risk found in green tea drinkers

6/21/2013 - In case you haven't noticed, some of the most recent breakthroughs in terms of battling cancer have come from natural, not traditional medicinal, sources. That trend is continuing, according to the results of a large new study which found that older women who regularly drink green tea may have less...

Vegetarian diet again shown to lower all-cause risk of death, especially in men

6/18/2013 - Extensive research over the past decade continues to show a distinct risk reduction for those following a predominately vegetarian-style diet. In prior research works, scientists have documented the effect of eating a vegetarian diet with a significant reduction in the risk of developing many chronic...

Omega-3 fats from fish oil slash the risk of developing diabetes

6/13/2013 - New and undiagnosed cases of diabetes continue to rise at epidemic rates, with as many as one in three men, women and children projected to be affected by the metabolic disorder by 2025. The high circulating blood sugar levels associated with diabetes significantly raise the risk of developing a host...

Who, if anyone, should take statins?

6/10/2013 - Recently, Dr. John McDougall wrote an incredible article regarding statin drugs entitled, Who Should Take Cholesterol-lowering Statins? Everyone or No One? It is an article that anyone with any type of heart problems or anyone taking statin drugs should read. His website is www.drmcdougall,com and to...

Green tea consumption shown to lower stroke risk by nearly 30 percent

6/10/2013 - Stroke is a devastating medical event that debilitates more than 800,000 Americans each year and kills nearly 150,000. Along with cardiovascular disease, many people continue to think that vascular diseases are a normal part of the aging process and take the statistics and mortality figures in stride....

Drinking soda greatly increases your risk of stroke: Study

6/6/2013 - It doesn't matter whether it's sugary or diet: High consumption of carbonated soft drinks significantly increases your risk of stroke, research shows. Although many studies have shown that a high consumption of sugary soft drinks increases the risk of everything from diabetes and gout to obesity...

Adopting four lifestyle habits lowers all-cause risk of death by 80 percent

6/5/2013 12:04:55 PM - If you could dramatically lower your risk of dying from all causes by 80 percent, would it be worth your effort to change a few simple lifestyle habits? Virtually everyone has a concern about chronic disease and mortality, especially as they get older, but researchers are now able to quantify a significantly...

Should bioethicist be liable for promoting vaccine injury and death?

6/4/2013 - Bioethicist Art Caplan, Ph.D. of New York University has argued that parents of unvaccinated children should be held liable for illness or death allegedly caused by their unvaccinated children.[1] This article rebuts Caplan's position, and explains why liability should fall, if with anyone on this issue,...

Job-related stress is a significant risk factor in the development of heart disease

6/2/2013 - Heart disease is a largely preventable chronic illness that is the leading killer of men, women and children in many western societies. Researchers and alternative medical experts have identified a long list of dietary and lifestyle factors that work together to promote development of the disease and...

C-sections could double the risk of childhood obesity, study finds

5/26/2013 - Incidences of childhood obesity have skyrocketed over the last couple of decades, and factors such as processed foods and limited exercise play a big role in it. However, an interesting contemporary study by researchers at the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Boston Children's Hospital...

Eating walnuts and walnut oils slashes heart disease risk by improving multiple biometrics

5/21/2013 - The impact of eating nuts has been evident for the past decade as repeated scientific studies confirm that the omega-3 fats in this tasty nut promote cardiovascular health as they improve cholesterol biomarkers. Walnuts provide healthy doses of essential minerals, fiber and vitamins to help promote...

Conventional medicine openly admits to confusion over BRCA1 gene

5/18/2013 - By now, I'm sure you've heard the news about Angelina Jolie testing positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation and the decision to remove her breasts. This decision has been touted as a brave and reasonable choice, considering the assumed high risk for breast cancer. But, as an educated guess, I'll bet...

How Angelina Jolie was duped by cancer doctors into self mutilation for breast cancer she never had

5/15/2013 - In a New York Times op-ed explaining her decision to have both of her breasts surgically removed even though she doesn't have breast cancer, Angelina Jolie cited risk numbers as key to her decision. She said that doctors told her she had an "87% risk of breast cancer." Her solution? Undergo three months...

One can of soda a day makes you substantially more prone to diabetes, strokes: Study

5/13/2013 - Drinking as little as one can of soda pop per day is enough to increase your risk of both type 2 diabetes and stroke by a significant percentage, according to a new study out of Europe. Based on an analysis involving about 27,000 people who were surveyed on their health and dietary habits, researchers...

Science will destroy humanity, says team of scientists

5/10/2013 - One of the primary goals of science is to advance knowledge and understanding to improve the human condition, but all too often this noble field of study has devolved into a profit-seeking quest for power, at the expense of mankind. Indeed, the science of technology is perhaps the worst culprit,...

Peaches, nectarines and berries lower breast cancer risk by 41 percent

5/7/2013 - Women consuming at last two servings weekly of peaches or nectarines saw a stunning 41 percent risk reduction for postmenopausal ER- breast cancer, while those eating at least one serving of blueberries weekly saw a 31 percent risk reduction, according to one of the largest and longest running studies...

Citrus fruit significantly reduces breast cancer risk in latest systematic review

5/4/2013 - A high intake of citrus fruits lowers breast cancer risk in women by 10 percent, according to a new systematic review of past studies. But importantly, "high" intake was only 17 to 33 grams daily in one of the studies analyzed, and this provided a 32 percent risk reduction of breast cancer. The anti-cancer...

Flax seed consumption reduces breast cancer risk by 28 percent in new study

5/2/2013 - In the first-ever study of its type, Canadian researchers have shown that flax seed consumption reduces the risk of breast cancer by 28 percent in postmenopausal women and flax bread consumption reduces risk by 26 percent in both pre- and postmenopausal women. These results indicate that flax seed and...

Just one can of soda raises diabetes risk by 22 percent

4/30/2013 - According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 310 million people worldwide are affected by type 2 diabetes, a long-term condition characterized by insulin resistance. What is at the heart of this growing epidemic? According to a new European study, the mass availability of sugary soda...

Incredible! NYT pushing toxic cancer drugs for healthy women who have no cancer

4/27/2013 - A taxpayer-funded government task force has issued new guidelines that literally urge healthy women to take toxic cancer drugs "preventively" in order to allegedly decrease their risk of developing breast cancer. As recently promoted by The New York Times (NYT), these shocking new recommendations from...

Sugar-laced soda increases diabetes risk by 22 percent

4/27/2013 - Drinking a can of sugar-laced soda a day will raise your risk of developing diabetes by 22 percent! According to a new study out today evidence suggests that just one 12-ounce serving of a sugar-sweetened beverage can significantly raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. What's interesting...

B vitamins can help prevent breast cancer

4/18/2013 - New research suggests that ingredients found in B vitamins could help reduce the risk and incidence of breast cancer, particularly folate, a water soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food. The study of 1,412 women, by researchers at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center in Honolulu, found...

Higher mercury levels increase risk of diabetes

4/16/2013 - A new research conducted by the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington has found that young adults consuming higher levels of mercury face a higher risk of type 2 diabetes by 65 percent later in life. Led by the university's epidemiologist Ka He, the study has identified the consumption...

Flu vaccine linked to high risk of narcolepsy in those under 30: study

4/9/2013 - Children are not the only ones at high risk of developing the chronic neurological disorder narcolepsy in conjunction with the pandemic swine flu vaccine Pandemrix, according to a new study. The latest among several in recent years to link the two, the new paper found that people age 20 and younger...

Free, natural way to lower heart, diabetes risk as much as running

4/9/2013 - What's your excuse not to exercise? Can't afford a gym membership? Think you are too old, too out of shape or too heavy to start running? New findings which researchers are describing as "surprising" should put some pep in your step when it comes to exercising -- literally. It turns out that simply...

Consuming omega-3 fats from fish and supplements lowers mortality by one-third

4/6/2013 - Health researchers have known for some time that eating fish regularly provides health benefits to help protect against cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall mortality. The primary long-chain fats, DHA and EPA have been shown to improve innate immune response by stimulating the effectiveness of...

Increased dietary fiber consumption dramatically lowers risk of first stroke event

4/3/2013 - Incidence of stroke in the U.S. and western cultures continues to grow at a staggering rate as it takes the lives of nearly 150,000 Americans each year, making this debilitating illness the fourth leading cause of preventable death. Closely aligned with heart disease and other vascular disorders, stroke...

Seven lifestyle habits that dramatically lower both cancer and heart disease risk

4/2/2013 - The incidence and etiology of many forms of cancer and the development of cardiovascular disease run on a parallel course as they are both the result of lifestyle habits that are well within our control. It comes as no big surprise that scientists have created a list of seven healthy practices that...

Low vitamin D levels can give you cancer and increase your risk of death

4/2/2013 - Two new studies out of Germany add to an ever-growing body of evidence showing that optimal vitamin D levels are crucial for good health. Based on the findings, people who are low or deficient in vitamin D are much more likely than others to develop cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness, and cancer,...

Flu vaccine causes 1,400 percent increased risk of narcolepsy

4/1/2013 - Speculation that an emergency vaccine widely administered for H1N1 (swine flu) may have caused a sharp uptick in cases of narcolepsy has been confirmed following the release of a new study out of the U.K. As reported in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), individuals given the Pandemrix vaccine for influenza...

Study shows insulin injections more than double risk of death in Type II diabetics

3/27/2013 - According to the World Diabetes Foundation, nearly one-third of all Type II diabetics take daily insulin injections as part of their prescribed treatment protocol. But a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reveals that this quintessential diabetes therapy option...

Americans who received swine flu vaccines are at risk for paralysis disorders

3/20/2013 - The federal government has once again been exposed for lying about the safety of the infamous swine flu vaccine, also known as H1N1. According to a new study published in the journal The Lancet, people who received the swine flu vaccine during the 2009-2010 pandemic hoax were at an elevated risk of...

Breast cancer radiation boosts heart disease risk

3/20/2013 - Women who undergo radiation treatments for breast cancer could be putting themselves at serious risk of developing heart disease later in life, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Researchers from the U.K. found that for each gray (Gy) unit of radiation...

Manicures increase skin cancer risk

3/20/2013 - Millions of women enjoy a nice manicure and pedicure, as the proliferation of nail salons around the country indicate, but a new study shows that women who get gel manicures could be increasing their risk of skin cancer. CBS New York reports that gel manicures are popular because the manner in which...

No aerobics needed: To reduce diabetes risk, just spend less time sitting

3/19/2013 - Spending less of your waking hours sitting or lying down may do more to reduce your risk of Type II diabetes than meeting current recommendations for moderate or vigorous exercise, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Leicester and published in Diabetologia, the journal...

Consuming processed, chemical-laden meat increases risk of dying young by 50 percent

3/18/2013 - More evidence has emerged pointing to processed, chemical-laden meat products as a significant contributing factor to early mortality. A recent study published in the journal BMC Medicine reveals that even moderate consumption of certain processed meat products could increase the risk of death by about...

Vegetarian diet lowers the risk of heart disease by one-third

3/15/2013 - Common sense dictates that a diet filed with fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and legumes that eliminate excessive red and processed meats, fried foods and sugary sweets will benefit overall health as it naturally extends lifespan. Many people rely heavily on fast convenience and processed foods...

Risk of early death directly increases with amount of processed meat consumed

3/12/2013 - A number of past studies have pointed to a negative association between eating processed meats and significantly increased risk of developing cancer or heart disease and a shortened lifespan as well. Unfortunately, these research works have not been large enough to provide sufficient data to distinguish...

Low magnesium levels predict heart disease risk and increase mortality by 50 percent

3/10/2013 - Magnesium is a ubiquitous mineral that has been found in abundance in the human diet for countless generations. Over the past half century, this essential nutrient has been systematically weaned from the vast majority of leafy greens and vegetables due to poor soil conditions and the rapid rise in consumption...

Shocking new cell phone radiation study reveals increased brain tumor risk for children

3/10/2013 - A shocking new cell phone radiation study conducted on New Zealand adolescents and their cell phone usage asks the question, "Are children at increased risk of brain tumors already?" The conclusion of the study is even more shocking than the question because it implicates all children who use cell phones....

Protect yourself from heart disease with the Mediterranean diet: Research proves vast benefits

3/6/2013 - It seems health benefit rumors of the Mediterranean diet have now been confirmed by medical science. It is now evidence-based science and not merely anecdotal. Yes, that was sarcasm. The study, "Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet" was published in the New England...

Cops gone wild: Police departments increasingly putting civilian lives at risk by breaking protocol, engaging in 'wild west' chases, shooting innocents

2/27/2013 - The recent Waco-style killing of former Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer Christopher Dorner by a band of bloodthirsty LAPD officers serves as a grim reminder of how completely out of control the police state system can become when faced with outside threats to its own continuity. But Dorner's...

Increasingly rare gut infection reduces risk of stroke, lung cancer

2/27/2013 - A gut infection that is increasingly rare in wealthier countries actually reduces the risk of strokes and some cancers, according to a study conducted by researchers from New York University (NYU) and published in the journal Gut. "The significance of this study is that this is a prospective cohort...

Low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risks

2/25/2013 - More evidence from a new study shows that lower vitamin D levels could be more hazardous to women because it leads to a higher risk of breast cancer. The latest research, conducted by scientists at the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute, Westmead Hospital, in New South Wales, Australia, followed 214...

Another reason to drink green tea - Greatly reduce your risk of Alzheimer's

2/21/2013 - Perhaps there is no beverage studied for health benefits more than green tea. It has been established as having anti-aging properties, promoting cardiovascular health, protecting against diabetes, reversing chronic fatigue syndrome, and exhibiting anti-cancer properties. The major active ingredient...

Fast food raises risk of childhood allergies and asthma; fruit lowers risk

2/21/2013 - Children who eat more fast food are significantly more likely to suffer from more severe asthma, eczema and rhinitis, according to a large international study published in the journal Thorax. The researchers noted that all three conditions are rising in prevalence worldwide. "If the associations...

The truth behind broccoli - Health benefits and possible risk factors

2/21/2013 - Broccoli is considered to be one of the most nutritious vegetables that can offer numerous health benefits. This is the main reason why there is a huge increase in the number of people who tend to include this on their daily diet. But everyone should be aware of the fact that maximizing the health benefits...

The truth about diet soda and diabetes: Diet soda increases the risk of diabetes

2/19/2013 - Sodas have a reputation for being among the worst drinks available health-wise. For one, these drinks contain loads of sugar, which makes frequent consumption of these drinks a potential trigger for diabetes mellitus, one of the most dreaded diseases of our time. Because of this, people are making a...

Hormonal birth control increases risk of diabetes

2/15/2013 - Some hormonal birth control methods may increase the risk of diabetes in overweight but otherwise healthy women, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California and published in the journal Contraception. The researchers divided a group of obese women into...

Cut your heart attack risk dramatically by simply eating more berries

2/15/2013 - A recent study concluded that eating three or more servings of strawberries and/or blueberries per week protects against cardiovascular disease and heart attacks on women. Only women? This study was for dietary influences that increase heart and cardiovascular health, not breast cancer. That's easily...

Prostate cancer treatment increases risk of fracture, death

2/13/2013 - Men who undergo a hormone deprivation treatment for prostate cancer are significantly more likely to suffer from fractures, and many of the men who suffer from fractures are significantly more likely to die, according a study conducted by researchers from the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the University...

Reduce your cancer risk - especially colorectal - by eating more ginger

2/12/2013 - Ginger is one of Ayurveda's favorite medicinal and tonic herbs, and it has emerged also as a culinary favorite lately. There has been considerable clinical testing by modern Western medicine that shows ginger's anti-inflammatory effects. Now, there's been a small trial that points to ginger's capacity...

Tens of thousands of U.S. kids subjected to needless cancer-causing CT scans

2/11/2013 - Computed tomography (CT) scans pose radiation hazards -- specifically, an elevated risk of developing cancer in later years -- that are particularly serious for children. But that doesn't stop doctors from routinely ordering CTs for kids, even for what used to be considered just a typical childhood...

Lower your breast cancer risk with fruits and vegetables high in carotenoids

2/9/2013 - Women with high blood levels of the naturally occurring plant chemicals known as carotenoids have significantly lower risk of breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. It...

Deep fried foods increase risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer by one-third

2/9/2013 - Prostate cancer will affect one in six men during the course of their lifetime, as nearly a quarter of a million new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. While many cases of the disease remain localized as a growing number of patients adopt a wait and see attitude toward the traditional slash,...

Low vitamin D levels linked to high risk of breast cancer in young women

2/6/2013 - Over the past several years, Natural News has covered research from around the world that shows a lack of vitamin D is somehow associated with breast cancer. Now comes yet another piece to the puzzle. A study by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine concludes that...

Carotenoids in fruits and vegetables: Do these reduce the risk of breast cancer?

2/5/2013 - Breast cancer is one of the most dreaded health conditions. It is a type of cancer which begins in the tissues found in the breast. It basically comes in two types. The first one is ductal carcinoma which first affects the ducts or the specific tubes that work in transmitting milk starting from the...

An aspirin a day... causes blindness?

2/5/2013 - People who take aspirin regularly to reduce their risk of heart attacks and strokes are significantly more likely to suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the primary cause of blindness in the elderly. These are the findings of a study conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney...

Eating hot food from melamine plates increases risk of kidney stones

2/4/2013 - Melamine plates and cups have been the tableware of choice for many Western families during the last couple of decades, and they are fondly associated with children's parties and outdoor picnics. According to a new study by researchers at the Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan; however, melamine...

Taking aspirin as few times as once a week triples risk of blindness

1/30/2013 - Many conventional doctors advise their patients to pop one every day like a multivitamin in order to supposedly ward off heart attacks, strokes, and even cancer. But taking an aspirin as few times as once a week, especially when you are not actually sick or in pain, can be incredibly dangerous, especially...

Strawberries and blueberries reduce heart attacks in younger women

1/28/2013 - Younger women who eat more strawberries and blueberries may reduce their heart attack risk by one-third, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, and published in the journal Circulation. "Blueberries and...

Lower your breast cancer risk with carotenoids

1/19/2013 - According to a recent analysis of international studies, "Circulating Carotenoids and Risk of Breast Cancer: Pooled Analysis of Eight Prospective Studies," women whose diet include high carotenoid intake have a greatly reduced breast cancer risk. An analysis of eight international studies were pooled...

Second-hand smoke increases risk of severe dementia

1/19/2013 - Exposure to secondhand smoke significantly increases a person's risk of developing severe dementia, according to a study conducted by researchers from China's Anhui Medical University and researchers from U.S. and U.K. universities, and published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Secondhand...

Flavonoids from strawberries and blueberries cut heart attack risk in women by one-third

1/18/2013 - Thousands of research studies over the past decade have heralded the critical importance of eating a diet filled with flavonoids from a variety of brightly colored vegetables and fruits to help prevent and even treat many chronic illnesses. Most plants and fruits rely on flavonoid compounds for protection...

Walking regularly slashes stroke risk in women by nearly 50 percent

1/17/2013 - Physical inactivity continues to be a significant underlying cause of chronic illness and early death in the U.S., as sedentary Americans succumb to the utilitarian comforts of modern technology. Lack of exercise, coupled with a largely processed food diet leads to potentially deadly diseases including...

Processed snack foods increase colon cancer risk, especially in genetically susceptible individuals

1/8/2013 - Colon cancer continues to be a leading cause of cancer deaths, as the number of newly diagnosed cases continue to grow concurrent with the rate of overweight, obesity and processed food consumption. This may come as no surprise to natural health followers who understand that fried and hydrogenated foods...

Widely used heart drug increases risk of death

12/24/2012 - A widely used heart drug actually increases the risk of death in patients with the very condition it is most commonly used to treat, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Kentucky and published in the European Heart Journal. Digoxin, extracted from the foxglove plant,...

Coffee reduces risk of death from cancer

12/22/2012 - People who drink four or more cups of caffeinated coffee each day have only half the risk of dying from oral or pharyngeal cancer when compared to those who drink less, according to a new American Cancer Society study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Prior studies have found that...

Feeling stressed? Perceived stress can increase risk of developing heart disease

12/20/2012 - A growing number of recent research studies have come to the conclusion that stress is a significant risk factor for developing an array of potentially deadly chronic illnesses including cancer, diabetes, dementia and especially cardiovascular disease. Researchers have determined that moderate to severe...

Dementia risk linked to feelings of loneliness, not lack of social ties

12/14/2012 - Studies have linked factors such as living alone or a lack of social connections to an increased risk of dementia. But according to a study published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, it is actually feelings of loneliness, rather than any of these objective external factors, that...

Daily soft drink serving boosts aggressive prostate cancer risk by 40 percent

12/13/2012 - Nearly one-quarter of a million men will be diagnosed with some stage of prostate cancer this year in the U.S., and many will suffer the unnecessary consequences of invasive treatment techniques that cut, irradiate and poison tumor cells in an effort to control the illness. In a manner similar to many...

Vitamin K intake cuts risk of diabetes in the elderly by 50 percent

12/13/2012 - New cases of diabetes continue to increase exponentially every five to ten years. The toll this disease takes on millions of unsuspecting children and adults places the illness in a class by itself as it is the primary cause of death from diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Excess glucose in circulation...

Chemical exposure in the workplace increases breast cancer risk in women

12/8/2012 - If you are a woman who works in an industry involving plastics or metal manufacturing, or in a conventional farming environment that exposes you to crop chemicals, you could be at a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women in other industries. These are the findings of a new study out of the...

Higher vitamin D intake linked with cognitive performance and Alzheimer's disease risk in women

12/5/2012 - Higher blood saturation levels of vitamin D have been conclusively shown to lower the risk for a myriad of chronic illnesses including heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. More recent scientific studies are beginning to draw a solid connection between intake of the sunshine vitamin and how well...

Just ONE soft drink a day increases prostate cancer risk

12/1/2012 - The ill-effects of sugary soft drinks has been well documented but new research continues to show just how bad such beverages can be for you, especially over the long term. Now, according to a just-released Swedish study, drinking even one normal-sized soda per day can boost a man's chances of developing...

Think before you drink!

11/23/2012 - Soda/pop/soft drinks, whatever you choose to call it, is bad for you! Food colorings, preservatives, empty calories, obesity, yellow teeth, decreased bone density, spikes in blood sugar and increased cancer risk are some negative effects of drinking soda. Why continue to drink this toxic substance on...

Magnesium reduces the risk of colon and pancreatic cancers in latest studies

11/21/2012 - The role of magnesium in cancer is quickly gaining interest among researchers because of recent studies showing protective effects against multiple cancers. The most recent studies have shown that every additional 100 mg of magnesium daily may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by 12 percent, and...

Crust formed on overcooked foods can triple the risk of heart disease

11/12/2012 - Be careful the next time you order that hamburger and fries cooked on an open grill or over flames. Not only do you have to be especially cautious of hydrogenated and trans fats infused during cooking, but the crust formed on these foods, and many others, from grilling, charbroiling or frying boosts...

Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit..

11/11/2012 11:46:25 PM - The more you eat, the lower your risk of certain cancers. Beans have more servings of fiber than any other vegetable. One single serving will give you 20 percent of your daily-recommended fiber. Researchers in Japan did a seven-year study. They studied more than 43,000 people between the ages...

Overweight and obesity are shown to increase cancer risk by up to 50 percent

11/8/2012 - It doesn't take much more than a casual glance around you to know that overweight and obesity rates have risen during the past half century, specifically skyrocketing over the past five to ten years. An overabundance of highly processed, fructose-infused convenience foods and meals eaten at fast food...

Sugary beverages increase stroke risk by 83 percent

11/5/2012 - New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) suggests drinking sodas and other sugary beverages may significantly increase stroke risk, particularly among women. The study out of Japan found that, compared to women who drink virtually no sugary beverages, women who drink...

A single junk food meal damages arteries leading to increased risk for heart disease

11/3/2012 - The knowledge that junk foods such as bacon cheeseburgers, fries, shakes, donuts and chips are detrimental to your health is no new revelation. These foods are packed with hydrogenated trans-fats, refined carbohydrates and sugars that boost blood pressure, increase blood glucose and flood cells with...

Antidepressant drugs are murdering babies before they're even born: SSRIs cause birth defects, miscarriages and complications

11/1/2012 - Big Pharma wants pregnant women to take prescription drugs, vaccine shots and even chemotherapy. It's the latest insanity from an industry that kills more Americans ever year than died in the entire Vietnam War. And the latest science reveals that antidepressant use during pregnancy is causing babies...

Hospital health care quality plummets: Risk of severe complications during hospital childbirth up 75 percent from decade ago

10/27/2012 - New data released as part of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study on pregnant women has found that delivery complications are on the rise among women who give birth at American hospitals. According to the figures, the number of women who experience heart attacks, strokes, severe...

Is red meat giving you cancer?

10/27/2012 - Red meats have long been associated with an increased risk of cancer- specifically colorectal, breast and prostate cancer. There has been little conclusive evidence definitively indicating red meats play a role in endometrial cancer (a.k.a. cancer of the uterus). There is no known cause of this disease....

Study: Multivitamins drastically reduce cancer risk in men

10/23/2012 - It's not that the hundreds of billions of dollars spent over the years on cancer research has been a complete waste, but sometimes the simplest answer is the best one. In this case, researchers seem to have confirmed what science has known for quite some time: that a well-balanced diet is the "secret"...

Sugar and carbs quadruple risk of cognitive impairment in aging adults

10/22/2012 - The fear of losing the ability to think, remember and reason strikes fear in the minds of millions of aging adults around the world. Cognitive impairment leads to a decline in quality of life and is often the first sign of the most insidious form of dementia, Alzheimer's disease. Researchers have been...

Sitting for long periods increases your risk of death, study finds

10/19/2012 - A new study has found that those who tend to sit for long periods of time - think office workers, clerks and other administrative personnel - are at great risk of diabetes, heart disease and death. The meta study, led by Britain's University of Leicester, in association with colleagues at Loughborough...

Vitamin D insufficiency promotes chronic disease and increases risk of early death by 50 percent

10/18/2012 - Medical researchers have been sounding the alarm about the importance of maintaining optimal vitamin D levels from childhood through to the adult years, but millions of aging adults remain grossly deficient in this critical hormone-based nutrient. Vitamin D has demonstrated efficacy in preventing diseases...

Eating tomatoes is shown to slash stroke risk in half

10/17/2012 - Stroke continues to rank as the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., permanently disabling and needlessly taking the lives of hundreds of thousands of adults every year. Recent studies have demonstrated that the risk of stroke can be lowered by following simple lifestyle changes including regular...

New study finds snoring during pregnancy ups risk for high blood pressure

10/13/2012 - Every year, thousands of women and their babies get sick and some die from a dangerous condition called preeclampsia, a life-threatening disorder during pregnancy and the postpartum period. "Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a leading global cause of maternal and infant deaths and cost billions...

Five Lifestyle choices that put men at an increased risk for colorectal cancer

10/12/2012 - Current mainstream cancer statistics indicate that in the U.S., men have slightly less than a one in two lifetime risk of developing cancer. Although there are over 200 different cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men. While this news is grim, the good news is that today we...

Sweetened beverages linked to genetically increased risk of obesity

10/8/2012 - It is likely no surprise to most health-minded individuals that consuming excess calories from sugary beverages and being overweight or obese are not mutually exclusive and independently lead to a significantly increased risk for metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Caloric intake...

Poor sleep increases insulin resistance, diabetes and heart disease risk in teens

10/5/2012 - It is not difficult for most people to understand the importance of a good night's sleep to awaken refreshed and ready to take on the challenges of a new day. Less known is the scientific evidence that explains how poor sleep habits are the root cause behind the development of many chronic diseases,...

Diet high in antioxidants slashes heart disease risk in women

10/3/2012 - Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in men and women alike. A lifetime of processed foods, lack of exercise, poor lifestyle habits and environmental and household pollutants result in hypertension, elevated blood glucose and hardening of the endothelial lining of arteries that supply...

Suboptimal vitamin D levels significantly increase cardiovascular disease risk

9/30/2012 - The past decade has seen thousands of studies published that all demonstrate the profound importance of obtaining sufficient amounts of the sunshine vitamin from food, sun exposure and supplementation. No other nutrient has been shown to exert such a wide range of health benefits, yet millions of children...

Cutting red and processed meats slashes chronic disease risk by 10 percent

9/28/2012 - Over consumption of any particular food group does not provide a firm pathway to optimal health. In prior bodies of research, excess dietary red and processed meats have been shown to significantly increase the risk of many cancer lines while contributing to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, largely...

Are you at risk of developing type III diabetes?

9/25/2012 - Diabetes has become a burden on the healthcare system and taxpayers. In 2007, the national cost of diabetes was calculated to be $174 billion. We can assume this figure has since increased since then and may well be approaching $200 billion. There are three main types of diabetes: Type I - Juvenile...

Stress on the job increases heart disease risk by nearly a quarter

9/22/2012 - It's easy to understand that a diet filled with trans-fat laden fried foods, sugary sweets and hormone and antibiotic laden meats is a recipe for chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease. These foods subject the body to a plethora of synthesized chemical compounds, increased blood glucose levels...

Omega-3 fats from dietary sources lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

9/18/2012 - Omega-3 fats from foods including fish, chicken, nuts, and seeds are preferentially sequestered after consumption and used for critical functions to maintain optimal brain metabolism and function. These long-chain fats are used to form the highly permeable cell wall membrane of nerve cells, as electrical...

Five healthy lifestyle modifications that lower hypertension risk by two-thirds

9/10/2012 - Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the most significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease, leading to an estimated 15 percent of all deaths worldwide each year. Excessive blood pressure causes micro-cracks in the inner lining of arterial walls, leading to a cascade of serious health...

Get more sleep and significantly lower your risk of stroke and heart disease

8/28/2012 - A rapidly growing number of health-minded individuals understand that vascular disorders including stroke and heart are largely the result of preventable lifestyle practices that combine to dramatically increase risk of disease. Most people know that a natural diet of healthy, fresh greens, nuts and...

Frying red meat boosts risk of prostate cancer by a whopping 40 percent

8/25/2012 - Prior research studies have implicated overcooking meats, especially red meat, due to the formation of carbon-based amines that greatly increase the risk of digestive cancers over many years of consumption. These studies have suggested eating meats that have been stewed or roasted in favor of char grilled...

Vitamin D supplementation can cut risk of respiratory infections in children by half

8/24/2012 - If you or someone you know has children who routinely get respiratory infections, particularly during the winter months when natural exposure to the sun's rays is limited, you might want to seriously consider having them supplement daily with vitamin D3. A randomized, controlled study published in the...

Spinach influences gene expression to cut colon cancer risk in half

8/21/2012 - Colorectal cancers represent the fourth most prevalent form of the disease with more than 150,000 cases diagnosed each year and more than 50,000 deaths. Forward-thinking nutrition researchers understand that this particular form of the disease is largely preventable through lifestyle changes including...

Low vitamin D raises risk of mortality by 30 percent in the elderly

8/20/2012 - Enlightened health followers have heard about the importance of taking vitamin D and maintaining optimal blood levels of the prohormone to prevent chronic disease for more than a decade now. Despite the countless research studies that all demonstrate the critical nature of vitamin D to prevent cancer,...

New UK data finds prescription drugs 62,000 times more likely to kill than supplements

8/15/2012 - According to data just released by the UK-based Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl), pharmaceutical drugs are 62,000 times more likely to kill you than supplements. In fact, the data collected by ANH-Intl demonstrates that food supplements are the safest substances regularly consumed...

Excessive red meat consumption found to increase risk of stroke

8/14/2012 - Very few dietary topics spark more controversy than consumption of red meat and risk of diseases ranging from cancer to heart disease and diabetes. Most nutrition scientists indicate a high protein diet is essential to promote vibrant health, aid in weight management and lower the risk from metabolic...

Tamoxifen: Friend or Foe

8/14/2012 - I was recently asked by a consultation client about the advisability of taking Tamoxifen after breast cancer surgery to prevent recurrence. I knew that Tamoxifen was declared a carcinogen by the World Health Organization back in the late 1990s but I doubled checked and found the NIH "Report on Carcinogens"...

Antioxidant cocktail slashes pancreatic cancer risk by up to two thirds

8/8/2012 - Pancreatic cancer is a particularly deadly form of the disease that takes the lives of nearly 40,000 people in the US each year. Mortality rates for pancreatic cancer are high (five year survival rate is less than three percent) as the disease is typically not suspected or diagnosed until it has progressed...

Personal care products found to increase diabetes risk by 60 percent in women

7/31/2012 - Would you continue to liberally apply personal care products including moisturizers, nail polishes, soaps, hair sprays and perfumes if you knew that your risk of developing diabetes was dramatically increased? Many healthy-minded individuals are aware of endocrine-disrupting synthetic chemicals known...

Exposure to solvent chemicals in the workplace increases birth defect risk in children

7/25/2012 - Women looking to get pregnant need to make sure they avoid exposure to chemical solvents, as their children could end up suffering the consequences in the form of birth defects. A new study published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine reveals that women exposed to organic solvent...

Does drinking coffee reduce the risk of skin cancer?

7/23/2012 - A recent study published in the journal Cancer Research claims that coffee drinkers may be at a reduced risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, one of the most common types of skin cancer. According to the research, individuals that drink at least three cups of coffee a day have a 20 percent decreased...

Vitamin E found to significantly lower risk of developing liver cancer

7/20/2012 - Worldwide cases of liver cancer are on the rise, as the third most common form of cancer takes the lives of millions around the globe each year. The liver is charged with performing more than 300 critical functions in the body; from cholesterol and glucose metabolism to clearing dangerous chemical and...

Common parasite linked to increased risk of suicide and self-harm

7/13/2012 - A common parasite may significantly increase women's risk of self-destructive behaviors, including suicide attempts and self harm, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. The...

Fresh vegetable diet protects against pancreatitis and risk of pancreatic cancer

7/13/2012 - Few people give much thought to their pancreas, the small digestive organ that is located behind the stomach and functions to release digestive enzymes to break down food. Acute pancreatitis is a serious, potentially life-threatening disease that occurs when those enzymes begin to eat the pancreas itself....

High protein, low carbohydrate diet increases heart disease risk in women

6/30/2012 8:53:18 PM - Very few topics elicit more controversy and differing points of view than those pertaining to dietary ratios of carbohydrates, proteins and fats and how they pertain to optimal health. Nutrition science indicates that the answer to this dilemma is far from clear, and is most likely determined by individual...

Physical activity lowers breast cancer risk by nearly 30 percent

6/29/2012 - Most health-minded individuals understand the importance of regular physical activity to maintain optimal health and prevent a host of chronic diseases ranging from heart disease and diabetes to stroke and dementia. In the past, studies have suggested that regular exercise may reduce the risk of certain...

The Hospital Birth - Why most women are putting themselves at risk

6/24/2012 - The population has been led to believe that birthing in the hospital is the best option to having a safe delivery for mother and baby. While hospitals may provide the best environment for high-risk pregnancies (which account for six to eight percent of births worldwide), there are healthier alternatives...

Sun exposure reduces pancreatic cancer risk by nearly 50 percent

6/21/2012 - The health benefits of vitamin D are almost becoming too numerous to count, with yet another new study presented at the recent American Association for Cancer Research Pancreatic Cancer Conference in Lake Tahoe, Nev., shedding light on the hormone's specific anti-cancer benefits. According to the groundbreaking...

CDC says fluoride has no evidence of benefit for infants

6/15/2012 - In a letter to California senator Barbara Boxer the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) director Thomas Frieden responded to questions about fluoride and infants. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 1997 set the adequate amount of fluoride for infants 0 to 6 months of age at .01 milligrams per day, which...

B vitamins lower homocysteine levels and provide significant stroke risk reduction

6/14/2012 - Stroke remains the third leading cause of death in the US, taking the lives of more than 140,000 people each year, and is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Three-quarters of those suffering from a stroke are aged 65 or older, often the result of decades of poor dietary and lifestyle...

Study: CT scans raise risk of brain cancer in children

6/12/2012 - Children who undergo computed tomography (CT) scans during their early years are significantly more prone to develop brain cancer than children who are not exposed to this high radiation source. These are the findings of a new study published in the journal Lancet, and ones that could change the way...

Cheap calcium supplements can raise risk of a heart attack twofold: Are you at risk?

6/7/2012 - During the course of several decades, medical professionals have extolled the virtues of taking enough calcium to support bone health and avoid osteoporosis. For many aging adults (especially women) this meant supplementing with one of a number of unnatural forms of the mineral, as our diet typically...

Rutin flavonoids lower blood clot risk to help prevent stroke and heart attack

6/5/2012 - The risk of thrombosis, commonly known as a blood clot, can represent a significant threat to overall health and quality of life. Clots that form and become unstable can break away, blocking blood flow to the brain or the heart muscle. The result can be a fatal heart attack, stroke or debilitating paralysis...

Before vaccinating your children, demand your doctor sign this form

5/29/2012 - If you were to ask the average pediatrician practicing in America today what he or she thinks about childhood vaccinations, the likely response you would get would be that vaccines are safe and effective, and that their health benefits far outweigh any potential risks. But would these same pediatricians...

Teenage diabetes more than doubles

5/29/2012 - In another sign that America is losing its battle of bulging waistlines, new data indicates that the teenage diabetes rate has doubled, as other health risks have also remained dangerously high. Researchers with the American Diabetes Association, as well as other groups, said the number of teens...

Satisfy your bacon craving with crispy organic turkey chips and avoid the risk of pancreatic cancer

5/28/2012 - The meat-eaters among you may truly believe that bacon makes everything better; and folks from Iron Chefs to everyday-Joe's will pay up to $35 a pound for gourmet bacon cuts. However, these delectable pieces of smoked pig are highly processed with numerous toxic chemicals such as nitrites, sodium nitrate,...

Fish consumption lowers risk of colorectal cancers

5/25/2012 - New research suggests that eating fish may have yet another huge health benefit to add to its repertoire - the prevention of colorectal cancers. A study centered around fish consumption and rectal and colon cancers found that participants who ate fish three or more times per week had a reduced chance...

Gluten sensitivity in mothers linked to mental health issues for the child

5/19/2012 - Children born to women with gluten sensitivity may be at a higher risk of developing schizophrenia or other psychiatric diseases later in life, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Karolinska Institute and Johns Hopkins Children's Center and published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The...

Soda consumption dramatically increases risk of stroke and vascular disease

5/12/2012 - Americans drink more than 216 liters of carbonated soft drinks each year, a number that continues to increase at an alarming rate. Many people use low-calorie diet soda in a futile effort to lose weight, yet find that these drinks have the opposite effect leading them to be overweight or obese. The...

High dietary sodium/potassium ratio linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease

5/8/2012 11:48:00 PM - For decades now we have been warned against the evils of eating too much salt; an excess of dietary sodium supposedly raises the risk of heart disease. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (1) tell us to limit our daily sodium intake to 2,300 mg; even lower values are recommended for older adults...

Green tea intake may reduce the risk of gynecologic cancers

5/8/2012 - Before undergoing a fermentation process that turns it into the black tea widely enjoyed by millions of Americans today, green tea, also known as Camellia sinensis, naturally contains a variety of antiviral and anti-cancer compounds with many proven health benefits. And a recent review published in...

Fast food diet increases risk of depression by more than fifty percent

5/5/2012 - Providing more evidence to the motif 'you are what you eat', scientists have found that eating a fast food diet increases the risk for depression by more than fifty percent. The food we eat today will provide the structural network for the cellular matrix that we need to support basic metabolism, cellular...

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