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Diet and Weight Loss Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Vegetarian
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For a healthy fruit snack, what would you choose?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Next time you're packing lunch for your kid or reaching for a healthy afternoon bite, consider this: only three types of packaged fruit snacks -- dried fruit, fruit puree and canned fruit with juice -- meet the latest recommendations for high-nutrition snacks set by federal dietary guidelines, according to food scientists.

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Obesity Vegetarian
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Switching to vegan or ketogenic diet rapidly impacts immune system      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have observed rapid and distinct immune system changes in a small study of people who switched to a vegan or a ketogenic (also called keto) diet. Scientists closely monitored various biological responses of people sequentially eating vegan and keto diets for two weeks, in random order. They found that the vegan diet prompted responses linked to innate immunity -- the body's non-specific first line of defense against pathogens -- while the keto diet prompted responses associated with adaptive immunity -- pathogen-specific immunity built through exposures in daily life and vaccination. Metabolic changes and shifts in the participants' microbiomes -- communities of bacteria living in the gut -- were also observed.

Vegetarian
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Natural compounds derived from soy and other plants reduce breast cancer recurrence and improve survival      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Soy compounds called isoflavones are among the plant-derived compounds that may significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence or death, according to a new meta-analysis.

Fibromyalgia
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Two types of CBT are equally effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

There does not appear to be any profound differences between so-called exposure-based CBT and traditional CBT in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Both forms of treatment produced a significant reduction in symptoms in people affected by the disease.

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Obesity Vegetarian
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Twin research indicates that a vegan diet improves cardiovascular health      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A recent trial of identical twins comparing vegan and omnivore diets found that a vegan diet improves overall cardiovascular health.

Nutrition Vegetarian
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Study suggests even more reasons to eat your fiber      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Health professionals have long praised the benefits of insoluble fiber for bowel regularity and overall health. New research suggests even more reasons we should be prioritizing fiber in our regular diets. Researchers found that each plant source of insoluble fiber contains unique bioactives -- compounds that have been linked to lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes -- offering potential health benefits beyond those of the fiber itself. 

Nutrition Vegetarian
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The microbiome of fruit and vegetables positively influences diversity in the gut      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In a meta-study, a research team has provided evidence that the consumption of fruit and vegetables contributes positively to bacterial diversity in the human gut.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Nutrition Vegetarian
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Being a vegetarian may be partly in your genes      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A person's genetic makeup plays a role in determining whether they can stick to a strict vegetarian diet, a new study has found. The findings open the door to further studies that could have important implications regarding dietary recommendations and the production of meat substitutes.

Chronic Illness Fibromyalgia Today's Healthcare
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Cognitive behavioral therapy eases how fibromyalgia pain is experienced by the brain      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Patients living with fibromyalgia (FM) -- a disease that predominantly affects women and is characterized by chronic pain, fatigue and brain fog -- often find limited treatment options and a scarcity of explanations for their symptoms. Investigators have now found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can significantly reduce the burden of FM by, in part, reducing pain-catastrophizing, a negative cognitive and emotional response that can intensify pain through feelings of helplessness, rumination and intrusive thoughts. This finding is backed by neuroimaging data, evidencing reduced connectivity between regions of the brain associated with self-awareness, pain and emotional processing.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Nutrition Obesity Staying Healthy Vegetarian
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A quarter of people are undoing the benefits of healthy meals by unhealthy snacking      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A quarter of people are undoing the benefits of healthy meals with unhealthy snacks, which increases the risk of strokes and cardiovascular disease.

Diet and Weight Loss Obesity Staying Healthy Vegetarian
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Global diet study challenges advice to limit high-fat dairy foods      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Unprocessed red meat and whole grains can be included or left out of a healthy diet, according to a study conducted in 80 countries across all inhabited continents. Diets emphasizing fruit, vegetables, dairy (mainly whole-fat), nuts, legumes and fish were linked with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and premature death in all world regions. The addition of unprocessed red meat or whole grains had little impact on outcomes.

Obesity Staying Healthy Vegetarian
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Not eating enough of these six healthy foods is associated with higher cardiovascular disease and deaths globally      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Previous and similar research has focused on Western countries and diets that combined harmful, ultra-processed foods with nutrient-dense foods. This research was global in scope and focused on foods commonly considered to be healthy. Researchers derived a diet score from PHRI's ongoing, large-scale global Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study, then replicated that in five independent studies to measure health outcomes in different world regions and in people with and without prior CVD.

Diet and Weight Loss Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Obesity Staying Healthy Vegetarian Vitamin
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The Mediterranean Diet: Good for your health and your hip pocket      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

We've heard it time and time again -- the Mediterranean diet is great for our health. But despite the significant health benefits of this eating plan, a common deterrent is often the expected costs, especially when budgets are tight.

Diet and Weight Loss Dietary Supplements and Minerals Fertility Nutrition Obesity Pregnancy and Childbirth Staying Healthy Vegetarian Vitamin
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Diet high in fruit and vegetables linked to lower miscarriage risk      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A preconception and early-pregnancy diet that contains lots of fruit, vegetables, seafood, dairy, eggs and grain may be associated with reducing risk of miscarriage, a new review of research suggests.

Children's Health Nutrition Staying Healthy Vegetarian
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How to get your children to eat more fruits and vegetables      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Children will eat more fruits and vegetables if families take more time to eat meals.

Fibromyalgia Neuropathy Psychology Research Today's Healthcare
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Fibromyalgia: Pain out of control      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Feeling like we have a degree of control makes us tolerate pain better. In the case of fibromyalgia, however, this simply doesn't work. A study provides clues as to why.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Healthy Aging Nutrition Psychology Research Vegetarian
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A higher dose of magnesium each day keeps dementia at bay      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

More magnesium in our daily diet leads to better brain health as we age, according to scientists.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Healthy Aging Nutrition Obesity Staying Healthy Vegetarian
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MIND and Mediterranean diets associated with fewer Alzheimer's plaques and tangles      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

People who eat diets rich in green leafy vegetables as well as other vegetables, fruits, whole grains, olive oil, beans, nuts and fish may have fewer amyloid plaques and tau tangles in their brain -- signs of Alzheimer's disease -- than people who do not consume such diets, according to a new study.

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Obesity Staying Healthy Vegetarian
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Keto vs vegan: Study of popular diets finds over fourfold difference in carbon footprints      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research has estimated the carbon footprints and diet quality of six popular diets. The vegan and vegetarian diets were found to be produce the least amount of carbon dioxide while keto and paleo diets ranked lowest in sustainability and diet quality.

Chronic Illness Depression Fibromyalgia Mental Health Research Neuropathy Today's Healthcare
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Antidepressants used for chronic pain on the rise, but are they effective?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research has found some antidepressants may be effective in treating certain chronic pain conditions, but others lack convincing evidence on their effectiveness.