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Sodas Lower Fertility

Sodas Lower Fertility

By drinking one or more sugary sodas a day, women are a quarter less likely to become pregnant and men are a third less likely to father a child.

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Fiber Lowers Blood Sugar

Fiber Lowers Blood Sugar

A diet high in diverse fibers lowered blood sugar levels to normal for 89 percent of diabetes patients in a Rutgers University study.

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Eating Apples and Tomatoes Repairs Lungs

Eating Apples and Tomatoes Repairs Lungs

Fresh tomatoes and fruit, especially apples, help heal damaged lungs of ex-smokers and can slow the natural decline of lung function that typically occurs after age 30.

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Only One in 10 U.S. Adults Eats Healthy

Only One in 10 U.S. Adults Eats Healthy

Just 9 percent of U.S. adults eat enough vegetables and only 12 percent eat enough fruit every day, with consumption lowest among men, young adults and people living in poverty.

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Scientists Discover Alcohol-Cancer Link

Scientists Discover Alcohol-Cancer Link

British researchers have discovered why DNA mutation results from alcoholic consumption that’s linked to seven types of cancer.

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Mangoes Carry Health Benefits

Mangoes Carry Health Benefits

Two studies have found that mangoes fight inflammation and have properties useful in treating gastrointestinal disease.

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Healthy Oils Improve Good Cholesterol

Healthy Oils Improve Good Cholesterol

In separate studies, virgin coconut oil, walnut oil and camlina oil improved cholesterol levels, making them good alternatives to olive oil.

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Seniors Eating Mediterranean Diet Retain Independence

Seniors Eating Mediterranean Diet Retain Independence

Seniors that ate a diet high in veggies, fruit, whole grains, nuts and legumes were markedly more independent and less frail over a four-year period.

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Whole Grains Help Us Eat Less

Whole Grains Help Us Eat Less

When overweight Danes exchanged refined grain products such as white bread and pasta for whole-grain equivalents, they tended to feel full sooner, eat less, lose weight and have less inflammation.

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Fruit Pesticides Lower Fertility in Women

Fruit Pesticides Lower Fertility in Women

Women undergoing fertility treatments were 18 percent less likely to become pregnant and 26 percent less likely to have a live birth if they were eating pesticide-laden produce.

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