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Children Eat as They Are Taught

February 3, 2015
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A study of children’s eating habits found that “31.9% of 6-year-old children consumed fruit less than once daily and 19.0% consumed vegetables less than once daily.” Upon further examination, researchers found that “children who consumed fruits and vegetables less than once daily during late infancy had increased odds (more than twice as likely) of...
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Poor Eating on Weekends

January 22, 2015
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A study of overweight adolescents aged 12-16 years looked at when they ate healthy and when they did not: “Overweight adolescent girls were more likely to eat fruit on weekdays than weekends as were boys. “Adolescents consumed more fruit at school than other meals. “Weekday dinner was the meal where girls were most likely to...
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Eat Veggies to Lower Blood Pressure

July 10, 2014
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There are many benefits to a vegetarian diet when used correctly. The hard part is being disciplined enough to insure that all of the essentials nutrients are included. A recent study found that “consumption of vegetarian diets is associated with lower BP (blood pressure). Such diets could be a useful nonpharmacologic means for reducing...
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Fruits & Veggies Reduce Nicotine Dependence?

June 13, 2013
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Millions of people attempt to quit smoking every year. The majority of those are not successful. The solution may be found in their fruit and vegetable consumption (FVC). According to the research, “higher FVC was associated with fewer cigarettes smoked per day, longer TTFC (time to first cigarette), and lower NDSS (Nicotine Dependence Syndrome...
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Variety Lowers Risk of Diabetes

April 2, 2013
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We all know to eat a good amount of fruits and veggies every day. But a new study found that eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is also important to maintaining health. Researchers found that those who ate more fruits and vegetables were able to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes by...
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Eating Antioxidants Reduces Stroke Risk for Women

October 15, 2012
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A recent study found that women without a history of cardiovascular disease who ate the most antioxidants reduced their risk of stroke by 17%. Even those with a history of cardiovascular disease were able to reduce their stroke risk by 10% by consuming antioxidants. It’s actually easy to get a rich supply of antioxidants...
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Fruits & Veggies Lower Risk of Heart Disease

June 12, 2012
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Diets rich in fruits and vegetables provide many health benefits. The latest research suggests that “a higher intake of fruits and vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of IHD (ischaemic heart disease) mortality (death).
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Low-Risk Lifestyle Dramatically Reduces Sudden Cardiac Death in Women

May 10, 2012
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Sudden cardiac death currently accounts for more than half of all cardiac deaths. But a woman’s lifestyle can greatly reduced the odds of a sudden cardiac death every happening. A low risk lifestyle includes “not smoking, body mass index of less than 25, exercise duration of 30 minutes/day or longer,” and a diet that...
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Folate Helps Teens Get Better Grades in School

April 26, 2012
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A new study found that the amount of folate (folic acid) consumed by teens can impact how they do in school. Specifically the study found that “folate intake had a positive association with academic achievement in the 15-year-olds.” The best sources of folate are fruits and vegetables, followed by grains and nuts. Read the...
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Predicting Your Weight Gain

April 3, 2012
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The findings of a new study make it relatively easy to predict how much weight you will gain every four years of your life. The findings found independently associated indications of both weight gain and weight loss. What you eat on a regular basis can contribute to how much weight you gain every four...
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