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April 3, 2013
Fiber vs. Breast Cancer
Inadequate fiber intake appears to be a risk factor for breast cancer, which can explain why women eating plant-based diets may be at lower risk.
January 28, 2013
Cancer, Interrupted: Garlic & Flavonoids
Garlic and flavonoid phytonutrients found in fruits, vegetables, greens, and grains appear to protect against DNA damage induced by mutagenic chemicals found in cooked meat.
December 31, 2012
Tree Nuts or Peanuts for Breast Cancer Prevention?
Eating fiber-containing foods—especially nuts—during adolescence may significantly lower the risk of developing potentially precancerous fibrocystic breast disease (fibroadenomas).
December 25, 2012
Whole Grains May Work As Well As Drugs
The consumption of three portions of whole grains a day appears as powerful as high blood pressure medications in alleviating hypertension.
November 26, 2012
Antioxidants Sprouting Up
What happens to the antioxidant content of seeds, grains, and beans when you sprout them?
November 12, 2012
Ergothioneine: A New Vitamin?
If the antioxidant amino acid ergothioneine does indeed turn out to be an essential nutrient, what are the best dietary sources?
October 4, 2012
Too Much Soy May Neutralize Benefits
Vegans consuming 7-18 servings of soy foods a day may end up with circulating IGF-1 levels comparable to those who eat meat.
September 21, 2012
Prostate vs. Plants
All men should consider eating a prostate-healthy diet, which includes legumes (beans, peas, lentils, soy); certain vegetables (like garlic and onions); certain seeds (flax seeds); and the avoidance...
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