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  • Back to Our Roots: Curry and Cancer
    Back to Our Roots: Curry and Cancer
    Dramatically lower cancer rates in India may in part be attributable to their more plant-based, spice-rich diet.
  • Phytates for the Prevention of Osteoporosis
    Phytates for the Prevention of Osteoporosis
    Women who consume the most high-phytate foods (whole grains, beans, and nuts) appear to have better bone density.
  • BRCA Breast Cancer Genes and Soy
    BRCA Breast Cancer Genes and Soy
    One reason why soy consumption is associated with improved survival and lower recurrence rates in breast cancer patients may be because soy phytonutrients appear to improve the expression of tumor...
  • Increased Lifespan From Beans
    Increased Lifespan From Beans
    The intake of legumes—beans, chickpeas, split peas, and lentils—may be the single most important dietary predictor of a long lifespan, but what about concerns about intestinal gas?
  • Methionine Restriction as a Life Extension Strategy
    Methionine Restriction as a Life Extension Strategy
    Plant-based diets may prove to be a useful nutrition strategy in both cancer growth control as well as lifespan extension because these diets are naturally lower in methionine.
  • Eating Healthy on a Budget
    Eating Healthy on a Budget
    When measured on a cost per serving, cost per weight, or cost per nutrition basis, fruits and vegetables beat out meat and junk food.
  • Flaxseeds & Breast Cancer Prevention
    Flaxseeds & Breast Cancer Prevention
    Young women at high risk for breast cancer given just a teaspoon of ground flaxseeds a day showed fewer precancerous changes.
  • Fiber vs. Breast Cancer
    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.
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