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    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    BETA BLOCKERS

    Beta blockers only prevent one death per year for every 2500 people given these drugs

    People given beta blockers were:

    • 10 to 24 times more like to dropout of studies due to fatigue
    • 5 times more like to dropout of studies due to sexual dysfunction.

    Beta blockers only prevent:

    • one stroke per year out of every 1400 patients given these drugs.
    • one heart attack per year out of every 1400 patients given these drugs.
    • one death per year out of every 2500 patients given these drugs.

    This was noted in a Letter to the Editor in JAMA by cardiologist, Franz Messerli, MD who has written several papers about the ineffectiveness of beta blockers.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 7:52 am | [0] comments

    BETA BLOCKERS

    Beta-blocker users in a Diabetic Clinic weighed 19.6 lbs more than non-users

    Among a total of 214 consecutive patients attending a diabetic clinic, 30% were taking Beta-blockers to lower blood pressure according to a study from Australia.

    Those taking Beta-blockers were 19.6 pounds heaver than patients not taking a Beta-blocker.

    The average weight of the Beta-blocker users was 202 lbs versus 183 lbs.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 7:42 am | [0] comments

    BETA BLOCKERS

    Beta-blocker users in a Hypertension Clinic weighed 37.9 lbs more than Non-Users

    Among a total of 84 consecutive patients attending a hypertension clinic, 50% were taking Beta-blockers to lower blood pressure according to a study from Australia.

    Those taking Beta-blockers were 37.9 pounds heaver than patients not taking a Beta-blocker.

    The average weight of the Beta-blocker users was 197 lbs versus 159 lbs.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 7:32 am | [0] comments

    BETA BLOCKERS

    Beta blockers reduced diet-induced weekly habitual activity by 34%

    Beta-blockers, often used to lower blood pressure, reduce weekly habitual activity, as measured by the number of steps taken in a week by a pedometer, by 34% according to a study from Australia.

    The average number of steps taken in a week was 38,816 steps in the Beta-blocker group versus 58,944 steps in the control group. (The paper rounds off the calculation to approximately 30%, however, the calculation shows the difference is 34%.)

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 7:22 am | [0] comments

    BETA BLOCKERS

    Beta blockers reduced diet-induced fat oxidation rate by 32%

    Beta-blockers, often used to lower blood pressure, reduce fat oxidation rate by 32% -- how much fat is burned in a specific amount of time -- according to a study from Australia.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 7:12 am | [0] comments

    BETA BLOCKERS

    Beta blockers reduced diet-induced thermogenesis by 50%

    Beta-blockers, often used to lower blood pressure, reduce diet-induced thermogenesis by 50% according to a study from Australia.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 7:02 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    DRUG COMPANY LIES

    Purpose of drug company sponsored studies is to maximize profits, NOT health

    The purpose of drug-company-sponsored drug studies is to maximize profits for the drug companies notes John Abramson, MD from Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, author of the book Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine. How The Pharmaceutical Companies Are Corrupting Science, Misleading Doctors, And Threatening Your Health.

    “So what are dedicated clinicians to do?” Abramson asks in an article published in The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine in 2005.

    “The first step is to give up the illusion that the primary purpose of modern medical research is to improve Americans’ health most effectively and efficiently.

    “In our opinion, the primary purpose of commercially funded clinical research is to maximize financial return on investment, not health.”



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Oct 14, 2014 12:55 pm | [0] comments

    DRUG COMPANIES

    Drug researchers often do NOT have access to their own data in drug-company-sponsored studies

    Researchers who do drug studies that are paid for by the drug companies often do NOT have access to the data from their own trials notes John Abramson, MD from Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, author of the book Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine. How The Pharmaceutical Companies Are Corrupting Science, Misleading Doctors, And Threatening Your Health.

    “However, the drug companies typically retain control over the data from their sponsored trials so the majority of the researchers don’t have open access to the results from their own studies,” Abramson writes in an article published in The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine in 2005.

    “The editors, peer reviewers, and editorial writers who are trusted to evaluate the accuracy of the analyses are thus often not able to do so.”



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Oct 14, 2014 12:45 pm | [0] comments

    Monday, October 13, 2014

    POTASSIUM & SODIUM

    People consuming the most potassium were 35% less likely to die from coronary heart disease

    The one-fifth of people consuming the most potassium were 35% less likely to die from coronary heart disease than the one-fifth of people consuming the least.

    The top one-fifth consumed an average of 3363 mg of potassium per day versus 1720 mg per day for the bottom one-fifth.

    The one-fifth of people consuming the most sodium versus the one-fifth consuming the least were:
    • 42 percent more likely to have cardiovascular disease

    • 55 percent more likely to have a stroke of any kind

    • 104 percent more likely to have an ischemic stroke (2X as likely).

    The top one-fifth consumed 6523 mg of sodium per day versus 2322 mg per day for the bottom one-fifth.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 12:33 pm | [8] comments

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    POTASSIUM

    Women consuming more than 1926 mg potassium per day were 9-16% less likely to die over next 11 years

    The three-fourths of women consuming more than 1926 mg of potassium per day were 9-16% less likely to die during an average follow-up of 11 years than the one-fourth of women consuming less than 1926 mg per day according to a new study.

    To say this the other way, the one-fourth of women consuming the least potassium, less than 1926 mg of potassium per day, were 10-19% MORE likely to die than the one-fourth of women consuming more potassium than this, more than 1926 mg of potassium per day, over an average follow-up of 11 years.

    “High potassium intake is associated with a lower risk of all stroke and ischemic stroke, as well as all-cause mortality in older women, particularly those who are not hypertensive,” the authors of the paper concluded.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Sep 28, 2014 12:27 pm | [0] comments

    POTASSIUM

    Women consuming more than 1926 mg potassium per day 12-15% less likely to have a stroke over 11 yrs

    The three-fourths of women consuming more than 1926 mg of potassium per day were 12-15% less likely to have a stroke during an average follow-up of 11 years than the one-fourth of women consuming less than 1926 mg per day according to a new study.

    To say this the other way, the one-fourth of women consuming the least potassium, less than 1926 mg of potassium per day, were 14-18% MORE likely to have a stroke than the one-fourth of women consuming more potassium than this, more than 1926 mg of potassium per day, over an average follow-up of 11 years.

    “High potassium intake is associated with a lower risk of all stroke and ischemic stroke, as well as all-cause mortality in older women, particularly those who are not hypertensive,” the authors of the paper concluded.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Sep 28, 2014 12:15 pm | [0] comments

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    TYPE 2 HYPOTHYROIDISM

    Desiccated thyroid (Armour) is superior to synthetic thyroid hormones for treating hypothyroidism

    "In over 40 years of practice, Dr. Siegal [ the author of the book 'Is Your Thyroid Making You Fat' ] found in treating thousands of patients that desiccated thyroid (Armour) was much more effective than synthetic thyroid hormones," Mark Starr, MD noted in his wonderful book Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic.

    "Dr. Zondek also reported the superior efficacy of desiccated thyroid over synthetic thyroid hormone in the treatment of the 'obese form' of hypothyroidism in his 1926 textbook, Diseases of the Endocrine Glands... [and] had not changed his opinion by the time the forth edition was published in 1944."

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 9:55 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    TYPE 2 HYPOTHYROIDISM

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause arthritis notes Mark Starr, MD

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause arthritis according to Mark Starr, MD author of the wonderful book Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:36 am | [0] comments

    TYPE 2 HYPOTHYROIDISM

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause childhood illnesses notes Mark Starr, MD

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause childhood illnesses according to Mark Starr, MD author of the wonderful book Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:30 am | [0] comments

    TYPE 2 HYPOTHYROIDISM

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause Alzheimer’s disease notes Mark Starr, MD

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause Alzheimer's disease according to Mark Starr, MD author of the wonderful book Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:25 am | [0] comments

    TYPE 2 HYPOTHYROIDISM

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause menstrual problems notes Mark Starr, MD

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause menstrual problems according to Mark Starr, MD author of the wonderful book Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:20 am | [0] comments

    TYPE 2 HYPOTHYROIDISM

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause high blood pressure notes Mark Starr, MD

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause high blood pressure (hypertension) according to Mark Starr, MD author of the wonderful book Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic.

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    TYPE 2 HYPOTHYROIDISM

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause mental illnesses notes Mark Starr, MD

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause mental illnesses according to Mark Starr, MD author of the wonderful book Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic.

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    TYPE 2 HYPOTHYROIDISM

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause heart disease notes Mark Starr, MD

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause heart disease according to Mark Starr, MD author of the wonderful book Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic.

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    TYPE 2 HYPOTHYROIDISM

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause diabetes notes Mark Starr, MD

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause diabetes according to Mark Starr, MD author of the wonderful book Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic.

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    TYPE 2 HYPOTHYROIDISM

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause obesity notes Mark Starr, MD

    Type 2 Hypothyroidism can cause obesity according to Mark Starr, MD author of the wonderful book Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic.

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    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Raw vegetables, roughly 1-2 ounces per day, associated with 8% lower risk of death over 10-18 years

    Consumption of raw vegetables seems to reduce the risk of death over 10-18 years roughly twice as much as consumption of cooked vegetables when comparing quartiles according to a study the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition looking at Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Mortality (the EPIC cohort).

    The one-fourth of people consuming the second most amount of raw vegetables, roughly 1-2 ounces of raw vegetables per day (23-50 grams, 2nd Quartile), were 8% less likely to die over the next 10-18 years compared to the one-fourth of people consuming the least amount of raw vegetables or 0-1 ounce per day (0-23 grams, 1st Quartile) according to this study.

    By comparison, the one-fourth of people consuming the second most amount of cooked vegetables, roughly 1.8 to 3.2 ounces of cooked vegetables per day (50-91 grams, 2nd Quartile) were 4% less likely to die over the next 10-18 years compared to the one-fourth of people consuming the least amount of cooked vegetables or 0-1.8 ounces per day (0-50 grams, 1st Quartile).



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    Raw vegetables, 1.8 to 3.5 ounces per day, associated with 15% lower risk of death over 10-18 years

    The one-fourth of people consuming the third most amount of raw vegetables, roughly 1.8 to 3.5 ounces of raw vegetables per day (50-100 grams, 3rd Quartile), were 15% less likely to die over the next 10-18 years compared to the one-fourth of people consuming the least amount of raw vegetables or 0-1 ounce per day (0-23 grams, 1st Quartile) according to this study.

    By comparison, the one-fourth of people consuming the third most amount of cooked vegetables, roughly 3.2 to 5.6 ounces of cooked vegetables per day (91-158 grams, 3rd Quartile), were 8% less likely to die over the next 10-18 years compared to the one-fourth of people consuming the least amount of cooked vegetables or 0-1.8 ounces per day (0-50 grams, 1st Quartile).

    Consumption of raw vegetables seems to reduce the risk of death over 10-18 years roughly twice as much as consumption of cooked vegetables when comparing quartiles according to a study the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition looking at Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Mortality (the EPIC cohort).



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    Raw vegetables, 3.5 to 27 ounces per day, associated with 16% lower risk of death over 10-18 years

    The one-fourth of people consuming the most raw vegetables, roughly 3.5 to 27 ounces of raw vegetables per day (100-771 grams, 4th Quartile), were 16% less likely to die over the next 10-18 years compared to the one-fourth of people consuming the least amount of raw vegetables or 0-1 ounce per day (0-23 grams, 1st Quartile) according to this study.

    By comparison, the one-fourth of people consuming roughly 5.6 to 27 ounces of cooked vegetables per day (158-773 grams, 4th Quartile) were 7% less likely to die over the next 10-18 years compared to the one-fourth of people consuming the least amount of cooked vegetables or 0-1.8 ounces per day (0-50 grams, 1st Quartile).

    Consumption of raw vegetables seems to reduce the risk of death over 10-18 years roughly twice as much as consumption of cooked vegetables when comparing quartiles according to a study the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition looking at Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Mortality (the EPIC cohort).



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    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    FRUITS & VEGETABLES

    People eating one fruit per day lived 1.6 years longer than those eating no fruit

    People who consumed one serving of fruit per day lived an average of 1.6 years longer (1 year and 7 months longer) than those who never consumed fruit according to a recent study which followed 38,221 men and 33,485 women who were 45- to 83-years-old for an average of 13 years.

    Consuming more than one serving of fruit per day was not associated with living significantly longer compared to those consuming one serving of fruit per day.

    “Consumption of [more than one] 1 serving [of] fruit [per day] was not associated with a significant increase in survival compared with consumption of 1 serving [per day],” the paper notes.



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    FRUITS & VEGETABLES

    People eating 3 servings of vegetables per day lived 2.7 years longer

    People who consumed 3 servings of vegetables per day lived an average of 2.7 years longer (2 years and 8 months longer) than those who never consumed vegetables according to a recent study which followed 38,221 men and 33,485 women who were 45- to 83-years-old for an average of 13 years.



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    FRUITS & VEGETABLES

    People eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day lived 3.1 years longer

    People who consumed one-half (0.5) serving of fruits and vegetables per day lived an average of one (1) years longer than those who never consumed fruits and vegetables according to a recent study which followed 38,221 men and 33,485 women who were 45- to 83-years-old for an average of 13 years.

    People who consumed one (1) serving of fruits and vegetables per day lived an average of 1.7 years longer (one year and 8 months longer) than those who never consumed fruits and vegetables.

    People who consumed 2 servings of fruits and vegetables per day lived an average of 2.5 years longer (2 years and 6 months longer) than those who never consumed fruits and vegetables.

    People who consumed 3 servings of fruits and vegetables per day lived an average of 2.8 years longer (2 years and 10 months longer) than those who never consumed fruits and vegetables.

    People who consumed 4 servings of fruits and vegetables per day lived an average of 3 years longer than those who never consumed fruits and vegetables.

    People who consumed 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day lived an average of 3.1 years longer (3 years and 1 month longer) than those who never consumed fruits and vegetables.

    Those who never consumed fruits and vegetables were 53% more likely to die during the 13 year follow-up than those who consumed 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.



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    Tuesday, September 09, 2014

    FRUITS & VEGETABLES

    5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day associated with 26% lower risk of death over 4-26 years

    People who consumed five (5) servings of fruits and vegetables per day were 26% less likely to die during a 4.6 to 26 year follow-up compared with people who had no daily consumption of fruit and vegetables according to a meta-analysis of 16 studies.

    The decreased risk of death was mainly due to a reduction in death from cardiovascular disease, and less so from a reduction in death from cancer.

    “For the reduction in total mortality, we found a threshold of around five servings a day of fruit and vegetables, after which the risk of death did not reduce further,” the paper notes.

    “Overall, about 10-30% lower risk of all cause mortality was found in most prospective studies comparing highest with lowest fruit and vegetable consumption.”

    “This meta-analysis provides further evidence that higher consumption of fruit and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of mortality from all causes, particularly from cardiovascular diseases.”



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    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    FRUITS & VEGETABLES

    7 servings of fruits and vegetables per day associated with 33% lower risk of death over 7.7 years

    People who consumed seven (7) servings of fruits and vegetables per day were 33% less likely to die over the next 7.7 years than people eating less than one (1) serving per day according to a study from England.

    This protective effect rose to 42% after excluding deaths that occurred during the first year.

    “A robust inverse association exists between fruit and vegetable consumption and mortality, with benefits seen in up to 7+ portions daily,” the authors of the study concluded.



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    FRUITS & VEGETABLES

    2-3 servings of vegetables per day associated with 19% lower risk of death over 7.7 years

    People who consumed three (3) servings of vegetables per day were 19% less likely to die over the next 7.7 years than people eating less than one (1) serving per day according to a study from England.



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    FRUITS & VEGETABLES

    One serving of salad per day associated with 13% lower risk of death over 7.7 years

    People who consumed one (1) serving of salad per day were 13% less likely to die over the next 7.7 years than people eating less than one (1) serving per day according to a study from England.



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    FRUITS & VEGETABLES

    2-3 servings of fruits per day associated with 10% lower risk of death over 7.7 years

    People who consumed three (3) servings of fruits per day were 10% less likely to die over the next 7.7 years than people eating less than one (1) serving per day according to a study from England.



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    FRUITS & VEGETABLES

    One serving of frozen or canned fruit per day associated with 17% GREATER risk of death over 7.7 yrs

    People who consumed one (1) serving of frozen or canned fruit per day were 17% MORE likely to die over the next 7.7 years than people eating less than one (1) serving per day according to a study from England.



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    Friday, August 29, 2014

    RED MEAT

    One serving of unprocessed red meat per day associated with 13% greater risk of death over 22 years

    Every one serving increase of unprocessed red meat per day was associated with a 13% greater risk of death over 22 to 28 years according to two studies analyzed by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 9:26 am | [0] comments

    RED MEAT

    One serving of processed red meat per day associated with 20% greater risk of death over 22 years

    Every one serving increase of processed red meat per day was associated with a 20% greater risk of death over 22 to 28 years according to two studies analyzed by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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    RED MEAT

    One serving of unprocessed red meat per day associated with 18% greater risk of death from CVD

    Every one serving increase of unprocessed red meat per day was associated with a 18% greater risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) over 22 to 28 years according to two studies analyzed by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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    RED MEAT

    One serving of processed red meat per day associated with 21% greater risk of death from CVD

    Every one serving increase of processed red meat per day was associated with a 21% greater risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) over 22 to 28 years according to two studies analyzed by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 9:00 am | [0] comments

    RED MEAT

    One serving of unprocessed red meat per day associated with 10% greater risk of death from cancer

    Every one serving increase of unprocessed red meat per day was associated with a 10% greater risk of death from cancer (CVD) over 22 to 28 years according to two studies analyzed by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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    RED MEAT

    One serving of processed red meat per day associated with 16% greater risk of death from cancer

    Every one serving increase of unprocessed red meat per day was associated with a 16% greater risk of death from cancer (CVD) over 22 to 28 years according to two studies analyzed by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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    RED MEAT

    Replacing one serving of red meat per day with fish lowers risk of death by 7% over 22 years

    Replacing one serving of red meat per day with one serving of fish would reduce the risk of death by an estimated 7% over 22 to 28 years according to two studies analyzed by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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