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The Link Between Vegetables and Colon Cancer

Posted by Rebecca James on Sep 5, 2018 11:39:49 AM
 
Could a diet rich in green vegetables help prevent colon cancer?
 
Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a recent study from the Francis Crick Institute shows.    The study, published in   Immunity , shows that mice fed on a diet rich in indole-3-carbinol (I3C) were protected from gut inflammation and colon cancer. 
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Topics: health, diet

DASH Diet: A Potential Treatment for Depression?

Posted by Rebecca James on Mar 2, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Physical health and mental health are definitively linked, and have been for some time. However, the extent that diet and exercise has on mental health remains unknown. There are anecdotes of certain diets lowering blood pressure by seemingly impossible amounts, diabetics claiming to be cured by their lifestyle and even claims of going into cancer remission as a result of a person’s diet.  None of these claims have been seriously substantiated, but recently a diet known as the DASH diet has been linked to lower blood pressure and decreased risk of depression.  Is it possible that something as simple and straightforward as your diet can affect your mental health?

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Topics: mental health, health