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  • Dried plums may help lower colon cancer risk

    Colon cancer is one of the top killers in the US, expected to cause about 49,700 deaths nationwide in 2015. Recent research presented at the 2015 Experimental Biology Conference in Boston, MA, shows that eating dried plums may help to decrease the risk of colon cancer.

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  • Mediterranean diet best for a healthy gut, study finds

    Based on the production of health-promoting short-chain fatty acids, a vegan, vegetarian or Mediterranean diet is best for health, according to the results of a new study published in the journal Gut.

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  • False alarm from the body may be responsible for acute pancreatitis

    Researchers at Lund University in Sweden may have discovered one of the keys to understanding how the body develops acute pancreatitis. The results offer hope for the development of drugs that specifically target the disease.

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  • Drug helps patients with diabetes lose weight

    Among overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes, daily injection of the diabetes drug liraglutide with a modified insulin pen device, in addition to diet and exercise, resulted in greater weight loss over 56 weeks compared with placebo, according to a study in the August 18 issue of JAMA. Obesity is a chronic disease […]

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  • Drinking coffee daily may improve survival in colon cancer patients

    Regular consumption of caffeinated coffee may help prevent the return of colon cancer after treatment and improve the chances of a cure, according to a new, large study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute that reported this striking association for the first time. The study included nearly 1,000 patients who filled out dietary pattern questionnaires early in […]

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