Monday, January 7, 2013


In 1995, the National Institutes of Health started following more than 500,000 AARP volunteers (ages 50 and up).  They wanted to determine how diet influences health, especially connections between diet and cancer.  The study, now completed, confirmed previous conclusions of other studies on diet and disease.  People who ate plenty of vegetables, beans, fruits, nuts, whole grains, olive oil and fish -- and less red meat, processed meat and butter -- had fewer cases of cancer and heart disease.  Following are some highlights of the study:  Read more....

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