Scientific Trial Proves Diet Supplement Can Prevent Hereditary Cancer

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Resistant starch has been shown to have a major preventive effect on a wide range of cancers in people with high hereditary risk.

Could a banana a day keep the cancer doc away?

A major preventive effect from resistant starch on a wide range of cancers has been shown in a trial in people with high hereditary risk. Resistant starch can be found in a broad variety of foods such as oats, breakfast cereal, cooked and cooled pasta or rice, peas and beans, and slightly green bananas.

An international trial revealed that a regular dose of resistant starch, also known

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Could vitamin D supplements prevent type 2 diabetes?

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Studies on vitamin D supplements for preventing diabetes have shown inconsistent results so far. CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP via Getty Images
  • Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to an increase in risk for a number of conditions, including type 2 diabetes.
  • Numerous studies have sought to determine whether, how much, and which type of vitamin D supplements could help to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • The latest research shows that these studies have largely proved inconclusive and the reduction in risk that could be provided by daily vitamin D supplements is small.

Vitamin D deficiency is

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How strategy and technology can prevent patient leakage, bolster access to care

Healthcare provider organizations today strive to operate as one system of care, which can be a challenge. The pandemic has brought this issue into stark focus by magnifying the challenge and accentuating its impact on patient access, care and leakage.

The pandemic also has placed new strains on hospital intake and capacity, strains that can result in patients being transferred to hospitals far from home, even out of their state. Increased staff shortages due to illness and burnout have further compounded these issues.

Angie Franks is CEO of About Healthcare, which develops patient access technologies for hospitals and health systems.

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Want to prevent or treat heart disease? Here are 9 eating tips for healthy heart | Health

Our poor food choices generate more ill health than physical inactivity, alcohol, and smoking combined and since a healthy heart is central to overall good health, following a heart-friendly lifestyle will prevent heart diseases while encompassing a well-balanced diet and taking care of external factors in keeping the heart healthy. Heart diseases are one of the leading causes of death around the world and sometimes, without even giving any warning signs, these heart conditions have proved to be very critical, which is why it has become very important to get your heart checked on a regular basis.

50% of women

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