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Cardiovascular health most important to reduce diabetes risk - A recent study investigated the effects of good cardiovascular health (CVH) in preventing type 2 diabetes (T2D) among middle-aged individuals. The results suggest that middle-aged adults with a healthy heart have a reduced risk of developing T2D.

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Vegan Diets Aid Weight Loss More Than Mediterranean Diets - Vegan diets aid weight loss more than Mediterranean diets, according to a study published in the Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy. 

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Widespread Adoption of Plant-Based Diets Required for Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050 - Widespread global adoption of plant-based diets and other changes are needed to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to a report published in the British Medical Journal.

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Higher fasting ‘hunger hormone’ levels from healthy diet may improve heart health and metabolism - Fasting levels of the 'hunger hormone' ghrelin rebound after weight loss and can help reduce belly fat and improve the body's sensitivity to insulin, according to a new study.

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More Evidence That Milk Consumption Increases Risk for Prostate Cancer - Another study has shown that consuming milk and other dairy products increases the risk for prostate cancer. Among the more than 26,000 participants in the Japan Collaborative Cohort study, those who consumed the most milk had a 37% higher risk for developing cancer than those who consumed less milk, according to research published online in Cancer Medicine.

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Ranking healthfulness of foods from first to worst - Food Compass, a new nutrient profiling system, rates the healthfulness of foods, beverages, and mixed meals on a score of 1-100 based on a wide range of science-based attributes. This adaptable tool aims to encourage healthier choices, spur industry reformulation, and guide nutrition policies.