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I’m glad I take a statin:

Wider Utilization of Statins Advocated in Prevention of Heart Attacks and Strokes

I’m glad I drink plenty of (white) tea. I need to drink more coffee:

Four or more cups of coffee a day may keep prostate cancer recurrence and progression away

Coffee and Tea May Contribute to a Healthy Liver

I’m glad I volunteer as a food-runner but probably should be doing more:

Volunteering may be good for your health

I’m glad I consume a high quality Mediterranean diet:
Mediterranean diet, diets low in available carbohydrates protect against type 2 diabetes

Consuming a high-quality diet is associated with lower risk of pancreatic cancer

I’m glad I eat dark chocolate daily:

Chocolate may help keep brain healthy

My typical breakfast: 1 hard-boiled egg, oatmeal, raisins. That’s not enough, apparently:

A high-calorie breakfast protects against diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular problems

In a recent study, she discovered that those who eat their largest daily meal at breakfast are far more likely to lose weight and waist line circumference than those who eat a large dinner.And the benefits went far beyond pounds and inches. Participants who ate a larger breakfast — which included a dessert item such as a piece of chocolate cake or a cookie — also had significantly lower levels of insulin, glucose, and triglycerides throughout the day, translating into a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol.

I don’t eat enough soy:

Soy foods protect against colon cancer

Of interest to others:

Breastfeeding may reduce Alzheimer’s risk

A new study suggests that mothers who breastfeed run a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s, with longer periods of breastfeeding further reducing the risk