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If it’s true that blood is life, then your heart is the supplier of life. By pumping nourishing blood through your complex network of blood vessels, your heart is responsible for delivering oxygen and vital nutrients to your brain, bones, and other tissues throughout your body. It stands to reason,

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Welcome to Foot & Ankle Health, the latest in our series of reports that deliver important health information to hundreds of thousands of people each year.
We often take the health of our feet and ankles for granted, even though they provide the support on which the rest of our

Fiber’s Many Gut Benefits

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Fiber’s Many Gut Benefits

Fiber may be one of the most important factors in maintaining gut health, and a healthy gut is a key player in protecting us from disease. “Ninety-five percent of Americans are lacking in this key nutrient,” says Mascha Davis, MPH, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The Scoop: Sugar and Cancer Risk

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The Scoop: Sugar and Cancer Risk

It’s true that glucose, the form of sugar that circulates in your blood, is fuel for cancer cells, but healthy cells need glucose too. The rapid growth of cancer cells means they need more fuel than normal cells. Thus, some people have suggested that avoiding all sugar could “starve” cancer