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Some types of cancer seem to be increasing in incidence among adults younger than age fifty, with a new large analysis seeming to associate this risk with a host of factors. Kimmel Cancer Center director William Nelson at Johns Hopkins …

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Foods that can’t be found in nature and have undergone extensive processing are known as ‘ultraprocessed,’ with a new study fingering them as associated with adverse health outcomes. Kimmel Cancer Center director William Nelson at Johns Hopkins says the message …

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The ketogenic diet, which consists mostly of fat with some protein and very few carbs, has gained visibility as other diets such as the paleo diet have become increasingly popular for weight loss, and it’s used to control epilepsy. Is …

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High fat, some protein, very few carbohydrates. That’s largely what constitutes a ketogenic diet, developed 100 years ago to help control epilepsy in children and adults. Now the diet is first line treatment for certain metabolic disorders and is gaining …

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The ketogenic diet is a very high fat and very low carbohydrate diet that helps both children and adults with epilepsy control their seizures, and the diet is now celebrating its one-hundredth anniversary. Eric Kossoff, a neurologist and pediatric ketogenic …

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The ketogenic diet, which relies on fats and proteins as energy sources and avoids carbohydrates, actually began 100 years ago as a means to control epilepsy in both adults and children and was also used for a host of other …

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