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Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men

Posted 10 Jan 2017 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 – Men who eat a lot of red meat may have a higher risk of a painful inflammatory condition of the colon, a new study suggests. The disorder, called diverticulitis, causes severe abdominal pain, nausea and constipation. And it can lead to complications such as tears or blockages in the colon. The new study found that men who ate the most red meat were 58 percent more likely to develop diverticulitis, compared to men who ate the least. The findings don't prove cause-and-effect, stressed senior researcher Dr. Andrew Chan, a gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. On the other hand, he said, there are already reasons to think about cutting down on red meat. Heavy consumption has been tied to higher risks of heart disease and certain cancers, Chan pointed out. "This study offers one more reason to consider limiting the red meat in your diet," ... Read more

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Health Highlights: Nov. 26, 2016

Posted 27 Nov 2016 by

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Fidel Castro Dies at 90 Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary and the island nation's leader for much of the past 60 years, died at 90 years of age on Friday. According to The New York Times, Cuban state television announced the death of the communist leader, who had been in declining health for years. In 2006, Castro effectively transferred power to his brother, Raul, after battling diverticulitis. Reviled as a dictator by some, hailed as a revolutionary hero by others, Fidel Castro ruled Cuba after his rebel forces overthrew Fulgencio Batista's government in January of 1959. Castro remained a thorn in the side of 11 U.S. presidents, and helped bring the world close to the brink of nuclear war over a military standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union in the fall of 1962. ... Read more

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