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Plant based diet study debunks eating for your blood type for weight loss, health

You may have read that it's important to eat certain foods based on your blood type. Depending on whether your blood type is O, A, B or AB, proponents of the blood type diet say there are foods to eat and foods to avoid for optimal health and a longer life.  Can eating certain foods based on blood type really help you live longer? The blood type diet was first introduced in 1996 by a naturopathic physician, Peter D'Adamo who alleges that even the spices you put on your food could contribute to better health and should be individualized for your specific blood type.  The theory is that certain foods and even the type of exercise you do should be individualized.  For instance, if you have type O blood you should eat plenty of meat and fish protein, vegetables and fruits but stay away from legumes - at least so the dietary guidelines say.  Recommendations for weight loss include avoiding dairy, corn and wheat and filling up on red meat, broccoli, spinach and olive oil.  Type A ind

Tall women more prone to several types of cancer, finds study

Credit: Bing Tall women found to be at higher risk for cancer A study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention links higher risk of cancer for tall postmenopausal women. Researchers found the taller a woman is, the higher the risk of breast, colon, endometrial, kidney, ovary, thyroid and rectal cancer, but why? Other cancers linked to height in postmenopausal women found in the study include multiple myeloma and melanoma. For their study, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York, NY suspect the risk of cancer is higher for taller women because both height and cancer involve growth factors.  Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D. , senior epidemiologist in the  Department of Epidemiology and Population Health  at the University said in a press release: "...i t makes sense that hormones or other growth factors that influence height may also influence cancer risk."  The study authors also say some