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•People with elevated blood pressure tend to crave salt, which only exacerbates their condition, according to a study reported at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hypertension in New York City.

•Being overweight increases a woman’s risk of dying from early stage breast cancer, according to a study reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting in Chicago. 

•Studies reported at the American Urological Association’s annual meeting in Orlando found that diets rich in complex carbohydrates and lower in protein and fat reduced prostate cancer risk by up to 70%. A fiber-rich diet lowered the risk for aggressive prostate cancer by up to 80%. 

•People who have COPD have better lung function and fewer symptoms when their diets contain fatty fish, grapefruit, bananas, milk products, and other healthy foods, according to a study reported at the American Thoracic Society’s annual meeting in San Diego.

•Rapid weight loss from crash diets leads to muscle, not fat, loss, according to a study reported at the European Congress on Obesity in Bulgaria. 

•Mediterranean diet helps kids avoid unnecessary weight gain, state researchers at  the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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