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Ultra-processed food and risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies                Diabetes, a metabolic disorder, heightens the likelihood of adverse effects such as renal complications, cardiac issues, and early mortality. Availability and accessibility to high density and low cost, but nutrient deficient, foods accelerate diabetes into overdrive. One of the main components of this are ultra-processed foods. These processed foods consist of whole foods that has been fractionated into smaller substances that have been modified with chemicals and cosmetic additives. Because these foods make the consumer fuller for longer without much nutrition, other nutrient …

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Antibiotics vs no antibiotics in the treatment of acute uncomplicated diverticulitis Diverticula are small outpouchings that can form in the lining of the digestive system (more commonly found in the descending and sigmoid portions of the colon). They form when the inner lining of the intestine bulges or herniates through weak spots in the muscular wall. They are usually asymptotic when they are not inflamed. When diverticula become inflamed, it is known as diverticulitis which can cause abdominal pain, fever, nausea, and changes in bowel habits. Acute diverticulitis has different scales and scores to classify what type of diverticulitis a …

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