Benefits of a healthy diet greater in people at high genetic risk for obesity


 The benefits of sticking to a healthy diet to prevent long term weight gain are greater in people at high genetic risk for obesity than in those with low genetic risk, finds a new study.

Can a Mediterranean Diet Replace Common Treatments for Reflux?


Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), is a condition similar to gastroesophageal reflux disease, but instead of the acid going back from the stomach to the esophagus, the contents of the stomach go up to the throat, voice box, or the nasal cavity. LPR is also sometimes associated with heartburn. Some additional symptoms include excessive throat clearing, a persistent cough, and postnasal drip. The symptoms vary largely, however, and the disease is sometimes hard to diagnose, which is why it is often referred to as silent reflux. The standard therapy for LPR uses proton pump inhibitors, but their efficacy is not sufficiently studied nor compared to other therapies. In a recent study published in JAMA Otolaryngology– Head & Neck Surgery, U.S. researchers looked at a diet-based approach, particularly the Mediterranean diet, to improve symptoms of LPR compared with standard proton pump inhibition treatment. 

Effects of Mediterranean Diet on Endothelial Function and Blood Pressure


 The Mediterranean diet is a type of diet which is characterized by generous portions of vegetables, fruits, olive oil, legumes, nuts, red wine, and seafood, while low on red meat and sugar. Adherence to this diet is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular events. However, the mechanism by which this diet reduces cardiovascular risks and its effect on blood pressure and endothelial function has not been well-studied.

A Mediterranean Diet will help improve your fertility


Following a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish and low-fat dairy products, and low in processed meat may help improve sperm quality in men, suggests new research.

The researchers from Rovira i Virgili University and the Pere i Virgili Health Research Institute in Spain conducted a systematic review of observational studies on sperm quality and male fecundability and their relationship with diet, food and nutrient consumption. 

High Levels of Magnesium in Mediterranean Diet Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease


Scientists know the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) is linked to a reduced risk of chronic disease, but not all the secrets responsible for this benefit have been unveiled. A new study shows one reason why the eating plan is so healthful: it has a high magnesium content.

The research from Zhejiang University and Zhengzhou University in China is the largest to date on the subject, including data from more than one million people from nine countries. Those who consumed the most dietary magnesium had a 10-percent reduced risk of coronary heart disease, 12-percent reduced risk of stroke and 26-percent reduced risk of type 2 diabetes compared to those who consumed the least 

dherence to a Mediterranean diet may lower odds of neovascular AMD


A diet high in fish or omega-3 fatty acids can be protective against age-related macular degeneration, so those who adhered to a Mediterranean diet had lower odds of developing the disease, according to study. Hogg RE, et al. Ophthalmology. 2016;doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2016.09.019. 

Mediterranean Diet Lowers CVD Risk in Prospective Study


Increased adherence to a Mediterranean diet was associated with decreased cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence and mortality, according to a prospective study published online September 29 in BMC Medicine. 

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Colon Cancer


Higher adherence to a Mediterranean diet has been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer by 50 percent. 

Mediterranean diet may help stop breast cancer coming back, study says


 Eating a Mediterranean diet, rich in fruit, vegetables, fish and olive oil, may help prevent breast cancer returning, according to a study presented at a major international cancer conference.

Mediterranean diet cuts blindness risk by 26%


Scientists who made the discovery say their findings show diet is of the utmost importance in the fight against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the Daily Express reported. 

Mediterranean Diet Associated with a Larger Brain


 Those who adhered to a Mediterranean diet, Columbia researchers found, showed less brain atrophy associated with cognitive decline.

Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of breast cancer


 THE Mediterranean Diet may soon be renamed the Medical Diet as now it’s even better for you than first thought.

What to Eat to Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease


Up to half of Alzheimer’s cases may be attributable to just seven risk factors: diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, exercise, smoking, depression, and mental exercise. 

Mediterranean diet best for a healthy gut, study finds


 Based on the productionof health-promoting short-chain fatty acids, a vegan, vegetarian or Mediterranean diet is best for health, according to the results of a new study published in the journal Gut.

Mediterranean Diet May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy


 The Mediterranean diet may protect against diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published in Diabetes Care.

Study: Mediterranean diet may delay cognitive decline


A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil and nuts may help older individuals stave off memory loss and cognitive decline. 

Mediterranean Diet Decreases DNA Damage in Men with Prostate Cancer


 Researchers found that adherence to a modified Mediterranean diet decreased DNA damage that can lead to the development of tumors. 

Eating a Mediterranean diet can halve the risk of heart disease


A Mediterranean diet rich in fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, fish and olive oil can cut the long-term risk of heart disease by half, research has shown.  

Fountain Of Youth Found In Mediterranean Food ?


 New research has found that a Mediterranean diet — with its veggies, legumes and olive oil — offers vast physical and mental health benefits.

Mediterranean diet and cognition


A plant-based Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts may counteract age-related cognitive decline in older adults, according to a report published online May 11 by JAMA Internal Medicine.

High Fiber Diet During Pregnancy May Reduce Risk of Childhood Asthma

01/07/2015 Interview with:
Dr. Alison Thorburn Ph.D.
Department of Immunology
Monash University
Victoria, Australia

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Larger Brain Volume


Adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MeDi) may prevent brain atrophy in old age, new research suggests. 

Nutrition Panel Calls for Less Sugar and Eases Cholesterol and Fat Restrictions


A nutrition advisory panel that helps shape the country’s official dietary guidelines eased some of its previous restrictions on fat and cholesterol on Thursday and recommended sharp new limits on the amount of added sugar that Americans should consume. 

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