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Mediterranean Diet Preserves Brain Health in Elderly

Mediterranean Diet Preserves Brain Health in Elderly

Older adults who favor this eating style lose less brain volume, researchers find.

DASH Diet Ranked Among the Best Diets in 2017

DASH Diet Ranked Among the Best Diets in 2017

The US News & World Report ranks Mediterranean diet as second -- up from fourth place.

Beta-hCG, the FAD Diet That Just Won't Go Away

Beta-hCG, the FAD Diet That Just Won't Go Away

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What does this mean for clinicians? It means they're doing harm.

Vegetarian Diets Not Associated With Lower Risk of CVD

Vegetarian Diets Not Associated With Lower Risk of CVD

This study has found no significant difference in 10-year cardiovascular risk among vegetarians, but still have other health benefits.

Higher Intake of Animal Protein Linked to Increased Early Mortality Risk

Higher Intake of Animal Protein Linked to Increased Early Mortality Risk

Individuals who obtain most of their protein from animal sources have an associated higher mortality risk.

Trending Paleo Diet Seem to Have Major Health Benefits for Post-Menopausal Women

Trending Paleo Diet Seem to Have Major Health Benefits for Post-Menopausal Women

The trending Paleo diet may be beneficial in lowering cholesterol, decreasing body weight and reducing disease risks in postmenopausal women.

Stress May Reverse Health Benefits Gained from Consuming 'Good' Fats, Study Shows

Stress May Reverse Health Benefits Gained from Consuming 'Good' Fats, Study Shows

This study suggests that stress may reverse any health benefits gained from eating a meal rich in healthy fats, but does not worsen the effects of bad fats.

Compounds Found in Ginger and Pepper Have Additive Benefits in Cancer Prevention

Compounds Found in Ginger and Pepper Have Additive Benefits in Cancer Prevention

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This study suggests that 6-gingerol and capsaicin can prevent more cases of cancer together than either eaten alone.

Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy Lowered With High Fatty Fish Consumption

Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy Lowered With High Fatty Fish Consumption

This study found that 2 servings a week of fatty fish had a 48% reduced risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.

Wine Consumption Proves to be More Beneficial in Reducing Diabetes Risk Than Other Alcohol Types

Wine Consumption Proves to be More Beneficial in Reducing Diabetes Risk Than Other Alcohol Types

This study shows that wine has been proven to decrease risk of diabetes much more than either beer or spirits.

Higher Odds of Obesity Associated With Inadequate Hydration, Study Finds

Higher Odds of Obesity Associated With Inadequate Hydration, Study Finds

Researchers of this study have found that adults who are properly hydrated tend to weigh less.

Study Shows High-Fat Mediterranean Diets May Still Have Major Health Benefits

Study Shows High-Fat Mediterranean Diets May Still Have Major Health Benefits

A study released suggests that a Mediterranean diet high in fat may still have some major health benefits, including decreased rates in breast cancer, diabetes and CVD.

Improved Inflammatory Profiles Linked With Plant-Based Diets

Improved Inflammatory Profiles Linked With Plant-Based Diets

A plant-based diet has been associated with improved inflammatory biomarker profiles, including a decrease in mean concentrations of C-reactive proteins and interleukin-6.

Green Leafy Vegetable Intake Associated With Lower Risk Of Glaucoma

Green Leafy Vegetable Intake Associated With Lower Risk Of Glaucoma

Greater intake of dietary nitrate and green leafy vegetables was associated with a 20 percent to 30 percent lower risk of primary open-angle glaucoma, according to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology.

Good News for Coffee Drinkers: Research Reveals Potential to Reverse Liver Damage

Good News for Coffee Drinkers: Research Reveals Potential to Reverse Liver Damage

Go ahead, pour yourself another cup of coffee, if you know what's good for you. The results of a recent study are receiving attention after it found that drinking at least 2 cups of coffee a day can reduce liver damage, even damage to the liver caused by alcohol consumption.

A New Study Conducted at the University of Haifa Has Found Omega-3 Reduces Smoking

A New Study Conducted at the University of Haifa Has Found Omega-3 Reduces Smoking

Taking omega-3 supplements reduces craving for nicotine and even reduces the number of cigarettes that people smoke a day, according to a new study conducted at the University of Haifa.

Should You Add Enzyme Supplements to Your Shopping List? Mayo Expert Explains Pros & Cons

Should You Add Enzyme Supplements to Your Shopping List? Mayo Expert Explains Pros & Cons

Enzyme supplements available without a prescription are becoming increasingly popular, but should everyone add them to their shopping list? Brent Bauer, M.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, is co-author of a new paper in the medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the pros and cons of over-the-counter enzymes. Here, Dr. Bauer answers some common questions about these dietary supplements:

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