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Four foods that can reduce risk of neurodegeneration

Medical researchers are still searching for the cause, and a cure, for Alzheimer's and other causes of dementia. There is no certain way to avoid it, however, scientists have found correlations between certain diets and decreased likelihood of neurocognitive decline. Two particular diets — the Read More...

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How healthy is hummus? Here's what the experts have to say

Hummus, a standard part of many Middle Eastern diets, is gaining popularity in the US and other countries. This is likely because many of us want to maintain a healthier diet, and hummus is seen as a healthier alternative for dips, spreads, or salad dressings.  However, before we make Read More...

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This diet is the best for reproductive health, according to an epidemiologist

Maintaining your reproductive health is about more than just going forth and multiplying. There are plenty of reasons why supporting reproductive health is important for your overall wellbeing. According to reproductive epidemiologist Shanna Swan, Ph.D., lifestyle factors such as what you consume Read More...

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Just a half tablespoon of olive oil can improve heart health

It’s long been known that the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest overall diets. Now, research shines new light on the ways that one of the diet’s main components — olive oil — helps boost heart health. In a recent analysis of long-term data by researchers of the Harvard T.H. Read More...

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Research tells us your gut health will improve with the Mediterranean diet

Trillions of bacteria and other microbes live in the human digestive system. Together, they form a community that's known as the gut microbiota. Many bacteria in the microbiota play important roles in human health, helping to metabolize food, strengthening intestinal integrity, and protecting Read More...

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Researchers say this diet is best to maintain your eyes (and your overall health)

Our bodies need healthy nutrients. Ophthalmologists were looking for the best food to maintain the eyes. They conclude in this research that the Mediterranean diet with lots of fruit and vegetables olive oil and some meat, fish and red wine, is best to protect our eyes. The good news is that other Read More...

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Biochemical secrets of the Mediterranean Diet

We’ve all heard that the Mediterranean diet—rich in olive oil and vegetables—is good for our hearts, and now researchers believe they’ve finally found the “secret ingredient” that gives this diet such a powerful effect on health and longevity. When the unsaturated fat in olive oil Read More...

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Had it with the heartburn? Try a Mediterranean diet

 April 2009 issue When I was a young assistant professor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I often woke in the night with heartburn. I mentioned it to a few colleagues, who were surprised to hear I didn’t take an antacid every night—as they did—to prevent acid buildup in the stomach. At the Read More...