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  • The Mediterranean Diet: The New Gold Standard?

    02/25/2013 4:33:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/25/2013 | Larry Husten
    Comment Now Follow Comments Earlier today I summarized the important new PREDIMED study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showing the cardiovascular benefits of the Mediterranean diet. This study– a rare and much welcome instance of a large randomized controlled study of a diet powered to reach conclusions about important cardiovascular endpoints– has been widely praised and will undoubtedly have a major effect in the field of nutrition and will influence lots of people to adopt some form of a Mediterranean diet. The study’s major potential weakness appears to be that the control group didn’t get a fair...
  • Mediterranean diet good for diabetes, study shows

    02/06/2013 11:49:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 55 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 02/06/2013 | Kathryn Doyle
    Diets lean on meat and rich in healthy fats like olive oil were most effective at promoting weight loss and lowering blood sugar among people with diabetes in a review of evidence from the last 10 years. Benefits were also seen with diets low in carbohydrates, high in protein or low in simple sugars. "If you look at different types of diets, these four can improve various aspects of diabetes control," lead author Dr. Olubukola Ajala, a diabetes specialist at Western Sussex Hospitals in the UK, told Reuters Health. More than 24 million Americans have type 2 diabetes. People with...
  • Microbiome: Cultural differences

    12/08/2012 4:52:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Nature ^ | December 5, 2012 | Virginia Hughes
    Studies of gut bacteria are beginning to untangle how diet affects health in old age — but determining cause and effect is tricky. Almost everything about eating gets more difficult with age. Elderly people typically cannot taste or smell as well as they used to, decreasing the appeal of some foods. Dental issues or a dry mouth can impede chewing; loss of muscle tone in the pharynx can make swallowing difficult; constipation and the side effects of medication can make digestion uncomfortable; and decreased mobility makes a chore of grocery shopping or cooking complex meals. Little wonder that older people...
  • Med-style diet 'can battle blues'

    10/07/2009 11:44:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 38 replies · 972+ views
    bbc ^ | October 2009
    The Mediterranean diet, already thought to protect against heart disease and cancer, may also help to prevent depression, Spanish researchers say. They found depression was more than 30% less likely to develop in people who followed a diet high in vegetables, fruit and cereals, and low in red meat. They studied 10,094 healthy adults over four years, the Journal of the American Medical Association reports.....
  • Nutrition: Mediterranean Diet May Cut Diabetes Risk

    06/13/2008 1:11:16 AM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies · 84+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 10, 2008 | NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    Vital Signs Sticking to the Mediterranean diet — rich in olive oil, grains, fruits, nuts, vegetables and fish, and low in meats and dairy — may lower the risk for diabetes. Scientists followed 13,380 healthy Spanish university graduates for an average of four and a half years, tracking their dietary habits and confirming new cases of diabetes through medical records. The study was published online May 29 in The British Medical Journal. The researchers ranked the strictness of adherence to the diet on a 10-point scale, and found that those with the highest scores reduced their relative risk of diabetes...
  • Will the Modified Mediterranean Diet Extend Your Life?

    05/21/2005 7:30:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 282+ views
    Will the Modified Mediterranean Diet Extend Your Life?   Evidence has been gathering in support of the Mediterranean diet's health benefits. In fact, many health experts consider the Mediterranean one of the healthiest diets around, which was why the most recent news was not at all surprising ... Following a modified version of the Mediterranean diet -- high in fish, fruits and vegetables -- could extend one's life, according to a study.The Mediterranean Diet's Effect on the ElderlyResearchers surveyed a diverse group of some 75,000 men and women, aged 60 and over, from nine European countries based on following...
  • Rice bran oil may melt away cholesterol, fight cancer and infection

    05/15/2005 8:38:58 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 53 replies · 2,541+ views
    Medical News Today ^ | 13 May 2005 | Medical News Today
    A natural component of rice bran oil lowers cholesterol in rats, and ongoing research also shows it may have potential as an anti-cancer and anti-infection agent in humans, according to a University of Rochester scientist who has studied the antioxidant since 1996. The latest findings from Mohammad Minhajuddin, Ph.D., and colleagues, are reported in the May 2005 Food and Chemical Toxicology journal. They show that total cholesterol levels in animals dropped by 42 percent, and LDL or "bad cholesterol" levels dropped up to 62 percent, after their diets were supplemented with a concentrated form of Vitamin E called tocotrienol rich...
  • Mediterranean Diet Adds Years to Your Life

    04/09/2005 12:06:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies · 1,118+ views
    Medical News Today ^ | 08 Apr 2005
    The Mediterranean diet is associated with longer life expectancy among elderly Europeans, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. The Mediterranean diet is characterised by a high intake of vegetables, legumes, fruits, and cereals; a moderate to high intake of fish; a low intake of saturated fats, but high intake of unsaturated fats, particularly olive oil; a low intake of dairy products and meat; and a modest intake of alcohol, mostly as wine. Current evidence suggests that such a diet may be beneficial to health. The study involved over 74,000 healthy men and women, aged 60 or more,...