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Mediterranean Diet Succeeds

November 5, 2013
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Want to know which type of diet helps you lose weight and keep it off? A study looked at how moderately obese participants fared in one of three weight-loss plans: “a low-fat, restricted-calorie diet; a Mediterranean, restricted-calorie diet; or a low-carbohydrate diet without calorie restriction.” After two years, the average weight loss for each...
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What You Eat Matters

June 18, 2013
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Approximately 60% of adult Americans are overweight, with half of those, or 30% being obese. One of the obvious causes is overeating. But a recent study showed that while weight gain is an issue, lean muscle mass should also be considered. A new study looked at the impact of eating protein on weight gain...
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Lower Blood Pressure at Middle Age to Reduce Cardiovascular Risks

November 5, 2012
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A new study found that middle age people can actually reduce their “lifetime risk” (LTR) of cardiovascular disease simply by lowering their blood pressure. Conversely an increase in blood pressure at middle age is likely to increase their risk of cardiovascular disease. It is important for men and women to recognize that they can...
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Eating the Right Foods Better at Lowering Cholesterol

August 9, 2012
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A pair of studies found that eating the right foods is more effective at lowering the “bad cholesterol” (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol or LDL-C) than avoiding the wrong foods and just as effective as cholesterol lowering drugs. The first study compared those who ate according to a “dietary portfolio” of vegetables, soy protein and nuts...
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Seniors Can Improve Their Memory Fitness

July 24, 2012
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A recent memory study of eighty year-olds tested a six week program that included “memory training, physical activity, stress reduction, and healthy diet.” At the end of the six weeks, those who participated in the program showed “significant improvements on objective measures of memory, including recognition of word pairs and retention of verbal information...
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Prunes are better for Constipation

March 1, 2012
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Prunes have always been thought of as a natural laxative. A recent study confirms that belief by reporting “the superior effects of dried plums (prunes) over the stool-bulking fiber supplement psyllium in the treatment of mild to moderate symptoms of constipation.” How many prunes, you may ask? Approximately 14 medium-sized prunes are what worked...
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DASH Diet Effective for Healthier Weight in Girls

February 23, 2012
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The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a diet consisting of grains, veggies, fruits, some low-fat dairy, nuts/seed, some lean meats and fish. A study looking at weight gain in girls from age 9 through age 19 found that “adolescent girls whose diet more closely resembled the DASH eating pattern had smaller...
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Poor Health Habits Increase Kidney Disease Risk

December 20, 2011
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A study of kidney health has found that “the combination of obesity, smoking, poor diet, and lack of exercise can increase a person’s risk for kidney disease by more than 300%.” Sadly, these habits are also deadly on a number of other levels. Read Abstract
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Parents of Young Children Need to Focus on their Own Health

December 15, 2011
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Parents of young children (under 5 year old) need to remember their own health needs as well as the health of their child. New research found that “mothers reported greater consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, total energy (calories), and percent saturated fat compared with women without children. Both mothers and fathers had lower amounts of...
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Pregnant Mother’s Diet Can Increase Baby’s Allergies

December 8, 2011
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Good nutrition during pregnancy is a must. But some foods can actually have a negative effect. A new study “showed that a high intake of margarine, vegetable oils, and some allergenic fruit and vegetables during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of allergies, especially eczema.” Read Abstract
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