Latest Mediterranean diet Stories

2011-11-09 16:30:00

Diabetes, obesity and heart disease are not a true part of African American heritage, and to help reclaim good health, Oldways, along with an advisory team of experts, is unveiling The African Heritage Diet Pyramid, an evidence-based and practical tool for African American communities. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 09, 2011 Diabetes, obesity and heart disease are not a true part of African American heritage, and to help reclaim good health, Oldways, along with an advisory team of experts, is...

2011-11-04 10:20:06

Differences in coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer mortality rates between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: Role of diet and nutrition Around 4,000 deaths could be prevented every year if the UK population adopted the average diet eaten in England, concludes research published in BMJ Open. Death rates for cardiovascular disease and cancer are higher in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland than they are in England, and it is well known that these diseases are...

2011-11-02 11:51:09

Eating a Mediterranean diet combined with physical activity can help to improve some of the symptoms of sleep apnea, according to new research. The study, which is published online in the European Respiratory Journal, looked at the impact a Mediterranean diet can have on obese people with sleep apnea, compared to those on a prudent diet. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) causes frequent pauses of breathing to occur during sleep, which disrupts a person´s normal sleeping...

Mother’s Overall Diet Affects Fetus Health
2011-10-04 06:07:08

According to a new study, available online by the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, researchers found that overall quality of diet had a greater impact on fetus health than single nutrient supplementation. The authors of the study note that folic acid supplementation and food fortification has helped in reducing or preventing neural tube defects, but it does not prevent all birth defects. The authors write, “Nutrition research on birth defects has tended to focus on one...

2011-08-11 05:40:00

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found a strong association with eating red meat on a daily basis and type 2 diabetes. The study also shows that substituting healthier proteins from nuts and low-fat dairy decreases the risk. The researchers analyzed questionnaire responses from several studies spanning over twenty years. When combined, the studies had a total of 442,101 participants. 28,228 of these participants developed type 2 diabetes. After adjusting for...

2011-07-07 00:00:29

Salt Institute calls on government to cease anti-salt efforts. Health policy should be based on science and evidence, not politics and ideology. (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 The latest medical research has again confirmed that government policy on reducing salt consumption is ill-advised and possibly hazardous to the public's health. "The scientific evidence is overwhelming," said Lori Roman, President of the Salt Institute. "A study by the world-renowned Cochrane Collaboration, published today in...

2011-07-06 11:05:00

Researchers have found that women who stay fit, eat healthier, do not smoke, and maintain a healthy weight may have a greater chance of avoiding risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association, and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that each positive lifestyle choice was linked to the lower risk of sudden cardiac death, and when all factors were added together, the chance of SCD...

2011-06-16 13:17:17

A study reported in the journal Neurology is hinting that the well-known connection between consumption of olive oil and heart disease might extend to stroke as well, Reuters is reporting. Olive oil is a large part of the so-called Mediterranean diet, that some clinical trials have suggested helps control risk factors for heart disease, like high blood pressure, abdominal obesity and elevated levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol. Researchers included 7,625 French adults age 65 and older in the...

2011-06-07 09:40:00

DENVER, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. is pleased to have the Atkins Diet(TM) included in the U.S. News Media Group "Best Diets" rankings. We believe, however - and contrary to the published ratings - that the Atkins Diet has repeatedly demonstrated its effectiveness for diabetes and heart health management, as evidenced by a host of key peer-reviewed scientific studies. Atkins also questions the validity of using the federal government's Dietary Guidelines for...

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  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.