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Older Adults with High Dietary Intake Have Lower Brain Iron Concentration and Better Cognition

New research conducted at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine suggests that older adults with a higher intake of certain nutrients in a diet may have lower brain iron concentration and better cognition. This study highlights the important balance of non-heme iron for optimal brain function. Previous research has found that excess levels of ...click here to read more

Make These Changes to Your Diet to Live Healthier

Simple changes to a daily diet could make a big difference in overall health. A new study published in the journal Nature Food suggests that certain foods can create net beneficial or detrimental health burdens, which could ultimately lead to time taken off of life. The study evaluated more than 5,800 foods, ranking them by ...click here to read more

Lifestyle Choices Including Diet, Exercise, and Sleep Patterns Play a Role in Heart Health

Many studies have shown that heart health can depend a lot on diet, exercise and sleep patterns. Although research has shown the beneficial interaction between the brain, lifestyle, and cardiovascular health, what is not known is how exactly these factors affect other bodily functions. Genetics do play an important role in cardiovascular health. Still, as ...click here to read more

Study States That Diet Rich in Sugar and Fat Contributes to Skin & Joint Inflammation

New research shows that switching from a Western diet to a balanced diet could help you reduce skin and joint inflammation. The study led by UC Davis Health researchers states that the reduction may be due to a better-balanced gut microbial culture. Published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, the study suggests that cutting out ...click here to read more

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An Easy Way to Spruce up Your Diet

The pandemic has changed the way people eat. Early on, some utilized their increased at-home time to make elaborate meals and things they’d never tried before. Others got deeper into the rut. The truth is that cooking can be challenging and daunting. You have enough to do during the day—do you have the time and ...click here to read more

Add Bulk to Beat Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis can be excruciatingly painful. But adding some bulk to your diet may help tame symptoms and stop them from occurring. It’s possible that bulk may prevent diverticulitis from ever affecting you. What’s bulk? The one and only fiber. Diverticulitis is when little pouches that grow along your intestines – called diverticula – become infected ...click here to read more

Consuming Mediterranean Diet Can Benefit Your Thinking Skills Later in Life

A new study from the University of Edinburgh has found that people who consume a Mediterranean-style diet have better thinking skills when analyzed. The diet, which consists of mostly green leafy vegetables and is low in meat, has been linked to many health benefits across various studies. These latest findings add to the mounting evidence ...click here to read more

A Green Mediterranean (MED) Diet Reduces Fat and Lowers Risk Of NAFLD

New research shows how effective a green Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of non-alcoholic fatter liver disease (NAFLD). According to a long-term clinical intervention trial led by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers and a team of international colleagues, this specific type of diet is far superior to others for reducing intrahepatic fat. The ...click here to read more

More Praise for the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet should be on your radar if you want to keep blood sugar in check and lower the risk for type-2 diabetes. New research published in JAMA Network Open shows a Mediterranean style diet can impact diabetes risk. The study suggests a healthy diet can slash type-2 diabetes risk by 30% in obese ...click here to read more

The Risk/Reward of a “Healthy” Diet

Plant-based diets can be healthy. They can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol if done properly. They can also substantially increase the risk of a broken bone. Hip, leg, or any other bone, for that matter. A new study published in BMC Medicine found that vegetarians, vegans, and pescatarians (those who eat fish but no ...click here to read more

Plant-Based Diet Helps People with Type 1 Diabetes, Improves Insulin Sensitivity

New research confirms that plant-based diets rich in whole carbohydrates can improve insulin sensitivity in those with type 1 diabetes. According to the latest study from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a change in diet can lead to an improvement in overall health markers, which can be beneficial for patients diagnosed with type 1 ...click here to read more