Category: Health Attributes

Mediterranean Diet May Help Alzheimer’s Patients Live Longer

ScienceDaily (Sep. 11, 2007) — A Mediterranean diet may help people with Alzheimer’s disease live longer than patients who eat a more traditional Western diet. The study followed 192 people with Alzheimer’s disease in New York for an average of four and a half years. During that time, 85 of...

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Compound in Mediterranean Diet Helps in Killing Cancer Cells: Study

A compound in Mediterranean diet could stop breast cancer cells from inhibiting their own death, according to a new study. Researchers from Ohio State University in the United States have suggested that a compound called apigenin, found in certain plant-based foods, alters a specific step in gene regulation and aides...

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Mediterranean Diet Can Cut heart Disease

 Benefits of Olive Oil: The Times’s Gina Kolata on a study looking at a Mediterranean diet. By GINA KOLATA About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans,...

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Mediterranean Diet Fight Heart Disease, Study Finds

The traditional Mediterranean diet is characterized by lots of olive oil, fruit, nuts, vegetables, legumes, and cereals, some fish and poultry, and limited amounts of dairy products, red meat, processed meats, and sweets. Cobras Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil and nuts lowers the rate of major cardiovascular events, at...

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Mediterranean Diet Helps Aging Brains Sharp

Thank the olive oil or the nuts, but something about theMediterranean diet could help older brains act young again. There’s plenty of evidence that the Mediterranean diet can contribute to a lower risk of heart attacks, stroke, childhood asthma and even cancer. In fact, in a recent study, researchers assessed about 200 traditional Greek Mediterranean foods and reported that...

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