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5 Things You can do for a Better Brain

Reduce the mental decline that begins in mid-age by making moderate changes in your diet and lifestyle

French “Paradox” Solved: It’s Not The Red Wine

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In 1993 French researcher Serge Renaud coined the phrase "the French paradox."  He was referring to the mysterious heart health enjoyed by the French despite their high saturated fat diet.  Ever since then, people all over the world have been guzzling red wine and popping resveratrol pills in an effort to duplicate the effect.

Some 20 years later, researchers are now suggesting that rather than red wine, the secret to the French paradox may be the protective effect of their aged cheeses.

Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet Treats Type 2 Diabetes and Reduces Need for Diabetes Drugs

Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet Treats Type 2 Diabetes and Reduces Need for Diabetes Drugs

Research from Italy's University Hospital at the Second University of Naples has determined that a Mediterranean Diet treats type 2 diabetes and decreases the need for diabetes medication.

The research, funded by the American Diabetes Association, followed 215 middle-aged men and women who were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. They were divided into two groups. One group was given a low-fat diet and the other a low-carbohydrate Mediterranean diet.

Lycopene Matches Statins in Improving Blood Vessel Function

Lycopene Matches Statins in Improving Blood Vessel Function

We've known for decades that cardiovascular disease is notably lower in southern Europe especially compared to the U.S. The Mediterranean diet, consisting of more fruits, vegetables, and olive oil, usually gets the credit. It's been shown to reduce the number of heart attacks and strokes in patients with high cardiovascular risk. 

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Other Heart Conditions

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Other Heart Conditions

An accumulation of research data is continuing to conclude that the Mediterranean diet is a significantly heart-healthy diet, and can not only reduce the risk of heart disease, but those factors that contribute to heart disease and metabolic syndrome.

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk for Pregnancy Complications

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk for Pregnancy Complications

Recent evidence shows that Mediterranean diet is a safe way to prevent dangerous pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia and gestational hypertension, which compromise the short- and long-term health of mothers and infants

Olive Oil Superior to Mammography in Preventing Cancer

Mediterranean Diet Slashes Breast Cancer Risk

Adding just 4 tablespoons of olive oil a day to a Mediterranean diet cuts the risk of invasive breast cancer by 68%

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