Posts Tagged ‘Mediterranean Diet’

Vascular Dementia

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), vascular dementia also called vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is the second most common dementia after Alzheimer’s disease (AD). While the symptoms may appear similar to Alzheimer’s disease, the cause is completely different. Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a buildup in the brain of beta amyloid and tau…

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Lutein for Eye Health

Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has been well researched for its antioxidant properties for maintaining good health. Spanish researchers from the University of Jaén have found a way to add yet another antioxidant especially beneficial for good eye health, to extra virgin olive oil. Lutein is a carotenoid found in green leafy vegetables. In fact,…

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Keeping Physically Active may help to Preserve Memory in Seniors

Seniors who move a lot, whether from physical exercise or through routine physical activity like housework, seem to have better memory function according to a recent study published January 16, 2019 in Neurology. Researchers from Rush University Medical Center found that seniors who move around a lot may have better memory function, even if they…

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Culinary Medicine

Food as Medicine Food Plays a Central role in Health and Well-being Searches to find cures for many incurable diseases have failed leaving scientists and physicians only lifestyle changes to recommend to combat obesity and chronic illnesses. It is widely known that food plays a central role in health and well-being. More and more physicians…

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Eating Fish may Prevent Parkinson’s Disease

Benefits of Eating Fish More and more studies are showing the benefit of eating fish to reduce getting strokes and heart attacks and for brain health. Now a new study by researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology shows eating fish can also help prevent Parkinson’s disease which is the second most common neurodegenerative disease…

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Mediterranean Diet Associated with Fewer Hip Fractures in Seniors

Mediterranean Diet not High in Dairy Products Interestingly the Mediterranean diet which is not very high in dairy products, except for yogurt and feta and Bulgarian cheeses, was associated with fewer hip fractures in a recent study. For years post-menopausal women were encouraged to eat a diet high in dairy products and to take a…

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