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Mediterranean diet can reduce memory loss by 24%

6/23/2015 - Research shows that eating a Mediterranean diet can reduce memory and thinking decline by 24%. The Mediterranean diet, previously prescribed to prevent heart disease and promote weight loss, has also been shown to increase longevity and prevent depression. The Mediterranean diet is a plant-based diet...

Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil boosts bone health, study

6/22/2015 - Bone health is not something that most people think about until it becomes an issue, which usually happens later in life. While men and women can both suffer from weakening of the bones, it is a particular issue for women, especially after they hit menopause. This is because of the drop in estrogen...

Mediterranean diet, olive oil, and nuts improve brain health, memory, and thinking ability

5/25/2015 - The Mediterranean diet has long been researched and touted for its many benefits. High in nutrients and antioxidants, several studies have linked this type of diet to a lower risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke and dementia. According to a new clinical study, a Mediterranean diet rich in nuts...

Mediterranean diet slows cellular aging, study shows

12/15/2014 - It's no secret that the quest for maintaining longevity is a long sought-after goal for many people. A bevy of options exist, from certain exercise regimens and essential oils to fad diets and creams, many of which promise to keep aging and overall health decline at bay. However, according to a recent...

Adherence to Mediterranean diet improves kidney health, study finds

12/9/2014 - Of all the diets out there with their ballyhoo promotions by advocates, it appears that the Mediterranean Diet is the most studied of all. Maybe because it's the most accessible for those who actually buy food and cook, and maybe because it fulfills the palate's various taste sensations so liberally. Usually,...

Mediterranean diet can reverse metabolic disorder, lower risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease

11/11/2014 - The Mediterranean diet doesn't just protect against heart disease: It may actually reverse metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms linked to heart disease and diabetes. The findings came from a study conducted by researchers from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the Hospital Universitari de...

Mediterranean diet protects against peripheral artery disease, heart attack and stroke

2/7/2014 - A large, multicenter clinical trial has provided some of the strongest evidence yet that a Mediterranean diet plus added olive oil or nuts protects all parts of the cardiovascular system, helping to prevent heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease. The most recent findings were published in...

Choosing a Mediterranean diet increases odds of living to an old age by more than 40 percent

11/6/2013 - It may come as no big surprise to many followers of natural health practices that eating a diet largely void of sugar, refined and processed carbohydrates and protein sources as well as hydrogenated fats can help to promote a healthy lifestyle and prevent many chronic diseases. The fact that this wisdom...

Mediterranean diet shown to improve brain aging and help prevent vascular dementia

6/12/2013 - A significant number of people believe that memory loss, inability to learn new concepts and the risk for vascular dementia (mini strokes leading to cognitive impairment) are a natural part of aging. Nothing could be further from the truth. As a society we are so conditioned to witness aging adults...

Nutrient found in Mediterranean diet shown to promote natural cancer cell death cycle

6/7/2013 - Volumes of well documented scientific studies now provide conclusive evidence that many forms of potentially deadly cancers develop as the result of dietary or lifestyle influences, and can be prevented or even treated with relatively simple modifications and by utilizing a host of natural nutrients....

Protect yourself from heart disease with the Mediterranean diet: Research proves vast benefits

3/6/2013 - It seems health benefit rumors of the Mediterranean diet have now been confirmed by medical science. It is now evidence-based science and not merely anecdotal. Yes, that was sarcasm. The study, "Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet" was published in the New England...

Mediterranean diet with extra virgin olive oil prevents bone loss and lowers cardiovascular risk

8/22/2012 - Past research studies have confirmed the healthy benefits of consuming a traditional Mediterranean style diet. Researchers have demonstrated that this type of diet consisting of healthy quantities of extra virgin olive oil, nuts, seeds, fruits and leafy greens and largely void of excess calories from...

Mediterranean diet not only prevents heart disease and diabetes and improves quality of life

6/20/2012 - Countless studies have conclusively demonstrated that a Mediterranean diet significantly lowers the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and many forms of dementia. Nutrition scientists explain that the diet provides a very well-rounded mix of macronutrients, vitamins and minerals...

Mediterranean diet and reduced calorie intake promote brain health and longevity

1/8/2012 - Researchers have long theorized that a Mediterranean diet full of vegetables, fruit, fish, nuts, seeds and olive oil can help promote good health. Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden reporting in the European journal AGE provide the unanimous results: four independent studies demonstrate...

Obesity rate surges - Mediterranean diet essential to natural weight loss efforts

12/29/2010 - Overweight and obesity are known to dramatically increase the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia. Excess body fat fuels the fire of systemic inflammation and the release of dangerous chemical messengers or cytokines that damage the delicate inner lining of our arteries;...

Mediterranean diet protects against stomach cancer

3/26/2010 - A study conducted by the Catalan Institute for Oncology in Barcelona has concluded that eating a "Mediterranean" diet significantly reduces the risk of developing stomach cancer. Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the study focused specifically on gastric cancer which is the second...

Mediterranean Diet Prevents Depression

2/10/2010 - The Mediterranean diet may improve not just heart health but also mental health, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Universities of La Palma and Navarra in Spain, and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The Mediterranean diet is high in fruits, vegetables,...

Researchers Reluctantly Admit Mediterranean Diet Beats Diabetes Drugs for Controlling Blood Sugar

1/9/2010 - For the first time, a long-term health study has demonstrated that the Mediterranean diet may help diabetes patients control their blood sugar without the use of medication. "A Mediterranean-style diet is a very important part in the treatment of diabetes," said endocrinologist Loren Greene of New...

Mediterranean diet cuts risk of breast cancer in older women

11/27/2009 - A recent French study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology has revealed that a "Mediterranean" diet rich in fruits and vegetables, fish, and olive and sunflower oils will reduce the risk of post-menopausal women developing cancer. Findings implicated the "Western" diet as contributing heavily...

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Depression Risk

10/17/2009 - There's yet another reason why eating the Mediterranean way is not only delicious but extraordinarily healthy. In addition to helping prevent and even treat type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome (https://www.naturalnews.com/025098_nuts_mediterranean_diet_metabolic_syndrome.html ), heart disease, dementia...

The Mediterranean Diet Explained

6/4/2009 - Well-known for promoting longevity, the Mediterranean diet is based on a wide spectrum of popular health foods. Bordering some 21 countries including France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Spain, Syria and Turkey, the Mediterranean Sea is a rather large area. While the most nutritious ingredients...

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Alzheimer's, Dementia

4/7/2009 - A Mediterranean diet may significantly decrease the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University Medical Center and published in the journal...

Itís Nuts: Adding Nuts to Mediterranean Diet Zaps Metabolic Problems

12/16/2008 - Adding a daily serving of mixed nuts to the traditional Mediterranean diet (which consists of whole grain cereals, vegetables, fruits and olive oil, a moderate intake of fish and alcohol and a low intake of dairy, meats and sweets) is a delicious, natural and effective way to treat metabolic syndrome...

The Mediterranean Diet Spells Disease's Demise

9/18/2008 - The Mediterranean diet is the ideal diet plan for any natural health aficionado. It touts the array of fruits, vegetables and sea-based foods that are life promoting, while pooh-poohing the foods and drinks that are life demoting, a list far too copious to list here. I've written about the benefits...

Prenatal Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Asthma, Allergies in Children

8/7/2008 - Women who eat a Mediterranean diet while pregnant appear to reduce their children's risk of developing allergies and asthma, while those who eat more red meat appear to increase it, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Crete, Greece, and published in the journal Thorax. Researchers...

Mediterranean Diet Leads to Lower Mortality, Enhanced Longevity

7/25/2008 - Sticking more closely to a Mediterranean diet may lead to a longer life, according to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The researchers say that the study is the first to examine a connection between the diet and mortality in a U.S. population. Researchers examined data...

The Mediterranean Diet Reduces Mortality From All Causes

6/3/2008 - Scientists are finding that those who choose to eat according to the principles of the Mediterranean diet have a lowered rate of death from all causes. Research has shown that the Mediterranean diet has a beneficial effect against cardiovascular disease and is a preventative against a second heart attack....

Mediterranean Diet May Be the Secret to Longevity

2/4/2008 - The Mediterranean diet can actually prolong life. According to Dr. Panagiota N. Mitrou, from the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland and currently at the University of Cambridge in the U. K., there is a "strong evidence for a beneficial effect of higher conformity with the Mediterranean...

Simple Ways to Blend the Mediterranean Diet Into Your Life

1/28/2008 - The main aspect of the Mediterranean diet is the high consumption of fresh fruits and 1 glass a day of red wine. Recent studies confirm the health benefits of this diet in preventing cancer and heart disease. The Mediterranean diet is an ancient eating habit used by the Mediterranean people. It's...

Mediterranean Diet Boosts Life Expectancy of Alzheimer's Patients

1/22/2008 - Alzheimer's patients who eat a Mediterranean diet have a higher survival rate than patients who eat a more traditional Western diet, according to new research published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The Mediterranean diet is characterized by large quantities of vegetables,...

Mediterranean diet makes allergies vanish in children

6/4/2007 - Researchers studying children in Greece found that those who eat a Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, and olive oil experience less respiratory allergies and asthma than other children. Dr. Paul Cullinan of Britain's Royal Brompton Hospital and National Heart and Lung Institute and...

Mediterranean diet foods to be labeled with new symbol

3/16/2007 - The nutritional advocacy and education nonprofit group Oldways will soon be launching a symbol to be placed on foods that correspond to the "Mediterranean diet." Oldways is the organization that certifies the use of the Whole Grains Stamp, which appears on more than 1,000 products. Jump directly...

Mediterranean diet expected to gain popularity among U.S. consumers

11/14/2006 - Non-profit group Oldways, which backed the popular "Whole Grains" stamp on a variety of grocery products, recently announced it will begin promoting the Mediterranean diet to U.S. consumers. The group says it is launching a lengthy campaign to help educate American consumers on the health benefits...

Mediterranean diet found to reduce Alzheimer's risk

10/10/2006 - Following the Mediterranean diet -- rich in healthy fats and oily fish -- may help slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study by Columbia University researchers. The study's lead researcher, Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas, first reported a possible link between the Mediterranean...

Mediterranean diet heals; everyday American groceries kill

11/9/2003 7:50:02 PM - As this research shows, dietary changes alone can dramatically alter the health of humans. People who eat olive oil are generally healthier than those who don't. And diets rich in fruits and vegetables -- and low in meat consumption -- are healthier still. The evidence keeps piling up: diet is the...

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