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Category: Diet

Plant foods
In a randomized controlled trial, eight weeks of healthy vegan eating, but not of healthy omnivorous eating, led to weight loss and significant improvements in LDL cholesterol and insulin levels in a middle-aged twin study [1]. A tale of two diets Most of our knowledge about the health effects of various diets comes from epidemiological...
Elderly eating
A new study has found that switching to longevity-associated dietary patterns was associated with up to a 10-year gain in life expectancy for 40-year-olds and up to a 3.4-year gain for 70-year-olds [1]. Eat your way to longevity Since the early twentieth century, average human life expectancy has risen enormously due to factors such as...
Meat versus plants
A new meta-analysis has found that in many cases, switching from an animal product to a plant-based alternative is associated with less cardiovascular, diabetes, and all-cause mortality risk [1]. Supplant with plant? Whether a completely or mostly plant-based diet is good for you has been the subject of a raging debate. On one hand, studies...
Dietary choices
A review published in the Journal of Internal Medicine summarized current knowledge on the impact of dietary factors on chronic diseases and longevity [1]. Restrict calories, live healthier and longer The choice of what someone eats obviously has a profound impact on that person's health, but the amount is also important. Caloric restriction, the practice...
Food choices
A new review summarizes what we know about the Mediterranean, keto, and plant-based diets and their effects on cancer risk and progression [1]. Diet matters Since the War on Cancer began in the early 1970s, science has made giant strides in understanding and treating cancer. However, the war is far from over. Cancer remains a...
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
In a recent review published in Frontiers in Nutrition, the researchers reviewed studies linking olive oil consumption to cognitive performance [1]. Dietary interventions to improve cognition As life expectancy rises, there is an increasing number of elderly people, many of whom struggle with cognitive decline. However, current treatments for age-related cognitive decline are limited, and...