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Tag: Diet

Healthy and unhealthy foods
In new research published in BMC Medicine, the authors recruited a large cohort of participants in order to assess how plant-based foods affect aging trajectories [1]. Benefits of plant-based diets Previous research has shown that consumption of plant-based foods is associated with healthy aging [2,3]. It can also help to decrease the risk of mortality...
Hip fracture
Studying a large British cohort, scientists have found that vegetarians have an increased risk of hip fracture compared to regular meat eaters, but pescatarians and occasional meat eaters do not [1]. Diet and brittle bones Hip fracture is one of the injuries most associated with aging. While hip fracture itself is treatable, it can easily...
Sweetener Packets
A longitudinal analysis of a large cohort suggests an association between artificial sweetener intake and several markers of adiposity, such as visceral fat [1]. Safely sweet? Artificial sweeteners were invented to provide a healthier alternative to sugar and other high-calorie sweeteners, especially in the wake of the obesity epidemic, which causes more than 300 thousand...
Diet and exercise
Scientists publishing in Nature Metabolism have determined that in obese people, healthy diet and exercise bring stronger metabolic benefits than diet alone [1]. Better together There are two major interventions at hand for weight loss without resorting to medications: diet and exercise. However, recent research suggests that they are not interchangeable. Forgoing either one can...
Magnesium foods
Researchers publishing in the European Journal of Nutrition looked into magnesium as a possible candidate for preventing dementia, focusing on potential improvements to brain volumes and reduced white matter lesions [1]. Building from previous research BrainThe brain is perhaps the most important organ in the body. While many organs are critical to our survival, the...
Edible mushrooms
Scientists have reported that protein derived from mushrooms (mycoprotein) has a similar impact on muscle mass and strength as animal-based protein in young, healthy people undergoing resistance training [1]. Choosing between animal and non-animal sources Proteins are essential for muscle building, and strong muscles are important for healthy aging. However, this does not mean that...