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Good for your health AND the planet: Why the Mediterranean diet is an environmentally-friendly option

 If you are looking for a diet that’s not only delicious and easy to prepare but is also good for your health and the environment, the Mediterranean diet is the right one for you. Adherence to this type of diet is environmentally-friendly because it lowers environmental cost, according to a study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition. […]

Nutraceutical agent based on compounds found in the Mediterranean diet found to reduce the risk of metabolic disease

Nutraceutical agent based on compounds found in the Mediterranean diet found to reduce the risk of metabolic disease

A study found that a nutraceutical agent using compounds found in the Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of metabolic disease. A team of researchers from Italy aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of a nutraceutical agent that contains fermented red rice, phytosterols, and olive polyphenols. In conducting the study, they recruited 80 Caucasian patients […]

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Mediterranean diet helps prevent cancer, nutrition science study finds

 Everyone may have heard, at some point, a friendly suggestion to “eat your vegetables.” It turns out, that is actually sound advice, when it is part of the Mediterranean Diet (MD), according to research. In a study that appears in Current Nutrition Reports, authors used available information from various studies to provide an overview of the link […]

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Mediterranean diet linked with lower risk of prostate cancer

A study carried out by a team of scientists from Spain discovered that following a Mediterranean diet lowers the risk of developing prostate cancer. In the study, they analyzed the association of Mediterranean dietary patterns with prostate cancer risk. In conducting the study, the research team used the data from the Multicase-Control Study on Common […]

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Three year study finds Mediterranean diet could prevent loss of brain volume as you age

A new study has provided evidence that the so-called “Mediterranean diet” can help prevent the loss of brain volume in older people. The three-year study, published January 4 in the journal Neurology, found that a diet heavy on olive oil, fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains, with moderate amounts of fish, wine and dairy, and small […]

Shocking Finding: Pasta Consumption Associated with SLIMMER Waist

Shocking Finding: Pasta Consumption Associated with SLIMMER Waist

Pasta isn’t what you normally think of as a weight-loss food. Many distance runners and other athletes use pasta to load up on carbohydrates to give them fuel before a competition, but you don’t hear of people gorging on spaghetti in order to drop a few pounds for a wedding, unless it’s some crazy fad […]

A Mediterranean Diet Could Cut Your Risk of Breast Cancer

A Mediterranean Diet Could Cut Your Risk of Breast Cancer

The notoriously-healthy Mediterranean diet – with a heaping helping of olive oil – has been associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer in a new study. The Mediterranean diet consists of regularly consuming fish, nuts, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and plenty of olive oil. The eating pattern has been considered one of the healthiest for […]