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Mediterranean Diet Linked to Decreased Diabetes Risk

More good news for fans of the Mediterranean diet when it comes to your health.

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found overweight women who adhered to a Mediterranean-like diet were 30 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

, November 20, 2020


Childhood IQ Linked to Pregnant Mom’s Vitamin D Levels

The nutrition of a pregnant woman affects the mental development of her child.

Scientists from the Seattle Children’s Research Institute found higher levels of a mom’s vitamin D level during pregnancy correlated to greater childhood IQ scores.

, November 09, 2020


Veggies That Can Keep Your Arteries Clear

Learn which vegetables protect you from calcium build up in your arteries.

Australian scientists found older women who ate more cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower or Brussels sprouts were much less likely to have extensive calcium build-up on their aorta, which is a key marker for structural blood vessel disease.

, October 19, 2020


Lack of Vitamin D Could Stunt Growth and Increase Obesity

Vitamin D is critical for growth and development according to new research.

Scientists from North Carolina State University found that zebrafish deprived of vitamin D during a critical growth phase were half the size of the others studied and also had significantly more fat reserves.

, October 12, 2020


Vitamin C Linked to Muscle Retention over Age 50

Vitamin C is important if you want to avoid sarcopenia as you age.

Researchers from the University of East Anglia in England discovered the seniors they studied who had the highest levels of vitamin C circulating in their bloodstream also had the highest levels of muscle mass.

, September 21, 2020


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Antibiotics Use

The use of antibiotics could lead to health issues down the road for patients.

Researchers in Sweden and the U.S. have found the use of antibiotics, especially those with broad spectrum microbial coverage, is associated with an increased risk for new-onset inflammatory bowel disease and its subtypes, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

, September 14, 2020


Olive Oil Consumption Lowers Blood Pressure

Don't skimp when it comes to olive oil and your heart will thank you.

Researchers in Australia have found consuming extra virgin olive oil on a daily basis can lower blood pressure, thereby reducing a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

, August 31, 2020


Key Nutrients Reduce Symptoms and Duration of Illness

Vitamins and minerals can lessen symptoms and help you recover from illness quicker.

Researchers at Oregon State University found older adults who took a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement with high amounts of zinc and vitamin C had less severe symptoms and shorter periods of illness than those given a placebo.

, August 24, 2020


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