Natural Health Science News The latest news and top resources on natural health.

Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet Reduces LDL Cholesterol Levels in Statin-intolerant Patients with Low Cardiovascular Risk, and Red Yeast Rice Further Improves the Effects

Posted February 24, 2014

In a study involving 171 patients, including 46 type 2 diabetics adhering to a Mediterranean diet (MD) (group 1), 44 type 2 diabetics adhering to a MD plus supplemented with red yeast rice (group 2), 38 dyslipidemic patients adhering to a MD alone (group 3), and 43 dyslipidemic patients adhering to a MD plus RYR (group 4), adherence to a MD alone was found to be effective in reducing LDL-cholesterol in statin-intolerant patients with presumably low cardiovascular risk, and the addition of RYR was found to further improve LDL levels in this population and in type 2 diabetics as well.

Read More

New study confirms benefits of Mediterranean Diet

Posted February 7, 2014

Numerous studies have already concluded that the so-called Mediterranean Diet is good for your health, and now a new study confirms the same. The heart-healthy diet includes foods like fish, nuts, fruits and vegetables.

Read More

Lower risk of heart disease among young US workers who adhere to a Mediterranean diet

Posted February 6, 2014

Among a large group of Midwestern firefighters, greater adherence to Mediterranean-style diet was associated with lower risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). The study is the first to assess the effects of Mediterranean-style diet among a group of young, working U.S. adults.

Read More

Mediterranean Diet Associated With Lower Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease

Posted January 22, 2014

A multicenter study that previously reported a reduction in heart attack and stroke with a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or with nuts now also reports a lower risk of peripheral artery disease, according to a study in the January 22/29 issue of JAMA.

Read More

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Diabetes

Posted January 7, 2014

Patients with high cardiovascular risk who consumed a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil reduced their risk of diabetes, researchers found. Compared with a control diet and a Mediterranean diet supplemented with mixed nuts, the olive oil-supplemented Mediterranean diet was associated with a 40% lower likelihood for new-onset diabetes (HR 0.60, 95% CI 0.43-0.85) , according to Jordi Salas-Salvado, MD, PhD, of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Reus, Spain, and colleagues.

Read More

New Study Offers Unusual Diet Suggestion for Type 2 Diabetes

Posted December 2, 2013

Every time you turn around there seems to be another diet suggestion for type 2 diabetes, so here is another one. But like the popular saying goes, don’t try this one at home, at least until you consult your doctor.

Read More

Study: Mediterranean Diet Without Breakfast the Best Choice for Diabetics

Posted November 30, 2013

For patients with diabetes, it is better to eat a single large meal than several smaller meals throughout the day. This is the result of a current dietary study at Linköping University in Sweden.

Read More

Sofrito Contains Substances That Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Posted November 18, 2013

The combination of tomato, olive oil, garlic and onion in a sofrito increases the amount of polyphenols and carotenoids. These bioactive compounds respectively help to prevent cardiovascular diseases and cancer. This is contained in a study carried out by the University of Barcelona and the CIBERobn network, Spain, which confirms sofrito as an essential part of the Mediterranean diet.

Read More

Mediterranean Diet Slows Cognitive Loss

Posted November 15, 2013

The type of diet older patients adhere to may affect cognitive outcomes, especially among patients at genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease, researchers reported here.

Read More

Compound Prevalent in This Diet May Hold Key to Stopping the Spread of Cancer

Posted November 12, 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. One of the primary methods used by cancer cells to develop and spread is a unique ability to ‘trick’ our innate immune response and avoid elimination through the natural process known as apoptosis.

Read More
Page 1 of 612345...Last »