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Healthy Diet and Adequate Sleep may Reduce Mortality in Elderly

Posted February 7, 2014

A recent study found that diet could affect the relationship between sleep and mortality, especially in elderly men. The findings of the study were published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.

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Study: Eating More Nuts Improves Mortality and Reduces Cancer Risk

Posted December 2, 2013

In the largest study of its kind, researchers found that eating nuts, including almonds, was associated with a 20% reduction in total mortality, independent of other predictors for death. Published in The New England Journal of Medicine, this new epidemiological study examined the relationship between consumption of nuts and mortality, finding that eating more servings of nuts each week was associated with lower causes of death due to cancer, heart disease and respiratory disease.

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Harvard Study: Eating Nuts May Make You Live Longer

Posted November 27, 2013

Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30-year Harvard study. Nuts have long been called heart-healthy, and the study is the largest ever done on whether eating them affects mortality.

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Experts Confirm That Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Reduces Risk of Mortality

Posted September 27, 2013

A European study analyzes the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and the risk of mortality. As previous research has already suggested, this study concludes that fruit and vegetable consumption reduces all-cause mortality, and especially cardiovascular disease mortality.

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Study: Calcium-rich Diet May Reduce Female Mortality

Posted August 23, 2013

A calcium-rich diet, whether from supplements or high-calcium foods, may increase lifespans for women, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Researchers from McGill University in Canada analyzed data from a large-scale study called the Canadian Multicenter Osteoporosis Study (CaMos).

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Low magnesium levels predict heart disease risk and increase mortality by 50 percent

Posted March 10, 2013

Magnesium is a ubiquitous mineral that has been found in abundance in the human diet for countless generations. Over the past half century, this essential nutrient has been systematically weaned from the vast majority of leafy greens and vegetables due to poor soil conditions and the rapid rise in consumption of processed foods where any required nutrients have been removed in favor of added sugars, fats, artificial flavors and coloring.

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Calcium Supplements Linked to Mortality Risk in Men, But Not Women

Posted February 5, 2013

The debate over the safety of calcium supplements has been muddied with the publication of a new analysis showing that a high intake of supplemental calcium increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) death in men but not in women [1]. Compared with individuals who took no calcium, men who consumed 1000 mg or more of supplemental calcium per day had a significant 20% increased risk of CVD death, a risk that was driven by a significant 19% increased risk of heart-disease death.

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Multivitamins don’t increase mortality risk: New meta-analysis

Posted January 4, 2013

A daily multivitamin does not increase the risk of death, says a new meta-analysis from Australia that supports the safety of the supplements and challenges previous controversial analyses.

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Spending on vegetable and fruit consumption could reduce all-cause mortality among older adults

Posted December 21, 2012

Few studies have evaluated the linkage between food cost and mortality among older adults. This study considers the hypothesis that greater food expenditure in general, and particularly on more nutritious plant and animal-derived foods, decreases mortality in older adults.

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Over-Indulging Can Cut Hours Off Your Life

Posted December 19, 2012

Although the holiday season is all about eating, drinking, and celebrating with loved ones, each day of over-indulging can cut many hours off a person’s life. The finding came from a study conducted by Professor David Spiegelhalter, statistician at the University of Cambridge, and was published in the British Medical Journal.

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