Tag Archives: Mediterranean diet

Olive Oil, Cardiovascular Health, and Mortality

Eating more olive oil predicts better cardiovascular health, lower mortality risk Aim for extra-virgin olive oil Olive oil is a key component of the Mediterranean diet. Observational studies and one randomized trial (the Lyon Diet Heart Study) suggest that a Mediterranean-style diet reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. A more recent randomized controlled trial (PREDIMED)…

Brain Foods

Eat Better to nurture your brain Reduce your risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease Dementia exacts a huge financial and emotion toll globally. In spite of vast sums spent on finding a drug-based cure, none has yet materialized. Thus, preventing dementia with healthy lifestyle choices is currently the best way to reduce the economic…

Frailty and Diet

Eat Better to avoid frailty More protein, less added sugar Frailty reflects health deficits, including cardiovascular disease, some cancers, and dementia, that accumulate over time. Might people who Eat Better reduce their risk of frailty? Researchers at University College London conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of four relevant studies. They included longitudinal studies with…