Tag: dietary intervention

Research Roundup: Reducing Depression; Anti-Inflammatory Diet; Whole Grains

Dietary Changes Reduce Depression
Making healthy changes in one’s diet to include more fruit and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, lean red meat, olive oil, and nuts can significantly reduce symptoms of depression, research shows. Thirty-one adults received dietary intervention from a dietitian, while 25 others received social support. After three

Newsbriefs: Mediterranean Diet; Vitamin D; Mercury

Mediterranean Diet May Ease Depression
Following a Mediterranean-style diet may help treat major depression, according to a study published Jan. 30, 2017 in BMC Medicine. In the three-month study, adults with major depressive disorder were randomly assigned to receive either social support (which involved weekly visits from researchers) or support from

Healthy Fats Reduce Diabetes Risk

Swapping healthy unsaturated fats for carbohydrates or saturated fats may reduce your risk of diabetes, according to a new analysis of 102 randomized trials totaling 4,660 participants. The analysis found that eating more unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, in place of either carbohydrates or saturated fats lowers blood sugar levels

4. A Closer Look at Key Nutrients

Your Diet Vs. Chronic Disease
It’s estimated that half of all U.S. adults—about 117 million people—suffer from preventable, diet-related chronic diseases. Shifting to healthier eating patterns that contain the nutrients your heart and brain require can help bring about lasting improvements in individual health, according to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for

What to Eat for Arterial Health

What you put on your plate every day can help protect your arteries from damage, and thus, lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke. Focusing on a diet that contains a wide variety of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, healthy fats like olive oil and nuts, beans and

Gut Check

Your gut is teeming with microscopic organisms that play a huge role in your health. “By cell number, we are more microbial than we are human,” says Justin L. Sonnenburg, PhD, a leading gut microbiota expert and associate professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Sonnenburg explains that we

Newsbriefs: Drinking Soda; Probiotics; Dietary Adherence

Drinking soda may raise hip fracture risk
Researchers have examined the relation of soda consumption to the risk of hip fractures in postmenopausal women as part of the Nurses’ Health Study. In an analysis of data from more than 73,000 women, diet was assessed at baseline and regularly thereafter during a

Eat Carbs Last to Aid Blood Glucose Control

Controlling blood glucose levels is a prime concern for people with diabetes, since chronically elevated blood glucose can do permanent damage to your eyes, vascular system, kidneys, and other organs. Foods high in carbohydrates can cause blood glucose to rise rapidly, so limiting carb consumption is standard advice for people

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