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A Healthy Diet Can Prevent Your Brain from Shrinking

A quality diet can help keep your brain at a healthy size, according to findings from The Rotterdam Study, published in Neurology, May 16, 2018. The 4,447 participants were given an evaluation of their daily diet habits, along with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of their brains. The MRI

3. Fats, Carbohydrates, and Protein

Basic Nutrients
Before you worry about getting enough of specific vitamins or minerals, it’s smart to consider the dietary roles of the three most basic forms of nutrients: fats, carbohydrates, and protein. These are so fundamental to the nutritional quality of the foods we eat that their relative proportions are actually

Meet Your Vitamin B12 Needs for Health

It’s impossible to underestimate the importance of the hard-working vitamin, B12, which plays a major role in metabolism, the formation of red blood cells, maintenance of the central nervous system, and creation of DNA. In fact, vitamin B12 deficiency is serious business, which can result in megaloblastic anemia (a blood

Research Roundup: October 2010

Farm and food service workers at greater health risk. Researchers found that among a sample of U.S. adults, farm and food service workers had the highest rates of metabolic syndrome (a cluster of factors that increase the risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes)? about 30 percent. The overall U.S. risk

Research Roundup

? Older people eating diets rich in beta-carotene, vitamins C and E and the mineral zinc may greatly reduce their risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the most common cause of irreversible blindness in the U.S. As part of the Rotterdam Study, Dutch researchers followed 4,170 men and women 55

Can You Dodge Dementia With Diet? EN Takes a Look at the Research

Living longer is a good thing, right? But it comes with a few drawbacks that may temper your enthusiasm. One of them is the possibility of becoming senile, probably the most feared aspect of aging.  Alzheimer’s Isn’t Alone. Dementia is a progressive brain disease that affects memory, reasoning and other

Elevated Homocysteine ?Bad to the Bones

Elevated blood levels of homocysteine may now be added to the list of risk factors for osteoporosis, according to a new study from the Netherlands, which tracked 2,406 men and women, 55 and older, participating in two independent trials’the Rotterdam Study and the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.    Those with

What’s on Your Plate May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Disease is thought of as inevitable for the one in 10 over age 65 who get it. But some of the strongest evidence to date surfaced recently that by eating a healthful diet you may be able to significantly reduce your risk of developing this devastating disease.Food Over Supplements

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