No such thing as ‘sugar rush’! Sugar worsens mood rather than improving it
Sugar does not improve any aspect of mood and can even worsen it, according to new research published in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
Study: Low-carb diet provides relief from knee osteoarthritis
A study conducted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows a low-carbohydrate diet was more effective in reducing pain intensity than a low-fat diet in adults ages 65-75 suffering from osteoarthritis.
Not all saturated fats are equal when it comes to heart health
New research in the International Journal of Cardiology confirms the cardiovascular risk of diets rich in saturated fats found in meats and the benefits of plant-based and dairy alternatives
Science Says the DASH Diet Works
With New Year’s resolutions in full swing, many are resolving to eat healthier. BIDMC primary care physician Stephen Juraschek, MD, PhD, shares how the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) can benefit folks who are following the “new year, new me” mantra.
Couples Intervention May Help Partners of Patients with Diabetes
A new Diabetic Medicine study reveals that couples interventions may have beneficial effects for partners of individuals with type 2 diabetes.
High intake of dietary fibre and whole grains associated with reduced risk of non-communicable diseases
High intake of dietary fibre and whole grains associated with reduced risk of non-communicable diseasesPeople who eat higher levels of dietary fibre and whole grains have lower rates of non-communicable diseases compared with people who eat lesser amounts, while links for low glycaemic load…
Study shows magnesium optimizes vitamin D status
A randomized trial by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels.
Orange Juice, Leafy Greens and Berries May Be Tied to Decreased Memory Loss in Men
Eating leafy greens, dark orange and red vegetables and berry fruits, and drinking orange juice may be associated with a lower risk of memory loss over time in men, according to a study published in the November 21, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical…
New data confirms antioxidants accelerate spread of malignant melanoma
Now there is additional evidence of the connection between the intake of antioxidant supplements and increased tumor growth. Experiments on animals and human cancer tissue confirm that addition of some antioxidants increases the growth of the severe malignant melanoma type of skin cancer.
Mediterranean-style diet may lower women’s stroke risk
Following a Mediterranean-style diet may reduce stroke risk in women over 40 but not in men – according to new research led by the University of East Anglia.