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More olive oil, less butter, reduces risk of CVD mortality – large Harvard analysis

Consuming more than 7g (>1/2 tablespoon) of olive oil daily has been linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease mortality, cancer mortality, neurodegenerative...

Plant-based diet lessens risk of cognitive impairment — 12-year European study

A diet rich in plant products reduces the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in the elderly, found a 12-year European study. The results revealed...

Probiotics improve nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at the UC Davis School of Medicine found that probiotic supplementation significantly improve the symptoms of pregnancy-related nausea, vomiting...

Daily tea and coffee consumption links to lower stroke and dementia risk — UK Biobank

Moderate tea and coffee consumptions is associated with lower risk of stroke and dementia, according to a study of 50-74-year-olds, in PLOS Medicine. Coffee...

Fasting as a weight-loss intervention in gestational diabetes – Australian trial

The 5:2, or intermittent fasting diet, is just as effective as a conventional energy-restricting diet, enabling women greater choice and flexibility when it comes...

Fierce debate over a new theory to tackle the global obesity pandemic

A bold challenge to the dominant theory explaining obesity has been launched by Harvard University Professor David S Ludwig and 16 fellow researchers from...

Avocado consumption may improve belly fat distribution in women — UK trial

A small UK trial found that daily consumption of avocado changed abdominal adiposity distribution among females, but had no influence on glucose tolerance in...

Daily handful of walnuts modestly lowers 'bad' cholesterol — 2-year US study

A daily handful of walnuts every day for two years modestly lowered levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, known as “bad cholesterol” and reduced...

Daily handful of walnuts modestly lowers 'bad' cholesterol — 2-year US study

A daily handful of walnuts every day for two years modestly lowered levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, known as “bad cholesterol” and reduced...

New index calculates the minute-cost or benefit to healthy life of 6,000 foods

A  new epidemiology-based Health Nutritional Index (HENI), developed at the University of Michigan and published in published in Nature Food, calculates the net beneficial...

Omega-3 link to improved life expectancy and cardiovascular outcomes — Two studies

Higher levels of omega-3 in the blood predicted improved all-cause mortality in people over 65, reports an international study drawing on data over 11-years...

Whole grains linked to smaller increases in waist size, BP and blood sugar

Middle- to older-aged adults who ate at least three servings of whole grains daily had smaller increases in waist size, blood pressure (BP), and...

Starchy snacks linked to 50% greater CVD and all‐cause mortality risk

Starchy snacks after any meal were associated with at least a 50% increased risk of mortality and a 44%-57% increased risk of cardiovascular disease...

Pro-inflammatory diet tied to increased breast cancer risk

Women consuming a more pro-inflammatory diet are at increased risk for breast cancer, especially pre-menopausal women, according to new European research published in Current...

Overweight substantially worsens liver-damaging effects of excessive alcohol use

People in the overweight or obese range who drink alcohol to levels beyond UK guidelines are at significantly greater risk of liver disease and...

Regular milk consumption not associated with increased cholesterol

Regular consumption of milk is not associated with increased levels of cholesterol, according to an almost 2m-person Mendelian analysis, published in the International Journal...

Even obese vegetarians who smoke and drink have healthier biomarkers than meat-eaters

Vegetarians have a healthier biomarker profile than meat-eaters, and this applies to adults of any age and weight, and is also unaffected by smoking...

Higher mushroom consumption associated with lower cancer risk — Meta-analysis

Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer, according to a new Penn State study. The systematic review and meta-analysis examined...

Eating fish associated with significant health benefits — Pooled analysis

There is a significant protective benefit of fish consumption in people with cardiovascular disease, as well as with significant improvements in multiple other health...

Frequent eating out significantly associated with higher all-risk mortality

Emerging, although still limited, evidence suggests that frequent consumption of meals prepared away from home is significantly associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality,...

High refined grains intake linked with CVD and mortality risk — 21 nation study

High intake of refined grains was associated with higher risk of mortality and major cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, found a large 21-nation analysis. No significant...

Long-term, heavy coffee consumption and plasma lipid profiles — UK Biobank data

Long-term, heavy coffee consumption – six or more cups a day – may lead to unfavourable lipid profile, which could potentially increase risk for...

Egg and cholesterol consumption and mortality — US population-based cohort study

Intake of eggs was associated, largely through cholesterol intake, with higher all-cause, cardiovascular disease, and cancer mortality, while intake of egg whites or egg...

Bleeding tendency and low vitamin C requirements — US meta-analysis

Gingival bleeding tendency and also retinal haemorrhaging were associated with low vitamin C levels in the bloodstream, found a US meta-analysis. And if someone is...

Omega-3 fatty acids may prevent asthma in some children

Research suggests that a higher dietary intake of long chain omega-3 fatty acids in childhood may reduce the risk of developing subsequent asthma, but...

Vegan diet significantly alters metabolism and depletes nutrients in the young

A small Finnish study found that vegan children to have significantly altered metabolism and lower vitamin A and D status compared to children with...

Higher coffee intake linked to lower prostate cancer risk — Analysis of 16 cohort studies

Drinking several cups of coffee every day may be linked to a lower risk of developing prostate cancer, suggests a pooled data analysis of...

Cow milk while breastfeeding may reduce the child's food allergy risk

Children of mothers who drink relatively more cow's milk during breastfeeding are at reduced risk of developing food allergies, found a robust Swedish study...

Omega-3 intake link to reduced heart risk — Clinical trial meta-analysis

A Mayo Clinic  meta-analysis of 40 clinical trials provides evidence for consuming more EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 fats, improving cardiovascular...

Coffee associated with improved survival in metastatic colorectal cancer

Coffee consumption may be associated with reduced risk of disease progression and death in patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer,  found a Dana-Farber Cancer Institute study...

Red hot meat: A recipe for heart disease, stroke and diabetes complications

Research from the University of South Australia suggests high-heat caramelisation of meat increased a protein compound that may increase the risk of heart disease,...

Effects of VLCD on weight and insulin sensitivity in older people

A study from researchers with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Nutrition Obesity Research Centre observed improvements in body composition, fat distribution and metabolic...

Cruciferous vegetable use linked to blood vessel health in older women

Australian research has found higher consumption of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage, is associated with less extensive blood vessel disease...

Weight between young adulthood and midlife linked to early mortality

A Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study finds that changes in weight between young adulthood and midlife may have important consequences for...

Plant protein diets linked to lower risk of death – International evidence review

Diets high in protein, particularly plant protein, are associated with a lower risk of death from any cause, finds an analysis of the latest...

Association between healthy eating patterns and lower heart disease risk

Four different healthy eating patterns — all emphasising higher intake of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, and nuts, and lower intakes of red and...

Dairy-rich diet linked to lower risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Eating at least two daily servings of dairy is linked to lower risks of diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as the cluster...

Excessive coffee consumption increases some disease risk

Habitual excessive coffee consumption increased the risks of three diseases: osteoarthritis, arthropathy and obesity, found an Australian analysis of UK Biobank data. Cappuccino, latte or...

Flavonoids may have protective benefits against Alzheimer's and related dementias

Older adults who consumed small amounts of flavonoid-rich foods, such as berries, apples and tea, were two to four times more likely to develop...

One egg per day does not increase CVD risk — Harvard meta-analysis

Consuming up to one egg per day does not appear to be associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, according to a new study and...