Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of gestational diabetes, study finds

Pregnant women at high risk for developing gestational diabetes may be less likely to experience this complication when they switch to a Mediterranean diet instead of sticking with their usual eating habits, a recent experiment suggests

Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of gestational diabetes, study findsResearchers studied 1,252 women who had obesity, high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol before they conceived – all so-called metabolic risk factors that increase the risk of gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Midway through pregnancy, researchers randomly assigned roughly half of these women to switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in nuts, extra virgin olive oil, […]

New study reveals Mediterranean diet helps prevent diabetes, weight gain during pregnancy

A new study shows that the women who followed a Mediterranean-style diet during pregnancy experienced less weight gain and reduced risk of diabetes

New study reveals Mediterranean diet helps prevent diabetes, weight gain during pregnancyFor men, pregnancy is exciting. But for women, this can be really challenging as they have to take care of their body and that baby bump as well. Weight gain is part of pregnancy. In some cases, doctors might recommend adding some extra pounds to support the development of the baby A new study provides information […]

How to use everyday habits to keep your memory in good shape

Your daily habits and lifestyle - what you eat and drink, whether you exercise, how stressed you are, and more - affect your mental health every bit as much as your physical health. A growing body of research indicates that regular exercise and a healthful diet can help protect your memory from ageing-related decline

How to use everyday habits to keep your memory in good shapeExercise Physical fitness and mental fitness go together. People who exercise regularly tend to stay mentally sharp into their 70’s, 80’s, and beyond. Although the precise ‘dose’ of exercise isn’t known, research suggests that the exercise should be moderate to vigorous and regular. Examples of moderate exercise include brisk walking, stationary bicycling, water aerobics, and […]

High blood pressure before pregnancy interlinked with miscarriage risk

Higher blood pressure prior to conception may increase the risk of miscarriage, even in women not diagnosed with hypertension. The study involved women who had already experienced at least one pregnancy loss and were trying to conceive again. If confirmed, the findings imply that lowering heart disease risk factors in young adulthood may also improve reproductive health

High blood pressure before pregnancy interlinked with miscarriage riskWomen with slightly elevated blood pressure before they get pregnant may have an increased risk of miscarriage even when they’re not diagnosed with hypertension, an American study suggests. Researchers examined data on 1,228 women with at least one previous pregnancy loss who were trying to conceive. Out of the 797 participants who became pregnant during […]

Mediterranean diet linked to better memory for diabetics, reveals study

People with diabetes may have better brain function if they follow a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish and healthy fats, a U.S. study suggests

Mediterranean diet linked to better memory for diabetics, reveals studyMediterranean diets have long been linked to better heart and brain health as well as a lower risk of developing diabetes. But research to date hasn’t offered a clear picture of whether any cognitive benefits of eating this way might differ for people with and without diabetes, said lead study author Josiemer Mattei of the […]

Following a Mediterranean diet can help reduce risk of depression later in life

Maintaining a Mediterranean-type diet may protect against symptoms of depression in later life, according to new research presented here at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting

Following a Mediterranean diet can help reduce risk of depression later in lifeAdherence to a Mediterranean-type diet has long been recognised as being good for physical health and has been associated with longer life and reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. It may also have protective effects against cognitive decline in older individuals. A Mediterranean-style diet generally emphasises eating fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and […]

Mediterranean diet protects against overeating and obesity, finds study

Eat as much as you want and not gain weight? Sounds too good to be true

Mediterranean diet protects against overeating and obesity, finds studyBut in a study published in the April 23 issue of the journal Obesity, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine found that non-human primates on a Mediterranean diet chose not to eat all the food available to them and maintained a normal weight. “By comparison, the animals on a Western diet ate far more […]

Having just one egg a day can significantly lower your risk of heart disease

People who eat an egg just about every day may have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke than individuals who don’t eat eggs at all, a large Chinese study suggests. Eggs are a primary source of dietary cholesterol, but they also contain high-quality lean protein and many vitamins, the study team notes in the journal Heart

Having just one egg a day can significantly lower your risk of heart diseaseResearchers examined survey data on egg consumption among 461,213 adults who were 51 years old on average. When they joined the study, none had a history of heart disease. Overall, they ate an average of half an egg daily; about 9 per cent of them avoided eggs altogether while 13 per cent ate roughly one […]

Diet rich in fish helps fight asthma, reveals study

A clinical trial led by La Trobe University has shown eating fish such as salmon, trout and sardines as part of a healthy diet can reduce asthma symptoms in children

Diet rich in fish helps fight asthma, reveals studyThe international study found children with asthma who followed a healthy Mediterranean diet enriched with fatty fish had improved lung function after six months. Lead researcher Maria Papamichael from La Trobe said the findings added to a growing body of evidence that a healthy diet could be a potential therapy for childhood asthma. “We already […]

Spain named as world’s healthiest nation, India slides down to 120th rank

Spain has just surpassed Italy to become the world’s healthiest country. That’s according to the 2019 edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, which ranks 169 economies according to factors that contribute to overall health. Spain placed sixth in the previous gauge, published in 2017. While Spain has reason to cheer, India has had a dismal performance and slipped from its previous ranking of 119 to 120

Spain named as world’s healthiest nation, India slides down to 120th rankSpain has the highest life expectancy at birth among European Union nations, and trails only Japan and Switzerland globally, United Nations data show. Spain by 2040 is forecast to have the highest lifespan, at almost 86 years, followed by Japan, Singapore and Switzerland, according to the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. […]
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