Tag Archives: Balanced Diet

The Health Benefits of Fibre (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary A systematic review and meta-analysis of previous studies indicates that consumption of dietary fibre (roughage) confers many health benefits. Comparison of health outcomes between the highest consumers of dietary fibre (versus the lowest) suggests that there is between 15-30% … Continue reading

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Consumption of Nuts Reduces Risks of Early Mortality and Neurodegenerative Diseases? (BBC News / NHS Choices / International Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary Researchers at Maastricht University have discovered there is a 23% lower chance of death over a 10-year study period in people eating 10g (0.3oz) or more of nuts or peanuts per day. Over 120,000 Dutch middle-aged to elderly men … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet Linked to Telomere Length and Healthier (Genetic) Ageing? (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary A Mediterranean diet has been widely reported as being associated with healthy ageing. New research covering 5,000 Boston nurses for over a decade has found that persons consuming a balanced – but largely Mediterranean-style – diet tend to remain … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet Combats Obesity: Further Evidence of Wider Health Benefits (BBC News / PMJ)

Summary A review of the state of medical knowledge on obesity reduction indicates that a Mediterranean diet is more effective than low-fat diets for sustained weight loss. Such diets – which feature consumption of fruit, vegetables, nuts and olive oil … Continue reading

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Little Evidence of Saturated Fats Increasing Risks of Coronary Disease; or of Presumed Cardioprotective Effect of Polyunsaturated Fats (BBC News / NHS Choices / Annals of Internal Medicine)

Summary A recent systematic review of data from 72 studies, involving more than 600,000 participants, indicates that – contrary to earlier official guidance – there is little evidence that changing the type of fat consumed from “bad” saturated fat to “healthier” … Continue reading

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Nutrition and Dementia Research Review (ADI)

Summary This Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) report examines the evidence for appropriate nutrition being able to help improve the quality of life for people with dementia. This document reviews the potential impact of dietary factors throughout life in increasing or … Continue reading

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Apple-a-Day for the Over-50s: Comparative Proverb Assessment (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary There is evidence indicating that were everyone over the age of 50 to eat an apple a day then 8,500 deaths from heart attacks and strokes could be avoided every year in the UK. This would amount to as big … Continue reading

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