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  • cognitive
  • The specific cognitive domains that were found to benefit with improved Mediterranean Diet Score were memory (delayed recognition, long-term, and working memory), executive function, and visual constructs. (frontiersin.org)
  • fats
  • Reuters Health) - Extra "good fats" from nuts and olive oil in a Mediterranean diet may help older adults lose weight, or at least avoid gaining it, a Spanish study suggests. (reuters.com)
  • Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats, most notably oleic acid, which is under clinical research for its potential health benefits. (wikipedia.org)
  • The European Food Safety Authority Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies approved health claims on olive oil, for protection by its polyphenols against oxidation of blood lipids and for the contribution to the maintenance of normal blood LDL-cholesterol levels by replacing saturated fats in the diet with oleic acid (Commission Regulation (EU) 432/2012 of 16 May 2012). (wikipedia.org)
  • The Mediterranean diet is one heavily influenced by monounsaturated fats. (wikipedia.org)
  • Monounsaturated fats are found in animal flesh such as red meat, whole milk products, nuts, and high fat fruits such as olives and avocados. (wikipedia.org)
  • E. coli, tapeworm eggs), and replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats in the diet can reduce the risk of coronary artery disease and diabetes. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Nutrisystems Diet: The dietary element of the weight-loss plan from Nutrisystem, Inc. Nutrisystem distributes low-calorie meals, with specific ratios of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. (wikipedia.org)
  • refined grains
  • Numerous trials have shown that, in people trying to lose weight, high-fat diets that focus on reducing starch, other refined grains and sugars are as effective or more effective than healthy low-fat diets in the long term," Mozaffarian told Reuters Health by email. (reuters.com)
  • omega-3 fat
  • Some evidence suggests that fish oil can prevent asthma due to the omega-3 fatty acids it contains, according to The University of Arizona. (modernmom.com)
  • Figs
  • Figs, dates and nuts were brought by merchants to conquered lands, and spices were brought back from the Orient. (wikipedia.org)
  • crops
  • In the 1980s, about 5 million hectares were devoted to permanent crops: orchards, olive groves, and vineyards. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alzheimer's
  • The study showed that all the diets can be protective against the development of Alzheimer's disease when they are strictly followed. (wikipedia.org)
  • poultry
  • During the first Persian Empire (ca. 550-330 BCE), the foundation was laid for modern Middle Eastern food when rice, poultry and various fruits were incorporated into the local diets. (wikipedia.org)
  • bread
  • The low-carb dieters, who consumed generous amounts of saturated fat but avoided such staples as bread and pasta, saw steeper increases in HDL, or good, cholesterol than people on either the Mediterranean or low-fat diet, according to a report in today's New England Journal of Medicine. (latimes.com)
  • As the Mediterranean diet usually includes products containing gluten like pasta and bread, increasing use of the diet may have contributed to the growing rate of gluten-related disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thyme and thyme blends (za'atar) are common in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel, and a mixture of dried thyme and sumac (crushed sour berries) is a common breakfast item with oil and bread. (wikipedia.org)
  • calories
  • The study 's findings, released Monday by the New England Journal of Medicine, also add to mounting evidence contradicting a long-held tenet of dieting to improve health: that all calories are equal. (latimes.com)
  • The low-fat diet, in which 30% of calories came from fat, and the Mediterranean diet had daily calorie restrictions. (latimes.com)
  • A healthy diet provides the body with essential nutrition: fluid, adequate amino acids from protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, fibre and adequate calories. (wikipedia.org)
  • A healthy diet supports energy needs and provides for human nutrition without exposure to toxicity or excessive weight gain from consuming more calories than the body requires. (wikipedia.org)
  • A very low calorie diet is consuming fewer than 800 calories per day. (wikipedia.org)
  • observational studies
  • Despite these criticisms, there is no other dietary pattern with such a strong evidence of cardiovascular benefit, supported by this major trial and by the Lyon Diet-Heart Study but also reinforced by a multitude of other large and well-conducted observational studies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nutrient
  • The reports quoted here explain that where there is no stated lower limit in the table below, there is no requirement for that nutrient in the diet. (wikipedia.org)
  • study
  • The study adds to the ever-growing body of evidence that the Mediterranean diet is the way to go for pretty much everyone with an elevated risk of cardiovascular complications and age-related disease. (medicaldaily.com)
  • In contrast, findings of the new study are based on repeated neuropsychological assessment of the subjects who consumed a control diet or a Mediterranean diet supplemented with either EVOO or nuts over a four-year period. (olivadivita.com)
  • The objective of the study was to investigate the effect of an antioxidant-rich Mediterranean diet on cognitive function of the subjects. (olivadivita.com)
  • Subjects on the Atkins and Mediterranean regimens lost more in an Atkins Foundation- aided study. (latimes.com)
  • The study, funded in part by the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation, was the latest to demonstrate the benefits of diets high in fat, protein and cholesterol, which had long been considered unhealthful. (latimes.com)
  • It is time to reconsider the low-fat diet as the first choice for weight loss and for cardiovascular health," said study author Dr. Meir J. Stampfer of the Harvard School of Public Health. (latimes.com)
  • The study tracked 322 moderately obese people, all employees of a nuclear research facility in Israel, who were randomly assigned to one of the three diets. (latimes.com)
  • Dr. Robert H. Eckel, a past president of the American Heart Assn. and a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, said he was not ready to recommend an Atkins-type diet based on the study results. (latimes.com)
  • LDL, or bad, cholesterol did not improve in any of the diet groups, said Eckel, who was not involved in the study. (latimes.com)
  • Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University, who also was not involved in the study, said she wasn't that impressed with the benefits of any of the diets. (latimes.com)
  • Now there's a Mediterranean diet study for kidney health. (naturalsolutionsradio.com)
  • For this reason, the authors of the new study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine , suggest that looking at diet overall may be the best approach. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • This is the first randomized study which demonstrates that olive oil preserves bone, at least as inferred by circulating bone markers, in humans. (medicalxpress.com)
  • The PREDIMED study is a large, parallel group, randomized, controlled trial aimed to assess the effect of the Mediterranean diet on the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. (medicalxpress.com)
  • A new study suggests that consuming olive oil may help prevent a stroke in older people. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Dr. Lawrence Appel, a professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins who was a member of the 2005 and 2010 United States dietary guidelines committees, said he was inspired by the Mediterranean diet study. (nytimes.com)
  • Dr. Ramón Estruch of the University of Barcelona, the lead author of the study, said that although some had thought people would never allow their diets to be decided by a figurative toss of a coin, it was not hard to get people to switch to a Mediterranean diet. (nytimes.com)
  • A follow-up study compared the effectiveness of the MIND diet to that of the Mediterranean and DASH diets within the same study population. (wikipedia.org)
  • A controlled, diet intervention study would be necessary to determine cause and effect. (wikipedia.org)
  • lipid
  • Keys presented his diet-lipid-heart disease hypothesis at a 1955 expert meeting of the World Health Organization in Geneva. (wikipedia.org)
  • dementia
  • Previous scientific inquiry has shown how the diet can fight obesity, lengthen lifespan , and ward off dementia better than many pharmaceutical drugs. (medicaldaily.com)
  • High in nutrients and antioxidants, several studies have linked this type of diet to a lower risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke and dementia. (naturalsolutionsradio.com)
  • In an effort to develop a diet specifically designed for cognitive protection, a group at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center took components of the Mediterranean and DASH diets and combined them with recommendations from diet-dementia field. (wikipedia.org)
  • serum
  • There were also no significant changes in serum calcium in subjects taking olive oil whereas serum calcium decreased significantly in the other two groups. (medicalxpress.com)
  • foods
  • The problem with assessing one food type is that foods are not consumed in isolation but as part of a larger diet. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Lacto vegetarianism: A vegetarian diet that includes certain types of dairy, but excludes eggs and foods which contain animal rennet. (wikipedia.org)
  • The MIND diet could be improved by future research which investigates the impacts of individual nutrients or foods on neuronal physiology and anatomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Spain and Portugal, olives are a common ingredient, and many foods are fried in oil. (wikipedia.org)
  • findings
  • The study's findings "blow the low-fat diet myth out of the water," said Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Steven Nissen, who was not involved in the current research. (latimes.com)
  • Although the MIND diet shows promising results, the findings must be replicated in other population based studies to confirm these conclusions. (wikipedia.org)
  • prevention
  • When designing diets for the prevention of certain diseases, it is necessary to know the impacts of individual nutrients on the human body. (wikipedia.org)
  • honey
  • Vegan diet: In addition to the abstentions of a vegetarian diet, vegans do not use any product produced by animals, such as eggs, dairy products, or honey. (wikipedia.org)
  • Health
  • The anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties are responsible for the health benefits of olive oil. (medindia.net)
  • Olive oil may be the main health-promoting component of the diet. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dietary factors may be only part of the reason for health benefits gained by certain Mediterranean cultures. (wikipedia.org)
  • One of the main explanations is thought to be the health effects of olive oil included in the Mediterranean diet. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many diets are considered by clinicians to pose significant health risks and minimal long-term benefit. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many weight loss diets are considered by some to entail varying degrees of health risk, and some are not widely considered to be effective. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Voedingsdriehoek is a (mostly in Flanders) widely used tool for dietitians, health educators, schools, etc. to explain a balanced diet. (wikipedia.org)
  • stroke
  • The trial was planned for 6 years, but it was terminated early after a median follow-up of 4.8 years, and demonstrated that both Mediterranean diet groups reached a statistically significant reduction in the rate of the composite cardiovascular primary end-point of myocardial infarction, stroke, or cardiovascular death. (wikipedia.org)
  • vegan diet
  • Kevin McNamara, 44, switched to a vegan diet after bypass surgery last year to open two blocked arteries, but they have never been rigorously tested for their impact. (nytimes.com)
  • dietary
  • We definitively need to test plausible diets, within the context of what is available and consumed in the U.S., that could lower the risk of heart disease," said Alice H. Lichtenstein, a professor of nutrition science and policy at Tufts University and the lead author of the American Heart Association's dietary guidelines. (nytimes.com)
  • fewer
  • It was ended early after less than five years because those on the Mediterranean diet had 30 percent fewer heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease compared with people in the control group, who ate more or less the same way that they always had. (nytimes.com)
  • significantly
  • The average scores on both tests were significantly higher for those following either of the Mediterranean diets compared with those on the low fat option. (seniorjournal.com)
  • Using these results, the team was able to determine that both variations of the Mediterranean diet were associated with a significantly lower incidence of the disease. (medicaldaily.com)
  • He showed that the traditional Javanese diet, very poor in cholesterol and other lipids, was associated with a low level of blood cholesterol as well as a low incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), while the prevalence of CVD in Europeans in Java, living on the Western diet, was significantly higher. (wikipedia.org)