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Spanish researchers have determined that a diet rich in polyphenols and polyunsaturated fatty acids (termed the LMN diet) stimulates neurogenesis – the production and differentiation of the brain’s stem cells into various types of...

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The addition of flaxseed oil to the diet could reduce the risk of osteoporosis in post-menopausal and diabetic women. Egyptian researchers looking at mouse models of the two conditions found that the presence of flaxseed oil in...

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UK researchers have discovered a link between processed foods and depression. People who consume a diet rich in high-fat dairy products and fried, refined and sugary foods are at increased risk of developing depression, whereas...

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People who follow a Mediterranean diet (rich in monounsaturated fats, vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains and fish) have a reduced risk of developing depression, according to Spanish research. A cohort of 10,094 healthy...

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A diet high in fat and sugar has a double-whammy effect on the waistline, because it switches on genes that cause fat to be stored, according to new research. This study of mice found that foods that are high in fat and sugar...

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The Chinese belief that meal timing is important to health is being backed up by Western science. Animal experiments have revealed that the daily expression patterns of thousands of metabolic genes in the liver are more dependent...

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A study comparing the bone health of vegan Buddhist nuns with non-vegetarian women has found that their bone density was identical. The cross-sectional study showed that, although vegans had lower dietary calcium and protein...

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A systematic review of the evidence for links between dietary factors and coronary heart disease shows that strong evidence supports the association of intake of vegetables and nuts and a Mediterranean diet as protective factors,...

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A large Greek prospective cohort study (23,349 participants) has investigated the relative importance of the individual components of the Mediterranean diet. The dominant components of the Mediterranean diet that score as a...

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An American research team has demonstrated that intellectual work leads to a substantial increase in calorie intake. The team measured the spontaneous food intake of 14 students after three tasks: seated relaxation, summarising...

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