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Very low-carbohydrate diets, consisting of foods with the lowest-possible glycemic index rating, lead to greater improvement in blood sugar control. In a six-month comparison, 84 volunteers with obesity and type-2 diabetes were...

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Danish scientists have shown that dark chocolate is far more filling than milk chocolate, lessening subsequent cravings for sweet, salty and fatty foods. The investigators used a crossover design to compare the effects of dark and...

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Daily consumption of fizzy diet drinks is associated with significantly greater risks for metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) and type-2 diabetes, according to an observational study carried out in the USA. Compared with participants who...

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Adherence to a Mediterranean diet can provide protection against major chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis by Italian...

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A Swedish cohort study of 4921 infants has found that introducing fish into the children’s diet before nine months of age decreased their likelihood of developing eczema by 24%. Having a bird in the home also had a protective...

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Dark chocolate contains high concentrations of flavonoids and may have anti-inflammatory properties. An Italian cohort study of 4849 subjects has shown that consuming moderate amounts of dark chocolate can significantly reduce...

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A diet rich in antioxidant compounds from berries and grapes has been shown to reverse cognitive decline and improve memory in laboratory animals of advanced age. In an in vivo study, American scientists tested the effects of...

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Eating broccoli could reverse diabetes-induced damage to coronary blood vessels, according to a British research team. The scientists tested the effect of sulforaphane, a compound found in the vegetable, on human vascular...

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A combination of eating until full and eating quickly may increase the risk for becoming overweight by three-fold. 3287 Japanese adults aged 30 to 69 years participated in surveys on cardiovascular risk. Factors surveyed included...

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Regular consumption of coffee (and possibly black tea) is associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes according to the results of a cohort study involving 36,908 Singaporean Chinese men and women. Compared with participants...

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