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More good news about olive oil

Olive oil has several health benefits and research keeps documenting more. The reviewed research evaluated the effect of olive oil related to biomarkers of bone growth (Fernández-Real JM, et al. 2012).

The study participants were elderly men with high cardiovascular risk and the follow up was 2 years. The participants were divided in 3 [...]

Cruciferous vegetables and breast cancer

Cruciferous vegetables are broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussels sprouts. These vegetables are considered some of the healthiest vegetables you can eat.   The research reviewed investigated the association between the intake of this type of vegetables and the risk of breast cancer (Liu X, Lv K. 2012). This was a meta-analysis where the researchers [...]

Factors affecting cognition

The participants were 6,401 adults, aged 39-63 years in 1991-1993. Data on weight using body mass index (BMI) was collected and metabolic status was evaluated using triglycerides, high density lipoprotein (HDL). The participants were also evaluated for the use of lipid lowering drugs, if they had high blood pressure or if they were using [...]

What is the truth about omega 3 fish oil?

If you watched the ABC evening news yesterday you would have seen a report they did on omega 3 fish oil and a study which they claimed showed no benefits of fish oil. They reported that this study, which was a meta analyses of several studies, did not show any cardiovascular benefits from taking [...]

More evidence that it matters where the calories are coming from

There are still so called experts who claim that it does not matter where the calories are coming from when it comes to losing and maintaining your weight. Several studies designed in different ways have documented that it does make a difference where the calories are coming from. When we lose weight the metabolic [...]

More evidence that certain foods will reduce inflammation

There has been a lot of debate and also confusion when it comes to different types of diets, as it relates to weight loss and health. There are however more and more research providing evidence that what the diet consists of (where the calories are coming from) is very important. It makes a big [...]

The way meat is cooked can increase prostate cancer risk

The reviewed research investigated the association between red meat and poultry intake and advanced prostate cancer (Joshi AD, et al. 2012). The researchers looked at the cooking practices and the carcinogens that accumulate in cooked meats.   The researchers observed a positive association between risk of advanced prostate cancer and high intake of red [...]

Easy way to improve your blood vessels.

We have heard a lot about the benefits of olive oil, but the research reviewed here is interesting because it measured endothelium function after using olive oil for 4 months. The endothelium is the lining inside the blood vessels.   The participants in the study were patients with early atherosclerosis which means they had [...]

Is more exercise better for fat loss?

Exercise is a necessity if you want to stay healthy, but how effective is it for losing weight if that is the only thing you change, and for how long do you have to exercise? The reviewed research was an attempt to clarify that and you may find the results surprising.   The researchers [...]