Nutrition

Fries increase mortality risk

chipsIn a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers investigated whether potato consumption (including fried and unfried potatoes) is associated with increased premature mortality risk. The study included 4440 participants with an 8-year follow-up from the Osteoarthritis Initiative cohort study. During the 8-year follow-up, 236 participants died. The results showed that participants who consumed fried potatoes 2–3 times per week and ≥3 times per week were at an increased risk of mortality. The consumption of unfried potatoes was not associated with an increased mortality risk.

Nutrition

Rheumatoid arthritic pain reduced with omega 3 fatty acids

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Salmon, a fish high in omega 3

In a recent systematic review, researchers found that omega 3 fatty acid intake is effective in reducing pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients. The analysis of 18 randomized, controlled trials showed a dose of between 3 and 6 g daily had the best effect.

 

 

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Broccoli sprouts lowered glucose levels in type 2 diabetics

broccoli sproutsConcentrated broccoli sprout extract (BSE) was investigated in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study for its effect on fasting blood glucose levels and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in 103 type 2 diabetic patients. Following 12 weeks of BSE, fasting blood glucose and HbA1c were reduced, particularly in patients with obesity and dysregulated type 2 diabetes.

 

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The diet that reduces blood pressure

In an Australian study ofvegetables.jpg 166 men and women over 64 years of age, researchers found that a Mediterranean diet, comprising mainly of plant foods, abundant extra-virgin olive oil, and minimal red meat and processed foods, for 6 months lowered systolic blood pressure and improved endothelial function.

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Eat more vegetables to reduce risk of cancer

fruit and vegResearchers looked at interactions between cancer family history in first-degree relatives (CFH) and lifestyle factors such as diet and physical activity and evaluated cancer risk. In over 55,000 participants the results showed frequent intake of fruits, raw vegetables, ‍carrots, pumpkin, cabbage and lettuce, as well as frequent physical exercise, were associated with decreased risk for ‍gastric, breast, lung, and colorectal cancer, while habitual smoking increased the risk of gastric and lung cancer. ‍Interestingly, there was no influence of CFH ‍on lifestyle related risk factors.

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