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Exercise, group support, and healthy diet are key elements of a successful weight loss program.
If your brother or sister had a stroke, you may be at least 60% more likely to have one too.
Keeping mentally fit through board games or reading may be the best way to preserve memory during late life.
Regular physical activity associates with positive health outcomes, particularly for women.
Supplementation with vitamin C may reduce blood pressure, with greater benefits seen among hypertensive people.
Pronounced difference between systolic and diastolic pressure may increase risk of cerebrovascular disease, in older men and women with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Piceatannol blocks cellular processes that enable fat cells to develop, opening a door to novel approaches to control obesity.
Men and women with obstructive sleep apnea are at elevated risk for major depression.
Older adults who remain physically active experience less psychological distress and fewer functional limitations.
People with diabetes may have a heightened risk of developing Parkinson's disease, especially at a relatively young age.
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257. Brain Boosting Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean Diet features cereals, fruits, legumes and whole grains, fish and olive oil. Researchers from the University of Miami (Florida, USA) reported that consumption of a Mediterranean Diet associates with protection against damage to small blood vessels in the brain. The team studied 1,000 men and women, average age 72 years, enrolled in the Northern Manhattan Study. For all the subjects, the researchers conducted MRI imaging scans of the brain, and collected data on dietary behavior via a standardized questionnaire that was subsequently interpreted to establish a Mediterranean Diet score. For each one-point increase in the Mediterranean Diet...