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U.K. Campaign Against Charred Foods Casts Light on Benefits of the Mediterranean Lifestyle

A U.K. public health campaign aims to increase awareness of the risks of consuming browned food. This latest proclamation and vocal criticism from its opponents have cast renewed focus on the foods and diets known to mitigate cancer risk.

Mediterranean Diet Might Help Prevent ADHD

Researchers in Spain found the MedDiet may offer a protective effect against ADHD, a disorder for which stimulant drugs are often prescribed.

Restaurant Kids’ Menus Still Not Healthy

A study conducted by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found lots of calories, saturated fat, sodium, and sugar in menu offerings for children, despite restaurant owners' pledges to improve the nutritional quality of kids' menus.

Med Diet Linked to Relief from Depression

In new research, after 12 weeks of following the MedDiet, one-third of patients with depression went into remission.
Special Report

Hot Red Chili Peppers for a Longer Life?

Individuals who ate red chili peppers had a lower risk of death from all causes than those who did not honor the spicy food, a study from the University of Vermont found.

Six-Step Guide to Following the Mediterranean Diet

A transition to a healthier diet is easier than you think. Here are six steps to get you started.
Olive Oil Times Special

Our Preference for Tasty Foods Does Not Necessarily Lead to Obesity

Good taste can stimulate food intake acutely, and guide selection toward nutrient-dense foods that cause weight gain, but it does not determine how much is eaten chronically.

Flies Fed Sugar-Rich Diets Are Damaged for Life, and Die Faster

UCL scientists found that no matter the healthy interventions of the future, flies previously fed on a high-sugar diet died earlier, as the activity of a gene associated with longevity was repressed by sugar over the long term.