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Jan. 6, 2021

Mediterranean Diet Tops Annual List for Fourth Consecutive Year

The U.S. News and World Report named the Mediterranean diet as the best overall diet for 2021. The eating plan was also recognized as the best plant-based diet and a top option for heart health and diabetes.

Dec. 2, 2020

MedDiet Better for Stress Management, Study Finds

Researchers in the U.S. found that the Mediterranean diet can play a significant role in coping with stress compared to a diet containing more animal protein and saturated fat.

Sep. 2, 2020

Adherence to MedDiet Reduces Risk of Contracting Symptoms Associated With Parkinson’s, Study Finds

Researchers at Harvard University found that diets rich in fruits, vegetables and nuts decreased the manifestations of prodromal symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease by as much as one-third.

Aug. 14, 2020

Olive Oil and the Keto Diet

Why extra virgin olive oil is among the preferred fats for a body in ketosis.

Aug. 10, 2020

Consuming Some Animal Products Does Not Undermine Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

Newly published research from the University of Warwick shows that plant-based diets, such as Mediterranean diet, can lower cardiovascular risks even if they include a moderate amount of animal products.

Jul. 22, 2020

Study Links Obesity and Dementia, Recommends MedDiet

Following the Mediterranean diet and other healthy lifestyle habits helps people maintain a normal body mass index and, in turn, lowers the risks of developing dementia later in life, researchers found.

Dec. 30, 2019

Eating Within a 10-Hour Window May Prevent Chronic Disease

Time-restricted eating poses less of a challenge for long-term dietary compliance than counting calories, and it may offer an array of health benefits beyond promoting weight control.

Dec. 6, 2019

An Avocado a Day May Help Lower Bad Cholesterol

A new study from Penn State University demonstrated that consuming at least one avocado each day reduces the type of cholesterol that is known to lead to the accumulation of plaque in the arteries.

Aug. 22, 2019

Men's Sexual Health May Benefit From Daily Nut Consumption and MedDiet

A recent study suggests that daily nut consumption can positively affect men's sexual health. Men in this study supplemented a Western-style diet with two handfuls of nuts daily.

Aug. 21, 2019

New Study Links Plant-Based Diets With Reduced Risk Of Heart Disease

The study, which was conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, also found that diets richer in animal products and refined carbohydrates increased the risk of death from heart disease by up to 32 percent.

Aug. 13, 2019

Ketogenic Diet Study on Soldiers Provides Striking Weight Loss Results

This three-month study of the keto diet, which included a rigorous physical training component, resulted in an overall improvement in body composition for active service members.

Aug. 6, 2019

107-Year-Old New Yorker Partially Attributes Longevity to Med Diet

Bronx resident Louise Signore credits the Med diet, dancing and staying single with her longevity.

Jul. 8, 2019

New Studies Link Ultra-Processed Food With Premature Death

Two independent studies in France and Spain have found that people who consume a lot of ultra-processed foods are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death.

Aug. 29, 2016

Cardiologist Promotes High-Fat Diet with Olive Oil for Heart Patients

Sugar and excess carbohydrates are the number one enemy of heart disease, not fat.

Jul. 25, 2016

Internet-Based Nutritional Guidance Encourages Healthier Eating

A recent study shows that personalized, Internet-based nutritional advice is a more effective method for improving adherence to a healthier diet than general dietary guidance.

Jul. 3, 2016

Curb Hunger: Add Good Fats to Your Diet

While all fats have the potential to curb appetites, attention should be made to what is termed 'good' or 'healthy fat' as opposed to bad or unhealthy ones. 

Mar. 10, 2016

Researchers in Spain Finding Ways to Make Fat in Chocolate and Meats Healthier

Health experts and the EU are pushing us to trade saturated fat for mono and polyunsaturated fats. It is not easy to give up our favorite foods, so Spain is finding ways to make them healthier.

Apr. 27, 2015

U.S. Dietary Committee Recommends Mediterranean Diet for Healthy Living

The U.S. Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee released a report suggesting Americans should follow the Mediterranean dietary model for better health.

Oct. 22, 2014

Not Such a Mediterranean Diet for College Students in Spain

A recent study finds that most Spanish university students opt for a diet that is high in meat and dairy but low in fruits and vegetables.

Mar. 18, 2013

Olive Oil May Help You Eat Less

A new study shows that olive oil increases feelings of fullness, which may result in consuming less calories overall.

Feb. 6, 2012

Dukan Diet Ups Olive Oil Recommendation

Dr. Pierre Dukan has recently increased the amount of allowed olive oil in the famed Dukan Diet, in the hope it will help to alleviate some common side effects of the eating plan.

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