Posts Tagged ‘extra virgin olive oil’

Brain-healthy Nutrients Found in the Mediterranean Diet

A new study published March, 2019 in NeuroImage tested the Mediterranean Diet to find the association between nutrition, cognition and MRI scans in seniors who did not have dementia. They did this to try to discover exactly which nutrient biomarker pattern (NBP) gives protection against brain disease and cognitive function. To get specific results they…

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Sugar can Fuel the Growth of Certain Kinds of Cancers

Got a sweet tooth? We all know that sugar is not good for our teeth. Eating sugar and sweets has been linked to obesity and diabetes and in turn, diabetes is associated with an increased risk for heart disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease and dementia. As if all of this is not enough, research has…

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Prevent Inflammation and Chronic Diseases

Oleocanthal in Extra Virgin Olive Oil has Anti-inflammatory and Pain Relieving Properties Researchers discovered that a substance in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)  called oleocanthal has pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties that work in the same way as the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) Ibuprofen. The results were published in the Nature Journal , September 1, 2005,…

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New Blood Test to Identify Risk for Alzheimer’s

News about a new blood test to discover who is at risk for Alzheimer’s disease years before the symptoms show up was published April 6, 2018, in EMBO Molecular Medicine. Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease causes the build up of amyloid plaques and tau tangles in the brain, which in turn cause the destruction of brain…

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The Mediterranean Diet Slows Aging

Countries around the Mediterranean had Lower Levels Heart Disease, Stroke and Dementia In 1958 it was noted that people living around the Mediterranean in countries like Greece and Italy had lower rates of heart disease, stroke and dementia than other countries. Researchers began investigating what was different in their lifestyles. They came up with their…

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Preventing Diabetes in Seniors who Have Prediabetes

March is National Nutrition month and this year’s theme is Go Further with Food. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is also reaching out to seniors and has posted several articles based on studies that are especially relevant for healthy nutrition for seniors to prevent disease. Combating chronic diseases shows how seniors can take steps…

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Alzheimer’s can be Reversed, Improved or Prevented in Mice

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Improved Alzheimer’s Disease Characteristics in Mice People who reside in countries, mainly around the Mediterranean, where olive oil is the main dietary fat and cooking oil live longer, have less heart disease, less metabolic disease and less dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than people in other countries. Extra virgin olive oil makes…

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Back Pain and Seniors

While wine and old cheese get better with age, the same cannot be said about the aging human. If a young person suffers from back and spine problems this is only likely to get worse as the person grows older. Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis Common causes of back pain in seniors are from osteoarthritis and spinal…

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