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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nutritional Research: Eating a Mediterranean diet could cut womb cancer risk ♦ Increasing dietary fiber reduces risk of developing diabetes ♦ Memories influence choice of food

Memories influence choice of food The stronger our memory is of a certain food, the more likely we are to choose it -- even if it is the more unattractive option. Psychologists conducted a study on how memory influences our choices by offering various foods and using scans to track brain activity. The researchers were able to show that the influence of memory is mediated by increasing communication between the relevant brain areas.
Study questions beneficial effects of a Nordic diet on cardiovascular events Although individual components of a healthy so-called Nordic diet previously have been linked to beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, as well as to other health effects, there is no evidence of an association with cardiovascular events in a general population
Eating a Mediterranean diet could cut womb cancer risk Women who eat a Mediterranean diet could cut their risk of womb cancer by more than half (57 per cent), according to a new study.
Increasing dietary fiber reduces risk of developing diabetes Consuming greater quantities of dietary fiber reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Over 360 million people worldwide are estimated to be affected by diabetes, and this number is projected to increase to more than 550 million by 2030, with serious consequences for the health and economy of both developed and developing countries.

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