Diet & Nutrition Info
Fasting diet could fight disease, slow aging
Fasting for Longevity: 9 Questions for Dr. Valter D. Longo
Running on Empty - What happens when people regularly take breaks from eating
Comparison of the Atkins, Zone, Ornish, and LEARN diets for Weight Loss
Premenopausal overweight and obese women assigned to follow the Atkins diet lost more weight and experienced more favorable overall metabolic effects at 12 months than women assigned to follow the Zone, Ornish, or LEARN diets. While questions remain about long-term effects and mechanisms, a low-carbohydrate, high-protein, high-fat diet may be considered a feasible alternative recommendation for weight loss.
DASH, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH:
DASH Eating Plan
Mediterranean diet reduces the incidence of major cardiovascular events
Among persons at high cardiovascular risk, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts reduced the incidence of major cardiovascular events.
Mediterranean diet may reduce risk of form of breast cancer
Improving diet quality over time linked with reduced risk of premature death
Intensive metabolic intervention including dieting, exercise, and medical support can reverse Type 2 diabetes in just four months
High-Fiber Diet tied to less knee arthritis
Gluten-free diet not recommended for people without celiac disease
Eat legumes every day to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes
Association Between Dietary Factors and Mortality From Heart Disease, Stroke, and Type 2 Diabetes in the United States
The largest numbers of estimated diet-related Heart Disease, Stroke, and Type 2 Diabetes deaths in the US were related to high sodium, low nuts/seeds, high processed meats, low seafood omega-3 fats, low vegetables, low fruits, and high sugar-sweetened beverages.
Fruits, vegetables, and legumes: sound prevention tools
Higher fruit, vegetable, and legume consumption was associated with a lower risk of non-cardiovascular, and total mortality. Benefits appear to be maximum for both non-cardiovascular mortality and total mortality at three to four servings per day (equivalent to 375–500 g/day)
Eating regular variety of nuts associated with lower risk of heart disease
People who consumed nuts, in a portion of 1 oz (28g), at least once or twice a week, had an approximately 20% reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Researchers observed a significant relationship between added sugar consumption and increased risk for cardiovascular disease mortality (JAMA, 2014)
High carbohydrate intake was associated with higher risk of total mortality, whereas total fat and individual types of fat were related to lower total mortality (Lancet, 2017-08-29).
Comprehensive Assessment of Long term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy (2007)
DASH (1993 - 1997)
OmniHeart (PMID: 16287956)
OmniCarb (PMID: 25514303)
Diogenes GI Database,
The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study is one of the largest cohort studies in the world, with more than half a million (521 000) participants recruited across 10 European countries and followed for almost 15 years.
Study to identifying the common factors or characteristics that contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD).
to understand the sources of persistent health disparities in overall longevity, cardiovascular disease, and cerebrovascular disease has led to the development of the Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span study.
NuAge, Quebec Longitudinal Study on Nutrition and Aging (2004-2009)
PREDIMED, Prevention with Mediterranean Diet (2013)
PURE, The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (2003-2009)
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