Life Expectancy

20. Latest Study on the Mediterranean Diet

  A recent study conducted in Spain has been hailed by many commentators in the media as further evidence of the benefits of a Mediterranean-type diet (1).  This is the PREDIMED trial in which the effects of 3 different diets were compared with respect to the incident rates of various diseases and al-cause-mortality. The participants

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19. Yet Another Report Which Condemns Processed Meat

  Once again the news media is highlighting the supposed dangers of consuming too much ham, bacon, sausages and other forms of processed meat. This is based on the results of a European study involving 448,568 men and women aged between 35 and 69 years old at the outset. The habitual diet was assessed over

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18.Stearic Acid is Good for You!

Stearic acid is a long chain saturated fatty acid which contains 18 carbon atoms. According to an article in the Daily Mail: “emerging evidence suggests not all saturated fat should be tarred with the same brush — one type of saturated fat, known as stearic acid, may actually protect the heart against disease.” (1) However

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15. Are Polyunsaturates Good for You ?

  It is virtually impossible to avoid the incessant advertising which proclaims the virtues of various food products which are high in PUFAs(polyunsaturated fatty acids). Invariably the message is that these are “healthy” because they will lower blood cholesterol(TC). In Blog 8 I have explained that the rationale used to support the case for reducing

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5. Diabetes is Just the Tip of the Iceberg #Diabetes #Dementia

Those who suffer from diabetes are have a increased risk of developing a range of many other diseases and conditions. These can include damage to small blood vessels which in turn leads to blindness, kidney failure and nerve damage.  Deterioration of the larger arteries can contribute to stroke and heart disease as well as causing

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