Posts Tagged ‘mediterranean diet’

Following a Mediterranean diet may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

A Spanish study indicates that following a Mediterranean diet may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. The study of 418 older adults also showed that benefits were obtained independent of weight change. Dietitian and diabetes educator, Constance Brown-Riggs, “cautioned against seeing olive oil, or any single component of the Mediterranean diet, as a magic bullet … what we’re talking about here is an overall eating pattern, and an overall lifestyle.” Please click below for a report from Medline Plus.

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Extra-virgin olive oil may help protect the liver

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

A study indicates that extra-virgin olive oil, an integral component of the Mediterranean diet may help protect the liver. Researcher Mohamed Hammami stated that the study had shown “extra virgin olive oil and its extracts protect against oxidative damage of hepatic tissue.” He also noted that there “is growing evidence that it may have great health benefits including the reduction in coronary heart disease risk, the prevention of some cancers and the modification of immune and inflammatory responses.” Please click below for a report from Ivanhoe.com.

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