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Mediterranean-style diet linked to lower risk of chronic kidney disease
A Mediterranean-style diet may reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease by up to 50% and lower the risk of rapid kidney function decline by 42%, finds a new study. (Medical News Today)

Secrets of old age pave way for a healthier Britain
Leading health specialists will use the findings of a 35-year study as an evidence base for calling on members of the UK public to take responsibility for their own health. (Medical News Today)

Key factor in the relationship between diet, inflammation and cancer identified
A team of Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) researchers at the Laboratory for Pediatric Cancer Research has found that a category of lipids known as sphingolipids may be an... (Medical News Today)

Reducing first-time stroke risk by consuming fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts
Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping your blood pressure under control can lower your risk of a first-time stroke, according to updated... (Medical News Today)

The health benefits of whole grain oats: new scientific review
According to a new, wide-reaching collection of scientific reviews published in the October 2014 supplement issue of the British Journal of Nutrition, oats may play an important role in improving... (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of parsley?
Find out about the potential health benefits of parsley including chemopreventive effects on skin cancer, preventing diabetes and improving bone health. (Medical News Today)

AHA/ASA update guidelines to reduce first-time stroke risk
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association have updated recommendations for reducing first-time stroke risk. They include physical activity and a healthy diet. (Medical News Today)

Low-carb, high-fat diets may reduce epilepsy seizures
Scientists find that diets high in fat and low in carbohydrates, such as the ketogenic diet or modified Atkins diet, may reduce seizures in adults with refractory epilepsy. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased risk of asthma attacks
For individuals with asthma, having low levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of asthma attacks by 25%, according to a new study from Tel Aviv University. (Medical News Today)

'Milk consumption may increase risk of fractures, overall mortality'
Researchers in Sweden claim that a higher consumption of milk is not associated with a lower risk of fractures and may instead be linked with a higher rate of mortality. (Medical News Today)

Reduced risk of heart disease associated with replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat
People who swap 5% of the calories they consume from saturated fat sources such as red meat and butter with foods containing linoleic acid - the main polyunsaturated fat found in vegetable oil, nuts... (Medical News Today)

Asthmatics with Vitamin D deficiency are 25 percent more likely to experience acute attacks
Asthma, which inflames and narrows the airways, has become more common in recent years. (Medical News Today)

Improving public health through flavorful eating - a call to action
Spices and herbs can play a significant role in improving America's health by helping to reduce sodium, calorie and fat intake while making healthy eating more appealing, conclude the authors of a... (Medical News Today)

15 health organizations support a call for action to increase access to affordable healthy foods to improve cardiovascular health
Canadian health organizations are calling upon governments to take a leadership role in creating healthy food environments. (Medical News Today)

Simple new test developed to detect vitamin B12 deficiency
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a novel method to test for vitamin B12 deficiency that is sensitive enough to work on anyone, including newborn babies and large... (Medical News Today)

Unique patented calcium collagen product reduces bone loss and builds new bone in post-menopausal women
A new randomized controlled trial (RCT) of post-menopausal women demonstrates that a proprietary blend of collagen and calcium, KoACT®, was far superior to calcium and vitamin D in slowing down... (Medical News Today)

Black tea, citrus consumption 'could lower ovarian cancer risk'
Consuming foods with flavonoids - including black tea, red wine, apples and citrus fruits - has been linked to a lower risk of ovarian cancer in a new study. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of butternut squash?
Find out about the potential health benefits of butternut squash including preventing high blood pressure, preventing asthma, lowering cancer risk and managing diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Hand blenders used for cooking can emit persistent chemicals - Swedish study
Eight out of twelve tested models of hand blenders are leaking chlorinated paraffins when used according to the suppliers' instructions. (Medical News Today)

Omega 3 can help children with ADHD
Supplements of the fatty acids omega 3 and 6 can help children and adolescents who have a certain kind of ADHD. (Medical News Today)

Researchers from the University of Valencia prove the benefits of persimmons for our diet
The study, published in the prestigious journal Food Chemistry, analyses the mineral profile of 167 samples of kaki produced in different regions of Spain, the most noteworthy of which are those... (Medical News Today)

Cocoa flavanols associated with improved memory in seniors
Naturally occurring flavanols in cocoa improved the memory of healthy adults aged 50-69, according to a new study by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center. (Medical News Today)

Study: Many in US have poor nutrition, with the disabled doing worst
A new study finds that most U.S. adults fail to meet recommended daily levels of 10 key nutrients, and those with disabilities have even worse nutrition than average. (Medical News Today)

Beetroot beneficial for athletes and heart failure patients, research finds
Football teams are claiming it improves their athletic performance, and according to new research from Kansas State University, it also benefits heart failure patients. (Medical News Today)

Walnut-enriched diet slows Alzheimer's progression in mice
A new study found a walnut-enriched diet fed to mice with Alzheimer's improved their learning skills, memory, anxiety and motor coordination. (Medical News Today)

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