Mediterranean Diet

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(NaturalNews) Research has been steadily accumulating that olive oil, a main component of the Mediterranean diet, has extensive health-protective properties. For example, phytonutrient components of olive oil have been found to be effective against breast cancer cells and studies suggest the abundance of olive oil in the Mediterranean style of eating may be the reason […]

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(Reuters Health) – Children who regularly sit down to family meals and get plenty of vegetables in their diet tend to be thinner than their peers without such eating habits, a new study finds.
The results, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, may not sound surprising. However, few studies have looked at the relationship between children’s […]

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Have you ever wondered what makes the Mediterranean diet so healthy? The answer, according to scientists, is melatonin, writes Roger Dobson.
The hormone, which is secreted at night by the pineal gland in the brain, has now been found in plants and foods that are central to a diet linked to low levels of cancer, heart […]

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A new study suggests that eating a diet similar to the Mediterranean diet may reduce risk of upper aerodigestive tract (UADT) cancers.  UADT cancers include cancers of the oral cavity and oropharynx, larynx and oesophagus.
The case-control study led by Samoli E and colleagues from the University of Athens Medical School in Athens, Greece, shows that […]

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