U.S. News & World Report reveals best and worst diets for 2024
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(Jessica Migala/ Everyday Health) — It’s the beginning of January, aka diet season, and the rankings are in: U.S. News & World Report just released its top diets for 2024. The winner? (Drumroll, please.) Out of 30 diets, the Mediterranean diet is No. 1 for the seventh year in a row. Meanwhile, other  …

Study identifies 7 ways to cut depression risk in half
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(Becky Upham/ Everyday Health) — Most of us know that healthy habits like a nutritious diet and regular exercise can improve physical health and reduce the risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. A study published September 11 in Nature Mental Health finds these habits have a powerful  …

How to reduce menopause weight gain, according to experts
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(Rachel MacPherson/ Forbes) — Weight fluctuations over one’s lifetime are common, especially for individuals whose hormonal shifts can affect their weight during menstrual cycles, pregnancy, lactation, perimenopause and menopause. While menopausal weight gain is not guaranteed for everyone, it can be a common   …

Eight lifestyle changes to add 20 years to your life, researchers say
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(Gabriella Sotelo/ The Guardian) — Adopting eight lifestyle changes, such as eating well and getting a good night’s sleep, could add more than 20 years to your life, research suggests.

The study found that people were likely to live longer when they made only minor changes, even if they delayed embracing the healthier habits  …

Why these 6 foods are key to reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes
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(Melissa Lopez-Martinez/ CTV News) — A new study led by Canadian researchers analyzing data from several regions across the world has found that not eating enough of six key foods in combination may be linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and related death in adults.

Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton,  …

Taurine may extend life and health, scientists find
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(James Gallagher/ BBC News) — Taurine – a nutrient found in meat, fish and sold as a supplement – extends life and boosts health in a range of animal species, scientists say.

Levels of taurine decline with age in different species, including people.

Experiments on middle-aged animals showed boosting taurine

Experiment reveals how the Mediterranean diet works at the cellular level
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(Russell Mclendon/ Science Alert) — The Mediterranean diet has become famous far beyond its namesake sea, as research increasingly supports its longstanding reputation for boosting health and longevity.

Studies have shown that people on the Mediterranean diet – which emphasizes plant-based foods and fish, and not  …

5 potential health benefits of an Ayurvedic diet
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(Jessica Migala/ Everyday Health) — Some age-old practices are based on the idea that the earth has inherent wisdom — and one of these systems, ayurveda, upholds the principle of eating in accordance with Mother Nature.

“The ayurvedic diet is a seasonal diet based on where you live and the foods that are available,  …

3 ways to unlock the power of food to promote heart health
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(Shannon Grant/ The Conversation) — Your diet — the foods and drinks you eat, not short-term restrictive programs — can impact your heart disease risk. Evidence-based approaches to eating are used by dietitians and physicians to prevent and treat cardiovascular (heart) disease.

National Nutrition Month, with its 2023  …

Eating disorders are deadly: What are they, who’s at risk?
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(Simon Sherry/ The Conversation) — Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder are serious health risks, and can be life-threatening. They are also common, especially among teenage girls.

More than 100,000 Canadians over the age of 15 are diagnosed with an eating disorder  …

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