A new study shows that specific foods that are supplied by either a plant-based or a Mediterranean-type diet can protect the gut against inflammatory disorders, by selectively promoting the growth of anti-inflammatory bacteria.... NEWS MEDICAL · 4 months
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A new study published online in the journal Gut in February 2020 reports the striking health-promoting effects of switching to a Mediterranean diet for just one year. The results were... more
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Antioxidants may mitigate the damaging effects of pollution on human health  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
Traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) refers to air pollution caused by traffic activity. A diet high in antioxidants such as the Mediterranean diet may help to alleviate... more
Lower protein diet may lessen risk for cardiovascular disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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Gut bacteria help regulate contraction and relaxation of colon muscles  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Maternal consumption of low-calorie sweeteners alters metabolism, gut microbiota in offspring  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
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Mediterranean great white sharks found to have 3.2 million-year-old origins  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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Plant-based relatives of cholesterol could boost gene-infused nanoparticle delivery  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
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Mediterranean sea urchins are more vulnerable than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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A new study has revealed how the gut's protective mechanisms ramp up significantly with food intake, and at times of the day when mealtimes... more
ED drug labels should inform patients about plant-based diet's ability to fight disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Package labels for Viagra, Cialis, and other erectile dysfunction drugs should inform patients that ED is a sign of potentially fatal artery... more
Mediterranean rainfall immediately affected by greenhouse gas changes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Mediterranean-type climates face immediate drops in rainfall when greenhouse gases rise, but this could be interrupted quickly if emissions are cut. more
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New research from the University of Sheffield has discovered that switching to a rich diet after eating a restricted diet can decrease life expectancy and have negative effects... more
What the western diet is doing to your brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The Western Pattern Diet (WPD) or also known as the Standard American Diet (SAD) is a modern-day style diet that mostly contains high amounts of processed foods, red meat, high-fat... more
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