Processed Meat Associated with Manic Episodes

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Eating processed meat products increases the risk of manic episodes, according to a new study published in Molecular Psychiatry. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore examined the diet records of individuals with and without psychiatric disorders and found that mania was significantly associated with the consumption of cured meat products. This study adds to the…

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Omega-3 Supplements Do Not Protect Against Heart Disease


Omega-3 supplements do not protect against heart disease and other chronic conditions, according to a review published in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Researchers reviewed 79 studies that compared consumption of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) with cardiovascular health. Long-chain fatty acids from fish oil supplements did not protect against all-cause mortality and did not…

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Fiber Intake Reduces Risk for Depressive Symptoms


High fiber intake may reduce the risk for symptoms from depression, according to a study published in Nutrition. Researchers reviewed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and compared diet records with depression questionnaire results. Those who consumed 21 grams of fiber per day from fruits, vegetables, and all sources were less likely to exhibit depressive symptoms, compared…

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Plant-Based Diets Lower Risk of Death from Heart Disease

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A plant-based diet lowers the risk of dying from a heart attack, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers assessed diet records and cardiovascular disease-related mortality for 11,879 participants in the NHANES III study. The authors developed an index that scored plant-based and animal-based foods differently to quantify adherence to a vegetarian diet. This allowed for…

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Diet Can Trump the Alzheimer’s Gene ApoE

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Diet may explain the Nigerian Paradox, where they have among the highest rates of the Alzheimer’s susceptibility gene, ApoE4, but among the lowest rates of Alzheimer’s disease. Read full article: Diet Can Trump the Alzheimer’s Gene ApoE More information: and and How Not to Die and How Not to Die Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller

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