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  • Study of 418,000 Europeans finds different foods linked to different types of stroke February 24, 2020
    Different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke, according to the largest study to investigate this. The study of more than 418,000 people in nine European countries investigated ischaemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke separately.
  • Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away February 21, 2020
    Several processes in the roundworm C. elegans boost the stress response in cells, incidentally making worms resistant to a high-fat diet and extending their lifespan. Researchers have found another: cells called glia that release a hormone that boosts the unfolded protein response in the endoplasmic reticulum of the worm's cells, effectively doubling lifespan. This could […]
  • Mediterranean diet ingredient may extend life February 21, 2020
    Researchers discover a potential new way in which diet influences aging-related diseases.
  • Memory games: Eating well to remember February 18, 2020
    A healthy diet is essential to living well, but should we change what we eat as we age? Researchers have found strong evidence of the link between food groups and memory loss and its comorbidities. Her findings point to a need for age-specific dietary guidelines as the links may vary with age -- people aged […]
  • Mediterranean diet for one year promotes gut bacteria linked to 'healthy aging' February 18, 2020
    Eating a Mediterranean diet for a year boosts the types of gut bacteria linked to 'healthy' ageing, while reducing those associated with harmful inflammation in older people, indicates a five-country study.
  • Social media users 'copy' friends' eating habits February 7, 2020
    Social media users are more likely to eat fruit and veg -- or snack on junk food -- if they think their friends do the same, a new study has found.
  • Direct touch of food makes eating experience more enjoyable February 5, 2020
    When high self-control individuals touch food directly with their hands (vs. indirectly with a utensil), they not only experience it as tastier and more satisfying, but they eat more of it. The work may not only offer a way to increase the appeal of food but also offers retailers a simple way to make the […]
  • Walnuts may slow cognitive decline in at-risk elderly January 28, 2020
    Eating walnuts may help slow cognitive decline in at-risk groups of the elderly population, according to a study conducted by researchers in California and Spain.
  • What it's like to live without a sense of smell January 22, 2020
    New research reveals the impact of smell loss. As many as one in 20 people live without smell. But until now there has been little research into the range of emotional and practical impacts it causes. The new study finds that almost every aspect of life is disrupted - from everyday concerns about personal hygiene […]
  • Real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy January 17, 2020
    A new study has definitively shown that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental and fetal development.