Mediterranean Diet Can Help Reverse Metabolic Syndrome

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OTTAWA, Ontario — October 14, 2014 — For people with metabolic syndrome, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts may help reverse the condition, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Researchers analyzed data from the PREDIMED randomized controlled trial, which included men and women aged 55 to 80 years who were at high risk of heart disease. Participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 diets: a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive ...

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Obesity, Large Waist Size Risk Factors for COPD

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Obesity, especially excessive belly fat, is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Excessive belly fat and low physical activity are linked to progression of the disease in people with COPD, but it is not known whether these modifiable factors are linked to new cases.

Gundula Behrens, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany, and colleagues looked at the relationship of waist and hip circumference, ...

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Extreme Obesity May Shorten Life Expectancy Up to 14 Years

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BETHESDA, Md — Adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, according to an analysis published inPLOS Medicine.

The study, which pooled data from 20 large studies of people from 3 countries, found that people with class 3 obesity had a dramatic reduction in life expectancy compared with people of normal weight.

“While once a relatively uncommon condition, the prevalence of ...

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