Nutrition Has Benefits For Brain Network Organization, New Research Finds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nutrition has been linked to cognitive performance, but researchers have not pinpointed what underlies the connection. A new study by University of Illinois researchers found that monounsaturated fatty acids – a class of nutrients found in olive oils, nuts and avocados – are linked to general intelligence, and that this relationship is driven by the correlation between MUFAs and the organization of the brain’s attention network. Leer Más


Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids May Help Healthy Brain Aging

Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids May Help Healthy Brain Aging

Two new studies link patterns of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the blood to the integrity of brain structures and cognitive abilities that are known to decline early in aging.

The studies add to the evidence that dietary intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can promote healthy aging, the researchers said. Further research is needed to test this hypothesis, they said.

The brain is a collection of interconnected parts, each of which ages at its own pace. Some brain structures, and the abilities they promote, start to deteriorate before others, said University of Illinois M.D./Ph.D student Marta Zamroziewicz, who led the new research with psychology professor Aron Barbey.

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Studies link healthy brain aging to omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the blood

Two new studies link patterns of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the blood to the integrity of brain structures and cognitive abilities that are known to decline early in aging.

The studies add to the evidence that dietary intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can promote healthy aging, the researchers said. Further research is needed to test this hypothesis, they said.

The brain is a collection of interconnected parts, each of which ages at its own pace. Some brain structures, and the abilities they promote, start to deteriorate before others, said University of Illinois M.D./Ph.D student Marta Zamroziewicz, who led the new research with psychology professor Aron Barbey.

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Los Notables Beneficios del Brócoli Para la Salud, y Cómo Maximizar Su Capacidad Para Combatir el Cáncer

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Los vegetales proporcionan una amplia variedad de beneficios para la salud, pero algunos parecen tener un mayor potencial que otros para prevenir enfermedades. El brócoli pertenece a esta categoría, al ser estudiado ampliamente por sus muchos efectos en la salud.

La investigación muestra que este vegetal crucífero (de la misma familia que las coles de Bruselas, colcoliflor y más) puede reducir el riesgo de muchas enfermedades comunes, incluyendo entre otras a:

  • Artritis
  • Cáncer
  • Presión arterial alta y enfermedades cardiacas
  • Enfermedades renales
  • Diabetes

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Mediterranean diet high in healthy fat does not lead to weight gain

Mediterranean diet high in healthy fat does not lead to weight gain

Focus on low-fat diets and lack of differentiation between healthy and unhealthy fat has led to ‘paradoxical policies’ about healthy eating.

Eating a non-calorie restricted Mediterranean diet high in vegetable fats such as olive oil or nuts does not lead to significant weight gain compared to a low-fat diet, according to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal.

The study suggests that current health guidelines that recommend a low-fat, low-calorie diet create unnecessary fear of healthy fats present in a Mediterranean diet, which have known health benefits.

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What To Eat: Science vs. Swagger

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Hardly a day, or at most a week, goes by without a new headline advising one eating pattern or another. In a world where heart disease, obesity, diabetes mellitus and other chronic diseases are serious drains on health, happiness and national budgets, reliable information on sound nutritional patterns is crucial to turn the tide on these food borne illnesses. The contrast between the good and the bad of “nutrition experts” was highlighted this week providing a lesson in the care it takes to obtain reliable health information in a digital world where anyone can be an expert.

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IT’S NOT JUST MEAT: CARBS CAN RAISE CANCER RISK, TOO

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Scientists have long known that foods can raise or lower a person’s risk for developing cancer. But unraveling which foods can lead to which cancers—and for what kinds of patients—has been anything but easy. The most obvious example was the World Health Organization’s recent declaration that eating processed meats can increase a person’s risk of colorectal cancer. Now it seems that some types of carbohydrates and sugars might also increase a person’s cancer risk; people who regularly consumed sugary drinks were three times more likely to develop prostate cancer, and processed carbohydrates like those found in pizza and hamburgers doubled their risk. The researchers presented their work yesterday at this year’s Experimental Biology meeting. Leer Más