– Med diet ‘cuts lung disease’
Time for me to go find those cookery books on Mediterranean food. After 12 years and 43,000 men, French researchers have found that eating a Mediterranean diet halves the risk of serious lung disease such as emphysema and bronchitis. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is expected to become the world’s third leading cause of death by 2020. Anyway, you don’t have to cook your food Mediterranean-style, but just remember to eat more fruit, vegetables, grains and fish as they are rich in anti-oxidants, which cut the risk of tissue inflammation. Other advantages of following a Mediterranean diet for your family is that it reduces the chances of the development of asthma and respiratory allergies in children as well as the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
– Kids shunning healthy foods
Still on the topic of diet, an Australian report has shown that parents in Australia are placing their children at risk of cancer by falling to ensure that they eat enough fruit and vegetables. Most young people prefer junk food to eating healthy fresh food. So, remember to feed yourselves and your children at least three serves of fruits and four serves of vegetables to maintain a healthy diet.
– Alzheimer’s drug’s impact hailed
Recent study shows that Alzheimer’s drugs might have resulted in a decrease of 70% of a protein that is linked to dementia. However, as the sample group was quite small, the effectiveness of the drugs was inconclusive.