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High processed food diet – the enemy of your heart

We’ve all heard the name processed foods at least once, and how bad they are for our health. Still, it’s hard to avoid them altogether, especially if you don’t know exactly what it means for a food to be processed. In this article, we’ll help you understand what exactly processed foods are, and look at […]

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The new version of the health app Dahna PRO launches in May 2024!

We are getting closer to the release date of a new version of Dahna PRO! This new version will hit the Google Play Store and App Store in May 2024, and will bring you a number of benefits in addition to the free version that will help you achieve your health and nutrition goals more […]

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9 myths about heart disease – true or false

Heart disease is one of the biggest health challenges globally, affecting millions of people every year. In the fight against these diseases, education and correct information are essential. However, in our society full of conflicting information, many myths and misconceptions about heart disease remain. In this article, we mention 9 of the most common myths […]

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Could different light levels affect your blood sugar and metabolism?

Biologically, our bodies are used to low light or darkness after sunset. Artificial light has changed this cycle of light in our lives. Why is this important? Well, new research shows that not meeting the body’s need for light could have negative effects on metabolic health. Thus, the level of light exposure at different times […]

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Top cholesterol-lowering foods to include in your diet

Excess cholesterol is often associated with high risks to heart and body health. Thus, adopting a balanced and healthy diet plays a crucial role in the fight against the cardiovascular risks of cholesterol. In this article you’ll learn everything you need to know about cholesterol, as well as which are the best cholesterol-lowering foods to […]

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14 tips for healthy and cheap eating

For many people, healthy eating seems like a luxury – we here at Dahna want to debunk this harmful myth. On the contrary, there are many ways you can make sure your daily diet is friendly to your body and heart as well as your wallet. Today we’re going to give you 14 tips to […]

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17 potassium-rich foods that help us fight high blood pressure

Hypertension is one of the most common medical conditions, affecting millions of people worldwide. While there are many treatments available for controlling high blood pressure, an approach that focuses on diet can bring significant benefits. Potassium-rich foods have been increasingly recognised as an effective tool in managing blood pressure and cardiovascular health in general. Let’s […]

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Cardiovascular diseases manifest themselves differently in women!

Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide. Although they occur in both men and women, heart disease can develop and present in very different ways between the sexes. Due to the different gender manifestation, cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. Understanding gender differences in the manifestation of BCV […]

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Mushroom protein – an innovation for a healthy heart

Mushrooms are versatile and nutrient-packed foods, but not many people know that they are also a possible rich source of protein. In recent years, an innovation called mycoprotein has attracted attention as an alternative to meat products, known to have possible harmful effects on heart health. Find out everything you need to know about mushroom […]

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Cardiovascular disease prevention – 8 tips to follow

When it comes to cardiovascular disease prevention, there are a few factors we cannot change, such as genetic history, biological sex or age. However, there are many other factors you can influence that can give you a long and medically carefree life. The most beneficial strategies in the prevention of cardiovascular disease Follow these 8 […]

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What is a normal blood pressure? Your complete guide

Blood pressure is a vital indicator of the health of our heart and body. A normal blood pressure between the values recommended by doctors is associated with a low risk of cardiovascular disease in the long term – so maintaining it should come first. In this article, we explore what exactly normal blood pressure means, […]

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Do you know how to measure your blood pressure correctly?

Blood pressure is one of the factors that can predict the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in the future. High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) can lead to many long-term complications, such as: By regularly monitoring blood pressure we can detect abnormalities early, and treat them before they become a chronic condition. Find out […]

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How many hours of sleep does your heart need for low cardiovascular risk?

Regular sleep is not optional – it’s essential for a healthy heart and life. However, it is an aspect of our health very often ignored even by doctors. Recent studies show the connection between irregular sleep and increased cardiovascular risk – find out below how the two are linked, how many hours of sleep you […]

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The benefits of black tea on your health

Let’s talk about black tea, the most popular type of tea around the world. It’s not only a great tasting and relaxing drink – it can also bring you many health benefits, backed up by medical studies from around the world. Read below and find out about the benefits of black tea: What are the […]

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The impact of artificial intelligence on heart health – new findings

In a world where cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of death around the world, we need new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent these diseases effectively. Artificial intelligence (AI) could be the solution. Let’s find out what the most important breakthroughs in the AI world are, and what the impact of artificial intelligence could […]

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Preventing cardiovascular disease helps keep you young

In a world where the fast pace of life is constantly demanding, cardiovascular health is an essential aspect of our overall well-being. More and more studies suggest that preventing cardiovascular disease not only contributes to a longer life, but also to maintaining vitality and youth. So, let’s discover in this article how heart care can […]

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Mealtime restriction – a new healthy weight loss method for those with type 2 diabetes

About 6.2% of EU citizens suffer, on average, from type 2 diabetes today. In Romania, these statistics are as high as 8.4-11%-11.6% With an obesity rate of around 31.9% in our country, these statistics are not surprising – obesity is one of the biggest risk factors for type 2 diabetes and other health problems such […]

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Salt consumption – the number 1 enemy of your heart and health!

Salt intake is one of the most important determinants of hypertension and increased cardiovascular risk worldwide. However, high salt intake can affect not only our heart but our whole body. Let’s understand exactly what the effects of salt consumption are and how we can easily control how much salt we consume on a regular basis. […]

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Close link between cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes

Did you know that from 2012 to 2021, cases of type 2 diabetes will almost double in Romania? These figures are alarming because type 2 diabetes paves the way for many other complications such as cardiovascular disease. Let’s find out exactly why cardiovascular disease and diabetes are so common together, and what we can do […]

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3 reasons to include tomatoes in your diet

Tomatoes are more than just a delicious ingredient full of colour and flavour. They bring with them numerous heart and body health benefits. From supporting the immune system to protecting the heart and skin, tomatoes are a key food in a balanced diet. In this article, we’ll talk about all these incredible benefits tomatoes bring […]

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Occupational physical activity is not as healthy as you might think

The benefits of physical activity (PA) for health and longevity are well known around the world. Physical activity helps us prevent and manage excess body weight, chronic disabilities and health conditions (e.g. cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, cancer), strengthen the musculoskeletal system, improve cognitive functioning and mental health However, not all physical activity is beneficial. More […]

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Nutrition versus diet – why is it important to know the difference?

In a world where the emphasis is on physical appearance and quick weight loss solutions, the terms ‘nutrition’ and ‘diet’ are often used interchangeably. However, there is a crucial difference between these concepts, and understanding this distinction can make the difference between having a healthy relationship with your food and falling prey to unhealthy myths […]

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Christmas around the world – 8 surprising Christmas dishes

Christmas is celebrated in many corners of the world, each with unique customs and traditions that bring colour and joy to the festive season. At the heart of these traditions are often Christmas meals. They not only bring families and communities together, but also offer a fascinating window into the culture and history of places. […]

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Mediterranean diet – voted the most effective diet in 2023!

U.S. News & World Report have published their official ranking of the best diets in 2023. It’s no surprise that the Mediterranean diet is in first place again this year! Find out below what made doctors choose this dietary lifestyle as the most effective diet for years, and why you should follow it in 2024! […]

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What health and wellness trends will emerge in 2024?

The field of health and wellness is evolving rapidly, influenced by technological innovations, cultural changes and new discoveries in science and medicine. In 2024, we expect a number of fascinating trends that will continue to shape the way people manage their health and well-being. What trends in health and wellness await us in 2024? From […]

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Artificial sweeteners – friend or foe for heart health?

We all know that excess sugar can lead to health problems such as obesity and tooth decay. That’s why in recent years products have appeared on the market that replace added sugar with artificial sweeteners. And yet, some studies warn that artificial sweeteners could also pose a danger to your health. Read below to find […]

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Depression and type 2 diabetes are more closely linked than it seems!

In recent decades, research has shown a strong link between depression and type 2 diabetes, suggesting that people with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of developing depression and vice versa. This two-way relationship can negatively influence the management and prognosis of both conditions. In this article, we explore the connection between depression and […]

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The 8 biggest cardiovascular risk factors – what to watch out for?

In 2021, more than 20.5 million deaths were due to cardiovascular disease – that’s more than a third of all global deaths. Up to 80% of these deaths could be prevented with the right lifestyle changes that address the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Let’s find out what these cardiovascular risk factors are and […]

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The best diet for children – how do we promote proper nutrition from an early age?

How do we choose the best diet for children? In Romania, approximately 30% of children under the age of 14 are overweight. Among them, over 15% are obese. These alarming figures show there’s an urgent need to promote a healthy lifestyle for children. The good news is – the Mediterranean diet may be the answer! […]

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Improve your life with the Mediterranean diet: key benefits

Inspired by the eating habits of the peoples of the Mediterranean region, the Mediterranean diet is a lifestyle that promotes healthy nutrition and a sustainable lifestyle. In this article, we’ll explore the key benefits of the Mediterranean diet and how it can significantly improve your quality of life. Mediterranean diet – long term benefits Read […]

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The 3 macronutrients and their role in heart health

Do you want to adopt a balanced diet, rich in all the nutrients your body needs? You first need to understand exactly what these nutrients are, why you need them, and where to get them. Below, our guide will tell you everything you need to know about the 3 macronutrients – proteins, fats and carbohydrates. […]

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Top 7 heart-healthy foods to include in your diet

Did you know that an unhealthy diet is one of the leading causes for cardiovascular diseases? Studies show that, by adopting a healthier diet full of nutritious food, we could avoid up to 2 thirds of deaths caused by heart problems. Discover below 7 heart-healthy foods that you must include in your diet. What are […]

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The Best Mediterranean Diet Guide for Beginners

Did you know that all the menus in the Dahna nutrition app are based on the well-known Mediterranean diet? For those who are not so familiar, the Mediterranean diet is a nutrition plan that promotes healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables, fish or healthy fats, without too many restrictions. Read our Mediterranean diet guide […]

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The diet for type 2 diabetics can be tasty and varied!

When it comes to diabetes, Romanians are not doing too great – from 2012 to 2021, cases of type 2 diabetes almost doubled. An increasingly sedentary lifestyle, increased stress levels and an unbalanced diet are some of the causes of the prevalence of diabetes among the population. Type 2 diabetes can sound like a life […]

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Firefighters and the Mediterranean diet: an unexpected alliance for a healthy life

A recent groundbreaking study in the United States demonstrated how the Mediterranean diet can change lives and have an important role in an unexpected community – the one of firefighters. The results of this study not only showed significant improvements in dietary habits among firefighters, but also continue to show that the Mediterranean diet is […]

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The 11 main nutrients necessary for a healthy life

Have you ever wondered what your body needs to function optimally? Dahna has prepared a comprehensive guide on the 11 main nutrients you need to survive – find out more about their benefits as well as the richest sources below. What are the 11 essential nutrients? When it comes to the proper functioning of our […]

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The causes of obesity are more complex than we think

Did you know that in 2021, 39% of adults worldwide were overweight? Of these, 13% were facing morbid obesity. A dangerous misconception in the world of medicine and nutrition is that patients who experience these problems simply have a lack of willpower. Not only does this misconception not help in treating obesity, it can also […]

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Even one beer a day can harm your health – here’s why:

A new study comparison showed a clear connection between alcohol consumption and high blood pressure. We are not talking about high alcohol consumption here – even low consumption can affect health. Let’s discover the harmful effects of regular alcohol consumption even in small quantities: Alcohol consumption and blood pressure The study involved an analysis of […]

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Nitrates – a new weapon in the fight against myocardial infarction

Nitrates don’t have a very good reputation in the medical world. There are many risks associated with high nitrate intake from a diet full of processed meats. However, the latest studies show that, when obtained from a plant source, nitrates can provide major benefits in the fight against myocardial infarction. To better understand these benefits, […]

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Sustainable eating – how do we eat healthier and more environmentally-friendly?

Did you know that around 30% of harmful CO2 emissions come from the food industry alone? Considering all the ecological disasters that happened due to climate change in recent years, there is a clear need for a change in our eating habits. Sustainable eating habits don’t follow strict rules – instead, each of us can […]

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Plant-based diet vs. Animal-based diet – which one is best?

In recent years, following a plant-based diet has become quite a trend. Those who follow such a diet can do it for various reasons – to protest the meat industry, one of the biggest threats to our environment, or as a protest against animal cruelty. What do doctors and researchers tell us about vegan and […]

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Everything you don’t know about metabolic syndrome could kill you!

Did you know that even your waist circumference can help predict your risk of cardiovascular disease? Read below about metabolic syndrome, what it means and why it is one of the biggest causes of heart problems and early death. What is metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is a complex medical condition that currently affects around 31% […]

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How much does caloric intake matter in a healthy lifestyle?

According to WHO (World Health Organization), one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular diseases is an unhealthy diet that leads to obesity. In recent years, more and more studies show us that the most effective method to control our weight is restricting our caloric intake. However, caloric intake is not the only thing we […]

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The nutrition app Dahna joins the ESC Amsterdam Congress (August 2023)

We are proud to announce the participation of the Dahna founding team at the Congress organized by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). This Congress is set to take place in Amsterdam between 25-28th of August 2023. We have the unique opportunity to present our nutrition app to one of the largest groups of cardiologists […]

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How can the nutrition app Dahna help you achieve a healthy lifestyle?

In our current technology-led age, nutrition apps like Dahna have become crucial allies for those who want to improve their eating habits and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It makes sense, after all – something that used to be very difficult and expensive can be now done conveniently using your smartphone. If you’re still not sure […]

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The ultimate portion size guide for a healthy nutrition

We’re all familiar with those movies and TV ads where meals are always lavish and plates are filled to the brim. Because of this unhealthy mass media representation, many of us don’t have a clear idea of the ideal size of meal for a healthy nutrition. Not only that, but everywhere we go we are […]

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Is red meat bad for you? All you need to know about red meat

Have you ever wondered what effects can eating red meat have on your health? There is still a lot of research conducted in this area, trying to answer a pressing question: Is red meat bad for you? Some studies have shown a possible link between red meat consumption and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, […]

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Benefits of a healthy heart – how to prevent heart diseases

Did you know that your heart beats somewhere around 2.5 billion times total throughout your life? With each beat, your heart performs its role of pumping blood and carrying the most important nutrients throughout your body. Depending on how well you take care of your heart’s health, it can beat for many years – or […]

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How much should your child sleep? The surprising answer!

Sleep is a topic that concerns parents worldwide, especially when it comes to their children. Many parents worry about whether their children are getting enough sleep or sleeping too much. A new study published on July 25 sheds light on the importance of sleep for children’s cognitive development. It reveals that some children are more […]

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The unseen dangers of glowing screens for your child

In a world dominated by technology, it’s easy to fall into the captivating trap of screens. But what happens to your child’s health in this virtual adventure? A recent study by the University of Otago revealed an alarming truth – excessive screen time in childhood can have devastating consequences on their long-term health. Like a […]

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Unexpected link between Heart Disease and sleep disturbances

A recent study conducted by researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has revealed an unexpected connection between heart disease and sleep disturbances. The research has identified a new factor that affects the production of the sleep hormone melatonin, and it involves a ganglion located in the neck region. With over one-third of people […]

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What amazing discoveries do recent researches reveal about early breakfast?

In today’s busy world, it’s common for people to skip breakfast and indulge in large meals at night after a long day at work. Researchers suggest that whenever possible, it would be better to do the opposite – to have both breakfast and dinner early. Breakfast is not just an ordinary meal, but a key […]

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The #Berberine Hashtag – everything you need to know about the weight loss supplement that’s taking the internet by storm!

Berberine, also known as “Nature’s Ozempic,” is a plant-derived substance that has gained popularity on social media platforms like TikTok, where the #Berberine hashtag has garnered over 75 million views to date. Influencers are promoting this supplement as effective for weight loss, attracting increased interest from the public. Berberine is a plant-derived substance traditionally used […]

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Unveiling the Magic Moment: exercise can yield astonishing results!

Regular exercise and an active lifestyle play a crucial role in managing type 2 diabetes. A recent study conducted by researchers at Brigham and Joslin Diabetes Center has shed light on the importance of afternoon exercise in improving blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. This discovery offers new insights into how the […]

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NOT JUST THE PANCREAS: another player responsible for blood sugar regulation

Subtitle: researchers uncover surprising connection between the brain and blood sugar regulation, opening new therapeutic perspectives for diabetes and obesity Recent research has shed light on a remarkable discovery in the field of blood sugar regulation. According to a new study, our brains play a significant role in detecting and regulating blood sugar levels. This […]

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Groundbreaking Discovery: 6 Key Foods for a healthy heart and a new perspective on cardiovascular health

Recent findings by researchers from McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences have shed light on a new perspective regarding healthy eating and the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. These extensive studies have highlighted the fact that there are six key foods that, when consumed in combination, can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and premature […]

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A Revolutionary Discovery: How Sleep Can Influence Blood Sugar Control?

Researchers have made a groundbreaking discovery that could have a major impact on diabetes management and blood sugar control. A recent study has revealed that deep-sleep brain waves can be used to predict a person’s blood sugar levels, providing a non-invasive and promising tool for diabetes monitoring. Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects millions […]

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The connection between a smartphone and the nutrition of a healthy heart? The Dahna app

Unhealthy diet has become the major risk factor for early death, recent statistical data are very worrying. Unhealthy diet has overtaken smoking and drugs, diet kills more people than smoking. Unhealthy eating killed 10.4 million people globally in 2017, a fifth of the world’s population, while smoking killed 8 million in the same year. Globally, […]

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Excess salty food spices our body with… stress!

A diet high in salt may contribute to increased stress levels, a new study suggests. Scientists have found in mice studies that a high-salt diet increases stress hormone levels by 75%. Experts hope the findings will encourage a review of public health policy around salt consumption, with the aim of manufacturers reducing the amount of […]

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In the cerebellum there is a new target for suppressing hunger

Scientists have identified a completely new way in which the brain signals satiety after meals. The findings set a target for therapies that could dramatically reduce overeating. People with Prader Willi syndrome, a genetic disorder, have an insatiable appetite. They never feel full, even after a hearty meal, and the consequences can be overeating and […]

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Diet exceeds anti-aging and metabolic health drugs

A preclinical study by the Charles Perkins Center, University of Sydney, which compares the impact of diet versus drugs on the inner workings of our cells, found that nutrition has a much stronger impact than drugs to keep away conditions such as diabetes, stroke and heart disease. Research on mice has shown that nutrition (including […]

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Moderate amounts of caffeine are not linked to maternal health risks

A study conducted by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania and the National Institutes of Health, which targeted 2,529 pregnant women, found that low caffeine consumption could help reduce the risk of pregnancy gestational diabetes. “Although we have not been able to study the combination of consumption above the recommended […]

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Diet 5: 2: A good choice for gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a temporary condition that occurs only during pregnancy and in which the body does not produce an adequate amount of insulin, which causes the blood glucose level to rise. Weight loss after gestational diabetes can prevent type 2 diabetes. However, finding the most effective way to lose weight and maintain weight can […]

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Three ways to reduce the carbon footprint of household food

Most consumers want to make smart food purchases for their wallet, health and the environment. Although switching to a vegetarian or vegan diet may reduce the impact on greenhouse gas emissions, it may not be realistic, healthy, or preferred by everyone. ACS Environmental Science & Technology researchers have discovered three ways in which the carbon […]

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The Flu and Heart Disease: The Surprising Connection That Should Convince You to Schedule Your Vaccination

A new study shows that patients with cardiovascular disease have an increased risk of serious complications from the flu, whether they have reached retirement age or not. Influenza virus infection in patients with CVD is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Under these conditions, the administration of the influenza vaccine substantially reduces the […]

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Changes in the length of the menstrual cycle before menopause can predict the risk of heart disease

As women approach menopause, the length of the menstrual cycle often becomes longer. The timing of these changes could provide clues about a person’s risk of developing heart disease, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. Recently published in the journal Menopause, the study looked at changes in cycle length during […]

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Insulin resistance doubles the risk of major depressive disorder

Stanford scientists have linked insulin resistance to an increased risk of developing major depressive disorder. “If you are insulin resistant, the risk of developing major depressive disorder is twice that of a person who is not insulin resistant, even if you have never experienced depression before,” said Dr. Natalie Rasgon, MD, Professor of psychiatry and […]

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Printing metals on materials ensures comfortable, cheap and efficient biosensors

Researchers at the University of Utah and Gyeongsang National University in South Korea have developed a convenient, low-cost bioelectric sensor that has the ability to measure electromyographic signals generated in muscles when contracted. They are useful for studying muscle fatigue and recovery, having the potential to provide information on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular […]

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Total avoidance of dairy products may not be the best choice for heart health

New research among the world’s largest consumers of dairy products has shown that people with higher milk fat intakes, which are measured by the level of fatty acids in the blood, have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared to people who have a lower intake. At the same time, higher consumption of dairy fats […]

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The intestinal microbiota influences the ability to lose weight

According to new research, a new factor has been discovered that influences the ability to lose weight. The findings were recently published in mSystems, a journal of the American Society of Microbiology. “The gut microbiome can help or cause resistance to weight loss, and this offers the opportunity to try to modify the gut microbiome […]

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A new perspective: overeating is not the main cause of obesity

A recent article in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , entitled “The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model: A Physiological Perspective on the Obesity Pandemic,” challenges the “energy balance model,” which argues that overweight is a consequence of introducing more into the body. energy than it consumes. According to the authors, “the conceptualization of obesity as a disorder of energy […]

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Cholesterol may play a key role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and their collaborators have found that cholesterol produced by cells called astrocytes is needed to control the production of beta amyloid, a sticky protein that builds up in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. Protein accumulates in insoluble plaques, and these are a hallmark of the disease. Many efforts […]

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Avocado changes the distribution of abdominal fat in women

One avocado a day could help redistribute abdominal fat in women to a healthier profile, according to a new study. One hundred and five adults with overweight and obesity participated in a randomized controlled trial that provided one meal a day for 12 weeks. Women who ate avocados as part of their daily meal had a reduction […]

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Inflexible metabolism can increase the risk of obesity during sleep

Throughout the day, we gain energy by breaking down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in our body through the process of metabolism. For example, right after we eat, most of our energy comes from carbohydrates, while after fasting most of it comes from fat. The body’s ability to change metabolic energy sources in response to changes in […]

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Time spent on the feet helps prevent chronic diseases

Insulin is a key hormone in energy metabolism and in the regulation of blood sugar, but its normal function in the body can be disrupted, for example in the case of overweight. This leads to decreased insulin sensitivity and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Recently, a Finnish study, conducted by the […]

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The low-sodium salt prevents stroke

Replacing salt with a low-sodium alternative lowers the risk of stroke in people with high blood pressure or previous stroke, according to recent research, according to recent research published in the New England Journal of Medicine . Both high sodium intake and low potassium intake are associated with high blood pressure and an increased risk of cardiovascular […]

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Funny and interesting information about the heart that you did not know

The heart is like a pump made of muscle, which pushes blood into the body through vessels and consists of two parts, one left and one right, as well as four chambers: an atrium and a ventricle on each side. The atrium receives large vessels, which bring blood to the heart, and has special valves that […]

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Your metabolism changes with age, but in a surprising way

Most of us remember a time when we could eat whatever we wanted without gaining weight. But a new study, published in the journal Science, suggests that metabolism, the rate at which you burn calories, increases much earlier, and the inevitable decline begins later than you might think. “As we age, there are a lot of physiological […]

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High cholesterol fuels cancer, stimulating resistance to a form of cell death

Chronic high cholesterol levels are known to be associated with increased risk of breast cancer and poorer results in most cancers, but the link has not been fully understood so far. In a study published online on August 24 in the journal Nature Communications , a research team led by the Duke Cancer Institute identified the mechanisms […]

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How genetic inheritance can influence you’re eating behavior

A team of researchers from Massachusetts Hospital, Boston University and other institutions have identified more than twenty genetic regions that can have effects on food consumption. Investigators hope the discovery will indicate new treatment strategies to reduce the obesity epidemic. The brain is influenced by various signals that affect eating behavior and regulate the body’s energy […]

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Optimal hydration could reduce the risk of developing heart failure

Optimal hydration throughout life could reduce the risk of developing heart failure, according to a study presented at this year’s European Society of Cardiology conference. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is unable to both pump blood to organs and tissues (as a result, they receive less oxygen and nutrients from the […]

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How fructose in the diet contributes to obesity

Consumption of fructose appears to alter cells in the digestive tract in a way that allows it to assimilate more nutrients, according to a preclinical study by investigators from Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian. These changes could help explain the well-known link between rising fructose consumption worldwide and rising rates of obesity and certain types […]

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Foods that can help you live healthier and protect the environment

Eating a hot dog could cost you 36 minutes of healthy living, while choosing to eat a serving of nuts could help you gain 26 minutes of extra healthy living, according to a new research study from the University of Michigan. Published in the journal Nature Food, the study evaluated more than 5,800 foods, classifying them […]

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The different effects of fermented foods and fiber on the immune system

A diet rich in fermented foods improves the diversity of intestinal microbes and decreases the molecular signs of inflammation, according to researchers at Stanford School of Medicine. In a clinical study, 36 healthy adults were randomly assigned to two groups that followed different diets over ten weeks: one that included fermented foods and one that […]

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Did you know that 80 grams of avocado provides you with 360 mg of potassium

Eating an avocado a day is good for your health, especially for what a healthy diet means for your heart. In fact, researchers found that avocado CPC  may protect the heart  in a way similar as olive oil and nuts in  the Mediterranean diet is heart-healthy.  A 2018 analysis of 10 studies found an increase in HDL (protective cholesterol) in people who consumed […]

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7 reasons to include lettuce in your diet

In an attempt to follow daily dietary recommendations and eat the right amount of vegetables, lettuce is your friend. A large salad can provide you with the nutrients of a cup of vegetables for a day. But not all lettuce has the same nutrient content: “They vary in their nutrient content, nutrient density, flavor and texture,” […]

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Do you make this mistake when it comes to energizing snacks?

Many times when you decide to reorient to a healthy lifestyle, obstacles can arise in your way. You can find the wrong information about the foods you want to eat, and this can lead to stagnation, without knowing the real reason. A new study by the UBC Saude School of Business shows that  people incorrectly believe that choosing […]

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Did you know about the variety of benefits offered by strawberries

Strawberries are your favorite fruit, especially in the summer months, when they are in season and are perfect for a variety of dishes, from salads to desserts. Their content of antioxidants and vitamin C has made them a perennial popular choice among health-conscious consumers, and new studies suggest that the health benefits of strawberries are numerous. Strawberries are believed to help reduce […]

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How to use food color coding to reverse insulin resistance

After many studies, the result is that food remains the most important factor and the only variable when it comes to reversing insulin resistance. If the idea of ​​adopting a new diet worries you, and the thought that you will have to give up your favorite foods, rich in carbohydrates to avoid increasing blood sugar levels, […]

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What summer fruits do you add to your diet?

Now that summer has come, we must be prepared for the freshest dishes of the season. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are one of the most important ingredients for a healthy and delicious recipe that will cool and hydrate us during this period. Here are some useful tips to learn more about how you can reinvent your diet. […]

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Quantity or taste? – Or how people’s decision-making process resembles that of flies

Like a true foodie looking for food, flies spend a lot of time looking for sweet nutritious calories and avoiding bitter, potentially toxic food. But what happens in their brains when they make these food choices? In a study that could also help clarify how people make food choices, researchers at Yale University offered hungry flies […]

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The impulsiveness associated with fast food in children can lead to obesity

Children who eat more slowly are less likely to be extroverted and impulsive, according to a new study conducted by the University of Buffalo and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The research, which aimed to discover the relationship between temperament and eating behaviors in early childhood, found that little ones who were very receptive to food […]

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Myth or truth: does coffee stimulate diuresis?

Caffeine and related methylxanthine compounds are known for their diuretic action, and consumers are often advised to avoid beverages containing these compounds in situations where fluid balance may be compromised. But how much evidence is this advice? The purpose of this review is to evaluate the available literature on the effect of caffeine intake on fluid […]

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A new method for treating type 2 diabetes

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, a scientific discovery that transformed type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, from a terminal illness into a manageable condition. More recently, researchers believe the liver may hold the key to new preventative treatments for type 2 diabetes. “We need another […]

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How likely is it to live 130 years in this century?

The number of people living after the age of 100 has increased in recent decades to almost half a million people, and a new study calculates the probability of living at the age of 110, which, although rare, is likely to increase in this age. century. The oldest person alive, Jeanne Calment of France, was […]

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How the quality of carbohydrates influences your health and the development of hypertension

Both observational and randomized clinical trials have provided progressive evidence of the effects of different types of diets and specific macro / micronutrients, including carbohydrates, on the development of hypertension. Lifestyle changes, as well as dietary recommendations focused on the amount and type of nutrients, can help reduce blood pressure and prevent the development of […]

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Could excessive sugar intake contribute to aggressive behaviors, ADHD and bipolar disorder?

People with high blood pressure can better control their blood pressure values if they record the data at home and then share it with their doctor or healthcare provider. Home monitoring gives providers a clearer picture of real blood pressure values, leading to more personalized treatment and better control of hypertension. Combining home reading with […]

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Education may be more important for longevity than medical care

A new study from the University of Colorado at Denver is the first to estimate the importance of the economic value of education in terms of health and longevity. The study finds that the longer lives of more educated people are worth twice as much as lifetime earnings. “We often think of access to health insurance […]

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Lose weight without counting calories and without being hungry with the Dahna app

If you have tried at least once in your life any diet and the kilograms have returned to “unhealthy”, then you must have this free application on your phone, because it is the new way to get rid of the extra kilograms and keep them away without dieting. And, in addition, you will have a healthy […]

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Could excessive sugar intake contribute to aggressive behaviors, ADHD and bipolar disorder?

New research suggests that conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and even aggressive behaviors may be linked to sugar intake and may have an evolutionary basis. The research, launched late last year at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and published in Evolution and Human Behavior, presents a hypothesis that […]

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Western diet can be the cause of chronic pain

A typical high-fat Western diet can increase the risk of painful disorders, common in people with conditions such as diabetes or obesity, according to a groundbreaking paper written by a team led by the Center for Health Sciences at the University of San Antonio. Moreover, changing your diet can reduce or even stop the pain […]

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When taste and health compete, taste has a hidden advantage

You walk into a store for a quick snack, notice an apple, and finally end up buying a chocolate bar. Poor self-control may not be the only factor behind your choice, new research suggests. That’s because our brain first processes taste information before considering health information, according to new research from Duke University. “We spend billions of […]

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Dementia and cognitive decline in adults can be slowed down with certain medications for high blood pressure

High blood pressure is a chronic disease that has spread throughout the  world. Unfortunately, millions of people have to take medication every day to control this problem and have to follow a number of dietary rules. If left unchecked, this medical problem can lead to heart failure and heart attacks, aneurysms, kidney failure, stroke and even […]

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10 interesting things about Christmas and December

December is known around the world as a family holiday that honors cultures, religions and traditions that have been with humanity for hundreds of years. We have gathered in the text below a mixture of wonderful and strange facts about this magical month! December 25 was originally a pagan holiday, as it was not related to […]

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The healthiest way to make a cup of coffee

A new study examining the links between coffee brewing methods and the risks of heart attack and death concluded that filtered preparation is the safest. The research was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world and the […]

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Avoiding inflammatory foods can reduce heart disease and the risk of stroke

Diets rich in red and processed meat, refined grains and sugary drinks, which have been associated with increased inflammation in the body, may increase the subsequent risk of heart disease and stroke compared to diets containing anti-inflammatory foods, according to a study published a few days ago in the Journal of the American College of […]

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The 7 forms of COVID-19 infection

A recent study published in the journal “Allergy” found that there are seven “forms of disease” in COVID-19 with mild evolution and that this disease leaves behind significant changes in the immune system, even after 10 weeks. The study was conducted by a team of researchers from MedUni Vienna, led by immunologist Winfried F. Pickl and […]

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Do sugary and artificially sweetened drinks increase the risk of cardiovascular disease?

After all, it seems that artificially sweetened drinks are no healthier than sugary drinks, as was thought in the past. Moreover, sugary and artificially sweetened beverages are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new studies published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Research has shown that diets, including sugary […]

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Do sugary and artificially sweetened drinks increase the risk of cardiovascular disease?

After all, it seems that artificially sweetened drinks are no healthier than sugary drinks, as was thought in the past. Moreover, sugary and artificially sweetened beverages are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new studies published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Research has shown that diets, including sugary […]

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Diet and colorectal cancer: what do we know and what can we do to prevent it?

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world. It seems that being overweight and obese increase the risk of developing this disease, as well as alcohol and smoking. Therefore, diet is the main factor in this problem, and over time scientific studies have identified certain elements that seem to be related to colon health: meat […]

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Body mass index is a stronger risk factor for diabetes than the genetic factor

Weight loss could prevent or even remit diabetes, according to new research presented at ESC Congress 2020. This study sought evidence on the combination of inherited risk with body mass index (BMI), which appears to be able to identify people with diabetes. the highest risk of developing diabetes. In 2019, approximately 463 million people worldwide […]

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Lack of sleep and its effects

Our current lifestyle has substantially changed our sleep habits. Sleep duration has decreased in recent decades, from 8 to 6.5-6 hours, which inevitably leads to a chronic lack of sleep. And the most worrying part is that we underestimate the negative effects of lack of sleep and do not realize how affected we are by fatigue. Irregular […]

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Simple test that could identify patients at risk for diabetes

A simple test, such as manual muscle strength, could be used as a fast, low-cost screening tool to help healthcare professionals identify patients at risk for type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland measured the manual muscle strength of 776 men and women with no history of diabetes over a […]

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A lesser known link between calories and body temperature

Significant calorie reduction is not an easy task for most decision makers. But it is unquestionably linked to a number of health benefits, ranging from a longer lifespan to a much lower chance of developing cancer, heart disease, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. A new study by a team of research professors Dr. Scripps […]

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Animal protein amplifies the harmful effects of salt consumption

Although we have all heard that we need to avoid high salt intake, about 30-50% of us have a significant increase in blood pressure in response to high salt intake, percentages that are even higher and more impactful for people of color. The two new studies by researchers at Georgia Medical College and Wisconsin Medical […]

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The link between herbal foods and heart health over a period of 10 years

Not all vegetarian foods are as healthy, according to research presented a few days ago at ESC Congress 2020. The study examined the link between the quantity and quality of herbal foods and heart health over a 10-year period. Dr. Matina Kouvari of Harokopio University, Athens, Greece, said that plant foods have a variable nutritional […]

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3.2% of early deaths could be avoided if…

… Obese people would reach an overweight BMI by middle age. Weight loss from obesity to overweight in early adulthood to middle age is associated with a lower risk of early death compared to persistent obesity, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in the JAMA Network. Dr. Wubin Xie and colleagues at Boston […]

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Elevated blood sugar can trigger more serious changes in people infected with the new

As COVID-19 continues to cause headaches around the world, researchers are increasingly studying how the virus produces reactions in the body, especially for those with pre-existing chronic disease. Preliminary observations on the evolution of patients with diabetes affected by COVID-19 have inspired an algorithm for glucose monitoring, which helps to combat serious complications of the […]

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Clothing that provides useful information for health markers

Engineers at Tufts University have created a flexible electronic patch that can be sewn into clothing to analyze perspiration and obtain useful information for multiple markers. The patch can be used to diagnose and monitor acute and chronic health conditions or to monitor health during sports performance or at work. The device, described last week in the […]

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Prediabetes – increased risk factor for heart disease and early death

Prediabetes is a “pre-diagnosis” of diabetes – when a person’s blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. It is estimated that over 470 million people worldwide will have prediabetes by 2030 and up to 70% of them will eventually develop type 2 diabetes. Possible links between prediabetes and the […]

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Some interesting things you didn’t know about food

It was once believed that tomato juice has medicinal qualities that could cure, among other things, diarrhea. In the early 1800s, tomatoes were believed to have medicinal qualities. Apparently, in the 1830s, an Ohio doctor claimed that tomatoes could treat diarrhea and indigestion and published recipes for a kind of ketchup, which he later turned into […]

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Romania and the consumption of vegetables and fruits

Over time, international guidelines have clearly systematized the characteristics of a healthy diet to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. Among the essential elements of such a diet we find the consumption of 200-300 grams of fruits / vegetables (vegetables) every day. Statistical data published by EUROSTAT in 2014 revealed at […]

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Soy lowers cholesterol

After reviewing several studies over the past 20 years, the researchers concluded that the FDA (American Food and Drug Administration) should continue to recommend soy protein as part of a heart-healthy diet. Since 1999, the FDA has authorized soy products to be used for heart care. But in 2017 he proposed revoking the authorization, on the […]

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Portion size matters!

If we want to lose weight or maintain our weight, it is very important that, in addition to what we eat, we also take care of how much we eat. It is very easy to put too much food on the plate and, in addition, the media and advertising constantly promote the idea of ​​a hearty […]

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Why does bee honey never expire?

Besides the fact that it is really delicious, bee honey is also the only food that never spoils. Impressive, isn’t it? Not many people know that bee honey actually has a lot of more impressive properties. It has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times, especially for the treatment of open wounds. Herodotus wrote that the ancient […]

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Blood pressure control at barbershops?

Abstract: Researchers have built a model to examine the potential impact of implementing blood pressure monitoring programs at barbershops nationwide and found that such programs could reach one in three African-American men with uncontrolled blood pressure nationwide. High blood pressure kills more Americans than any other health condition. It is particularly prevalent among African Americans and […]

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Do you make this mistake when it comes to energizing snacks?

Many times when you decide to reorient to a healthy lifestyle, obstacles can arise in your way. You can find the wrong information about the foods you want to eat, and this can lead to stagnation, without knowing the real reason. A new study by the UBC Saude School of Business shows that  people incorrectly believe that choosing […]

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7 Reasons to include lettuce in your diet

In an attempt to follow daily dietary recommendations and eat the right amount of vegetables, lettuce is your friend. A large salad can provide you with the nutrients of a cup of vegetables for a day. But not all lettuce has the same nutrient content: “They vary in their nutrient content, nutrient density, flavor, and […]

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Did you know that 80 grams of avocado provides you with 360 mg of potassium?

Eating an avocado a day is good for your health, especially for what a healthy diet means for your heart. In fact, researchers found that avocado CPC  may protect the heart  in a way similar as olive oil and nuts in  the Mediterranean diet is heart-healthy.  A 2018 analysis of 10 studies found an increase in HDL (protective cholesterol) in people who consumed […]

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How does smoking affect your cardiovascular health?

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Smoking can affect almost any part of the body, thanks to cigarette smoke, which is a toxic mixture of over 7,000 chemicals. When inhaled, it can interfere with important processes in the body. One of these processes is the delivery of oxygen-rich blood to your […]

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Light therapy can protect the heart

Scientists have discovered that blocking a specific gene could help heart health, but it can also be fatal. New research now shows that bright light can be a way to remove this risk . The gene, ANGPTL4, is essential for the regulation of plasma lipids and is therefore an attractive therapeutic target for cardiovascular disease. Scientists have found […]

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How Dahna helps you to have a healthy lifestyle while breastfeeding

As a new mom, it is essential to have a balanced diet. You should not eat anything special while breastfeeding, but it is recommended to choose foods carefully. A healthy diet for breastfeeding includes : At least 5 servings of a variety of fruits and vegetables  per day, including fresh, frozen, preserved and dried fruits and vegetables and not more […]

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Does Weight loss influence consumer behavior?

According to a new study by the UBC Sauder School of Business and French researchers, people with obesity tend to be more receptive to food marketing  – but when  their weight drops significantly, so does their reaction to marketing. Obesity rates have risen dramatically in developed countries over the past 40 years – and many people have assumed that food […]

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Did you know that a cup of mushrooms consumed daily reduce the risk of cancer by 45%?

We all want to be healthy and feel good in our bodies. The disease is not welcome for anyone. Cancer is one of the biggest enemies, being almost impossible to treat. The good part is that we can fight its appearance with the miraculous help of mushrooms. Did you know that a cup of mushrooms consumed daily reduces […]

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Do you know the risks of professional activity?

Moderate physical activity is linked to health benefits, but professional physical activity is NOT!   The first large study shows that  moderate physical activity in leisure and physical activity  professional complicated , have associations opposing the cardiovascular disease and longevity , was published today in the European Heart Journal, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The World Health Organization (WHO) […]

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Do you know how much coffee your body needs?

“If your body tells you not to drink an extra cup of coffee, there’s probably a good reason. Listen to your body, it knows better than you might think, what is best for your health ”. Whether you want a strong dose of caffeine  or you like a cappuccino with frothy milk, your daily dose of coffee […]

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Adopting the Mediterranean Diet Reduces High Blood Preasure

Adopting the Mediterranean diet reduces high blood pressure in all people but has a more pronounced effect in obese people according to the National Hellenic Study on Nutrition and Health (HNNHS). Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), remaining frequently asymptomatic. Recent data have shown trends in lowering […]

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Traditional and Healthy Easter Menu!

The Easter holiday brings the whole family together, and according to tradition, the Easter meal is very important. Drobul, steak, pasca, cozonac and many other combined specialties are in the spotlight in the Easter menu! But taking into account a healthy diet plan, nutritionists recommend that we take care of the amount of food these days […]

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Vaccination against COVID-19 remains crucial even for young adults who have been previously infected

We mark International Immunization Week with a dose of valuable and responsible information. Although antibodies produced by SARS-CoV-2 infection have a largely protective role, they do not fully protect against reinfection in young people, as evidenced by a study of more than 3,000 healthy young people who are members of the Corps. US Marines, a […]

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How can we control our hunger?

New research shows that people who suffer from high blood sugar levels, a few hours after eating, end up feeling hungrier and consuming more calories during the day than others. The study is published today in Nature Metabolism and is from PREDICT, the largest ongoing nutritional research program in the world, which analyzes responses to […]

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Frequent meals at the restaurant? Here’s what can happen

We all choose to eat at and from a restaurant more and more often. Some of us choose for lack of time, others for convenience, for some it can be a lifestyle and a way to meet friends or simply a pleasure. Nothing wrong so far! The problem arises when we choose fast food restaurants and make […]

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New research into diabetes – Insulin increases before cells develop resistance

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, recently presented results that could change our basic view of how type-2 diabetes occurs. Their study indicates that the free fatty acids (AGL) in the blood trigger the release of insulin even at a normal level of blood sugar, without obvious uncompensated insulin resistance in fat cells. Moreover, […]

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The fitter you are, the better you will burn fat

A recent study finds that the biggest predictors of people’s ability to burn fat are gender and fitness level. Women who are fit and healthy tend to burn more fat during physical activity than men, according to a new research from a team of sports nutritionists. The research, which includes two new studies led by […]

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Ghrelin, the hunger hormone, affects monetary decisions

A new study has found that higher levels of the hormone called ghrelin, which stimulates appetite, predict a greater preference for lower, immediate monetary rewards than higher, delayed financial rewards. The results of the study will be presented at ENDO 2021, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society. This research presents new evidence in humans […]

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COVID-19 circulated undetected for a few months before the first cases in Wuhan, China

Using molecular dating tools and epidemiological simulations, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, along with colleagues at the University of Arizona and Illumina, Inc., estimate that the SARS-CoV-2 virus probably circulated undetected for almost two months before the first human cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wuhan, China at the […]

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Get ready for the new Dahna features!

You have the Dahna app installed on your phone, you have been using it for a while and you enjoy all its functionalities, from the menus inspired by the Mediterranean diet, to the training videos made by Diana Stejereanu. Well, now it’s time to enjoy our application even more, because we have news: we have […]

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Two servings of fish a week can help prevent recurrent heart disease

An analysis of several large-scale studies involving participants from more than 60 countries, conducted by researchers at McMaster University, found that regular consumption of fatty fish can help prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people at high risk, such as those who already have heart disease. The important ingredient refers to omega-3 fatty acids, which the […]

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Predicting the “silent killer”

Calcium accumulation in a major artery outside the heart could predict a heart attack or stroke in the future, a new study led by Edith Cowan University has shown. Published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the research could help doctors identify people at risk for cardiovascular disease years before symptoms appear. […]

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Heart disease is in the eye of the beholder

Researchers have identified a potential new marker that indicates the presence of cardiovascular disease, using an optical coherence tomography (OCT) – a non-invasive diagnostic tool, commonly used in ophthalmology and optometry clinics to create retinal images. The finding suggests that it may be possible to detect heart disease during an eye examination. In the paper […]

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The right combination of fruits and vegetables for a longer life

A higher consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death in men and women, according to data representing almost 2 million adults. Five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, i.e. 2 servings of fruits and 3 servings of vegetables, can be the optimal amount and combination for a longer life. […]

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Prediabetes can be linked to poor brain health

People with prediabetes, whose blood sugar levels are higher than normal, may be at increased risk of cognitive decline and vascular dementia, according to a new study led by UCL researchers. For this study, published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, the researchers looked at data from the UK’s Biobank on an average of […]

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Exercise during breastfeeding provides benefits for the infant’s metabolic health

A lipid metabolite called 12,13-diHOME is found in human breast milk. The authors of a new study say that 12,13-diHOME, as well as related metabolites in breast milk, have a protective effect against the development of obesity in children. They also suggest that a single period of physical activity of the expectant mother can increase […]

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Anti-obesity hormone: already present in the body?

Researchers confirm that the hormone GDF15 (heart hormone, appetite suppressant, marker of neurodegenerative disease) is released in response to intense exercise, but probably not in a sufficient amount to affect behavior or appetite. These findings add nuanced information to a hormone that is currently being analyzed for its potential as an anti-obesity drug. A drug […]

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Here’s how to lower your triglycerides level by 25-40%

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PPAs) are a key component of a heart-healthy diet. For patients without clinical cardiovascular atherosclerotic disease, two or more servings of fatty fish per week are recommended to obtain an adequate intake of omega-3 AGP. If this is not possible, dietary supplementation with fish oil may be a reasonable solution. Supplementation […]

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Portable devices – a better way to identify COVID-19 infection?

Portable devices can identify COVID-19 cases earlier than traditional diagnostic methods and can help track and improve disease management, according to researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in one of the first studies on the subject. The findings were published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research on January 29. The Warrior Watch study found that slight changes […]

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The Mediterranean diet improves cognitive skills in old age

People who eat a Mediterranean-style diet, especially one rich in green leafy vegetables and poor in meat, are more likely to remain mentally active throughout life, according to a new study from the University of Edinburgh. Adherence to a Mediterranean diet has been associated with higher scores on a series of memory and thinking tests among […]

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Semaglutide – a viable solution for treating obesity?

Obesity is a global health challenge with few pharmacological options. For the first time, on March 18, at ENDO 2018, at the annual meeting of the Endocrinology Society of Chicago, a study was presented that showed that a compound that mimics a hormone that occurs naturally in the body and regulates appetite (GLP-1) could help people suffering […]

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The effects of green tea and coffee consumption

Green tea is one of the most commonly consumed beverages in Asia and has been the subject of studies about its protective effect against chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases. Previous studies have concluded that people who drank 3 to 5 cups of green tea/day had a 41% lower risk of mortality from CVD, compared to […]

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Should we take supplements to prevent cardiovascular disease?

Intake of vitamin and mineral supplements is quite common, despite the lack of evidence to support its effectiveness in preventing cardiovascular disease. 52% of the population takes supplements, multivitamins being adopted by 31% of the population, vitamin D by 19%, calcium by 14% and vitamin C by 12%, and from the latest statistics we found that […]

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“You are not only what you eat, but also what you ate as a child!”

High fat and sugar intake in childhood can change the microbiome for life, even if you later learn to eat healthy, suggests a new study in mice. The study, conducted by researchers at UC Riverside, is one of the first to show a significant decrease in the total number of intestinal bacteria and their diversity […]

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Physical activity, weight and heart health

Physical activity does not cancel out the negative effects of excess body weight on heart health. This is the finding of an extensive study published in January 2021 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “You can’t be fat, but healthy,” said the study’s author, Dr. Alejandro […]

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How does COVID-19 affect the brain?

Biologists at the University of Georgia, USA, recently discovered that infecting the nasal areas of mice with the virus that causes COVID-19 led to rapid, growing damage to the brain, which triggered severe disease, even after the lungs had successfully fought the virus. Assistant Professor Mukesh Kumar, the study’s lead researcher, said the findings have […]

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Is the vegan diet good for our children?

According to new studies, it seems that the vegan diet significantly reshapes the metabolism of young children, and for this reason the level of vitamins A and D requires special attention. Researchers report a comprehensive pilot study on the metabolic effects of the vegan diet in young children. The study found that the vegan diet significantly […]

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Julfa cake

Is this your childhood cake too? From the Romanian tradition of Christmas fasting, julfa, as it is called in the north of Moldova, comes as a heavenly delight. If we do a nutritional analysis, the recipe, as recommended by Dahna, is one of the healthiest traditional desserts. Find out in the new article the quick and delicious […]

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Unhealthy foods can diminish the positive effects of a healthy diet

Researchers have reported a decrease in the benefits of a Mediterranean diet among those with a high frequency of eating unhealthy foods. Adherence to a healthy diet, such as the Mediterranean diet, has a positive impact on health, but until now not much was known about the effects of including harmful foods in a healthy […]

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The greater the blood pressure difference between the arms…

An extensive international study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and recently published in the journal Hypertension, provides important evidence for the first time and confirms that a difference in blood pressure (BP) values ​​between arms is associated with a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and death. The greater the difference in […]

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The interesting link between gum health and metabolic syndrome

Periodontal or gum disease is a significant risk factor for metabolic syndrome, considered to be a group of conditions that increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes. In a new study, researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) found that infection with Porphyromonas gingivalis, the bacterium that causes periodontal disease, causes metabolic dysfunction of […]

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Evaluate your heart health with the stair test

Climbing four floors in less than a minute indicates good heart health, according to research presented at EACVI – Best of Imaging 2020, a scientific conference of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “The stair test is an easy way to check your heart health,” said study author Dr. Jesús Peteiro, a cardiologist at A […]

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Do you know what chrononutrition is?

An article written by Henry, C.J., Kaur, B. & Quek, R.Y.C., called “Chrononutrition in the management of diabetes” and published on 19 February 2020 in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes, talks about the effects of timing on blood sugar, and how timing can lead us to strategies for helping diabetics in everyday life. Circadian rhythms […]

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The wrong recipe for heart disease

From the best chefs in the world we learn how to prepare a red meat steak, grilled to perfection. But new research from the University of South Australia suggests that such a cooking method would be detrimental to our health. A study conducted in partnership with Gyeongsang National University found that meals containing red and […]

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Lowering blood pressure is more beneficial than previously thought

Blood pressure medication can prevent heart attacks and strokes, even in people with normal blood pressure. This is the finding of the latest research presented in a Hot Line session a few days ago at ESC Congress 2020. “Greater decreases in blood pressure with drugs lead to greater reductions in the risk of heart attacks […]

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Eating during other activities makes it more difficult to feel how full you are

Professor Martin Yeomans, Dr. Sophie Forster and their colleagues have found that when your senses are taken over by an engaging task, you are less likely to realize when you have eaten or drunk enough. The team tested 120 participants, offering them drinks with a lower or higher calorie count and tasks that required more […]

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High blood sugar can reduce the benefits of aerobic exercise

Some benefits of aerobic exercise may be reduced by high blood sugar levels. Every doctor recommends regular aerobic exercise, as a higher aerobic capacity is important to achieve better overall health. But scientists at the Joslin Diabetes Center have now discovered that some benefits of aerobic exercise may be diminished or even nullified by higher […]

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Artificially produced microalgae: a more environmentally friendly source of essential nutrients than fish?

Microalgae could provide an alternative source of omega-3 fatty acids, being also more environmentally friendly to produce than popular fish species. This is the result of a new study by scientists at Martin Luther Halle-Wittenberg University (MLU), recently published in the Journal of Applied Phycology. Microalgae have been the subject of studies for several decades, […]

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The protein that has the same effect on the brain as physical activity

A little-studied liver protein may be responsible for the benefits of exercise on the aging brain, according to a new study in mice. The findings could lead to new therapies that confer the neuroprotective effects associated with physical activity to people who are unable to exercise for various reasons. Numerous studies have shown that physical […]

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The test that reveals the quality of your diet and whether it’s fit for you

Scientists have completed large-scale tests on a new type of five-minute urine test that measures how healthy a person’s diet is and produces the unique “footprint” of individual urine. Researchers at Imperial College London, in collaboration with colleagues at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois, and Murdoch University, analysed the level of 46 so-called urine […]

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Vitamin D could unravel several mysteries about how we react to COVID-19

What correlation exists between low vitamin D levels and hyperactive immune systems, how does this influence how we react to COVID and how vitamin D could be used most effectively to protect against COVID-19 complications – these were just a few of the questions to which researchers at Northwestern University sought answers. The research team […]

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Leg stretching could become an effective treatment for patients with vascular diseases

A new research published today in the Journal of Physiology shows that 12 weeks of moderate passive stretching helps improve blood flow, facilitating dilation and reducing stiffness. Passive stretching differs from active stretching in that the former involves an external force (another person or gravity), while the latter is done on your own. The changes […]

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A new dietary approach for reducing the risk of CVD

Focusing on healthy eating patterns is more effective in reducing the risk of CVD, compared to an approach based on individual ingredients and nutrients. We read in many prestigious publications that a healthy diet is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). But which of these two is more beneficial: to have food […]

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Red meat and CVD

As tasty as a well-cooked beef steak is, as surprising are its effects on metabolism. Immediately after ingestion, the resident intestinal bacteria begin to function to break it down. As it metabolizes the amino acids L-carnitine and choline, they produce a metabolic byproduct called trimethylamine, which the liver converts to trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) and sends it […]

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Be well hydrated for a strong immune system

Especially now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, when we are mostly divorced from our usual routines, it is extremely important to remember that we need to be properly hydrated. The immune system depends very much on the nutrients in the bloodstream, which is largely made up of water. If we don’t have enough water in the […]

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The Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of depression by 33%

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders and a leading cause of disability worldwide. It has been associated with a poor quality of life, physical decline, increased risk of premature death and a heavy economic burden. In this context, depression is a major global health problem and reducing its prevalence by acting […]

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The positive effects of moderate beer consumption

Beer, a universally-popular drink is an alcoholic beverage (approximately 5% alcohol) obtained from 4 natural products: brewer’s yeast, malt, hops and water. There are also non-alcoholic versions, which have an alcohol level between 0 and 0.5% alcohol. The notoriety of this drink is due to its sensory, nutritional and medicinal properties. Consumed in moderation, up […]

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How can we stop the spread of obesity

Over time, a large part of the population has adopted unhealthy eating habits, which now comprise extremely worrying statistics and it is more than clear that current trends need to be reversed towards healthier lifestyles. A diet based on the principles of the Mediterranean diet (MD) is associated with many benefits and has been shown […]

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Consumption of fried foods leads to hypertension

High blood pressure is a major public health challenge worldwide, that affects approximately one billion people. Globally, the number of people identified with high blood pressure is increasing, an alarming increase especially since it refers to younger people. The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that 1.13 billion adults over the age of 18 have […]

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Order the products you need, simple and easy, directly from the manufacturer!

Most of the products consumed in cities come from supermarkets, which in turn come from thousands of kilometers away and – as a famous advertisement says – are “designed to last”. That’s all. Taste is something that most of us remember only vaguely from childhood, and their nutritional properties are lost, because they are harvested […]

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Do fruits and vegetables affect satiety?

Satiety is controlled by several factors that begin when food is consumed and continues when it enters the gastrointestinal tract and is digested and absorbed. As food moves down the digestive tract, signals are transmitted to the brain and intestinal hormones are produced, which affect energy balance in various ways, including slowing gastric emptying, acting […]

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Even only one session of physical exercise can reduce the effects of COVID-19 infection

The leading cause of death in patients with COVID-19 is acute respiratory distress syndrome. Regular and sustained physical activity can reduce this risk, according to top researchers and they urge people to exercise as much as possible, which could become a potential treatment approach. Studies conducted by Zhen Yan at the Center for Skeletal Musculature […]

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The effect of implementing a healthy lifestyle in overweight children

Given the growing number of overweight children, we can say that childhood obesity has become a great concern for public health worldwide. Obesity at an early age is associated with a higher cardiometabolic risk in adulthood. Spain is one of the European countries with the highest prevalence of obesity in children aged 8 to 17, […]

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Proper hydration of only 4 days increases the cognitive flexibility in preadolescents (9-12 years old)

More and more evidence suggests that there is insufficient hydration among children, on a global scale. Epidemiological examination of urine osmolality, an important hydration marker, suggested that more than half of the children in the United States have highly concentrated urine (≥800 mOsmol/kg), indicating insufficient hydration. Information on hydration in children from other countries is […]

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Romanian innovation – the device that listens and speaks with your heart wherever you are

The Romanian startup CardioMedive has developed an innovative telemedicine device for remote examination and monitoring of patients. This device is intended to be a very useful tool in the current context of COVID-19. 3 years ago, CardioMedive began the development from scratch of a complete medical consultation and monitoring system, consisting of a wireless, portable […]

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ViVA OMRON

OMRON VIVA is a clinically-validated medical device which accurately measures your heart’s health, using key parameters: general and visceral adipose tissue and skeletal muscle levels. Over time, these indicators have the ability to predict the incidence of future cardiovascular events. Accuracy you can rely on VIVA uses bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) technology to assess your […]

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SanoPass, an innovative solution on the medical subscription market

When we talk about a strong health system we automatically talk about the prevention area, an area that must be a priority of a state that wants to be called a developed state. The development of the health system, at least declaratively, is a priority for Romania as well. Who could challenge the benefits of […]

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Supporting the immune system in the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus COVID-19 disease, caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is an extremely easily communicable disease, identified in December 2019 and declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO). The first infections were related, with some evidence, but not firm, to the seafood market in Huanan (Wuhan, China). The researchers used […]

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Food security during the period of self-isolation

The food ecosystem includes everything that means food with all the processes involved, from the farm to the fork, such as processing, distribution and preparation, consumption, but also various parties involved (eg infrastructure, agricultural contributions, environment, farmers, traders, retail, shipping and institutions). The isolation of the population at the beginning of April means one third […]

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Reebo, the first romanian 3D food printer designed to work in a vending machine system

Technology is evolving with the speed of light, but no matter what the future holds, food is vital to humanity. Manna Foods Solutions is a start-up in the food tech field whose objective is to develop food innovations that can be applied globally, in the context of the continuous growth of the world’s population and […]

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Are overweight people more prone to the new coronavirus?

One of the biggest risk factors leading to hospitalizations of patients infected with COVID-19 is being overweight! In a recent study of more than 4,000 patients in New York, researchers found that, by age, obesity is one of the most important factors associated with poor outcomes (including deaths) in the fight against the new coronavirus. […]

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The Mediterranean diet and statins

For those who have already suffered a heart attack or stroke, the combination of statins and the Mediterranean diet seems to be the most effective choice to reduce the risk of mortality, especially from cardiovascular causes. This is the result of the Italian Moli-sani Study, published in the International Journal of Cardiology and conducted at […]

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Women’s lifestyle changes may reduce the risk of stroke by 20%

Even if you are middle-aged, it is not too late to substantially reduce your risk of stroke by changing your lifestyle. Middle-aged women who quit smoking, started doing physical exercise, maintained optimal weight and made healthy eating choices, reduced their risk of stroke by 20%. This was the result of a research published on April […]

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The shocking effects of passive smoking

Tobacco consumption is the second leading cause of death worldwide, contributing to 6 million deaths each year. However, the harmful associations of tobacco smoking with health are not limited only to smokers, but also to people exposed to passive smoking (PS). The most convincing evidence is that exposure to passive smoking is responsible for the […]

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Is olive oil good for cooking?

Because our last Facebook post on the benefits of olive oil has sparked a lot of controversy over its use for heat cooking, we decided to tackle this subject head-on in this article. As you might expect, this myth is FALSE, for the simple fact that it has no scientific basis. Olive oil is one […]

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The impact of lifestyle changes in adolescence

It’s been proved that obesity increases the risk of diseases such as diabetes type 2, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, degenerative arthritis, sleep apnea, liver disease, infertility and different types of cancer (eg, breast and intestine). Moreover, obesity in fertile women before and during pregnancy leads to an increased risk of cardiometabolic disease in descendants. […]

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Diet during the preconception period

Lifestyle in women has a tremendous impact on the growth, development and health of the descendants. Suboptimal conditions in the early stages of embryonic and fetal development have lifelong consequences on cardiovascular and metabolic health. Lifestyle interventions during pregnancy have not shown the desired improvements in offspring health, suggesting that they were initiated after the […]

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The spread of Coronavirus misinformation

We all see and feel a global increase in the spread of misinformation, which has affected the scientific community and the general public in all areas. The disconnection between the scientific consensus and the public, on issues such as vaccine safety or climate change, has been around for many years. As society became increasingly divided […]

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What can we do to keep our immune system strong against viruses?

The immune system is the first line of defense of the human body. When a flu virus (or in the current context, a coronavirus which causes COVID-19) enters the body, the immune system reacts with an immune response, generating a sequence of events involving various cells and takes place over time. Like any fighting force, […]

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The impact and importance of cardiovascular disease prevention

Cardiovascular diseases are the main health problem in Romania. About 60% of Romanians die of these diseases every year. For this reason, Romania is facing one of the lowest life expectancies at birth, among all the countries of the European Community. Despite this reality, the dramatic impact of cardiovascular disease is not perceived by the general public […]

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The probiotic effect of spinach

According to a research team from Melbourne, UK, consumption of spinach leaves may have the same effect on the human gut as a probiotic tablet. They found that spinach leaves contain significant amounts of a newly discovered enzyme, sugar sulfoquinovose (SQ), which nourishes good gut bacteria. The lead author of the study, Dr. Ethan Goddard-Borger […]

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The olive oil and the heart health

Is olive oil associated with total cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and risk of stroke? This was the question asked by the research team at the Nutrition Department of the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts. The results of the study were recently published (March 5, 2020) in the Journal […]

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Sleep and the risk of cardiovascular disease

According to a 2020 study, adults who do not follow a regulat sleep schedule are nearly twice as likely to develop cardiovascular diseases as people with more regular sleep patterns. This study is important, because it is among the largest of its kind in recent years and specifically associates these patterns of irregular sleep with […]

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The Mediterranean diet and weight loss

Quite a lot of people are afraid that the adoption of a diet, such as the Mediterranean diet, which is relatively rich in fats (olive oil, olives, avocado and some types of cheese), will inevitably lead to gaining weight. However, many studies suggest otherwise. Therefore, we thought of making a summary of some important studies […]

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2 apples a day keep the doctor away

Regular consumption of plant-based foods, including fruits, has been consistently associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Apples represent 12.5% of all fruits consumed in the world, due to its taste and health benefits. Epidemiological studies suggest that frequent consumption of apples is associated with a lower degree of acute coronary syndrome, total […]

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The Mediterranean diet can slow down the aging process

Population aging is now a rapidly evolving global phenomenon throughout the world. In the European Union, the number of people over 65 is expected to increase from 85 million in 2008, to 151 million in 2060. Worldwide, the estimated number of people over 65 will increase from 461 million in 2004, to 2 billion by […]

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Obesity and its effects on liver and heart

Besides having many other negative effects (including accelerated risk of atherosclerosis), obesity leads fat liver disease. Fat liver load in middle-aged persons (43-45 years) is a sign indicating that, in a few years, the patient will have structural changes in the heart: hypertrophy, modification of heart geometry, reducing heart relaxation function, reducing the contraction strength. […]

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Why we should care about food waste

Global efforts to combat hunger do not necessarily aim to increase global food production, but to reduce food waste in both developing and developed countries. Therefore, the loss of food, that is, the decrease of the edible food mass along the supply chain (from production, post-harvest, processing and distribution to population consumption) is now more […]

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Lifestyle and breast cancer

An article published in January 2020 (1) reported the results of a study that tracked the relationship between lifestyle and breast cancer incidence for 950 women. Of these, 750 were healthy at the start of the study and 350 were already diagnosed with breast cancer. For each participant in the study, a healthy lifestyle score […]

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What happens to our blood pressure after we eat?

According to the recommendations of the European Society of Cardiology, blood pressure is considered normal for a person as long as it remains below 140/90 mmHg. Above these values, high blood pressure sets in, which is one of the main causes of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction (heart attack), strokes, heart failure, etc. […]

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Essential tips about hydration

Water accounts for about 70% of your body weight and plays an important role in everything our body does, while also being essential for homeostasis and cell life. Everyday we receive information about healthy nutrition and all kinds of nutrients, but not as much about the role of adequate water intake. Generally, men need at […]

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Soup – A brief history of the oldest dish

Soup, this simple but also incredibly popular dish, has a long and fascinating history. Because not many of us know where the soup came from or why it is a staple food for everyone, we want to give a brief overview of its origin. The long history of soup has had a major impact on […]

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The benefits of population salt reduction

According to the information held up to the level of 2015, the average daily salt intake among adults in Europe was around 10 g per day. Far too much compared to what the specialists recommend. In these conditions, it was proposed an intermediate target for the population to consume a maximum of 5g/day and a […]

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7 interesting facts about water

We bet that you didn’t know these interesting facts about water: 68.7% of the fresh water on Earth is trapped in glaciers. Children in the first 6 months of life consume seven times more water than the average American adult. 70% of the human brain is water. An adult loses on average 250 ml of […]

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Lifestyle and life expectancy

The life expectancy of a person at 50 is all the greater as they respect the principles of a healthy lifestyle: Mediterranean diet, abstention from smoking, moderate physical activity and maintaining ideal weight (BMI body mass index Under 25) For example, the healthy life expectancy of a person who has never smoked is 15 years […]

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Physical activity importance

As shown in the report “Physical activity policies for cardiovascular health” of December 2019*, regular physical activity plays a major role in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (BCV) throughout Europe. The rate of these cardiovascular diseases is declining (adjusted for age) and is generated by the success of the efforts of the prevention […]