Entries for month: April 2012
According to a study published online April 3 in the journal Diabetes Care, people who consume the most servings of a wide variety of vegetables and fruit as part of their regular diet may have less risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers arrived at this conclusion after studying 3,704 middle-aged and senior adults in the UK for a period of about 11 years.
"A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world." --John Locke
Positive psychological well-being, which includes things like happiness, life satisfaction and especially optimism, may help protect against heart attacks, stroke and other cardiovascular problems, according to a new scientific review.
A new study finds that a chemical in red wine may prevent some of the fatty foods we eat from being converted into fatty tissue. The research, published in the March issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, found that piceatannol, a polyphenol found in grape skins and red wine, effectively blocks the formation of fat cells in the lab.