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Poor Diet is Bad for Brain and Gums

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New research suggests that consuming a pro-inflammatory diet—an eating pattern characterized by a high intake of red and processed meat, high-fat dairy products, and refined grains—is associated with an elevated risk for both periodontitis and cognitive dysfunction. Nutrients, March 2021

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Slow Down at Mealtime

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Using data from two ongoing studies, researchers report that individuals identified as fast eaters tend to consume more calories per meal and are more likely to gain weight over time than slower eaters. Clinical Obesity, January 2021

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Cocoa Flavanols Boost Memory?

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In a recent clinical trial involving 211 healthy middle-aged and older adults, researchers observed that participants provided with a cocoa flavanol supplement for twelve weeks performed better on a list-learning task than members of a placebo group. Scientific Reports, February 2021

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Mediterranean Diet Linked to Reduced Obesity Risk

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A review of data from 143 studies concluded that the Mediterranean diet—an eating pattern focused on eating fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, olive oil, and whole grains while avoiding red and processed meats, dairy, saturated fats, and refined sugars—is associated with a reduced risk for obesity in adults. Public Health Nutrition, February 2021

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Dietary Pattern that Benefits the Heart and Mind

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The current research suggests that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly berries and leafy greens, with a limited intake of saturated fat and animal products is associated with a reduced risk of neurocognitive decline and healthy function of the left ventricle of the heart. British Journal of Nutrition, February 2021

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