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Omega-3 fatty acids are fats found in foods like tuna, salmon, other "fatty" fish, walnuts, flax seed, and canola oil. Omega-3 fatty acids are often described as "heart-healthy fats." Among other things, these important fats can reduce inflammation, which plays a role in heart disease and other … more
The number of people classified as "overweight" or "obese" is rising rapidly in much of the world. This is a problem because people who are overweight or obese tend to run higher risks of poor health, disability, and death. For this reason, healthcare providers usually advise people who are … more
Researchers studied 482 women ages 60 and older to see if the type of fat in their diet affected their ability to process, understand, and remember information.
New Findings on Frailty and Diet: Higher Protein Consumption Linked to Lower Incidence of Frailty Among Women Aged 65 to 79
For older women, eating enough protein every day could mean the difference between becoming frail or remaining stronger and better able to maintain independence.
Older Adults Who Eat More Fruit and Vegetables and Exercise Regularly Live Longer Than Those Who Have Just One of These Two Healthy Habits
Older people who eat more fruits and vegetables live longer than those who eat less produce. And those who exercise regularly live longer than those who don’t make exercising a habit. But older adults who both eat more fruits and … more