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Good nutrition and fitness reduce the risk of caesarean section

Healthy eating and gestation during pregnancy is not only good for the growing fetus. It also reduces the likelihood of a caesarean section or gestational diabetes, according to a review published in the BMJ journal. A London-based Queen Mary University team led by Sakila Thangaratinam, a professor of Parent and Perinatal Health, evaluated data from 36 previously published studies totaling over 12,500 women. Habits, such as healthy eating and gymnastics, reduced the need for cesarean section by...

Research: “Weapon” against dementia the Mediterranean diet

Meals consumed in the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, healthier hearts and increased life expectancy, and reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure. Now you can add to the ever-expanding list of reasons why you should follow the Mediterranean diet and reduce the risk of dementia. A new study, presented at the International Association of Alzheimer's in London, states that the elderly following the Mediterranean diet reduced the risk of developing dementia by...