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Eating nuts may reduce cardiovascular disease risk for people with diabetes
Eating nuts may reduce cardiovascular disease risk for people with diabetes

Eating more nuts, particularly tree nuts, may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among people with type 2 diabetes, according to research in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal.

Nuts for nuts? Daily serving may help control weight and benefit health
Nuts for nuts? Daily serving may help control weight and benefit health

Eating Brazil nuts and other varieties of nuts daily may prevent weight gain and provide other cardiovascular benefits.

Eating walnuts daily lowered bad cholesterol and may reduce cardiovascular disease risk
Eating walnuts daily lowered bad cholesterol and may reduce cardiovascular disease risk

Eating about ½ cup of walnuts every day for two years modestly lowered levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, known as “bad cholesterol,” and reduced the number of total LDL particles and small LDL particles in healthy, older adults, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.

Key mental abilities can actually improve during aging
Key mental abilities can actually improve during aging

It's long been believed that advancing age leads to broad declines in our mental abilities. Now new research from Georgetown University Medical Center offers surprisingly good news by countering this view. Findings, published August 19, 2021, in Nature Human Behavior, show that two key brain functions, which allow us to attend to new information and to focus on what’s important in a given situation, can in fact improve in older individuals. These functions underlie critical aspects of cognition such as memory, decision making, and self-control, and even navigation, math, language, and reading.

Mentally stimulating jobs linked to lower risk of dementia in old age
Mentally stimulating jobs linked to lower risk of dementia in old age

People with mentally stimulating jobs have a lower risk of dementia in old age than those with non-stimulating jobs, finds a study published by The BMJ.

Existing drugs kill SARS-CoV2 in cells
Existing drugs kill SARS-CoV2 in cells

Research demonstrates that existing drugs, including a common nutritional supplement, kill COVID

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