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   Health benefit from substituting red and processed meat with fishHealth benefit from substituting red and processed meat with fish
 
The average Dane will gain a health benefit from substituting part of the red and processed meat in their diet with fish, according to calculations from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. Men over 50 and women of childbearing age in particular would benefit from such a change in diet.
 
   Ultra-processed diet increases calorie consumption and weight gainUltra-processed diet increases calorie consumption and weight gain
 
Experts have long suspected that increased consumption of processed foods over the past 50 years has been a primary driver of the obesity epidemic. But because studying dietary habits is complicated, it's been difficult to make a direct connection.
 
 Adherence to DASH diet can lower heart failure risk in people under 75
 
Adherence to DASH diet can lower heart failure risk in people under 75A diet proven to have beneficial effects on high blood pressure also may reduce the risk of heart failure in people under age 75, according to a study led by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health.
 
 
 Drinking diet beverages may increase risk of stroke and heart attack in women over 50
 
Drinking diet beverages may increase risk of stroke and heart attack in women over 50Earlier this year, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) released the results of a study warning women over 50 about the stroke risks connected to drinking artificially sweetened drinks. News outlets quickly spread the word, warning that drinking two or more artificially sweetened drinks each day can increase the risk of experiencing stroke, heart attack, or even an early death.
 
 
 Mediterranean diet may improve memory in type 2 diabetics
 
Mediterranean diet may improve memory in type 2 diabeticsFollowing a Mediterranean diet may improve cognitive function in people living with diabetes, according to a US study that tracked almost 1000 diets over a two-year period. The Mediterranean diet incorporates foods traditionally eaten in countries bordering Mediterranean Sea, including France, Greece, Italy, and Spain, but the exact contents of the diets traditionally followed in these countries may vary.
 
 
 Whole grain cereals can provide health benefits by altering intestinal serotonin production
 
Whole grain cereals can provide health benefits by altering intestinal serotonin productionAdults consuming whole grain rye have lower plasma serotonin levels than people eating low-fiber wheat bread, according to a recent study by the University of Eastern Finland and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). In the study, the consumption of cereal fiber from rye or wheat was also found to reduce serotonin levels in the colon of mice.
 
 
 Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption not linked with elevated risk of stroke
 
Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption not linked with elevated risk of strokeA new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that a moderately high intake of dietary cholesterol or consumption of up to one egg per day is not associated with an elevated risk of stroke. Furthermore, no association was found in carriers of the APOE4 phenotype, which affects cholesterol metabolism and is remarkably common among the Finnish population. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
 
 
 Coffee helps develop healthy gut microbes and aids bowel movements
 
Coffee helps develop healthy gut microbes and aids bowel movementsThere has been anecdotal evidence that coffee drinkers swear by their morning cup for normal morning bowel movements. A new study from researchers in Texas has shown that coffee indeed helps in bowel movements and also improves the gut microbe population. The study was presented at the Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019 by the researchers. Notable finding of this study was the effects of coffee on gut bacteria as well as on bowel movements are not associated with caffeine content of the beverage.