Walking increases longevity in diabetics, even when comorbidities are present

Walking at least a few hours per week appears to decrease mortality across a wide spectrum of adults with diabetes, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.Previous studies of physical activity among persons with diabetes included subjects who were “younger and likely healthier than the general diabetic population,” Dr. Edward W. Gregg…

Adherence to a Mediterranean diet may improve longevity

Methods We conducted a population-based, prospective investigation involving 22,043 adults in Greece who completed an extensive, validated, food-frequency questionnaire at base line. Adherence to the traditional Mediterranean diet was assessed by a 10-point Mediterranean-diet scale that incorporated the salient characteristics of this diet (range of scores, 0 to 9, with higher scores indicating greater adherence).…

Il potere saziante del cibo

La qualità e la quantità di ciò che mangiamo incidono sulla nostra salute e sul nostro benessere. Ma quali sono gli alimenti che ci fanno sentire sazi e perché tante persone tendono a mangiare troppo?Il ruolo principale del cibo è di soddisfare l’appetito e fornire energia, nutrienti e altre sostanze per crescere e per mantenersi…