The Mediterranean diet has been shown to have a number of health benefits, especially for the heart. But past studies have also found that it can help prevent Alzheimer's disease. One study found an incredible 40-48% reduction in the risk of Alzheimer's (Am J Clin Nutr 2003).

So researchers did a review of five studies of more than 7,000 people sixty-five or older. . . .

See Linda on Breakfast Television on CITY this Thursday at 6:20am. Breakfast Television will be featuring Linda and her new book, The All-New Vegetarian Passport.

See Ted at Passport for Change this Sunday at Artscape Wychwood Barns at 601 Christied Street in Toronto. Ted will be speaking at Passport for Change on the lastest science of diet and nutrition.

Many risk factors, like high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, obesity and insulin resistance, are linked. Many of them are hallmarks of metabolic syndrome. Researchers conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled study to determine the effect of green tea extract on many of these risk factors. . . .

We are always being told by doctors, nutritionists and the media that drinking milk is good for your bones. That milk is good for bones is perhaps the most commonly accepted piece of nutritional advice. But it's not true. . . .

Is coffee bad for you? It turns out that coffee's health effects are confusing. . . .

Garlic has been shown to protect against a number of cancers, including stomach, colon, prostate, breast and, perhaps, laryngeal and endometrial cancers. And now you can add lung cancer to the list. . . .

The Canadian news has been full of the story that Hypertension Canada's education task force's most recent annual review has recommended raising the acceptable level of sodium from 1,500mg to 2,000mg. Most people consume an average of 3,400mg of salt a day, so, either way, the recommendation is to reduce salt intake.

Reducing salt is important if you have high blood pressure. Salt increases blood pressure. Cultures that do not add salt to their food have virtually no high blood pressure.

But what the news reports did not tell the public is that . . .

People suffering from multiple sclerosis often experience fatigue. So this double-blind, placebo-controled study looked at whether Korean red ginseng--a herb associated with energy--could help. . . .

A literature review conducted by the economic firm Frost &Sullivan has determined that dietary supplements can significantly reduce health care costs. . . .

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