Items Tagged ‘Mediterranean diet’

Ask the Doctors - What causes wet macular degeneration?

September 6, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What causes wet macular degeneration?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I was recently diagnosed with wet macular degeneration and am now receiving periodic injections for the disease. My question is: What causes it? Are there any risk factors, such as drugs or diet? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of adult blindness in industrialized countries. AMD causes damage to the central […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, AMD, Ask the Doctors, central vision, Dr. Robert Ashley, dry macular degeneration, Mediterranean diet, retina, wet macular degeneration


May 2, 2018

Diet and exercise can reduce protein buildup linked to Alzheimer’s, new UCLA study shows

By UCLA50Plus uclafiftyplus

A study by researchers at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior recently found that a healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein buildup associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, led by Dr. David Merrill, a UCLA geriatric psychiatrist, found that […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, brain scans, fish, fruits, geriatric psychiatrist, healthy body mass index, Mediterranean diet, physical activity, UCLA Health 50-Plus, vegetables


New blood pressure guidelines affect millions

March 9, 2018

New blood pressure guidelines affect millions

By uclahealth uclahealth

The American College of Cardiology recently updated existing blood pressure guidelines based on findings from the 2017 Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). Previously, guidelines labeled people with a blood pressure reading of 140/90 as high risk. Now, if your reading is 130/80 you are high risk. This 10-point change means nearly half of American […]

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Tags: blood pressure, blood pressure guidelines, exercise, heart services, high blood pressure, hypertension, increasing exercise, lifestyle modification, lower blood pressure, Mediterranean diet, SPRINT trial, systolic blood pressure


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #13

February 25, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #13

By uclahealth uclahealth

Mediterranean Diet Pyramid Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #12

February 24, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #12

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Mediterranean Diet: Practical Advice Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: diet, heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #9

February 21, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #9

By uclahealth uclahealth

Eating a Mediterranean diet pattern reduces heart attacks, strokes and death! Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: heart attacks, heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, strokes, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health