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DIABETES
Insulin Resistance Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease
Red-Grape Compound May Improve Diabetes
Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk
DIET, NUTRITION
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B Vitamins Might Lower Stroke Risk
The Food Irradiation Story
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Diabetic Eye Disease Rates Soaring
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FITNESS
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GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
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Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
GENERAL HEALTH
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HEAD & NECK
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Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
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HEARING
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HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Disease
Ingredient in Dark Chocolate Could Guard Against Stroke
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
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INFERTILITY
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KID'S HEALTH
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Childhood Dairy Intake Boosts Bone Health Later On
MEN'S HEALTH
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MENTAL HEALTH
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PAIN
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PREGNANCY
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Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
SENIORS
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SLEEP DISORDERS
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Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Omega-3 May Reduce Endometriosis Risk
Natural Therapies for Menopause
Vitamin D Good for Breast Cancer Patients
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Olive Oil May Be Key to Mediterranean Diet's Benefits

The heart-healthy effects of the famous "Mediterranean diet" may have something to do with components of virgin olive oil that repress genes that promote inflammation, a new study reports.

"These findings strengthen the relationship between inflammation, obesity and diet and provide evidence at the most basic level of healthy effects derived from virgin olive oil consumption in humans," study leader Francisco Perez-Jimenez of the University of Cordoba, Spain, said in a news release from BioMed Central, publisher of BMC Genomics. The study was published online April 19 in the journal.

Perez-Jimenez and his colleagues studied how a diet rich in so-called phenol compounds -- which are found in olive oil, especially extra-virgin types -- affected the workings of genes in 20 people with a common condition called metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome puts people at risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

SOURCES: BioMed Central, news release, April 19, 2010 Published on: April 20, 2010