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  • IISPV'S News - Thursday, 30 de March de 2017

    The consumption of legumes is associated with a lower risk of diabetes

    Recent results from the PREDIMED (PREvencion con Dieta MEDiterranea) study show a protective association between total legumes consumption, especially lentils, and the risk of developing subsequent type 2 diabetes after more than 4 years of follow-up of 3349 participants at high cardiovascular risk. Moreover, the present study shows that replacing a half a serving/day of eggs, bread, rice or baked potato with a  half a serving/day of legumes was also associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

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  • IISPV'S News - Monday, 13 de March de 2017


    Infertility is a global public health issue, affecting 15% of all the couples of reproductive age. Male factors, including decreased sperm quality, are responsible for approximately 25% of these cases. The dietary pattern, the components of the diet and nutrients have been studied as possible determinants of sperm function and/or fertility.

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  • IISPV'S News - Monday, 13 de March de 2017

    Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviors are associated with cardiometabolic risk factors

    Greater time spent in physical activities with moderate-high intensity and less time devoted to sedentary activities, such as watching television, are associated with a lower presence of cardiometabolic risk factors including obesity, diabetes and certain individual components of metabolic syndrome, according to the first results published from the multicentric study PREDIMED-PLUS

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  • IISPV'S News - Thursday, 16 de February de 2017

    Consuming saturated animal fats increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes

    Consuming saturated animal fats is associated with a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. In particular, the consumption of butter, which is rich in saturated fatty acids and trans fats, has been related to a high risk of suffering from this disease. In contrast, the consumption of whole fat yoghurt is associated with a lower risk. These are the findings of study on more than 3,000 men and women aged between 50 and 80 who are participating in the PREDIMED project, a clinical study into the effects of dietary intervention on patients with a high cardiovascular risk.

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