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A healthy diet can improve hearing in women, research shows

A healthy diet can improve hearing in women, research shows

Health
May 11 (UPI) -- Eating healthier than help prevent hearing loss, new research suggests. Previous studies have examined the relationship between specific nutrients and hearing, but researchers Brigham and Women's Hospital took a more holistic view, looking at the relationship between diet and hearing. Researchers examined the health data collected by the Nurses' Health Study II, which tracked the diets and health of 70,966 women over a 22-year span. Healthy eating habits were scored using three different diet-rating systems: the alternate Mediterranean diet, or aMED; the "dietary approaches to stop hypertension," or DASH diet; and the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010. Their analysis showed women who adhered most closely to a healthy diet were least likely to develop hearing loss duri...
Saturated fat should be maximum 10 percent of diet, WHO says

Saturated fat should be maximum 10 percent of diet, WHO says

Health
May 4 (UPI) -- A person's diet should contain only 10 percent of saturated fats and 1 percent from trans fats, according to new draft guidelines issued Friday by the World Health Organization.The new guidelines are part of an attempt to reduce deaths from cardiovascular diseases. WHO is launching the initiative because cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of noncommunicable deaths in the world, with around one-third of all 54.7 million deaths worldwide in 2016 attributed to them."Modifiable risk factors such as unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use and harmful use of alcohol are major causes of CVDs," the WHO said in a press release. "Dietary saturated fatty acids and trans-fatty acids are of particular concern as high levels of intake are correlated with increased risk...
The 60/40 stock-bond weight rule needs to go on a crash diet

The 60/40 stock-bond weight rule needs to go on a crash diet

Finance
The classic 60/40 rule — an investor should put 60 percent of their portfolio in stocks and 40 percent in bonds — is popular for a reason: It has a good historical track record of delivering equity-like returns, while lessening the risk of serious annual portfolio drawdowns.Here are a few basic statistics that prove that point.Since 1928 — the first year data were available — a 60/40 portfolio of the S&P 500 and 10-Year Treasurys has delivered an average annual total return of 9 percent, or 78 percent of the total return for just the S&P 500 (11.5 percent). After inflation (using annual CPI) this translates to a 5.9 percent average total return for 60/40, or 70 percent of the average real returns for the S&P 500 (8.4 percent).More from Fixed Income Strategies:Where the bonds ar
Do You Get Drunk Faster on the Keto Diet?

Do You Get Drunk Faster on the Keto Diet?

Health
Oh yeah, carbs, yeah! Or maybe not... The keto diet has made its way to the Jersey Shore. More specifically, to the Jersey Shore Family Vacation in Miami. After five years, our favorite guidos and guidettes have changed—a lot. JWoww and Snooki are moms, “The Situation” is in the throes of a legal battle, and Vinny refuses to eat pizza crust.Yes, his mom still does his laundry, but the new-and-improved Vinny Guadagnino is extremely disciplined about his diet and exercise regimen. In fact, you can find shirtless selfies and keto-approved meals on his spinoff Instagram account, @ketoguido. But when the tequila started flowing, his roommates noticed that he got drunk at warp speed. This led to several comments about how Vinny’s keto diet was to blame.RELATED: Th
The Pegan Diet Combines Two Trendy Diets—So Is It Twice as Healthy?

The Pegan Diet Combines Two Trendy Diets—So Is It Twice as Healthy?

Health
Cleveland Clinic doctor and bestselling author Mark Hyman, MD, appeared on CBS News earlier this week championing an eating pattern he calls the “pegan diet.” And although this sounds like it could be a diet based in religion or witchcraft, it’s really just a combination of two already well-known lifestyles: paleo and vegan.On the surface, paleo and vegan diets may seem like they’re on opposite ends of the spectrum: The former is meat-heavy, based on the concept that if a hunter-gatherer caveman didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either. The latter, on the other hand, includes no animal products whatsoever.So what does it mean to combine the two—and is it an overall good eating strategy? We dug into the diet a little further, and checked in with Cynthia Sass, RD, Health’s contributing nutrition