• Mediterranean Diet Study Walks Back Strongest Claim. Here's What Researchers Got Wrong

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Don't put down the Greek olives and fresh fish just yet, but the widely recommended Mediterranean Diet is short a few nuts.
    The New England Journal of Medicine has retracted the initial version of the landmark study published in 2013, and published a revised version that no longer makes the broad claim the diet could help everyone who is at a high risk of cardiovascular disease.
    The new conclusion: People in the study who ate a typical Southern European cornucopia of ingredients with an emphasis on extra nuts or extra-virgin olive oil had fewer strokes and heart attacks than those who...
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  • Why This New Cancer Award May Matter More Than Most

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Happy Flag Day. Happy FIFA World Cup Day. Happy FiERCE Day.
    That last one may not ring a bell, but I hope it will one day. The Biden Cancer Initiative today announced a new program, called the FiERCE Awards, intended to honor individuals and organizations that are having "a transformative impact on the lives of cancer patients"-and it's calling out to you, dear reader, for nominations. The prizes will be presented on September 20, on the eve of the Biden Cancer Summit in Washington, D.C.
    The five awards categories are, in my view, spot on-and acknowledge the kind of typically unsung heroes...
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