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AMA Masthead 1

April 1, 2014

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  • You Will 'Nut' Believe It: Nut Consumption Decreases Total and Cause-Specific Mortality

    This article examines the association of nut consumption with total and cause-specific mortality by evaluating two large, independent cohort studies of nurses and other health professionals.
  • Spirituality and In Vitro Fertilization

    In a randomized study conducted among Chinese women undergoing in vitro fertilization therapy, those receiving a body-mind-spirit intervention combining well-being, resilience, and spiritual transformation experiences with principles of Chinese philosophy showed significantly lower state and trait anxiety, greater tranquility and resilience, and smaller declines in daily functioning and physical distress, as compared with control participants who received no intervention.
  • Prevention of Diabetes with Mediterranean Diet

    Previously, the authors reported the preliminary data from one of the 11 PREDIMED sites demonstrated that the Mediterranean diets enriched with high-fat vegetable foods decreased the incidence of diabetes. In this subgroup analysis, the authors report the data from all 11 PREDIMED sites demonstrating a decreased risk of diabetes with the use of a Mediterranean diet pattern in persons with high risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Garlic Effective for Blood Pressure Reduction in Stage 1 Essential Hypertension

    A significant reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure was observed in individuals with newly diagnosed stage 1 hypertension treated with garlic. Increasing effects were observed in a dose- and duration-dependent manner.