Research Spotlights

Dietary Patterns May Affect Asthma Risk and Lung Function

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December 14, 2020: An NIMHD-supported study finds that for Hispanics, who are more affected by asthma than other racial/ethnic groups, eating certain foods could also increase risk of asthma and related symptoms. Among participants without asthma, eating a balanced, healthy diet was linked to better lung function....

Study Sheds Light on Mental Health Disparities in Adults With Dementia

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November 12, 2020: Researchers found that people who reported feelings of serious depression and restlessness had an increased risk of having Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The study also showed to what extent these serious signs of mental illness exist in African Americans and Hispanics compared with Whites....

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