Nutrition

Prepackaged meals can help you lose weight

Prepackaged meals can help you lose weight

Increased portion sizes in Americans’ diets is widely recognized as a contributor to the obesity epidemic. Now new research published in Obesity examines the effect...
High folic acid level in pregnancy may decrease high blood pressure in children

High folic acid level in pregnancy may decrease high blood pressure in children

A new article published in the American Journal of Hypertension finds that babies born to mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors were less likely to...
Plant protein may protect you from type 2 diabetes

Plant protein may protect you from type 2 diabetes

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland adds to the growing body of evidence indicating that the source of dietary protein may...

Many with migraines have vitamin deficiencies, says study

A high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 --...
Food with choline during pregnancy could boost baby’s brain

Food with choline during pregnancy could boost baby’s brain

When expectant mothers consume sufficient amounts of the nutrient choline during pregnancy, their offspring gain enduring cognitive benefits, a new Cornell study suggests. Choline –...
Can turmeric really shrink tumors, reduce pain and kill bacteria?

Can turmeric really shrink tumors, reduce pain and kill bacteria?

Turmeric is a yellow colored spice widely used in Indian and South East Asian cuisine. It's prepared from the root of a plant called Curcuma...
What you should know about counting carbs

What you should know about counting carbs

You’ve probably heard of glycemic index and glycemic load. Some studies suggest that sticking to foods with a low glycemic index may help prevent diabetes,...
Eating up to ten portions of fruit and vegetables a day may prevent 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide

Eating up to ten portions of fruits and vegetables a day may prevent 7.8...

A fruit and vegetable intake above five-a-day shows major benefit in reducing the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death. This is the...
Your mood depends on the food you eat

Your mood depends on the food you eat

Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus older adults, according to new research. Researchers at Binghamton University, conducted an anonymous...
Does sugar feed cancer cells?

Does sugar feed cancer cells?

What we are learning about sugar may soon have a direct impact on cancer prevention. Currently, there is no evidence that limiting the intake of...