Nutrition

Common myths about water drinking may damage health in older people

Dehydration is thought to affect between a third to nearly half of frail older people and is associated with a higher risk of adverse...

The biology of coffee, one of the world’s most popular drinks

You’re reading this with a cup of coffee in your hand, aren’t you? Coffee is the most popular drink in many parts of the...

These two prebiotics may help treat skin cancer, colon cancer

In a new study, researchers found that two prebiotics, mucin and inulin, slowed the growth of melanoma by boosting the immune system's ability to...

Eating enough protein is critical to health in older people

In a new study, researchers found that more than half of older people in South Yorkshire don't consume enough protein to stay healthy. The research...

Green tea combined with exercise may help treat fatty liver disease

In a new study, researchers found that the combination of green tea extract and exercise may reduce the severity of the obesity-related fatty liver...

Cocoa may ease walking pain from peripheral artery disease

Cocoa may be more than just a warm treat during chilly winter months. New research suggests it might ease the pain of walking for people...

Artificial sweeteners could harm your health, increase diabetes risk

Low-calorie sweeteners are used in place of sucrose, glucose, and fructose. They have an intensely sweet flavor without the calories. There has been a 200%...

Eating plants over protein may protect your heart health

In a new study, researchers found that a plant-based diet may be key to lowering the risk of heart disease. They found that diets with...

5 supplements may improve your eye health and vision

You’ve probably heard someone say, “Eat your carrots, they’re good for your eyes.” You may have also seen advertisements for nutritional supplements for eye...

This common diet may increase skin inflammation

In a new study, researchers found that a Western diet rich in fat and sugar may lead to inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis. The...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...