Nutrition

Do ketogenic diets help you lose weight?

Is a ketogenic diet effective for weight loss? The answer depends on whether it achieves a reduction in total kilojoule intake or not. What is a...

Why does everyone seem to have food intolerances these days?

Most of you will have noticed hosting a dinner party is harder than it used to be. One friend is gluten-free, another is dairy-free, one...

Type 2 diabetes: short-term low-carb diet linked to remission – but only if weight...

Whether restricting carbohydrate intake is an effective way to manage type 2 diabetes is a topic of some controversy in nutrition – largely because...

This daily vitamin is critical to cancer prevention

Scientists from the University of Eastern Finland found that a good vitamin D status can help with cancer prevention and in the prognosis of...

MIND diet linked to better cognitive performance in older people

Scientists from Rush University Medical Center found that the MIND diet is linked to better cognitive performance in older people. They found that older adults may benefit...

Black licorice: Trick or treat?

As it turns out, you really can overdose on candy—or, more precisely, black licorice. Days before the biggest candy-eating holiday of the year, the Food...

In some people, fish oil supplements may harm heart health

Scientists from Virginia Commonwealth University found that omega-3 supplements are linked to an increased likelihood of developing atrial fibrillation (a heart rhythm problem) in...

Diet soda may be hurting your diet

Artificial sweeteners are everywhere, but the jury is still out on whether these chemicals are harmless. Also called non-nutritive sweeteners, these can be synthetic –...

Your brain needs healthy diet and exercise too

Healthy brain aging is a concern for all of us. June is recognized as Brain and Alzheimer's Awareness Month. It's normal to struggle with small...

Vitamins, supplements are a ‘waste of money’ for most Americans

Scientists from Northwestern University suggest that for non-pregnant, healthy Americans, vitamins are a waste of money because there isn't enough evidence they help prevent...