Nutrition

9 myths about healthy diet that you may still believe

9 myths about healthy diet that you may still believe

As a nutritional epidemiologist devoted to prevention, Karin Michels has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimized through a proper...
Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain and heart disease

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain and heart disease

Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a...
high blood cholesterol

5 foods that can lower high blood cholesterol

It’s easy to eat your way to an alarmingly high cholesterol level. The reverse is true too — changing what you eat can lower your...
Can coffee help you live longer

Can coffee help you live longer?

Can drinking coffee help you live longer? Two studies report that it may be true. Both studies, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, show drinking...
Kicking the salt shaker habit may not be enough

Kicking the salt shaker habit may not be enough

Restaurant foods and commercially processed foods sold in stores accounted for about 70 percent of dietary sodium intake in a study in three U.S....
Vitamin D levels not linked to asthma or dermatitis

Vitamin D levels not linked to asthma or dermatitis

Vitamin D supplement is unlikely to reduce the risk of asthma in children or adults, atopic dermatitis, or allergies, according to a new study...
Energy drinks may harm people with genetic heart problems

Energy drinks may harm people with genetic heart problems

Caffeinated energy drinks can trigger serious cardiac events including cardiac arrest in individuals not known to have a specific heart disease of genetic origin. Scientists...
Eating whole grains may improve gut microbiota and immune response

Eating whole grains may improve gut microbiota and immune response

In a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota...
One type of omega 3 oils may help avoid deadly liver cancer

One type of omega 3 oils may help avoid deadly liver cancer

A new study suggests that one type of omega 3 fatty acid offers people who are obese or have a poor diet a chance...
Want to Fight off Cancer? Get Red Onions!

Want to fight off cancer? Get red onions!

The next time you walk down the produce aisle of your grocery store, you may want to reach for red onions if you are...

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