Nutrition

Barley lowers not one but two types of ‘bad cholesterol,’ review suggests

Barley lowers not one but two types of ‘bad cholesterol,’ review suggests

Eating barley or foods containing barley significantly reduced levels of two types of "bad cholesterol" associated with cardiovascular risk, a St. Michael's Hospital research...
The cautions and benefits of honey

The cautions and benefits of honey

Does substituting honey for sugar make for a healthier diet? The answer depends on how much of the sticky sweetener you include in your day. In...
DASH diet plus low sodium greatly lower blood pressure

DASH diet plus low sodium greatly lower blood pressure

A combination of reduced sodium intake and the DASH diet lowers blood pressure in adults with hypertension, according to new research. The study followed 412...
Metformin and compound in red wine have anti-aging effects, study finds

Metformin and compound in red wine have anti-aging effects, study finds

Scientists have discovered that resveratrol, a compound in the skin of red grapes and red wine, and metformin, a drug often prescribed to fight...
Vitamin D may help fight many aging-related diseases

Vitamin D may help fight many aging-related diseases

A simple Google search for “what does vitamin D do?” highlights the widely-used vitamin D supplement’s role in improving calcium absorption and helping bone...
Saturated fat, regardless of type, linked with increased heart disease risk

Saturated fat, regardless of type, linked with increased heart disease risk

A study published in the British Medical Journal revealed findings that, at first glance, are not that surprising: Saturated fat in the diet is...
The Keto diet—is eating more fat the key to weight loss

The Keto diet—is eating more fat the key to weight loss?

Models, athletes and celebrities swear by the ketogenic "keto" diet to help shed those unwanted pounds. The keto diet encourages eating more cheese, butter and...
For women, caffeine could be ally in warding off dementia

For women, caffeine could be ally in warding off dementia

Among a group of older women, self-reported caffeine consumption of more than 261 mg per day was associated with a 36 percent reduction in...
Olive oil, nuts make good cholesterol even better

Olive oil, nuts make good cholesterol even better

Increasing the amount of olive oil or nuts in your diet may make your good cholesterol do its job better, says Dr. Anand Rohatgi,...
Gluten free diets aren

Gluten free diets aren’t easy, but if you slip up a dietary supplement could...

When people with coeliac disease eat foods containing gluten, they have an abnormal immune reaction. This results in inflammation and damage to their small...