Nutrition

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...
How sugars and sweeteners affect your health

How sugars and sweeteners affect your health

Most of us love sweet foods and drinks. But after that short burst of sweetness, you may worry about how sweets affect your waistline...
A healthy diet improves sperm quality and fecundability of couples

A healthy diet improves sperm quality and fecundability of couples

To improve sperm quality and fertility changes, many fertility clinics recommend simple lifestyle changes such as increased physical activity, cognitive behavioral therapy or yoga...
Caffeine could reduce oxidative stress, improve oxygen-induced lung injury

Caffeine could reduce oxidative stress, improve oxygen-induced lung injury

A new study finds that caffeine may protect the lungs from damage caused by prolonged oxygen therapy, such as oxygen supplementation given to premature...
A vegetarian diet can reap rewards

A vegetarian diet can reap rewards

Vegetarians miss out on lots of foods. No grilled burgers or franks at picnics. No holiday turkey or fries cooked in animal fat. Strict vegetarians...
Average sodium consumption more than double the recommended daily limit

Average sodium consumption more than double the recommended daily limit

Despite recommendations to limit sodium intake to support a heart-healthy lifestyle, daily sodium intake significantly increased in Americans with high blood pressure from 1999-2012. This...
Eating yogurt related to lower heart disease risk

Eating yogurt related to lower heart disease risk

A new study suggests that eating yogurt is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women. High blood pressure is a major...
Want a ‘younger’ brain? Add beets to your menu

Want a ‘younger’ brain? Add beets to your menu

It might be as simple as this: Eat beets, exercise and watch the health of your brain improve! New research by scientists at Wake Forest...
Mediterranean diet may help women receiving IVF to achieve successful pregnancies

Mediterranean diet may help women receiving IVF to achieve successful pregnancies

New research has found that women who follow a "Mediterranean" diet in the six months before assisted reproductive treatment have a better chance of...

A handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of heart disease and cancer

A large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart...