Nutrition

Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce bacterial lung infections associated with COPD

Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce bacterial lung infections associated with COPD

Compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids – like those found in salmon – might be the key to helping the body combat lung infections,...
Omega-3s may lower breast cancer risk for obese women

Omega-3s may lower breast cancer risk for obese women

Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation, which may explain why they seems to lower the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women who are obese. “Omega-3...
Vitamin D protects against colds and flu

Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study

A study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) finds that vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu. The...
Virgin olive oil may boost 'good' cholesterol

Virgin olive oil may boost ‘good’ cholesterol

A Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil may enhance the cardioprotective benefits of high-density lipoproteins (HDL -- the "good" cholesterol) compared to other...
Limiting salt consumption lowers blood pressure in patients with kidney disease

Limiting salt consumption lowers blood pressure in patients with kidney disease

In a study of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), simple advice from dieticians on limiting salt consumption led to reduced blood pressure. The findings,...
Taking a high-priced cancer drug with a low-fat meal can cut cost by 75%

Taking a high-priced cancer drug with a low-fat meal can cut cost by 75%

Taking one-fourth the standard dose of a widely used drug for prostate cancer with a low-fat breakfast can be as effective -- and four...
A single high-fat meal can damage the metabolism

A single high-fat meal can damage the metabolism

The global proliferation of overweight and obese people and people with type 2 diabetes is often associated with the consumption of saturated fats. Scientists at...
Mom’s unhealthy diet may harm 3 generations, study shows

Mom’s unhealthy diet may harm 3 generations, study shows

Moms who eat high-fat, high-sugar diets may be putting future generations at risk for metabolic problems, even when their offspring eat healthy diets, a...
Eating chocolate every day protects your heart and reduce diabetes risk

Eating chocolate every day can protect your heart and reduce diabetes risk

Including a small amount of chocolate in your daily diet might help prevent diabetes and insulin resistance—and, as a result, protect the heart, too. Researchers...
Setting the record straight on some common beliefs about food and health

Setting the record straight on some common beliefs about food and health

"Everything our parents said was good is bad," complains Alvy Singer, the character played by Woody Allen in "Annie Hall," his 1977 Oscar-winning romantic...