Nutrition

Vitamin D relieves joint, muscle pain for breast cancer patients

Vitamin D relieves joint, muscle pain for breast cancer patients

High-dose vitamin D relieves joint and muscle pain for many breast cancer patients taking estrogen-lowering drugs, according to a study from Washington University School...
Nutritional quality of kids’ menus not improving

Nutritional quality of kids’ menus not improving

U.S. chain restaurants participating in a National Restaurant Association initiative to improve the nutritional quality of their children’s menus have made no significant changes...
Red wine compound may help protect heart and prevent cancer

Red wine compound may help protect heart and prevent cancer

Resveratrol, a compound famously found in red wine, is well-known for its anti-aging and cognitive benefits, but is also plays an important role in...
Can four fish oil pills a day keep the doctor away? For healthy seniors, perhaps

Can four fish oil pills a day keep the doctor away? For healthy seniors,...

Fish oil is one of the most popular dietary supplements in the U.S. because of the perceived cardiovascular benefits of the omega-3 it contains. However,...
Onion extract may improve high blood sugar and cholesterol

Onion extract may improve high blood sugar and cholesterol

The extract of onion bulb, Allium cepa, strongly lowered high blood glucose (sugar) and total cholesterol levels in diabetic rats when given with the...
Study explains how western diet leads to overeating and obesity

Study explains how western diet leads to overeating and obesity

More than two in three adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese, with substantial biomedical and clinical evidence suggesting that chronic...
Low-cost salt-reduction policy would save millions of lives worldwide

Low-cost salt-reduction policy would save millions of lives worldwide

A government policy to reduce salt intake by 10% over 10 years would be highly cost effective in nearly every country in the world,...
Which is more likely to raise blood sugar levels: sushi or ice cream?

Which is more likely to raise blood sugar levels: sushi or ice cream?

Which is more likely to raise blood sugar levels: sushi or ice cream? According to a Weizmann Institute of Science study reported in the journal...
Vitamin C: The exercise replacement?

Vitamin C: The exercise replacement?

Overweight and obese adults are advised to exercise to improve their health, but more than 50 percent do not do so. Recent research presented at...
Daily folic acid supplementation remains important for prevention of birth defects

Daily folic acid supplementation remains important for prevention of birth defects

Despite the mandatory addition of folic acid to enriched grain products in the United States, many women still do not consume adequate amounts of...