Nutrition

Following dietary recommendations leads to modest heart health improvements

Following dietary recommendations leads to modest heart health improvements

Following current dietary recommendations may lead to small improvements in overall heart health in overweight individuals, according to a study published in the Journal of...
Blood pressure diet improves gout blood marker

Blood pressure diet improves gout blood marker, study finds

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and reduced in fats and saturated fats (the DASH diet), designed decades ago to reduce high...
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 in social settings may be greatest temptation for dieters

Eating in social settings may be greatest temptation for dieters

For people trying to lose weight or maintain a lower body weight, the temptation to overeat is stronger when eating in a social setting,...
Which type of chocolate is best for your health

Which type of chocolate is best for your health? Here’s the science

The Aztec emperor Montezuma II said that a soldier could march for a whole day on a single cup of cocoa. But this was...
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...
Vitamin B3 in food may benefit people with early-onset Parkinson's disease

Vitamin B3 in food may benefit people with early-onset Parkinson’s disease

People with certain forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting the amount of niacin in their diet, according to new research from...
Vitamin B3 in food may benefit people with early-onset Parkinson's disease

Vitamin C may decrease risk of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac rhythm disturbance that can lead to severe consequences such as stroke and heart failure. AF can be triggered...
Why durian is the smelly 'king of fruits'

Why durian is the smelly ‘king of fruits’?

Durian, known as the king of fruits, is eaten all over Southeast Asia. But it's also banned from many public spaces due to its powerful...
Vitamin D supplements improve heart health in vitamin D-deficient diabetics

Vitamin D supplements improve heart health in vitamin D-deficient diabetics

Vitamin D, sometimes called the "sunshine vitamin" because we can make it when our skin is exposed to sufficient amounts of sunlight, has long...