Nutrition

Plant-based diets may bring this brain health risk

Choline is an essential dietary nutrient, but the amount produced by the liver is not enough to meet the requirements of the human body. The...

Sweet potatoes are a holiday dish to be thankful for

Sweet potatoes and yams are a Thanksgiving staple for many families, which makes it important to understand one key fact: Sweet potatoes are not...

The science behind the flavors of your Thanksgiving meal

Americans will eat millions of pounds of turkey, cranberries, potatoes, pies and other favorites for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Cordelia Running, an assistant professor at...

This diet may decrease Alzheimer’s risk by changing your gut

The gut microbiome is the good and bad bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract. They play an important role in our health. In a...

The ‘blue’ in blueberries may help control high blood pressure

In a new study, researchers found that eating 200g of blueberries every day for a month can lead to an improvement in blood vessel...

High-fiber diet may benefit people with heart failure

In a new study, researchers found that heart failure patients who eat more dietary fiber tend to have healthier gut bacteria, which is linked...

This ancient herb may help treat obesity

In a new study, researchers found that an extract from ginseng, a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herb, could help activate brown fat to burn...

Eating mindfully through the holidays – and all year

Slow down before plowing through the holiday hors d'oeuvres or finishing off that overfilled plate of comfort food. An approach called mindful eating could just...

Intermittent fasting could help some people with heart disease live longer

While Intermittent fasting may sound like another dieting craze, the practice of routinely not eating and drinking for short periods of time has shown...

20 ways to manage your diet this holiday season

Obesity, a complex metabolic disease that occurs as a result of our genetic makeup and environmental influences, affects nearly 70 million Americans. As an individual’s...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...