Nutrition

5 foods that boost your brainpower

5 foods that can boost your brainpower

Just as there is no magic pill to prevent cognitive decline, no single food can ensure a sharp brain as you age. Nutritionists emphasize that...
Low FODMAP diet improves quality of life for IBS patients

Low FODMAP diet improves quality of life for IBS patients

Living with a gut disorder such as irritable bowel syndrome can be difficult. While the physical symptoms can be a nightmare for patients, the emotional...
Drinking water before meals may help lose weight

Drinking water before meals may help lose weight

It has often been recommended in popular weight-loss programs that overweight and obese individuals hoping to shed unwanted pounds should drink more water. As is...

DASH diet known to lower blood pressure also has benefits for kidney health

It turns out the "DASH" diet, designed and proven to reduce blood pressure, is also good for your kidneys. A new study from Johns Hopkins...
New research suggests vitamin D decreases risk of cancer

New research suggests vitamin D decreases risk of cancer

Increasing vitamin D levels may lower risk for developing cancer, according to a study conducted by Creighton University with cooperation from the University of...
Healthy diet is as effective as statins to protect your heart

Healthy diet is as effective as statins to protect your heart

Replacing foods high in saturated fats with foods with unsaturated fats can reduce one’s heart disease risk as much as cholesterol lowering drugs statins,...
Debunk myths on antioxidant pills

Debunk myths on antioxidant pills, juicing, other dietary fads

Researchers analyzed nutrition studies in a new review, which intends to cut through the confusion about the best dietary patterns to reduce heart disease. The...
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Vitamin C is effective in targeting cancer stem cells, study shows

Researchers measure the impact on cancer stem cell metabolism of 3 natural substances, 3 experimental pharmaceuticals and 1 clinical drug. Vitamin C is up to...
Current testing may not catch low iron in teen girls

Current testing may not catch low iron in teen girls

Young women should get blood tests for iron deficiency within a few years of starting their periods, new research suggests. The researchers used data from...

Higher dose of vitamin D can improve bone density in premature babies

A new study found if the standard supplementation of 400 IUs of vitamin D is increased to 800 IUs daily there are reductions in...