Nutrition

Diet designed to lower blood pressure also reduces risk of kidney disease

Diet designed to lower blood pressure also reduces risk of kidney disease

People who ate a diet high in nuts and legumes, low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and low in red and processed meat,...
Daily dose of beetroot juice improved endurance and blood pressure

Daily dose of beetroot juice improved endurance and blood pressure

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found that a daily dose of beetroot juice significantly improved exercise endurance and blood pressure in...
Higher fat variation of DASH diet lowers blood pressure, triglycerides

Higher fat variation of DASH diet lowers blood pressure, triglycerides

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) dietary pattern, which is high in fruits, vegetables and low fat dairy foods, significantly lowers blood pressure...
Breaking the cycle of obesity

Breaking the cycle of obesity

Adequate levels of the B vitamin folate in the blood of obese pregnant women appear to reduce by 43% the risk that their children...
Mulled wine

Mulled wine: a recipe for sustainability?

Nothing quite says ‘Christmas party’ like the smell of mulled wine drifting around an office. It’s an easy drink to make – all of...
Dietary sugar guidelines are based on low quality evidence

Dietary sugar guidelines are based on low quality evidence, says study

Nutritional guidelines restricting sugar intake are not based on high quality science, finds new study led by McMaster University and The Hospital for Sick...
Vitamin D improves gut flora and metabolic syndrome

Vitamin D improves gut flora and metabolic syndrome

It is well known that a diet high in fat can trigger a metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that pose as risk factors...
Lower life expectancy likely caused by lifestyle choices, study shows

Lower life expectancy likely caused by lifestyle choices, study shows

For the first time in two decades, the life expectancy of Americans declined slightly, and the overall death rate rose, according to a report...
How fat, salt and sugar can be good for you

How fat, salt and sugar can be good for you

It used to be fat that was the bad guy. So people started eating fat-free crackers, low-fat cookies and other carb-heavy foods that left...
Eating whole grain lowers diastolic blood pressure in overweight and obese adults

Eating whole grain lowers diastolic blood pressure in overweight and obese adults

Nutrition professionals have long recommended that we include substantial amounts of whole-grain foods in our diets. An example is the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for...