Nutrition

Vitamin D pill a day may improve exercise performance and lower risk of heart disease

Vitamin D pill a day may lower risk of heart disease

Taking vitamin D supplements can improve exercise performance and lower the risk of heart disease, according to the findings of a preliminary study presented...
Daily tea drinking protects the elderly from cognitive decline

Daily tea drinking protects the elderly from cognitive decline

Tea drinking reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in older persons by 50 per cent and as much as 86 per cent for those...
More than half of college football athletes have inadequate levels of vitamin D

More than half of college football athletes have inadequate levels of vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency linked to muscle injuries More than half of college football athletes participating in the NFL Combine had inadequate levels of vitamin D,...
4 tips to choose healthy fats

4 tips to choose healthy fats

Researchers from Harvard T.H. CHAN School of Public Health provide tips about how to choose healthy fats: Use liquid vegetable oils for cooking...
Mindful eating could help lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Mindful eating could help lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Given the high stress levels, extended periods of screen time and regular social outings many Americans experience day-to-day in environments where high-calorie foods are...
Customized vitamin D supplements may benefit pregnant women

Customized vitamin D supplements may benefit pregnant women

Individualized supplement doses help protect pregnant women from vitamin D deficiency, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &...
Here is the maximum amount of added sugar your child can eat daily

Here is the maximum amount of added sugar your child can eat daily

Children ages 2 to 18 should eat or drink less than six teaspoons of added sugars daily, according to the scientific statement recommending a...
'No fat' or 'no sugar' label equals no guarantee of nutritional quality

‘No fat’ or ‘no sugar’ label equals no guarantee of nutritional quality

Purchases featuring low- or no-nutrients claims do not necessarily offer the better overall nutrition implied by the claim. Terms such as no-fat or no-sugar, low-fat...
Fish oil supplements may help protect people after a heart attack

Fish oil supplements may help protect people after a heart attack

Omega-3 fish oil supplements prescribed by a healthcare provider may help prevent death from heart disease in patients who recently had a heart attack. They...
Cooking at home tonight

Cooking at home tonight? It’s likely cheaper and healthier

Researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health have been peeking into kitchens - via interviews - for years now. They've just published...