Nutrition

Not all plant-based diets are created equal

Not all plant-based diets are created equal

Plant-based diets are recommended to reduce the risk of heart disease; however, some plant-based diets are associated with a higher risk of heart disease,...
Vitamin D levels not linked to asthma or dermatitis

Vitamin D levels not linked to asthma or dermatitis

Vitamin D supplement is unlikely to reduce the risk of asthma in children or adults, atopic dermatitis, or allergies, according to a new study...
Junk food can change your blood sugar as much as type 2 diabetes

Junk food can change your blood sugar as much as type 2 diabetes

A junk food diet can cause as much damage to the kidney as diabetes, according to a study published in Experimental Physiology. Type 2 diabetes...
Different dietary fat, different risk of mortality

Different dietary fat, different risk of mortality

Consuming higher amounts of unsaturated fats was associated with lower mortality, according to a study from researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public...
Popular diet plans may Help ease type 2 diabetes too

Popular diet plans may help ease type 2 diabetes too

People with type 2 diabetes may get some help with blood sugar control from a few commercial weight-loss programs, but conclusive evidence on most...
Three big causes of iron-deficiency anemia

Three big causes of iron-deficiency anemia

Iron-deficiency anemia is a common, easily treated condition that occurs if you don't have enough iron in your body. Low iron levels usually are due...
How colored vegetables and fruits help fight coronary artery disease

How colored vegetables and fruits help fight coronary artery disease

Lutein, a nutrient found in several highly colored vegetables and fruits, can suppress inflammation, according to a new study by researchers at Linköping University,...
These tips for healthier grilling can reduce risk for cancer

These tips for healthier grilling can reduce risk for cancer

A UCLA expert says a few adjustments to your barbecue protocol can minimize exposure to carcinogens. Did you know that eating grilled meats can increase...
Cocoa and chocolate are good for your cognition

Cocoa and chocolate are good for your cognition

Cocoa can be seen as a dietary supplement to protect human cognition and can counteract different types of cognitive decline. A balanced diet is chocolate...
High-fat diet effectively treats some with rare, severe form of epilepsy

High-fat diet effectively treats some with rare, severe form of epilepsy

In a small clinical trial, researchers at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere found that the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet was a safe and effective treatment option for...