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  • Probiotics can prevent dangerous diarrhea

    Probiotics can prevent dangerous diarrhea

    Probiotics — those products that promise to replenish your gut’s 'healthy' microbes — do seem to help prevent dangerous diarrhea, researchers reported on Thursday.
    - 30 May 13, 11:03pm -
  • People think they're eating less than they are

    People think they're eating less than they are

    People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated…
    - 24 May 13, 7:30pm -
  • Report questioning salt guidelines riles heart experts
    An unusual medical brawl erupted on Tuesday when the influential Institute of Medicine issued a report questioning the basis of years of advice for Americans to cut their salt intake in half.
    - 14 May 13, 4:07pm -
  • Chris Christie's weight-loss procedure doesn't always work

    Chris Christie's weight-loss procedure doesn't always work

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revealed that he's had gastric-band weight-loss surgery, which experts say has the least amount of short-term risk but also yields the least amount of weight loss.
    - 7 May 13, 9:05pm -
  • Caffeinated gum raises health buzz

    Caffeinated gum raises health buzz

    A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.
    - 29 Apr 13, 10:53pm -
  • Dr. Oz's tips for losing those last 10 pounds

    Dr. Oz's tips for losing those last 10 pounds

    Stress, the slowing of metabolism of middle age, and hormone changes after having a baby are three main reasons why many people see the numbers on the scale going up. Dr. Mehmet Oz shares tips on how to shed those final 10 pounds.
    - 11 Mar 13, 7:24pm -
  • How First Lady won over Miss. on school lunches
    Despite its deeply red political leanings, it was Mississippi that early on embraced the first lady’s ideas about healthy food, and was the site where Mrs. Obama kicked off a two day, three-city tour touting the three-year anniversary of her “Let…
    - 1 Mar 13, 12:43am -
  • Why snacking at night is bad for you
    Eating that bowl of Cocoa Puffs at night may be much worse than having it in the morning. The body tends to turn more of that food into fat at night, while turning it into fuel during the day, new research suggests.
    - 22 Feb 13, 9:40pm -
  • High-glycemic foods tied to diabetes risk
    People who eat a lot of low-fiber and processed foods that quickly spike blood sugars may, not surprisingly, have a significantly higher risk of the most common form of diabetes, according to a new study.
    - 14 Feb 13, 10:47pm -
  • New rules would make school snacks healthier
    The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.
    - 1 Feb 13, 5:34pm -
  • Yogurt lovers have better diets
    People who like yogurt may enjoy a better-balanced diet and get more key nutrients than people who never eat the cultured dairy product, new research shows.
    - 24 Jan 13, 11:48pm -
  • Fat-shaming may curb obesity, bioethicist says

    Fat-shaming may curb obesity, bioethicist says

    Unhappy with the slow pace efforts to curb America’s obesity epidemic, a prominent bioethicist is proposing an “edgier strategy” to promote weight loss: more social stigma. But others disagree sharply with Daniel Callahan of the Hastings Center…
    - 24 Jan 13, 12:40am -
  • Forget diets: Cutting fat keeps you slim
    Swapping fatty foods for low-fat alternatives will keep you slim - and now there's World Health Organization-backed research to prove it.
    - 7 Dec 12, 12:16am -
  • 8 sneaky ways to avoid holiday pounds

    8 sneaky ways to avoid holiday pounds

    Trying to lose those pesky 10 pounds you gained on summer vacation or wondering how to prevent packing them on over the holidays? New research shows it can be done, 100 calories at a time.
    - 25 Nov 12, 5:49pm -
  • Even top nutritionists mourn the end of Twinkies

    Even top nutritionists mourn the end of Twinkies

    Ok, admit it. With the threat that Hostess Brands could really go out of business, you are seriously considering a run to the grocery store to stock up on Twinkies. And you are not alone; they evoke such sweet memories that even top nutritionists are…
    - 16 Nov 12, 8:47pm -
  • LA declares 'Meatless Mondays' in vegetarian campaign
    Los Angeles is hoping to persuade people to become vegetarian – at least one day per week.
    - 10 Nov 12, 9:41am -
  • Extra pounds may put you in the hospital
    Regardless of lifestyle and other health-related factors, heavier people were more likely than lean ones to be hospitalized for a variety of conditions, according to an Australian study. What's more, this was the case not just for obese people but al…
    - 22 Oct 12, 12:47am -
  • Cow named Daisy makes reduced-allergy milk

    Cow named Daisy makes reduced-allergy milk

    People allergic to whey may be able to drink newly engineered milk without the unpleasant digestive consequences, according to research released Monday.
    - 1 Oct 12, 10:09pm -
  • She lost nearly 80 pounds on a 'Starbucks diet'

    She lost nearly 80 pounds on a 'Starbucks diet'

    Christine Hall didn’t join an expensive weight-loss program or sign up for a meal-delivery service to help her lose nearly 80 pounds. In fact, she never even goes to the grocery store.
    - 13 Sep 12, 9:53pm -
  • 6 delicious ways to snack on superfood chia

    6 delicious ways to snack on superfood chia

    Chia is an ancient seed that dates back to the Aztecs, who used it as a source of energy and endurance. Now, it's all the rage as a healthy ingredient. From peanut butter to chips, here are tasty ways to incorporate chia in your snacking.
    - 12 Sep 12, 6:32pm -
  • McDonald's adds calorie information to menus
    The world's biggest hamburger chain said Wednesday that it will post calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide starting Monday.
    - 12 Sep 12, 6:07pm -
  • Genetically modified 'golden rice' tested on kids?
    China's health authorities will investigate allegations that genetically modified rice was tested on Chinese children as part of a Sino-U.S. research project, state media said Tuesday.
    - 11 Sep 12, 8:54am -
  • Study: Heavy teens eat fewer calories than peers
    The findings illustrate the difficulty of losing weight by cutting calories alone, especially when the weight is gained early in life, the researchers said.  
    - 10 Sep 12, 6:56pm -
  • Organic food no more nutritious than non-organic
    Organic produce and meat typically isn't any better for you than conventional varieties when it comes to vitamin and nutrient content, according to a new review of the evidence.
    - 4 Sep 12, 5:29pm -
  • Bagged lettuce or bulk? Experts offer food safety advice

    Bagged lettuce or bulk? Experts offer food safety advice

    A new recall of Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine salad marks the sixth time since April that the nation’s top producers of bagged lettuce have pulled products because of worries about food safety.
    - 31 Aug 12, 12:28pm -
  • Weight loss surgery helps prevent diabetes
    Treating obese people with weight loss surgery dramatically delays or prevents the onset of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
    - 22 Aug 12, 11:16pm -
  • Diet supplements linked to bleeding, deaths
    The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Reumofan dietary supplements, after receiving reports of bleeding, stroke and death among people taking the pills.
    - 22 Aug 12, 1:40pm -
  • School lunches: How to get kids to eat healthy

    School lunches: How to get kids to eat healthy

    There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them.
    - 20 Aug 12, 7:38pm -
  • Vitamin C may lessen effects of air pollution

    Vitamin C may lessen effects of air pollution

    There's another reason to eat fruits and veggies: A diet rich in them may lessen the harmful effects of air pollution for people suffering from chronic lung diseases.
    - 17 Aug 12, 6:02pm -
  • 13 rules for dining out on a diet

    13 rules for dining out on a diet

    On average, Americans dine out four times a week, according to the National Restaurant Association. That could be enough to bust any diet. But these tips will help you dine out, have fun and navigate any menu to make smart choices.
    - 12 Aug 12, 3:27pm -
  • Key to dieting: Keep treats out of sight

    Key to dieting: Keep treats out of sight

    People who lose the most weight may be those who can overcome urges when they see, smell or dream about something tasty, researchers said this week. And their study adds to a growing body of evidence that another key to success is keeping a food diar…
    - 3 Aug 12, 12:20pm -
  • Americans in denial about weight gain, study says

    Americans in denial about weight gain, study says

    Researchers from the University of Washington found that people often think they are losing weight when they aren’t, according to research published in the August issue of the journal Preventive Medicine.
    - 1 Aug 12, 6:15pm -
  • Study: Nearly half drop weight-loss programs
    High drop-out rates are in line with those seen in other studies and are a barrier to reducing obesity rates, the researchers said.
    - 1 Aug 12, 5:39pm -
  • Gluten-free: food fad or alternative remedy?

    Gluten-free: food fad or alternative remedy?

    It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do.
    - 31 Jul 12, 6:41pm -
  • Devices don't work to save kids in hot cars

    Devices don't work to save kids in hot cars

    Special seats and other devices designed to help prevent parents from accidentally leaving babies and toddlers behind in cars don’t work, a team of experts said on Monday. They said parents shouldn’t rely on them to keep children safe.
    - 30 Jul 12, 4:56pm -
  • Poll: Half of Americans guzzle soda everyday

    Poll: Half of Americans guzzle soda everyday

    For about half of U.S. adults, soda is a daily drink, according to a new Gallup poll.
    - 24 Jul 12, 5:32pm -
  • New diet drugs? They won't be easy to get

    New diet drugs? They won't be easy to get

    The Food and Drug Administration has approved two new diet drugs in a week. But don't expect to get either Qysmia or Belviq easily, health experts say.
    - 19 Jul 12, 2:57pm -
  • Poll: Obesity a bigger problem than smoking
    The percentage of people in the U.S. who say that obesity is an extremely serious problem for society is now higher than the percentage saying the same thing about cigarette-smoking, according to a new Gallup poll.
    - 18 Jul 12, 5:48pm -
  • FDA approves weight-loss drug Qsymia
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the new weight loss drug Qsymia on Tuesday, adding to a very skimpy arsenal of drugs Americans can take to battle severe obesity.
    - 17 Jul 12, 11:56pm -
  • Want to lose weight? Adopt these 3 habits

    Want to lose weight? Adopt these 3 habits

    Women who were most successful at losing weight kept track of their food intake in a journal, didn't skip meals and avoided eating out, according to a new study.
    - 13 Jul 12, 7:46pm -
  • FDA OKs first new weight-loss pill in 13 years
    Federal Food and Drug Administration officials approved a new weight-loss pill Wednesday, giving the nod to Belviq used in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise to combat obesity.
    - 27 Jun 12, 5:58pm -
  • Low-carb diets may burn the most calories
    Researchers found that overweight people burned 350 more calories a day, on average, when they ate a low-carbohydrate diet, than when they ate a low-fat diet.
    - 26 Jun 12, 9:41pm -
  • Study: Photos of treats may spark cravings

    Study: Photos of treats may spark cravings

    Just glancing at a photo of a rich and gooey chocolate cake can set your brain circuits sparking, switching on cravings and revving up your appetite, a new study shows.
    - 26 Jun 12, 8:10pm -
  • An apple a day may help fight obesity

    An apple a day may help fight obesity

    A compound found in apple peels called ursolic acid may protect against obesity, a new study in mice suggests.
    - 22 Jun 12, 4:58pm -
  • Is healthy food really more expensive?

    Is healthy food really more expensive?

    Contrary to popular belief, it can actually cost more to eat badly. In fact, a new government report finds that nutritious foods – such as grains, vegetables, fruit and dairy – typically cost less than items high in saturated fat and added sugars…
    - 17 May 12, 6:47pm -
  • How to avoid weight gain? Eat on a schedule
    A new study of  mice finds that when we eat may be an important factor in preventing weight gain.
    - 17 May 12, 6:06pm -
  • Coffee lovers lower death risk, study says

    Coffee lovers lower death risk, study says

    Coffee drinkers who worry about the jolt of java it takes to get them going in the morning might just as well relax and pour another cup.
    - 16 May 12, 9:00pm -
  • America's hatred of fat hurts obesity fight
    It may be the nation's last, accepted form of prejudice. But the stigmatization of obesity has repercussions beyond the pain it inflicts on its targets: It threatens to impede efforts to fight the obesity epidemic.
    - 11 May 12, 5:35pm -
  • New weight loss drug a step closer to approval
    Advisers to government health regulators have recommended that that they approve sales of what would be the first new prescription weight-loss drug in the U.S. in more than a decade, despite concerns over cardiac risks.
    - 10 May 12, 8:46pm -
  • Report: Schools key to fighting America's obesity
    Fighting obesity will require changes everywhere Americans live, work, play and learn, says a major new report that outlines dozens of options — from building more walkable neighborhoods to zoning limits on fast-food restaurants to selling healthie…
    - 8 May 12, 11:29pm -
  • Is healthy weight impossible for many Americans?
    America's obesity epidemic is so deeply rooted that it will take dramatic and systemic measures - from overhauling farm policies and zoning laws to, possibly, introducing a soda tax - to fix it, the influential Institute of Medicine said on Tuesday.
    - 8 May 12, 1:37pm -
  • No end to US obesity epidemic, forecast shows
    More bad news about Americans' waistlines: They're only going to get bigger.  Already, about a third of people are obese. By 2030, it is estimated 42 percent of the population will be.
    - 7 May 12, 11:20pm -
  • Berry good news: These may protect your brain

    Berry good news: These may protect your brain

    Women who eat more berries may have a lower risk of cognitive decline in old age, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who had a higher berry intake delayed cognitive aging by up to 2.5 years, as shown by their scores on memory and thin…
    - 27 Apr 12, 5:04pm -

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  • newLooking for the Best Diet to Follow in 2015? Here Are Your Answers - TakePart

    Looking for the Best Diet to Follow in 2015? Here Are Your Answers - TakePart

    TakePartLooking for the Best Diet to Follow in 2015? Here Are Your AnswersTakePart1 resolving to change their diet. Is this the year to go gluten-free? Paleo? vegan? Here are the expert-picked diets for helping Americans live healthier lives, accordi…
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Dec 14, 8:21pm -
  • newToddler dies from malnutrition caused by radical Christian parents' faith ... - Raw Story

    Toddler dies from malnutrition caused by radical Christian parents' faith ... - Raw Story

    Raw StoryToddler dies from malnutrition caused by radical Christian parents' faith ...Raw StoryCalgary Police Service Staff Sgt. Doug Andrus said, “We believe that the family followed a strict dietary regimen based on their beliefs” and conspired…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Dec 14, 4:56pm -
  • newThe Bulletproof Diet is everything wrong with eating in America - Vox

    The Bulletproof Diet is everything wrong with eating in America - Vox

    VOXXIThe Bulletproof Diet is everything wrong with eating in AmericaVoxAlmost every fad diet-book starts with a compelling personal narrative. In this case, Asprey was a Silicon Valley investor who had all the personal success he could have dreamed o…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Dec 14, 4:36pm -
  • Researchers shed light on how diet influences cancer development - Medical News Today

    Researchers shed light on how diet influences cancer development - Medical News Today

    Medical News TodayResearchers shed light on how diet influences cancer developmentMedical News TodayThe results of the study - published in the journal Cell Metabolism - revealed that conversion from a low- to high-calorie diet appeared to reduce tum…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Dec 14, 9:10am -
  • Low-GI Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar - WebMD

    Low-GI Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar - WebMD

    CTV NewsLow-GI Diet May Not Benefit Blood SugarWebMDIn fact, researchers found that overweight adults placed on a low-GI diet actually showed less sensitivity to insulin than those on a high-GI diet. Insulin is the body's key blood-sugar-regulating h…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 4:58pm -
  • Did cavemen really stick to the Paleo diet? - CBS News

    Did cavemen really stick to the Paleo diet? - CBS News

    CBS NewsDid cavemen really stick to the Paleo diet?CBS NewsThe meat-heavy Paleo diet has fast become the trendiest way to stay trim. Paleo is a way of eating based on the supposed habits of prehistoric hunter-gatherers. But Fred Flintstone most likel…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 8:28pm -
  • 6 Diets With Serious Flaws - Huffington Post

    6 Diets With Serious Flaws - Huffington Post

    Yahoo News6 Diets With Serious FlawsHuffington PostBy Melaina Juntti for Men's Journal. From Atkins to low-fat to paleo, there's always some sort of fad diet making waves. To the millions of Americans wanting to drop pounds and get healthier, these r…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 1:15pm -

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  • newJoey Schleicher: To The Fit Woman At Marketplace Foods
    You told your friend it was nice to see someone like me buy vegetables "for a change." You know, because you have been shopping with me before to see what I buy. You also made the assumption that I do not care about my health. Read more:…
    - 20 hours ago, 19 Dec 14, 1:21pm -
  • newJames Clear: Avoid the Second Mistake
    One mistake is just an outlier. Two mistakes is the beginning of a pattern. Killing this pattern before it snowballs into something bigger is one reason why learning how to get back on track quickly is an essential skill for building good habits.…
    - 24 hours ago, 19 Dec 14, 9:53am -
  • Marcia Liss: ...Starve A Fever
    ... Read more: Women, Baby Boomers, Old Wives Tales, Over Fifty, Fifty, Diet, Feed-a-Cold-Starve-a-Fever-Fiction, Comic Strip, Comics, Entertainment, Health, Comedy News
    - 1 day ago, 19 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • Rebecca Jane Weinstein: The Science of Fat: What We Don't Know Will Hurt You
    The following is the introduction to the chapter "The Science of Fat" in the book Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences. Why we become fat and how we los... Read more: Childhood Obesity, Children, Children's Health, Weight, Overweight, Obes…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Dec 14, 7:00am -
  • Jennipher Walters: 9 Reasons to Resolve Not to Diet in 2015
    Diets don't address many of the root issues of weight gain: emotions, habits and unconscious behavior. In fact, they promise that when you diet, you'll become the perfect person. But, spoiler alert, even at a smaller size, you're still the same perso…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 4:51pm -
  • Alan Christianson: 4 Ways To Get Firm And Cute By Lowering Firmicutes
    In a startling study, Dr. Gewirtz at Cornell University showed that the weight of mice could be changed by over 15 percent just by shifting their intestinal bacteria. Along with weight changes, the bacteria present changed the mice's chemistry in way…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 11:30am -
  • Here's What Will Make You 10 Times More Likely To Lose Weight
    When it comes to making New Year’s resolutions, weight loss tops many people’s list, with as much as 21 percent of the population (me included) vo... Read more: Habits Weight Loss, Aarp, Weight Loss, Weight, Diet, Weight Loss Tips, H…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 6:33am -
  • Amy Pleimling: Why Are You Eating?
    Mindful eating is a huge topic involving many elements of attention and awareness from the decision to eat to the decision to stop and everything in between. For now, I'd like to focus a bit more on just a few of those things that impact our decisio…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 11:45am -
  • Why We Make Bad Food Decisions, Even When We Know Better
    When we opt for that last donut in the office kitchen rather than eat the apple brought in from home, our brains are actually making some important mi... Read more: Diets, Why Diets Fail, Willpower, Self-Control, Healthy Choices, Food Wi…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 8:22am -
  • 6 Diets With Serious Flaws
    By Melaina Juntti for Men's JournalFrom Atkins to low-fat to paleo, there's always some sort of fad diet making waves. To the millions of American... Read more: Fad Diets, Worst Diets, Bad Diets, Diet Flaws, Diets With Flaws, Diet and…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 8:13am -
  • If You're Not Diabetic, Don't Bother Going On This Diet
    By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - People without diabetes don't need to worry about where a food falls on the glycemic index - e... Read more: Reuters, Low Glycemic Diet, Diabetes, Diabetes Low Glycemic Diet, High G…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 5:54pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: DNA, Dunkin' and Dingbats
    DNA, with rare exception, is not destiny. Dinner is -- to a far greater extent than most realize, or than our culture seems inclined to put to any good use. Lifestyle can alter gene expression; we can nurture nature. Read more: Health, H…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 11:22am -
  • Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.: Should We Really Shrink Our Plates?
    Manipulating the food environment can be a great tool for effortlessly improving people's eating habits, but this analysis suggests cafeterias should await further proof before they overhaul the dishware. Read more: Calories, Delboeuf Il…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 12:38pm -
  • Gina Keatley: The Emperor's New Calories: Why Everything You Know About Dieting Is Wrong
    As a dietitian in New York City I see a large variety of clients. From African Americans with Type 2 diabetes to Hasidic Jews with obesity and everyth... Read more: Nutrition, Wellness, Weight Loss, Calories, Diet, Healthy Living News
    - 5 days ago, 14 Dec 14, 11:41pm -
  • Caroline L. Arnold: The 12 Microresolutions of Christmas
    We stand on the brink of the holiday season, a time when we generally eat, drink, and spend to excess. By New Year's Day we are so fed up (literally!) that we fervently resolve to change our ways. Why wait for the new year? Read more:…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 6:32pm -
  • Celia Kaye: No Cookie for You
    The practice of consciously considering gluten is different than passively knowing facts about gluten consumption and Celiac disease. If a chef trains her mind to see "GLUTEN" in bold, black letters when she sees soy sauce, she may not accidentally o…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 12:37pm -
  • Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.: 31 Days 2 Resolution: Part One
    Every December, like clockwork, I try and ring the bell as loud as possible to get people psyched up for New Year's resolutions. I have a bunch of rea... Read more: Weight, Weight Loss, Nutrition, Diet and Nutrition, Gym, Exercise, Fitne…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 11:37am -
  • LuxEco Living: Growing Up Green: Get on NatureTrack and Veggie Rescue for a great cause
    It was truly a gift of nature! Standing in the beautiful vines overlooking Santa Ynez Valley at Sunset. Read more: Food, Organic Food, Nutrition, Public Schools, Diet, Kids, Farming, Green Living, Green, LuxEcoLiving.Com, Green News
    - 10 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 8:13pm -
  • Rebecca Jane Weinstein: Alone With Pie (From Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences )
    For reasons I will never understand, I was made to sit about halfway up the stairs. Or maybe I chose that spot. Out of pie reach, but still able to watch the consummation of the event. Read more: Diet, Dieting, Obesity, Childhood Obesity…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 2:03pm -
  • Paul Spector, M.D.: It's About Time: When Is as Important as What in Eating
    Remember these three letters, TRF. It won't be hard. You'll be hearing them a lot. TRF, Time-Restricted Feeding, is the new mantra in the diet, weig... Read more: Diet, Diet and Fitness, Diet and Nutrition, Calories, Fasting, Obesity,…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 10:47am -
  • Mia Redrick: How to Start Over Without Regret
    We've all had to start over in some area of our lives like our career, marriage, business, education, diet, etc. It is so easy to revel in the disbelief of the disappointment that we forget the power of pursuing what is next on the horizon if we keep…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 7:15pm -
  • Alan Christianson: Are Carbs Evil? Part Two
    To live at your greatest level of health and vitality requires using forethought when choosing foods. Carbs are not evil. They are a powerful tool best used wisely. Read more: Carbs, Diet, Healthy Eating, Adrenals, Thyroid, Diet Study, D…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 4:34pm -
  • Dr. Rhea Mehta: 5 Health Hacks to Conquer Holiday Hangovers
    Whether or not you're a health nut, it's challenging to stay on your game over the holidays, especially if you're doing family dinners and party hopping. The influx of toxins from food and alcohol make it tough to fully immerse yourself in the intend…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 2:54pm -
  • Kerry H. McManama: Healthful Eating: Get Off the Tightrope
    Krieger expressed that healthful eating can -- and should -- include foods considered taboo on many of today's popular weight-loss plans. She said, "There should be no such thing as, 'never' where food is involved" -- even French bread.…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 12:34pm -
  • Adam Bornstein: The New Nutrition Secret
    "Tell me the new nutrition secret that will blow my mind." After nearly 15 years of being asked this question, I guess it's time to provide an answer. But I'll be honest, I dread when people make this specific request. Read more: Diet an…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 12:43pm -

Huffington Post (Diet & Nutrition)

  • newMatthew Basso: 10 Healthy Habits for the New Year
    2014 is coming to a close, so inevitably the chatter of New Year's resolutions is getting louder. It's great to start goal setting and structuring a p... Read more: Fitness and Exercise, Health, Sleep, Nutrition, New Year's Resolutions,…
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Dec 14, 3:58pm -
  • newJoey Schleicher: To The Fit Woman At Marketplace Foods
    You told your friend it was nice to see someone like me buy vegetables "for a change." You know, because you have been shopping with me before to see what I buy. You also made the assumption that I do not care about my health. Read more:…
    - 20 hours ago, 19 Dec 14, 1:21pm -
  • newDrew Ramsey, M.D.: It's Sugar Season: How To Cope
    Keep what I call the 'Golden Rule of Sugar' in mind as you're going from holiday party to holiday party: Only eat sugar -- whether it comes in the form glucose, fructose or sucrose -- with nutrients, namely, fiber, fats, minerals and phytonutrients f…
    - 21 hours ago, 19 Dec 14, 12:37pm -
  • newLawrence Williams: Eat REAL for the Holidays: 12 Health Tips for the 12+ Days of Holidays!
    The 12 days of Christmas are realistically more like 60+ days of diet sabotage. Sure, the traditional holiday season starts at Thanksgiving and culminates at New Years; however, unhealthy holiday foods are really introduced as early as mid October wi…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Dec 14, 10:34am -
  • newJames Clear: Avoid the Second Mistake
    One mistake is just an outlier. Two mistakes is the beginning of a pattern. Killing this pattern before it snowballs into something bigger is one reason why learning how to get back on track quickly is an essential skill for building good habits.…
    - 24 hours ago, 19 Dec 14, 9:53am -
  • Marcia Liss: ...Starve A Fever
    ... Read more: Women, Baby Boomers, Old Wives Tales, Over Fifty, Fifty, Diet, Feed-a-Cold-Starve-a-Fever-Fiction, Comic Strip, Comics, Entertainment, Health, Comedy News
    - 1 day ago, 19 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • Rebecca Jane Weinstein: The Science of Fat: What We Don't Know Will Hurt You
    The following is the introduction to the chapter "The Science of Fat" in the book Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences. Why we become fat and how we los... Read more: Childhood Obesity, Children, Children's Health, Weight, Overweight, Obes…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Dec 14, 7:00am -
  • Jennipher Walters: 9 Reasons to Resolve Not to Diet in 2015
    Diets don't address many of the root issues of weight gain: emotions, habits and unconscious behavior. In fact, they promise that when you diet, you'll become the perfect person. But, spoiler alert, even at a smaller size, you're still the same perso…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 4:51pm -
  • Zach Dean: 3 New Year's Resolution Remixes: How to Actually Enjoy Them This Time
    The end goal for most New Year's resolutions is living a better life, and I'd like to suggest the key to a better life is not cutting out something you love doing; rather, it's deliberately crafting a balanced life you enjoy. Read more:…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 1:21pm -
  • Alan Christianson: 4 Ways To Get Firm And Cute By Lowering Firmicutes
    In a startling study, Dr. Gewirtz at Cornell University showed that the weight of mice could be changed by over 15 percent just by shifting their intestinal bacteria. Along with weight changes, the bacteria present changed the mice's chemistry in way…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 11:30am -
  • Here's What Will Make You 10 Times More Likely To Lose Weight
    When it comes to making New Year’s resolutions, weight loss tops many people’s list, with as much as 21 percent of the population (me included) vo... Read more: Habits Weight Loss, Aarp, Weight Loss, Weight, Diet, Weight Loss Tips, H…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 6:33am -
  • Celia Kaye: 3 Things You Thought Would Change By Going Gluten-Free
    Although eating gluten-free does not automatically result in improvements to your waistline, energy level, or skin, it can certainly be a springboard. And for celiacs, the benefits of a completely gluten-free lifestyle, inside and out, are undeniable…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 6:34pm -
  • Early Humans Ate Like Pigs (Literally)
    Paleoanthropologists are pretty amused by the faddish Paleo Diet. And now a review of studies on hominid evolution is using environmental and chemical... Read more: Hominids, Paleo Diet, Paleo Eating, Prehistoric Man, Paleoanthropology,…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 2:24pm -
  • Menus To Include Calories Counts For Alcohol By Next Year
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.... Read more: Diet and Nutrition, Alcohol, Alcohol Calories, Alcohol Calorie Counts, A…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 11:50am -
  • Amy Pleimling: Why Are You Eating?
    Mindful eating is a huge topic involving many elements of attention and awareness from the decision to eat to the decision to stop and everything in between. For now, I'd like to focus a bit more on just a few of those things that impact our decisio…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 11:45am -
  • Why We Make Bad Food Decisions, Even When We Know Better
    When we opt for that last donut in the office kitchen rather than eat the apple brought in from home, our brains are actually making some important mi... Read more: Diets, Why Diets Fail, Willpower, Self-Control, Healthy Choices, Food Wi…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 8:22am -
  • 6 Diets With Serious Flaws
    By Melaina Juntti for Men's JournalFrom Atkins to low-fat to paleo, there's always some sort of fad diet making waves. To the millions of American... Read more: Fad Diets, Worst Diets, Bad Diets, Diet Flaws, Diets With Flaws, Diet and…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 8:13am -
  • If You're Not Diabetic, Don't Bother Going On This Diet
    By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - People without diabetes don't need to worry about where a food falls on the glycemic index - e... Read more: Reuters, Low Glycemic Diet, Diabetes, Diabetes Low Glycemic Diet, High G…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 5:54pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: DNA, Dunkin' and Dingbats
    DNA, with rare exception, is not destiny. Dinner is -- to a far greater extent than most realize, or than our culture seems inclined to put to any good use. Lifestyle can alter gene expression; we can nurture nature. Read more: Health, H…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 11:22am -
  • Curt Bowen: From Silver Bullets to Silver Systems
    The bottom line of the conference is easy to understand: There is an immense potential to affect the nutrition and income of small farmers throughout Guatemala by improving the black bean seeds they use. But the challenge we will all face is how to c…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 10:41am -
  • The Active Times: Tips for Making a New Year's Resolution You'll Actually Keep
    Perhaps it's the perception of starting out with a clean slate, or maybe it's because you can usually get a better deal on a gym membership -- for a whole slew of different reasons, the beginning of a new year is easily the most popular time for sett…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 9:35pm -
  • Mark Hyman, MD: The Easiest Thing You Can Do for Weight Loss and Longevity
    The old proverb "eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and supper like a pauper" now has some scientific muscle behind it. Many of us think that if we skip breakfast we will reduce our overall calorie intake for the day and lose weight.…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 1:28pm -
  • Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.: Should We Really Shrink Our Plates?
    Manipulating the food environment can be a great tool for effortlessly improving people's eating habits, but this analysis suggests cafeterias should await further proof before they overhaul the dishware. Read more: Calories, Delboeuf Il…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 12:38pm -
  • Gina Keatley: The Emperor's New Calories: Why Everything You Know About Dieting Is Wrong
    As a dietitian in New York City I see a large variety of clients. From African Americans with Type 2 diabetes to Hasidic Jews with obesity and everyth... Read more: Nutrition, Wellness, Weight Loss, Calories, Diet, Healthy Living News
    - 5 days ago, 14 Dec 14, 11:41pm -
  • LuxEco Living: Growing Up Green: Get on NatureTrack and Veggie Rescue for a great cause
    It was truly a gift of nature! Standing in the beautiful vines overlooking Santa Ynez Valley at Sunset. Read more: Food, Organic Food, Nutrition, Public Schools, Diet, Kids, Farming, Green Living, Green, LuxEcoLiving.Com, Green News
    - 10 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 8:13pm -

Huffington Post (Nutrition)

  • newMatthew Basso: 10 Healthy Habits for the New Year
    2014 is coming to a close, so inevitably the chatter of New Year's resolutions is getting louder. It's great to start goal setting and structuring a p... Read more: Fitness and Exercise, Health, Sleep, Nutrition, New Year's Resolutions,…
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Dec 14, 3:58pm -
  • newLawrence Williams: Eat REAL for the Holidays: 12 Health Tips for the 12+ Days of Holidays!
    The 12 days of Christmas are realistically more like 60+ days of diet sabotage. Sure, the traditional holiday season starts at Thanksgiving and culminates at New Years; however, unhealthy holiday foods are really introduced as early as mid October wi…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Dec 14, 10:34am -
  • newJames Clear: Avoid the Second Mistake
    One mistake is just an outlier. Two mistakes is the beginning of a pattern. Killing this pattern before it snowballs into something bigger is one reason why learning how to get back on track quickly is an essential skill for building good habits.…
    - 24 hours ago, 19 Dec 14, 9:53am -
  • Zach Dean: 3 New Year's Resolution Remixes: How to Actually Enjoy Them This Time
    The end goal for most New Year's resolutions is living a better life, and I'd like to suggest the key to a better life is not cutting out something you love doing; rather, it's deliberately crafting a balanced life you enjoy. Read more:…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 1:21pm -
  • The Active Times: Tips for Making a New Year's Resolution You'll Actually Keep
    Perhaps it's the perception of starting out with a clean slate, or maybe it's because you can usually get a better deal on a gym membership -- for a whole slew of different reasons, the beginning of a new year is easily the most popular time for sett…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 9:35pm -
  • Mark Hyman, MD: The Easiest Thing You Can Do for Weight Loss and Longevity
    The old proverb "eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and supper like a pauper" now has some scientific muscle behind it. Many of us think that if we skip breakfast we will reduce our overall calorie intake for the day and lose weight.…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 1:28pm -
  • Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.: Should We Really Shrink Our Plates?
    Manipulating the food environment can be a great tool for effortlessly improving people's eating habits, but this analysis suggests cafeterias should await further proof before they overhaul the dishware. Read more: Calories, Delboeuf Il…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 12:38pm -
  • Gina Keatley: The Emperor's New Calories: Why Everything You Know About Dieting Is Wrong
    As a dietitian in New York City I see a large variety of clients. From African Americans with Type 2 diabetes to Hasidic Jews with obesity and everyth... Read more: Nutrition, Wellness, Weight Loss, Calories, Diet, Healthy Living News
    - 5 days ago, 14 Dec 14, 11:41pm -
  • Mark Hyman, MD: How Chronic Stress Can Create Hormonal Havoc, Part Two
    Fortunately, an arsenal of strategies can help you keep your calm when life doles out storms. Among them, these 13 are some of my favorites: Read more: Nutrition, Food as Medicine, Healthy Living News
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 11:54am -
  • Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.: 31 Days 2 Resolution: Part One
    Every December, like clockwork, I try and ring the bell as loud as possible to get people psyched up for New Year's resolutions. I have a bunch of rea... Read more: Weight, Weight Loss, Nutrition, Diet and Nutrition, Gym, Exercise, Fitne…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 11:37am -
  • LuxEco Living: Growing Up Green: Get on NatureTrack and Veggie Rescue for a great cause
    It was truly a gift of nature! Standing in the beautiful vines overlooking Santa Ynez Valley at Sunset. Read more: Food, Organic Food, Nutrition, Public Schools, Diet, Kids, Farming, Green Living, Green, LuxEcoLiving.Com, Green News
    - 10 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 8:13pm -
  • Lauren Solomon: 5 Tips to a Healthy You, From a Health Coach Who's Been There
    In my career as an image consultant, I focus on helping people look and feel their best -- and guide them towards becoming their personal best. In add... Read more: Nutrition, Diet and Nutrition, Dieting, Healthy Living News
    - 10 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 1:33pm -
  • Tips For Not Gaining Weight Over The Holidays, From Lisa Drayer (VIDEO)
    When it comes to avoiding extra weight gain around the holidays, Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, author of The Beauty Diet says that your focus should be on stay... Read more: Marlo Thomas, Mondays With Marlo, Nutrition, Health, Beauty, Healthy Eat…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 6:06pm -
  • This Is How Much Exercise It Takes To Burn Off Your Favorite Foods, From Lisa Drayer (VIDEO)
    How much exercise would it take to burn off your favorite holiday foods? Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, author of The Beauty Diet gave us some perspective. To b... Read more: Marlo Thomas, Mondays With Marlo, Nutrition, Health, Beauty, Healthy Eat…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 5:59pm -
  • Don't Eat THIS Food In Excess, From Lisa Drayer (VIDEO)
    We all know that sugar contributes excess calories, which causes weight gain, and is associated with diseases like diabetes. But according to Lisa Dra... Read more: Marlo Thomas, Mondays With Marlo, Nutrition, Health, Beauty, Healthy Eat…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 5:48pm -
  • The Best Foods For Your Skin, From Lisa Drayer (VIDEO)
    What are the best foods for your skin? Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, author of The Beauty Diet says that foods high in omega-3s, like salmon, herring, and trou... Read more: Marlo Thomas, Mondays With Marlo, Nutrition, Health, Beauty, Healthy Eat…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 5:41pm -
  • Try To Avoid These Foods At Holidays Parties, From Lisa Drayer (VIDEO)
    If you're going to eat healthy during the holiday season, Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, and author of The Beauty Diet warns that certain staple holiday dishes ... Read more: Marlo Thomas, Mondays With Marlo, Nutrition, Health, Beauty, Healthy Eat…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 5:29pm -
  • A Perfect Day Of Eating, From Lisa Drayer (VIDEO)
    What does a perfect day of eating look like? Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, author of The Beauty Diet recommends starting your day off with a healthy, fiber-ric... Read more: Marlo Thomas, Mondays With Marlo, Nutrition, Health, Beauty, Healthy Eat…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 3:51pm -
  • William Lambers: House to Vote on Bill That Fights World Hunger
    Food must be the highest priority for American foreign policy. So both the House and the Senate need to focus on this bill and others that feed the hungry. Read more: Congress, Global Food Security Act, World Hunger, House of Representat…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 12:10pm -
  • Dr. Rhea Mehta: 5 Health Hacks to Conquer Holiday Hangovers
    Whether or not you're a health nut, it's challenging to stay on your game over the holidays, especially if you're doing family dinners and party hopping. The influx of toxins from food and alcohol make it tough to fully immerse yourself in the intend…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 2:54pm -
  • Mark Hyman, MD: How Chronic Stress Can Create Hormonal Havoc, Part One
    When you clean up your diet from mind-robbing molecules like caffeine, alcohol, and refined sugars and eat regularly to avoid the short-term stress of starvation on your body, you can maintain an even-keeled mindset throughout the day even when thing…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Dec 14, 11:32am -
  • Jessica Donovan: Food! Fabulous Food!
    To develop a healthy relationship with food is to feel great, both inside and out. It is your choice what you fuel your body with! It is entirely up to you! Read more: Real Food, Whole Foods, Nutrition, Healthy Eating, Naturopathy, Moms,…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Dec 14, 3:05pm -
  • How Well Do You Know The Nutrition Basics?
    For such a universal activity, eating can be pretty confusing. Grocery stores are crowded with nutritional jargon -- think: organic, vegan, enriched, ... Read more: Nutrition, Nutrition Terms, Organic, Fortified, Local Foods, Gmo, Geneti…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Dec 14, 8:42am -
  • John Berardi, Ph.D.: Intermittent Fasting: Who's It For? (And, if It's Not for You, What to Do Instead)
    Although the name may be a recent invention, intermittent fasting is nothing new. What is new is that clinical research on IF's benefits for health and longevity is beginning to catch up. Read more: Diet, Health, Intemittent Fasting, Fas…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 3:01pm -
  • Mark Hyman, MD: Why You Should Be a Pegan -- Part Two
    Let's focus first on what is in common between paleo and vegan (healthy vegan), because there is more that intelligent eating has in common than there are differences. They both focus on real, whole, fresh food that is sustainably raised.…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Dec 14, 4:04pm -

Huffington Post (Nutrition Facts)

  • Stephanie Feldstein: American Diet Needs a Break from Meat, Dairy
    I'm happy to see that sustainability is, for the first time, part of the conversation for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines but here's the thing: If we're going to have healthy people and a healthy planet, we've got to reduce the amount of meat and dairy w…
    - 80 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: The Keys to Good Health
    Rather, leaving aside the swirl of aspersions that likely has Dr. Keys turning in his grave if such things are possible, I simply want to note that his work is...moot. It doesn't matter whether Keys was all right, all wrong, or inevitably -- somewher…
    - 14 Aug 14, 5:16pm -
  • What The Government Got Wrong About Nutrition -- And How It Can Fix It
    Americans have been gorging themselves on unhealthy junk food, leading to high rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. New dietary guidelines co... Read more: Dga Update, Usda Dietary Guidelines, Fat, Obesity, Dietary Guidelines fo…
    - 31 Jul 14, 1:47pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Fat: Ending the War That Nobody Started
    The evidence continues to accrue -- with almost surprising frequency -- that we should, indeed, eat less meat, butter, and cheese (before we even factor in the environmental considerations, which frankly we should do). We just shouldn't replace them…
    - 16 Jun 14, 3:27pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Of Salt, Saltation and Salience: The Case for Fixing What's Broken
    The prevailing fashion in nutrition, if not all of health news, is contrarianism. Cutting back on salt was yesterday's news. If today's news were the same as yesterday's news, we might not be confused, and desperately in need of tomorrow's news to he…
    - 17 Apr 14, 3:39pm -
  • Daniel J. Schultz: You Can't Outrun Your Fork
    We need to disprove the myths that are still perpetuated by companies, which state that sedentary lifestyles are the main cause of our weight issues. We need to realize that what we put on our plates, or in our bowls and cups, has the greatest impact…
    - 9 Apr 14, 3:46pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: The New Dietary Fat Study: What You Will Hear and What It Really Means
    No, it is not suddenly good to eat more saturated fat -- and the new study grabbing headlines showed no such thing. The study, a meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine, shows the following two things in particular: (1) you cannot get a good…
    - 18 Mar 14, 4:20pm -
  • Joe Satran: Following USDA Eating Guidelines Made Me Neurotic -- But Not Healthy
    Essentially, the experience made me neurotic and anxious about food (one of my great pleasures!) without making me especially healthy. Read more: Huffpost Full Plate, Myplate Experiment, My Myplate Experiment, Usda Diet, Dietary Guidelin…
    - 15 Feb 13, 1:40pm -
  • Joe Satran: MyPlate's Not-So-Blissful Restaurant Ignorance
    A quarter of Americans eat dinner out at least three nights a week, so for the USDA to systematically ignore this facet of the American eating system is risky. Read more: Usda Diet, Healthy Eating, Myplate, Huffpost Full Plate, New Food…
    - 8 Feb 13, 8:49am -
  • Joe Satran: The Tyranny Of 'Empty Calories'
    I tried incorporating two new normal life things into my MyPlate Experiment: restaurants and cooking for a group. They each presented minor challenges, but not as many as I might have suspected. Read more: Usda Diet, Myplate, Huffpost Fu…
    - 7 Feb 13, 8:29am -
  • Joe Satran: Healthy Eating Is Hard Work
    I'm only 24 hours into my mission to eat exactly according to the federal government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and I can already tell it's going to be a hard week. Read more: Healthy Eating, Myplate, Huffpost Full Plate, My Myp…
    - 5 Feb 13, 8:20am -
  • Dr. Jonny Bowden: The Great Cholesterol Myth
    The "Great Cholesterol Myth" has been the foundation of the boneheaded dietary advice you and I have been saddled with for the past 30 years, "official" dietary advice that has directly contributed to the greatest epidemic of obesity, diabetes and he…
    - 6 Nov 12, 12:18pm -
  • Dr. Lisa Young: 11 Fruits and Veggies We Should Be Eating -- And Why
    Eating a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables has been linked to improved health, and for good reason. While all fruits and vegetables are healthy, here are several pointers on some nutrition powerhouses. Read more: Myplate, Fruits…
    - 12 Jul 12, 7:30am -
  • Researchers ID The 'Real' 5 Food Groups, Southern Fare Included
    Everything you thought you knew about the five food groups may be changing soon, according to researchers from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, w... Read more: 5 Food Groups, Southern Food, Food Pyramid, Five Food Groups, Food Group…
    - 19 Mar 12, 12:04pm -
  • Kristin Wartman: Food Industry Would Prefer to Regulate Itself
    Food corporations enjoy carte blanche on what they can say about their foods, how and to whom they advertise, and even (to a large degree) the ingredients they choose to put in their foods. Read more: Let's Move, Public Policy, Nutrition…
    - 1 Aug 11, 4:20pm -
  • Kristin Wartman: Infographic: A Real Food MyPlate

    Kristin Wartman:  Infographic: A Real Food MyPlate

    By providing clear and accurate guidelines based on real food, Americans can see what a healthy diet really looks like, rather than what an industry influenced diet looks like. Read more: Food, Usda, Myplate, Nutrition, Dietary Guideline…
    - 30 Jun 11, 5:34pm -
  • Andrea Pennington, M.D.: Where The New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Fall Short
    In short, the new USDA Dietary Guidelines say to Americans: don't aim too high, you'll probably fail anyway. Read more: Dietary Guidelines, New Dietary Guidelines, U.S. Dietary Guidelines, US Dietary Guidelines, Home News
    - 16 Mar 11, 8:13am -
  • Stanton Peele: Moral Versus Health Scales: Where Do Sex, Smoking, and Drinking Fall?
    The United States has had a long, see-saw moral and public health battle over alcohol. Read more: Charlie Sheen, The Bottle, Chuck Lorre, Alcohol and Health, Two and a Half Men, Dietary Guidelines, Temperance, George Cruikshank, Moderat…
    - 24 Feb 11, 2:08pm -
  • Chris Elam: Last Week's Amazon #1 Bestseller
    Kathy Freston's new book, Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World, details the tremendous physical and environmental benefits of a vegan diet in shocking but ultimately affirming terms. Read more: Humane Socety, Harpo, Disea…
    - 7 Feb 11, 9:34am -
  • Susie Middleton: Eating Less is Good, But How About Eating (and Cooking) at Home?
    The government's new dietary guidelines recommend that we fill half our plates with vegetables. I applaud the straightforward advice. But what about cooking your own food? Read more: Home Cooking, Good Fats, Recipes, Nutrition, Cooking,…
    - 2 Feb 11, 4:00pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: New Dietary Guidelines: A Physician's Perspective
    Overall, these Dietary Guidelines are more alike than different from their predecessors. In terms of the content changes, I like the new emphasis on obesity and chronic disease prevention/treatment. Read more: Dietary Guidelines, New Die…
    - 1 Feb 11, 8:06am -
  • Neal Barnard, M.D.: New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Emphasize Plant-Based Foods
    The new guidelines devote two full pages to vegetarian and vegan nutrition, showing exactly how to pull a healthy diet together. Read more: Health, Diet, Dietary Guidelines, Nutrition, Dietary Guidelines Changed, Salt Dietary Guidelines,…
    - 31 Jan 11, 1:47pm -
  • Judith J. Wurtman, PhD: New U.S. Dietary Guidelines And Why We Still Eat Deep-Fried Butter
    It is unlikely that as a country we will be shifting to a healthier eating style anytime soon unless the country goes into a sort of food-lockdown. Read more: What Are the US Dietary Guidelines, US Dietary Guidelines 2010, The u.s. Dieta…
    - 25 Oct 10, 9:20am -

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Medical News Today

Diet Plans Weekly

  • Recreate Your Favorite Recipes for a Gluten Free Diet Plan
    Gluten free living calls for some creativity in the kitchen. In order to avoid pre-packaged gluten free items that are high in fat or sugar, many meals are prepared from “scratch.” Losing weight doesn’t rely on turning down your favorite dishes…
    - 27 Sep 12, 4:43pm -
  • Get Cozy with Satisfying Fall Recipes for a Vegan Diet Plan

    Get Cozy with Satisfying Fall Recipes for a Vegan Diet Plan

      Fall summons images of delicious hot meals. Soups, stews, and hearty fare make their return to the table. A vegan diet plan can put a damper on enjoying these seasonal favorites, as many recipes use chicken or beef stock or a variety of meats as a…
    - 13 Sep 12, 6:04pm -
  • Detox Diet Plan: More Than Healthy Eating
    Fall is nearly here, meaning it’s the perfect time to begin a detox diet plan. An autumn detox prepares the body for winter by increasing the metabolism, helping you shed some pounds, bolstering the immune system to prevent those cold weather illne…
    - 7 Sep 12, 3:18pm -
  • Breaking Down Food Labels for a Gluten Free Diet Plan
    When on a gluten free diet plan, particularly for celiac disease or gluten intolerance, it’s essential to read food labels. Even seemingly innocent foods can contain gluten. Yet how do you decipher the food label jargon? We’ve compiled a list of…
    - 31 Aug 12, 3:54pm -
  • Protein Packed Foods for a Vegetarian Diet Plan
    Anyone on a vegetarian diet plan has probably heard, “How are you going to get enough protein?” By choosing a variety of whole, nutritious foods, this won’t be a problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adult women…
    - 31 Aug 12, 2:49pm -
  • Green Smoothie Recipes for a Vegan Diet Plan
    By eating a balanced diet with substantial variety, vegans can obtain the essential nutrients they need. It can be difficult to get all of the necessary vitamins and minerals when avoiding animal-based products. However, dark, leafy green vegetables…
    - 17 Aug 12, 2:55pm -
  • 5 Herbal Additions for a Detox Diet Plan
      In addition to clean eating and cleansing teas, adding certain herbs to your detox diet plan can further flush your system. There are a host of tried and true herbs that are valued as safe remedies to purify the liver, eliminate toxins via bile, a…
    - 10 Aug 12, 2:16pm -
  • Yoga Postures to Strengthen Digestion on a Gluten Free Diet Plan
    Drastically changing your diet can wreak havoc on your digestive system. This is especially true for individuals with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. The first few weeks on a gluten free diet plan may still involve stomach pain and digestive i…
    - 3 Aug 12, 2:55pm -
  • Fresh Recipes for a Vegetarian Diet Plan
    The summer is the perfect time to jumpstart weight loss on a vegetarian diet plan. Now is the time to take full advantage of farmers’ markets or personal gardens to pack your menu with fresh, seasonal produce. Fruits and vegetables are a low calori…
    - 27 Jul 12, 5:04pm -
  • Seasonal Recipes for a Vegan Diet Plan
    Eating fresh, seasonal food is a great way to cut down on preservatives and other toxins, while also reducing your environmental impact. Take full advantage of local farmers’ markets or even your own garden to prepare healthy dishes for a vegan die…
    - 20 Jul 12, 6:48pm -

Healthline

  • Diabetes Month
    November is American Diabetes Month, so I thought it was a good time to talk about the disease.Stats7.8% of the population (23.6 million) people have diabetesHispanic/Latino Americans are 1.8 times more likely to have diabetes than whitesAfrican A...
    - 32 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • Are Food Labels Accurate?
    Numerous studies show that when someone tracks their calories they lose more weight, and some estimate that you can even lose twice as much weight if you track.
    - 10 Jul 13, 7:00am -
  • Fertility Diet: For MEN
    All of you women out there know how important it is to eat a healthy diet while trying to become pregnant (and of course once you are pregnant, too!). But did you know that the diet and other lifestyle choices of your man can also affect fertilit...
    - 23 Apr 13, 7:00am -
  • Book Review: 1000 Low Calorie Recipes
    Jackie Newgent is an amazing dietitian, chef and friend, but that is not why I adore her new book, 1000 Low-Calorie Recipes. This is a gem of a cookbook. Not only is it loaded with healthy recipes, everything I’ve made from pizza to salad dress...
    - 16 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • Fueling for the Long Run
    Last weekend was Disney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon and as the Official runDisney Nutritionist, I was there joining in on the action. Before the race I did a warm up run with a group runners and spoke with them about how to fuel during train...
    - 15 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • Upping Your Nutrition Game
    Recently I did a TV segment with Charles Divins on the Daily Buzz. It was a blast! We discussed how to making a few simple switches to your usual food choices would help you up your nutrition game. Shaving only 100 calories a day from your diet...
    - 12 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • Let's Talk About Chili
    I’m sure we may all have a special memory that involves chili. This warm dish often signifies fall and cool weather; it warms you up from the inside out. Maybe you had chili while sitting snuggling by the fire, a chili cheese dog right after a ...
    - 9 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month
    How do you like your peanut butter? Smeared on a sandwich with jelly, as a topping for apple slices, or plain right out of the jar? I agree, it’s finger licking good. My favorite? A spoonful dunked in a hot bowl of oatmeal. When it melts, it ma...
    - 7 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • Gluten Free Living
    Celiac disease is a hot topic in social media, after Jennifer Esposito tweeted about getting fired after falling ill on the set of the CBS drama “Blue Bloods.” She tweets that her doctor recommended her to reduce her work schedule due to Celiac..…
    - 5 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • A Tribute to Oatmeal
    This past Monday marked National Oatmeal day, and what’s a better way to celebrate than a warm bowl of oats in the morning? Growing up I’d have instant oatmeal in the car ride to school. My mom wasn’t a huge fan of oatmeal, or so she thought, a…
    - 2 Nov 12, 7:00am -
  • Bites for a Healthy Pregnancy
    Pregnancy is a wonderful experience, but it doesn’t come without its challenges, especially if it’s your first. I remember hearing all sorts of pregnancy advice and old wives tales during my pregnancy from well meaning family and friends, but ...
    - 31 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Family Dinner Time
    Growing up, my family always sat down to dinner to eat together. It was a time to catch up on our days and discuss anything that was going on at school or in after school activities. I definitely feel like this made our family closer and we wer...
    - 29 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Healthy Fall Flavors
    We’re in the heart of the fall with leaves changing and falling lightly to the ground. This time of year also provides some uniquely fall flavors packed in nutrition and good taste. Here are some of my favorite fall foods -- try to incorporate ...
    - 26 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Keep Your Food and Your Family Safe
    With the growing number of food contamination outbreaks this past year; you may be wondering how you can keep your food and family safe. Paying attention to the news is your first step so you are aware of any new recalls or outbreaks, how can y...
    - 24 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Ten Ways to Celebrate Food Day
    Have you heard of Food Day? Everyone will be celebrating a day dedicated to food on October 24th this year. The mantra for food day is “Eat Real”, and it’s something I support whole-heartedly. Eating real, whole food is a predominant element ..…
    - 22 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • The 411 on Natural and Artificial Sweeteners
    Everyone seems to have their own preference on what type of sweetener they like to cook/bake with, or have in their coffee. It can be really confusing as to what types of sweeteners are healthier. Well, the truth is, every sweetener has its own...
    - 19 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Ten Ways to Enjoy Pumpkins this Fall
    Today's post was inspired by a recent trip to the pumpkin patch with my five-year-old-son. Pumpkins seem to be the shining crop of fall -- they are fun to pick, great for carving, and the best of all, they are absolutely delicious in almost anyth...
    - 17 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Three Ways to Boost Your Nutritional Intake
    Last week one of the biggest nutrition conferences of the year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition, took place in Philadelphia.This is an exciting time for professionals to see what is on the mar...
    - 15 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Where Does Your Food Come From?
    Ever wonder where your food really comes from? I recently was on The Daily Buzz national morning TV show talking about an amazing group of women farmers who help foster the conversation.Watch the clip here! CommonGround is a group of volun...
    - 12 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Three Simple, Fun Tailgating Ideas
    The air is getting crisp and that means baseball playoffs are coming, but Saturdays and Sundays are now reserved for football! With the plethora of outdoor sports, that only means one thing for fans: Tailgating. I recently did a segment on The D...
    - 10 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Support the Farmers -- Buy Local
    Weekends are days I love to spend with my family. Whether we go bike riding in the park, walking around our neighborhood or browsing through the farmer’s market, its time well spent! If you have never walked around or bought anything from a far...
    - 8 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Exercise for Your Health
    Exercising not only helps you lose weight, it also reduces your risk of chronic diseases, improves your mood, reduces stress, improves sleep, and improves your overall quality of life. With our busy schedules, fitting exercise into our daily r...
    - 5 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Fall is Apple Season
    Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather begins to cool down, football starts again and it’s apple-picking season! During this time of year, you can find so many types of apples -- at a super market, a farmers market, or by mak...
    - 3 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • McDonald's New Calorie Postings: How Will it Affect You?
    More new changes at McDonald's! Last year they changed the calorie levels in their happy meals and now they are giving you the option to make better choices when you dine out. McDonald's just recently began posting their calorie counts inside ...
    - 1 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Tart Cherries for Post Workout Recovery
    Don’t waste your workout! When you get done with an intense workout or long competition, your muscle glycogen stores (energy stores) are severely depleted. Muscle tissue also gets damaged as you train and compete and requires repair immediately...
    - 27 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • 5 Key Nutrients for Pregnant Women
    While pregnancy is certainly a joyous time, it can also be a time full of stress and anxiety as you constantly wonder if you are doing everything right! Now that you are eating for two you want to make sure you are giving your baby all the pro...
    - 26 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • The Truth About the Paleo Diet
    People are always talking about the newest diet craze or fad diet that helped them drop that last 10 pounds they were struggling to lose. The magic plan that works for one person may not work for another. One of the diets many people (including...
    - 24 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • A Healthy Game Day Menu
    Avoid putting on those extra pounds this football season (without even tasting the difference)! Here are some ideas to put a light spin to some classic tailgating foods. Appetizers: Bowl of mixed nuts – Easy to eat and most everyone loves ...
    - 21 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Food of the Week: Blackberries
    When it comes to desserts, jellies, jams, and wine you often think of more common fruits like strawberries or grapes, but blackberries are gaining traction as a new favorite. Low in calories and sweet to the taste, blackberries are one of my f...
    - 19 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Spice of the Week: Oregano
    Spaghetti dinners are one of the quickest and easiest things to prepare after a long day at work -- an added bonus is that my family loves spaghetti night! As a dietitian, I always try to find ways to make meals healthier and taste better at th...
    - 17 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • After School Snacks: The Fourth Meal?
    Did you know that children consume about 25% of their calories from the snacks they eat? When children get out of school they are very hungry because their last meal was lunch, and they may or may not have actually eaten much. Therefore, it’...
    - 14 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • Food and Mood
    Are you tired? Sad? Tense? Mad? Whether its anxiety about an upcoming deadline, mood swings from a rollercoaster of a day, or just plain hormonal changes, you can actually help your mood by eating certain foods. Instead of reaching for the fami...
    - 12 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • Six Super Foods to Add to Your Diet
    Check out all the great nutritional benefits of these six super foods to give your diet an extra boost!These top six picks are ones that you may have heard about but may not include as often in your daily routine.I talked about these recently o...
    - 10 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • The Best Brain Foods for Breakfast
    Everyone in America has probably heard the saying one time or another in their lives that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Well, it’s the truth and especially important for growing children. Eating a healthy breakfast ensures…
    - 5 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Spice of the Week: Cinnamon
    Are you looking for more creative ways to spice up your cooking and add flavor to your dishes? As mothers and the prominent chefs of the house, we are always looking for ways to make our food taste better or to get our children to eat the food...
    - 4 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • Do Fit Kids Earn Better Grades?
    Do you believe that children who are more physically active make higher grades than others? If you said yes, then you are correct! A new study has found that fitter children are more likely to earn higher scores on standardized tests in reading...
    - 31 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Food of the Week: Cucumbers
    Living in Florida we’re used to afternoon showers and really hot temperatures. Sticking by some sort of water -- either pool or beach -- is a must in order to beat the heat. Another great way to keep cool and stay healthy this summer is by eati...
    - 29 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Back to School Special : Got Milk?
    As your kids go back to school this fall, do you ever wonder what they are eating or what foods are being offered to them for breakfast and lunch? Some of you may know that the schools have begun implementing changes to their menus according t...
    - 27 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Food of the Week: Figs
    A fig is a small, soft fruit that has many tiny seeds on the inside with a very thin skin. They have an unusual texture but are sweet and delicious!The fig fruit is native to the Middle East and is one of the first fruits to be cultivated. Figs ...
    - 24 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Food First, Supplements Second
    After seeing so many athletes test positive for banned substances, we all wonder how this happens. More than half of Americans use dietary supplements every day. Most athletes that test positive have no idea that the supplement which they are t...
    - 23 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • National Sandwich Month
    Did you know that August is National Sandwich Month? Sandwiches are one of my go-to snacks and favorite lunches of all time just because there are so many different combinations. The sandwich has been around for a long time and was actually dis...
    - 22 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Five Second Rule: Myth or Fact?
    Most of you have probably heard about the “five second rule" -- if a piece of food or a utensil hits the ground and stays there for five seconds or less, it's still acceptable to eat/use. What’s your guess? Do you think it’s a fact or a myth? W…
    - 17 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Nutritional Superstar: Whole Grains
    Have you made the switch to whole grains yet? Whole grains are complex carbohydrates that contain many key vitamins and minerals. Dietary guidelines for Americans recommend that half of your grains come from whole grains. This means the average...
    - 15 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Nutrient of the Week: Lutein
    If I were to tell you that there was one nutrient that is connected to vision, would you know which one it is? If you haven’t heard of lutein before today, then you may start trying to incorporate more of this carotenoid into your daily diet aft...
    - 13 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • A New "Kind" of Nutrition Bar
    If you’ve seen the nutrition bar section at your local grocery store lately, you may have noticed an influx of different brands, each one claiming to be “healthy.” Choosing a convenient snack bar that is both nutritious and great tasting can be…
    - 10 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Quick Tips for Cutting Calories
    Losing weight is not always as easy as it sounds. You have probably tried diet after diet, and while some of them may work in the beginning, the second you straythe pounds start creeping back up. I have seen this same scenario time and again wit...
    - 9 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Food of the Week: Tomatillos
    A member of the tomato family and native to Central America, a tomatillo (“little tomato” in Spanish)is a small, round fruit that is usually green or yellow and surrounded by a papery husk. They are used in many Mexican dishes to give them a tang…
    - 6 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Back to School Weight Gain: How Can You Avoid It?
    It is now the first week of August, which means that summer is almost over back to school time is lurking just around the corner. The beginning of a new school year is always exciting, and whether your kids are in pre-school or heading off to coll...
    - 3 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Spice of the Week: Ginger
    Ginger has been used since ancient times as a healing medicine in Asian, Arabic, and Indian cultures.Ginger has a spicy and slightly sweet taste with a strong, pungent aroma. Ginger is rich in volatile oils,essential fatty acids, beta-carotene, an...
    - 1 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • What Foods are the Olympians Eating?
    I love the Olympics— theanticipation, the excitement, the medal ceremonies, and of course, the food! Olympic athletes know the importance of fueling and have the ability to distinguish what foods are best for performance and which ones are not....
    - 30 Jul 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Food of the Week: Monk Fruit
    We all need to cut down on our sugar intake, but that doesn't mean you can't satisfy your sweet tooth. Naturally sweeten your favorite beverages and foods with my super food of the week : Monk Fruit. Monk fruit is a small green melon grown on...
    - 27 Jul 12, 7:00am -
  • Seeds: They Aren't Just for the Birds
    Nuts are a great snack and incorporating them into some of your meals can provide essential fatty acids, vitamins, and fiber to your diet, but have you ever thought about eating seeds? Seeds are an often overlooked food by many. These tiny little...
    - 25 Jul 12, 7:00am -
  • Boost Energy All Day at the Office
    Do you tend to have energy slumps throughout the day? Not sure how to fuel up? We get stuck in meetings, on conference calls, or working hard at our desks all day long. Often we get so busy we forget to eat -- that’s when energy drains and we find.…
    - 23 Jul 12, 7:00am -

Tippy Toe Diet

  • Bouncing Back, Sort Of

    Bouncing Back, Sort Of

    Remember that cold I mentioned a while back? I’m pretty sure it was more than that. Maybe one of the flu strains. Maybe diptheria or malaria or typhoid. Whatever it was, it kicked my fanny quite nicely. But I’m back, … Continue reading →Bounc…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 3:17am -
  • Home Sweet Home

    Home Sweet Home

    After what seems like months of traveling, I am at home for the near future. Unless, of course, I get called to cover someone else’s training appointments. My travels came to an end with a bang. My parents and I … Continue reading →Home Sweet H…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Dec 14, 12:36am -
  • Balance In All Things, Including Peanut Butter

    Balance In All Things, Including Peanut Butter

    I can’t let National Peanut Butter Lovers Month pass without paying homage to a dietary favorite. I was going to write a poem, but someone else already beat me to it. A wee excerpt: Oh, sweet legume that grows beneath … Continue reading →Balanc…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 5:09pm -
  • Footloose…and Not

    Footloose…and Not

    - 40 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 9:16pm -
  • Lessons from That Old House

    Lessons from That Old House

    There’s been a great deal of drama (and a fair share of comedy) in my neighborhood this week. We’ve had news crews camped out and helicopters circling overhead. Residents have set up lawn chairs to watch the story progress. Or … Continue readin…
    - 51 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:04pm -
  • Weirdest Vacation Story Yet

    Weirdest Vacation Story Yet

    Finally, I’m home again. It feels good…but sad, too. I had such a fun weekend with my friends! Y’all know I can’t have a normal vacation. A car crashes into a restaurant in which I’m eating, cops bang on my … Continue reading →Weirdest…
    - 57 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 10:43pm -
  • Happy Traveler

    Happy Traveler

    Greetings from northern Virginia! Yep, I’m traveling again, but this time it’s purely for fun. And am I ever having fun! cue: boring vacation photos I left home at 6 a.m. Sunday and stopped at Burgess Falls State Park in … Continue reading →H…
    - 66 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 12:42pm -

World Of Diets

  • The Cotton Ball Diet – Crazy To The Extreme

    The Cotton Ball Diet – Crazy To The Extreme

    The Cotton Ball Diet – Crazy To The Extreme is a post from: world of dietsThey say that desperate times call for desperate measures. I guess that a lot of people are feeling pretty desperate about their weight to try this new and ludicrous method:…
    - 15 Jul 13, 6:27am -
  • Managing Expectations
    Managing Expectations is a post from: world of dietsLet’s talk about expectations for a moment; we all have them whenever we begin a fitness routine or go on a diet. How do you manage these expectations and ensure they don’t hinder you as you str…
    - 15 May 13, 5:07pm -
  • I Could Never Do That – How To Achieve Anything
    I Could Never Do That – How To Achieve Anything is a post from: world of dietsWhy does it take us so long to change our life even when the desire to do so is very powerful? Is it because that this change is objectively hard or are we sabotaging our…
    - 3 Apr 13, 7:28pm -
  • Irrational Fears About Fitness And Weight Loss
    Irrational Fears About Fitness And Weight Loss is a post from: world of dietsLosing weight can be highly emotional. There’s a great degree of insecurity involved. A lot of irrational fears. Some of these are more common than others, but they are al…
    - 21 Feb 13, 5:56pm -
  • Diet Tips To Disregard
    Diet Tips To Disregard is a post from: world of dietsThe internet and magazines are full of diet tips to the point of overflowing. It is quite a challenge to separate the true tips from the misleading ones, to know what is useful and what is useless.…
    - 10 Feb 13, 12:22pm -
  • Long-Term Weight Loss – What Does It Take
    Long-Term Weight Loss – What Does It Take is a post from: world of dietsMost people who want to lose weight want to do it right now. OK, they’re willing to give it a week or a month tops. Six weeks, but that’s it. No more. Even people in their…
    - 18 Jan 13, 5:54pm -
  • Morning Exercise Tips For An Awesome Early Workout
    Morning Exercise Tips For An Awesome Early Workout is a post from: world of dietsI’ve written before about why I love morning workouts and how I include them in my morning ritual. I believe that the morning is a fantastic time to exercise, especia…
    - 17 Jan 13, 9:44am -
  • 5 Common Beginner Exercise Mistakes
    5 Common Beginner Exercise Mistakes is a post from: world of dietsYou signed up to a gym and you’re feeling excited and full of energy. You lace your sneakers, grab your workout gloves, a towel, and head out to the gym. On the way, you’re thinkin…
    - 14 Jan 13, 10:36am -
  • 6 Reasons NOT To Buy An Abs Machine
    6 Reasons NOT To Buy An Abs Machine is a post from: world of dietsWhere there’s a strong desire there will be plenty of products. In the world of fitness, there is no stronger desire than getting flat abs. This is why many sports stores carry a num…
    - 30 Dec 12, 12:01pm -
  • 7 Ways To Make Your Resolutions Stick
    7 Ways To Make Your Resolutions Stick is a post from: world of dietsThe new year is around the corner and as 2012 flips over to 2013, so does your mind turns to the goals that you failed to achieve in 2012 and those you wish to achieve in 2013. This…
    - 29 Dec 12, 9:36am -

Science Daily (Diet)

  • Moms of food-allergic kids need dietician's support
    Discovering your child has a severe food allergy can be a terrible shock. Even more stressful can be determining what foods your child can and cannot eat, and constructing a new diet which might eliminate entire categories of foods. Providing parents…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 1:13pm -
  • Wild blueberries (bilberries) can help tackle adverse effects of high-fat diet
    Eating bilberries diminishes the adverse effects of a high-fat diet, according to a recent study. For the first time, bilberries were shown to have beneficial effects on both blood pressure and nutrition-derived inflammatory responses.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 1:11pm -
  • Weigh-in once a week or you'll gain weight
    Stepping on the scale is common among dieters but how does the frequency of weigh-ins impact weight? A new study showed that the more frequently dieters weighed themselves the more weight they lost, and if participants went more than a week without w…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 10:14pm -
  • Many children, adolescents get too much caffeine from energy drinks
    When children aged 10-14 consume energy drinks, one in five consumes too much caffeine. When their caffeine intake from other sources such as cola and chocolate is included, every second child and more than one in three adolescents aged 15-17 consume…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 12:43pm -
  • When you lose weight, where does the fat go? Most of the mass is breathed out as carbon dioxide, study shows
    Despite a worldwide obsession with diets and fitness regimes, many health professionals cannot correctly answer the question of where body fat goes when people lose weight, a new study shows. The most common misconception among doctors, dieticians an…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 2:20am -
  • Low-glycemic index carbohydrate diet does not improve cv risk factors, insulin resistance
    In a study that included overweight and obese participants, those with diets with low glycemic index of dietary carbohydrate did not have improvements in insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, or systolic blood pressure, according to a study.
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 9:14pm -
  • Extra vitamin E protected older mice from getting common type of pneumonia
    Extra vitamin E protected older mice from a bacterial infection that commonly causes pneumonia. The study found that extra vitamin E helped regulate the mice’s immune system. The older mice were fed a diet containing extra amounts of vitamin E, the…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 3:04pm -
  • Dental plaque reveals key plant in prehistoric Easter Island diet
    A student analyzing dental calculus from ancient teeth is helping resolve the question of what plant foods Easter Islanders relied on before European contact.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 11:53pm -
  • Receptor may be key to treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
    Inhibiting a nuclear receptor in the gut could lead to a treatment for a liver disorder that affects almost 30 percent of the Western world's adult population, according to an international team of researchers. The researchers found that tempol, an a…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 11:51pm -
  • Detection of enterovirus infection in insulin producing cells in patients newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes
    Evidence for the presence of Enterovirus in pancreatic islets of type 1 diabetic patients has been found by researchers. This discovery is consistent with the theory that a low grade Enteroviral infection in the pancreatic islets contribute to diseas…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 4:41pm -
  • Skipping meals increases children's obesity, cardio metabolic risk
    Children who skip main meals are more likely to have excess body fat and an increased cardiometabolic risk already at the age of 6 to 8 years, according to a study. A higher consumption of sugary drinks, red meat and low-fat margarine and a lower con…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 1:44pm -
  • Immune cells in brain respond to fat in diet, causing mice to eat
    Immune cells perform a previously unsuspected role in the brain that may contribute to obesity, according to a new study. When researchers fed mice a diet high in saturated milk fats, microglia, a type of immune cell, underwent a population explosion…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Dec 14, 12:02am -
  • Obese children's brains more responsive to sugar
    The brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar, a new study has found. This elevated sense of "food reward" -- which involves being motivated by food and deriving a good feeling from it -- could mean some children have…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 2:17pm -
  • Poor diet links obese mothers, stunted children
    Malnutrition is a major cause of stunted growth in children, but new research on mothers and children in Egypt suggests that the problem is not just about quantity of food but also quality.
    - 8 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 2:00am -
  • Weighing in on the role of mindfulness in slimming down
    If dieting is on your New Year agenda, it might pay to be mindful of a study suggesting there is little hard evidence that mindfulness leads to weight loss. Researchers reviewed 19 previous studies on the effectiveness of mindfulness-based programs f…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 9:22pm -
  • One of the most difficult challenges in weight loss is keeping the weight off over the long term
    A new report outlines differences between individuals as one of the key challenges associated with weight loss and long-term weight control. Authors reinforce that maintaining weight loss over the long term can be a major challenge. They recommend a…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 5:40pm -
  • Decoding fat cells: Discovery may explain why we gain weight
    Researchers believe they're on track to solve the mystery of weight gain -- and it has nothing to do with indulging in holiday eggnog. They discovered that a protein, Thy1, has a fundamental role in controlling whether a primitive cell decides to bec…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 4:55pm -
  • Food ingredient created that will make you feel fuller
    Scientists have developed an ingredient that can be added to foods to make them more filling. In its first tests in humans, researchers found that the ingredient is effective at preventing weight gain in overweight volunteers.
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 1:46am -
  • Midriff bulge linked to heightened risk of sudden, often fatal, heart malfunction
    A persistent midriff bulge, otherwise known as central obesity, is linked to a heightened risk of a sudden, and often fatal, malfunction of the heart's electrical circuitry, suggests research. Sudden cardiac death occurs without warning, and is cause…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 1:46am -
  • Added sugars likely to have greater role than salt in high blood pressure, heart disease
    Added sugars in processed foods are likely to have a greater role in high blood pressure and heart disease and stroke, than added salt, say doctors in an analysis of the published evidence. Dietary approaches to lower high blood pressure have histori…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 1:46am -
  • Boosting chemical by-product of dietary fiber fermentation in gut slims and trims
    Boosting levels of a naturally produced by-product of dietary fiber fermentation in the bowel can help trim the waistline and stave off weight gain, reveals a small study. "The present results support a role specifically for colonic propionate in wei…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 1:46am -
  • Low weight gain in pregnant women reduces male fetal survival
    The amount of weight a woman gains during pregnancy can be vitally important -- especially if she's carrying a boy -- according to a study. Research has found that male fetuses are more likely to die if their mothers don't gain enough weight during p…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 10:18pm -
  • More holistic approach needed when studying diets of our ancestors
    Researchers have long debated how and what our ancestors ate. Charles Darwin hypothesized that the hunting of game animals was a defining feature of early hominids, one that was linked with both upright walking and advanced tool use and that isolated…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 10:17pm -
  • Increased BMI in the normal range has a negative effect on cardiometabolic risk markers
    Increases in excess fat adversely affect multiple cardiometabolic risk markers even in lean young adults according to a new study. The study suggests that, even within the range of body-mass index considered to be healthy, there is no threshold below…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 1:07pm -
  • Standardized pediatric malnutrition identification, documentation indicators needed, experts say
    Using a standardized set of measurements will help health professionals more accurately diagnose malnutrition among children ages 1 month to 18 years, as well as improve their treatment, according to a new joint statement from the Academy of Nutritio…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 6:33pm -
  • Controlling obesity with potato extract
    A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists. The results of their recent study with mice were so surprising that the investigators repeated the experiment just to be…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 4:58pm -
  • Brain mechanism that drives us to eat glucose discovered
    Scientists have discovered a mechanism in the brain that may drive our appetite for foods rich in glucose and could lead to improved treatments for obesity.
    - 11 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 10:07pm -
  • Hormone identified that reduces calorie burning, contributes to obesity, diabetes
    Brown adipose tissue, widely known as brown fat, is located around the collarbone and acts as the body’s furnace to burn calories. It also keeps the body warm. Obese people have less of it, and its activity is decreased with age. Until now, researc…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 7:44pm -
  • Adult-onset diabetes, obesity cured in lab mice, scientists report
    A new treatment for adult-onset diabetes and obesity has essentially cured lab animals of obesity, diabetes and associated lipid abnormalities through improved glucose sensitivity, reduced appetite and enhanced calorie burning.
    - 12 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 7:44pm -
  • Adults and epilepsy diets: A novel therapy
    A pair of studies will offer insights into the therapeutic effects of specialized diets in adults with epilepsy.
    - 12 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 7:41pm -
  • Correcting metabolic abnormalities may help lessen urinary problems
    Metabolic syndrome is linked with an increased frequency and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms, but weight loss surgery may lessen these symptoms. The findings indicate that urinary problems may be added to the list of issues that can improve…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 12:43pm -
  • Obesity may shorten life expectancy up to eight years
    'Tis the season to indulge. However, restraint may be best, according to a new study. The researchers examined the relationship between body weight and life expectancy. Their findings show that overweight and obese individuals have the potential to d…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Dec 14, 2:48pm -
  • Intestinal immune system controls body weight, study shows
    A group of researchers has identified an unsuspected mechanism impacting the development of obesity and diabetes type 2 after following a diet with a high dose of fat nutrition. The important discovery is related to the essential role of the intestin…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Dec 14, 2:40pm -
  • Type 2 diabetes risk starts in pregnancy
    The risk of developing type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease is affected by exposures in the uterus, research shows. Experts are now calling for updated guidelines in light of research evidence from the past decades.  The fetal progra…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Dec 14, 2:37pm -
  • Smoking and higher mortality in men
    An association between smoking and loss of the Y chromosome in blood cells has been demonstrated by recent research. The researchers have previously shown that loss of the Y chromosome is linked to cancer. Since only men have the Y chromosome, these…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Dec 14, 7:26pm -
  • 'Satiety hormone' leptin links obesity to high blood pressure
    Leptin, a hormone that regulates the amount of fat stored in the body, also drives the increase in blood pressure that occurs with weight gain, according to researchers.
    - 16 days ago, 4 Dec 14, 7:07pm -
  • High-sugar diet in fathers can lead to obese offspring
    Increasing sugar in the diet of male fruit flies for just one or two days before mating can cause obesity in their offspring through alterations that affect gene expression in the embryo. There is also evidence that a similar system regulates obesity…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Dec 14, 7:07pm -
  • 3-D printing to the rescue of gastronomy for frail seniors
    Researchers are now developing personalised food for elderly people with chewing or swallowing problems, by working on printable versions of meat and vegetables.
    - 16 days ago, 4 Dec 14, 12:40pm -
  • Professors weigh effectiveness of soda tax
    Several states and cities have and continue to propose a tax on soft drinks to curb obesity. In November, voters in Berkeley, California, were the first to approve such a tax. But researchers question whether it will have the desired effect.
    - 17 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 8:18pm -
  • Overweight and obesity in pregnancy linked to greater risk of infant death
    Overweight and obesity in early pregnancy are associated with increased risks of infant mortality, with the greatest risks seen among severely obese mothers, finds a study.
    - 17 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 1:42pm -
  • Mediterranean diet linked to longer life
    Eating a Mediterranean diet might help extend your lifespan, suggests a study. The diet appears to be associated with longer telomere length -- an established marker of slower aging.
    - 17 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 1:42pm -
  • Common knee surgery may lead to arthritis, cartilage loss
    A popular surgery to repair meniscal tears may increase the risk of osteoarthritis and cartilage loss in some patients, according to new research. The findings show that the decision for surgery requires careful consideration in order to avoid accele…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 1:40pm -
  • Brain research reveals new hope for patients with anorexia nervosa
    Researchers used state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to investigate the consequences of anorexia nervosa on brain structure. Their novel findings obtained by measuring “cortical thickness” for the first time in the eating…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 1:37pm -
  • Mediterranean diet linked to improved CV function in erectile dysfunction patients
    The Mediterranean diet is linked to improved cardiovascular performance in patients with erectile dysfunction, according to new research. Patients with erectile dysfunction who had poor adherence to the Mediterranean diet had more vascular and cardia…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 1:36pm -
  • Vitamin E deficiency linked to greater risk of miscarriage among poor women: Bangladeshi study
    Pregnant women in Bangladesh with low levels of the most common form of vitamin E are nearly twice as likely to have a miscarriage than those with adequate levels of the vitamin in their blood, according to new research.
    - 17 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 1:36pm -
  • Another case against the midnight snack: Researchers tinker with a time-restricted diet in mice and find that it's remarkably forgiving
    These days, with the abundance of artificial light, TV, tablets and smartphones, adults and children alike are burning the midnight oil. What they are not burning is calories: with later bedtimes comes the tendency to eat. A new study cautions agains…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 5:37pm -
  • Stressed-out cancers may provide drug target
    Cancer cells may be particularly susceptible to metabolic stress – opening the way for new targeted therapy that won’t harm normal cells, researchers report. The researchers showed that chromosomal instability -- which is a hallmark of rapidly di…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 2:36pm -
  • Heavier newborns show academic edge in school
    Birth weight makes a difference to a child's future academic performance, according to new research that found heavier newborns do better in elementary and middle school than infants with lower birth weights. The study raises an intriguing question:…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 1:25pm -
  • Exercise following bariatric surgery provides health benefits beyond weight loss
    Researchers discover that moderate exercise following bariatric surgery reduces specific metabolic risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes. The findings suggest that moderate exercise may provide additional benefits to health beyond weight loss…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 12:12am -
  • Diabetes in midlife linked to significant cognitive decline 20 years later
    People diagnosed with diabetes in midlife are more likely to experience significant memory and cognitive problems during the next 20 years than those with healthy blood sugar levels, new research suggests. The study is believed to be the longest of i…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 12:12am -

Science Daily (Dietary Supplements)

  • Hot flashes linked to increased risk of hip fracture
    Women who experience moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause tend to have lower bone mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than peers who do not have menopausal symptoms, according to a new study.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 6:12pm -
  • Extra vitamin E protected older mice from getting common type of pneumonia
    Extra vitamin E protected older mice from a bacterial infection that commonly causes pneumonia. The study found that extra vitamin E helped regulate the mice’s immune system. The older mice were fed a diet containing extra amounts of vitamin E, the…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 3:04pm -
  • Link between selenium, cancer: New findings
    Higher levels of selenium are associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer, according to new research. The study has also shown that Europe has much lower levels of selenium in the blood of citizens than those living in Canada and USA.
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 1:30am -
  • Skipping meals increases children's obesity, cardio metabolic risk
    Children who skip main meals are more likely to have excess body fat and an increased cardiometabolic risk already at the age of 6 to 8 years, according to a study. A higher consumption of sugary drinks, red meat and low-fat margarine and a lower con…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 1:44pm -
  • Is that Ginkgo biloba supplement really what you think it is?
    A new study has investigated the use of DNA barcoding to test the authenticity of Ginkgo biloba, an herbal dietary supplement sold to consumers that is purported to boost cognitive capacity.
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 3:20pm -
  • Boosting chemical by-product of dietary fiber fermentation in gut slims and trims
    Boosting levels of a naturally produced by-product of dietary fiber fermentation in the bowel can help trim the waistline and stave off weight gain, reveals a small study. "The present results support a role specifically for colonic propionate in wei…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 1:46am -
  • Key to vitamin A metabolism found
    Researchers have discovered the mechanism that enables the enzyme Lecithin: retinol acyltransferase to store vitamin A, which is essential for sight. The researchers hope the new information will be used to design small molecule therapies for degener…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 4:43pm -
  • Top-selling eye vitamins found not to match scientific evidence
    With Americans spending billions annually on nutritional supplements, researchers analyzed popular eye vitamins to determine whether their formulations and claims are consistent with scientific findings. They determined that some of the top-selling p…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 6:37pm -
  • Zinc test could help diagnose breast cancer early
    It may be possible to develop a simple blood test that, by detecting changes in the zinc in our bodies, could help to diagnose breast cancer early, scientists say. In a world-first, the researchers were able to show that changes in the isotopic compo…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 5:01pm -
  • Controlling obesity with potato extract
    A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists. The results of their recent study with mice were so surprising that the investigators repeated the experiment just to be…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 4:58pm -
  • Vitamin C may help people who suffer from airway obstruction or respiratory symptoms after exercise
    Vitamin C may reduce bronchoconstriction and respiratory symptoms caused by exercise, according to a study. Physical activity increases oxidative stress, and therefore, as an antioxidant vitamin C might have particularly evident effects on people who…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 12:43pm -
  • Apixaban in DVT, pulmonary embolism: Patients with high BMI benefit considerably
    There is proof of an added benefit of initial treatment with the new drug in a BMI over 28 kg/m2, but not in lower BMI and for long-term prevention, research indicates.
    - 15 days ago, 5 Dec 14, 4:40pm -
  • Stick out your tongue: Tongue appearance and illness
    The tongue can betray signs of illness, which combined with other symptoms such as a cough, fever, presence of jaundice, headache or bowel habits, can help a physician offer a diagnosis. For people in remote areas who do not have ready access to a ph…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Dec 14, 4:39pm -
  • Natural selection is furthering mutations that are making skin paler
    Skin colour varies according to the latitude and, therefore, according to the intensity of incident ultraviolet light: individuals living at low latitudes have darker skin, whereas those living at high latitudes have pale pigmentation. One researcher…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Dec 14, 3:00pm -
  • Vitamin E deficiency linked to greater risk of miscarriage among poor women: Bangladeshi study
    Pregnant women in Bangladesh with low levels of the most common form of vitamin E are nearly twice as likely to have a miscarriage than those with adequate levels of the vitamin in their blood, according to new research.
    - 17 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 1:36pm -
  • Ryanodine receptor: Calcium channel in muscle cells
    Scientists decode the 3-D structure of the calcium channel with unprecedented accuracy. With the help of electron cryo-microscopy and a new technique for detecting electrons, they were able to elucidate the structure of the receptor. The animation sh…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 6:55pm -
  • Vitamin D deficiency, depression linked in international study
    Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health -- it also might impact mental health, according to a team of researchers that has found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and a lack of sunlight.
    - 18 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 4:11pm -
  • New drug could help reduce dietary phosphorus absorption, pilot study suggests
    The potential of a small-molecule inhibitor of NHE3 to help reduce phosphorus absorption in patients with kidney disease has been demonstrated by two separate studies. Patients with reduced kidney function are unable to maintain normal levels of phos…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 4:06pm -
  • Vitamin D reduces lung disease flare-ups by over 40 percent
    Vitamin D supplements can reduce chronic obstructive pulmonary disease lung disease flare-ups by over 40 percent in patients with a vitamin D deficiency, according to new research. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) includes conditions such…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 1:25pm -
  • New therapeutic strategy for chronic kidney disease
    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects at least one in four Americans who are older than 60 and can significantly shorten lifespan. Yet the few available drugs for CKD can only modestly delay the disease’s progress towards kidney failure. Now, a team…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Dec 14, 5:50pm -
  • Warning to bariatric surgery patients: Take your supplements, for eye's sake
    Obese patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to shed weight should take the supplements prescribed to them to protect their eyes. Taking in too little Vitamin A, in particular, could in some cases actually cause night blindness, dry eyes, corn…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Dec 14, 4:30pm -
  • Proton pump inhibitors decrease diversity in gut microbiome, increase risk for complications
    People who regularly take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have less diversity among their gut bacteria, putting them at increased risk for infections like clostridium difficile and pneumonia, in addition to vitamin deficiencies and bone fractures, a ne…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 12:46pm -
  • New mechanism for misfolded proteins in heart disease identified
    The misfolded proteins implicated in several cardiac diseases could be the result not of a mutated gene, but of mistranslations during the 'editing' process of protein synthesis, researchers report.
    - 26 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 8:26pm -
  • New device reduces scarring in damaged blood vessels
    A new device contains a form of vitamin A that controls inflammatory responses, preventing scar tissue formation and promoting wound healing. The soft, porous, and thin elastic material contains an acid form of vitamin A, called a retinoid, which is…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:18pm -
  • Derivative of vitamin B3 prevents liver cancer in mice
    The first mouse model that faithfully reproduces the steps of human HCC development has been developed by researchers. The results of the study indicate that diets rich in nicotinamide riboside, a derivative of vitamin B3, protect these mice from dev…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:32pm -
  • Scientists study effects of sunlight to reduce number of nearsighted kids
    Kids who spend more time outside are less likely to need glasses for nearsightedness – but scientists don’t know why. Researchers are now looking more closely at physical changes in the eye influenced by outdoor light exposure in the hopes of red…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:23pm -
  • Oat oil preparation makes you feel fuller
    Oats contain more fat than other cereals, and oat oil has a unique composition. Researchers have now outlined why oat oil supplement makes you feel fuller.
    - 30 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:19pm -
  • Genetically low vitamin D associated with increased mortality
    Genetically low vitamin D levels are associated with increased all cause mortality, (including cancer), but not with cardiovascular mortality, finds a large study. Genetic variants have been reliably associated with circulating concentrations of vita…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 1:49pm -
  • Two sensors in one: Nanoparticles that enable both MRI and fluorescent imaging could monitor cancer, other diseases
    Chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging and fluorescent imaging in animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific molecules produced in the body, monitor a tumor's environm…
    - 32 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 5:56pm -
  • Nothing fishy about health benefits of plant-based omega-3 fatty acid
    Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet, whether from fish or flax, will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to nutritionists. A substantial amount of evidence exists supporting the heart-health benefits of eicosapent…
    - 32 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 10:45pm -
  • High impact clinical trials yield results that could lead to improved kidney care
    The results of numerous high-impact clinical trials that could affect kidney-related medical care are shared by experts.
    - 34 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 2:42pm -
  • Potassium additives may make low-sodium meats unsafe for patients with kidney disease
    Potassium additives are frequently added to sodium-reduced meat products in amounts that may be dangerous for patients with kidney disease. Sodium-reduced foods are becoming increasingly available to consumers; however food manufacturers may use phos…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 2:42pm -
  • Denosumab reverses bone loss, lowers wrist fracture rates in women with osteoporosis
    Denosumab (Prolia®, Xgeva®) reversed cortical bone loss and increased bone mineral density, lowering wrist fracture rates in women with osteoporosis, according to new research. Osteoporosis is a common condition where bones become weak, affecting b…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 2:40pm -
  • Healthy diets are good for the kidneys
    A healthy diet may help protect the kidneys, experts say. Dietary modifications may be a low-cost, simple intervention to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD). To test this hypothesis, researchers analyzed questionnaires completed by 544…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 2:40pm -
  • Genetic testing for personalized nutrition leads to better outcomes
    Personalized dietary advice based on a person's genetic makeup improves eating habits compared to current 'one-size-fits-all' dietary recommendations, researchers report. Nutrigenomics is a field of research that aims to understand why some people re…
    - 35 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 11:11pm -
  • Vitamin B may not reduce risk of memory loss after all
    Taking vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements may not reduce the risk of memory and thinking problems after all, according to a new study. The study is one of the largest to date to test long-term use of supplements and thinking and memory skills.
    - 38 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 9:10pm -
  • HIV virulence depends on where virus inserts itself in host DNA
    The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can insert itself at different locations in the DNA of its human host -- and this specific integration site determines how quickly the disease progresses, report researchers.
    - 38 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 6:21pm -
  • Marked benefits found for cancer prevention with a higher intake of fatty fish
    A new research review will once again have people asking for a second helping of wild Alaskan salmon at the dinner table. While several other studies have recently challenged the long-held belief of the benefits of a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids,…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 5:01pm -
  • When bone density is good, no repeat tests needed for younger postmenopausal women
    After menopause and before age 65, women who have normal bone density have a very low risk of fracture, shows a new study. That means these women don't need another bone mass density test before age 65, authors say.
    - 39 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 4:17pm -
  • Altered milk protein can deliver aids drug to infants
    A novel method of altering a protein in milk to bind with an antiretroviral drug promises to greatly improve treatment for infants and young children suffering from HIV/AIDS, according to a researcher.
    - 39 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 4:16pm -
  • Obesity plays major role in triggering autoimmune diseases
    Autoimmune diseases like Crohn's Disease and multiple sclerosis, in which the immune system attacks its own body rather than predatory invaders, affect 5-20 percent of the global community. A new study points to the major role obesity plays in trigge…
    - 40 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 4:07pm -
  • School lunches offer better average nutrition than packed lunches, U.S. study finds
    Approximately 60% of the more than 50 million public elementary and secondary education students obtain a substantial portion of their daily calories from school lunches. The 2012–2013 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) nutritional standards gove…
    - 43 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 2:12pm -
  • To eat fish or not to eat fish: Pregnant, breastfeeding women ask the question
    To eat fish or not to eat fish? That is the question for pregnant and breastfeeding women. An expert clarifies this complicated issue in a new article.
    - 44 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 3:40pm -
  • Omega-3 reduces smoking, study suggests
    Taking omega-3 supplements reduces craving for nicotine and even reduces the number of cigarettes that people smoke a day, a new study suggests. "The substances and medications used currently to help people reduce and quit smoking are not very effect…
    - 44 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 3:19pm -
  • New dietary supplement beats calcium, vitamin D for bone strength
    A new study reveals that a new dietary supplement is superior to calcium and vitamin D when it comes to bone health in post-menopausal women.
    - 45 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 2:33pm -
  • High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency across the board in neuromuscular disease
    More credence has been added to a growing awareness of the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in neuromuscular disease by newly presented research. Vitamin D supplementation has been suggested to improve function in frail elderly patients at ris…
    - 50 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 12:19pm -
  • Researchers probe link between newborn health, vitamin A
    The impact vitamin A has on newborns is virtually unknown, but nutrition researchers have published two papers that may provide a framework for future investigations of the vitamin and neonatal health.
    - 50 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:38am -
  • Breathe easier: Get your vitamin D
    Asthma, which inflames and narrows the airways, has become more common in recent years. While there is no known cure, asthma can be managed with medication and by avoiding allergens and other triggers. A new study points to a convenient, free way to…
    - 53 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 4:26pm -
  • Mushroom extract, AHCC, helpful in treating HPV
    A Japanese mushroom extract appears to be effective for the eradication of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a pilot clinical trial. Ten HPV-positive women were treated orally with the extract, AHCC (active hexose correlated compound) once dai…
    - 53 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 4:24pm -
  • 'Sticky' ends start synthetic collagen growth
    Researchers detail how synthetic collagen helices self-assemble into fibers and gels. The discovery could lead to better synthetic materials for medical applications, they say. Collagen is the most common protein in mammals, a major component of bone…
    - 54 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 6:48pm -
  • One drop will do: Researchers develop simple new test for vitamin B12 deficiency
    A novel method to test for vitamin B12 deficiency that is sensitive enough to work on anyone, including newborn babies and large swaths of the general population, scientists say.
    - 54 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 2:05pm -
  • Team discovers how microbes build a powerful antibiotic
    Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding how a powerful antibiotic agent is made in nature. Their discovery solves a decades-old mystery, and opens up new avenues of research into thousands of similar molecules, many of which are likely…
    - 54 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 11:54pm -
  • Heart drug may help treat ALS, mouse study shows
    Digoxin, a medication used in the treatment of heart failure, may be adaptable for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive, paralyzing disease, suggests new research.
    - 54 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 11:54pm -

Science Daily (Nutrition)

  • Moms of food-allergic kids need dietician's support
    Discovering your child has a severe food allergy can be a terrible shock. Even more stressful can be determining what foods your child can and cannot eat, and constructing a new diet which might eliminate entire categories of foods. Providing parents…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 1:13pm -
  • Wild blueberries (bilberries) can help tackle adverse effects of high-fat diet
    Eating bilberries diminishes the adverse effects of a high-fat diet, according to a recent study. For the first time, bilberries were shown to have beneficial effects on both blood pressure and nutrition-derived inflammatory responses.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 1:11pm -
  • Weigh-in once a week or you'll gain weight
    Stepping on the scale is common among dieters but how does the frequency of weigh-ins impact weight? A new study showed that the more frequently dieters weighed themselves the more weight they lost, and if participants went more than a week without w…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 10:14pm -
  • Not just for the holidays, mistletoe could fight obesity-related liver disease
    Mistletoe hanging in doorways announces that the holidays are just around the corner. For some people, however, the symbolic plant might one day represent more than a kiss at Christmas time: It may mean better liver health. Researchers have found tha…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 3:13pm -
  • Many children, adolescents get too much caffeine from energy drinks
    When children aged 10-14 consume energy drinks, one in five consumes too much caffeine. When their caffeine intake from other sources such as cola and chocolate is included, every second child and more than one in three adolescents aged 15-17 consume…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 12:43pm -
  • Low-glycemic index carbohydrate diet does not improve cv risk factors, insulin resistance
    In a study that included overweight and obese participants, those with diets with low glycemic index of dietary carbohydrate did not have improvements in insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, or systolic blood pressure, according to a study.
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 9:14pm -
  • Fluctuations in women's weight happens monthly, naturally
    Some women become preoccupied with their body weight and shape after changes in hormones drive increases in emotional eating, or the tendency to overconsume food in response to negative emotions. The recurring nature of monthly increases in weight co…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 5:38pm -
  • Extra vitamin E protected older mice from getting common type of pneumonia
    Extra vitamin E protected older mice from a bacterial infection that commonly causes pneumonia. The study found that extra vitamin E helped regulate the mice’s immune system. The older mice were fed a diet containing extra amounts of vitamin E, the…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 3:04pm -
  • Link between selenium, cancer: New findings
    Higher levels of selenium are associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer, according to new research. The study has also shown that Europe has much lower levels of selenium in the blood of citizens than those living in Canada and USA.
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 1:30am -
  • Dental plaque reveals key plant in prehistoric Easter Island diet
    A student analyzing dental calculus from ancient teeth is helping resolve the question of what plant foods Easter Islanders relied on before European contact.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 11:53pm -
  • Receptor may be key to treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
    Inhibiting a nuclear receptor in the gut could lead to a treatment for a liver disorder that affects almost 30 percent of the Western world's adult population, according to an international team of researchers. The researchers found that tempol, an a…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 11:51pm -
  • Cake or carrots? Timing may decide what you'll eat
    When you open the refrigerator for a late-night snack, are you more likely to grab a slice of chocolate cake or a bag of carrot sticks? Your ability to exercise self-control -- i.e., to settle for the carrots -- may depend upon just how quickly your…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 8:46pm -
  • Skipping meals increases children's obesity, cardio metabolic risk
    Children who skip main meals are more likely to have excess body fat and an increased cardiometabolic risk already at the age of 6 to 8 years, according to a study. A higher consumption of sugary drinks, red meat and low-fat margarine and a lower con…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 1:44pm -
  • Fat cells reprogrammed to increase fat burning
    White adipose tissue stores excess calories as fat that can be released for use in other organs during fasting. Mammals also have small amounts of brown adipose tissue, which primarily acts as an effective fat burner for the production of heat. Now r…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Dec 14, 12:44pm -
  • Immune cells in brain respond to fat in diet, causing mice to eat
    Immune cells perform a previously unsuspected role in the brain that may contribute to obesity, according to a new study. When researchers fed mice a diet high in saturated milk fats, microglia, a type of immune cell, underwent a population explosion…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Dec 14, 12:02am -
  • Obese children's brains more responsive to sugar
    The brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar, a new study has found. This elevated sense of "food reward" -- which involves being motivated by food and deriving a good feeling from it -- could mean some children have…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 2:17pm -
  • Poor diet links obese mothers, stunted children
    Malnutrition is a major cause of stunted growth in children, but new research on mothers and children in Egypt suggests that the problem is not just about quantity of food but also quality.
    - 8 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 2:00am -
  • Jamie's Ministry of Food brings about changes in food attitudes, behaviors
    A study looking at Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia 10-week program has found that it brings not only a change in attitudes but also in behavior when buying healthy food. The research has found that these changes continue up to six months after com…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 2:00am -
  • Low income kids eat more fruits, vegetables when they are in school
    The fruits and vegetables provided at school deliver an important dietary boost to low income adolescents, according to a study. "Innovation in school food offerings for kids has emphasized increased consumption of fruits and vegetables and it's work…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 5:40pm -
  • One of the most difficult challenges in weight loss is keeping the weight off over the long term
    A new report outlines differences between individuals as one of the key challenges associated with weight loss and long-term weight control. Authors reinforce that maintaining weight loss over the long term can be a major challenge. They recommend a…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 5:40pm -
  • Decoding fat cells: Discovery may explain why we gain weight
    Researchers believe they're on track to solve the mystery of weight gain -- and it has nothing to do with indulging in holiday eggnog. They discovered that a protein, Thy1, has a fundamental role in controlling whether a primitive cell decides to bec…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 4:55pm -
  • Is that Ginkgo biloba supplement really what you think it is?
    A new study has investigated the use of DNA barcoding to test the authenticity of Ginkgo biloba, an herbal dietary supplement sold to consumers that is purported to boost cognitive capacity.
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 3:20pm -
  • Food ingredient created that will make you feel fuller
    Scientists have developed an ingredient that can be added to foods to make them more filling. In its first tests in humans, researchers found that the ingredient is effective at preventing weight gain in overweight volunteers.
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 1:46am -
  • Midriff bulge linked to heightened risk of sudden, often fatal, heart malfunction
    A persistent midriff bulge, otherwise known as central obesity, is linked to a heightened risk of a sudden, and often fatal, malfunction of the heart's electrical circuitry, suggests research. Sudden cardiac death occurs without warning, and is cause…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 1:46am -
  • Added sugars likely to have greater role than salt in high blood pressure, heart disease
    Added sugars in processed foods are likely to have a greater role in high blood pressure and heart disease and stroke, than added salt, say doctors in an analysis of the published evidence. Dietary approaches to lower high blood pressure have histori…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 1:46am -
  • Boosting chemical by-product of dietary fiber fermentation in gut slims and trims
    Boosting levels of a naturally produced by-product of dietary fiber fermentation in the bowel can help trim the waistline and stave off weight gain, reveals a small study. "The present results support a role specifically for colonic propionate in wei…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 1:46am -
  • More holistic approach needed when studying diets of our ancestors
    Researchers have long debated how and what our ancestors ate. Charles Darwin hypothesized that the hunting of game animals was a defining feature of early hominids, one that was linked with both upright walking and advanced tool use and that isolated…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 10:17pm -
  • New technology tracks carcinogens as they move through the body
    Researchers for the first time have developed a method to track through the human body the movement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as extraordinarily tiny amounts of these potential carcinogens are biologically processed and eliminated.
    - 10 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 8:22pm -
  • Key to vitamin A metabolism found
    Researchers have discovered the mechanism that enables the enzyme Lecithin: retinol acyltransferase to store vitamin A, which is essential for sight. The researchers hope the new information will be used to design small molecule therapies for degener…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 4:43pm -
  • Fructose and glucose: Brain reward circuits respond differently to two kinds of sugar
    New information suggests the brain responds differently to different sugars, and that one type could be connected with overeating. Brain responses to fructose, a simple sugar contained in high-fructose corn syrup, produced activation in the brain's '…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 1:07pm -
  • Top-selling eye vitamins found not to match scientific evidence
    With Americans spending billions annually on nutritional supplements, researchers analyzed popular eye vitamins to determine whether their formulations and claims are consistent with scientific findings. They determined that some of the top-selling p…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 6:37pm -
  • Mobile device use leads to few interactions between mother and child during mealtime
    Moms who use mobile devices while eating with their young children are less likely to have verbal, nonverbal and encouraging interactions with them. The findings may have important implications about how parents balance attention between their device…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 6:37pm -
  • 'Tis the season for youth to curb binge-drinking
    With the holidays around the corner, we're all a little more likely to indulge, especially when it comes to alcohol. While a few extra drinks might be brushed off as holiday cheer, they can actually signal a problem in young adults.
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 6:37pm -
  • Standardized pediatric malnutrition identification, documentation indicators needed, experts say
    Using a standardized set of measurements will help health professionals more accurately diagnose malnutrition among children ages 1 month to 18 years, as well as improve their treatment, according to a new joint statement from the Academy of Nutritio…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 6:33pm -
  • Controlling obesity with potato extract
    A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists. The results of their recent study with mice were so surprising that the investigators repeated the experiment just to be…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 4:58pm -
  • Each dollar spent on kids' nutrition can yield more than $100 later
    There are strong economic incentives for governments to invest in early childhood nutrition, reports a new paper that reveals that every dollar spent on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child's life can provide a country up to $166 in futur…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 10:07pm -
  • Cans lined with Bisphenol A may increase blood pressure
    Drinking or eating from cans or bottles lined with Bisphenol A (BPA) may raise your blood pressure. A new study provides more evidence on the effect of BPA on blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. Because BPA use is widespread, this increase in…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 10:07pm -
  • Brain mechanism that drives us to eat glucose discovered
    Scientists have discovered a mechanism in the brain that may drive our appetite for foods rich in glucose and could lead to improved treatments for obesity.
    - 11 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 10:07pm -
  • Floridians have concerns about food safety, GMOs
    While Floridians believe they do a fairly good job of keeping themselves safe from foodborne illnesses, they aren’t always clear about which foods, preparation techniques or cooking methods pose the biggest risks.
    - 12 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 8:23pm -
  • A pill for obesity? Stem cell scientists convert white fat to brown fat
    Researchers have taken what they are describing as 'the first step toward a pill that can replace the treadmill' for the control of obesity -- though it, of course, would not provide all the additional benefits of exercise. The researchers have alrea…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 7:55pm -
  • Hormone identified that reduces calorie burning, contributes to obesity, diabetes
    Brown adipose tissue, widely known as brown fat, is located around the collarbone and acts as the body’s furnace to burn calories. It also keeps the body warm. Obese people have less of it, and its activity is decreased with age. Until now, researc…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 7:44pm -
  • Adult-onset diabetes, obesity cured in lab mice, scientists report
    A new treatment for adult-onset diabetes and obesity has essentially cured lab animals of obesity, diabetes and associated lipid abnormalities through improved glucose sensitivity, reduced appetite and enhanced calorie burning.
    - 12 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 7:44pm -
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    A pair of studies will offer insights into the therapeutic effects of specialized diets in adults with epilepsy.
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    A group of researchers has identified an unsuspected mechanism impacting the development of obesity and diabetes type 2 after following a diet with a high dose of fat nutrition. The important discovery is related to the essential role of the intestin…
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    The risk of developing type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease is affected by exposures in the uterus, research shows. Experts are now calling for updated guidelines in light of research evidence from the past decades.  The fetal progra…
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    Leptin, a hormone that regulates the amount of fat stored in the body, also drives the increase in blood pressure that occurs with weight gain, according to researchers.
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  • High-sugar diet in fathers can lead to obese offspring
    Increasing sugar in the diet of male fruit flies for just one or two days before mating can cause obesity in their offspring through alterations that affect gene expression in the embryo. There is also evidence that a similar system regulates obesity…
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  • 3-D printing to the rescue of gastronomy for frail seniors
    Researchers are now developing personalised food for elderly people with chewing or swallowing problems, by working on printable versions of meat and vegetables.
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  • Natural substance in red wine has an anti-inflammatory effect in cardiovascular diseases
    A natural substance present in red wine, resveratrol, inhibits the formation of inflammatory factors that trigger cardiovascular diseases, a research team concludes. They report that resveratrol binds with the KSRP regulator protein and provides for…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Dec 14, 12:40pm -
  • Professors weigh effectiveness of soda tax
    Several states and cities have and continue to propose a tax on soft drinks to curb obesity. In November, voters in Berkeley, California, were the first to approve such a tax. But researchers question whether it will have the desired effect.
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    (Reuters) - Unilever Plc's U.S. division said it has withdrawn its lawsuit against food startup Hampton Creek over false advertising and unfair competition related to its Just Mayo product. Unilever, famous for its mayonnaise brand Hellmann's, had fi…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Dec 14, 1:37am -
  • European court rules obesity can be a disability

    European court rules obesity can be a disability

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    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 7:20pm -
  • EU court says obesity can be disability

    EU court says obesity can be disability

    The European Union's highest court ruled Thursday that obesity can be considered a "disability" if it hinders an overweight person's performance at work.
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  • Armed groups recruit 10,000 child soldiers in Central African Republic – NGO

    Armed groups recruit 10,000 child soldiers in Central African Republic – NGO

    DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Up to 10,000 children have been recruited by armed groups during the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) despite a U.N.-backed peacekeeping presence, the number rising sharply in the past two years, Sav…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 2:53pm -
  • Instant noodles recalled as Taiwan food scare widens

    Instant noodles recalled as Taiwan food scare widens

    Taiwanese authorities on Thursday ordered a leading food company to recall two flavours of instant noodles over fears they contain a banned dye as the island's latest food scandal deepened.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 12:16pm -
  • Shire considering bid for NPS Pharmaceuticals - Bloomberg

    Shire considering bid for NPS Pharmaceuticals - Bloomberg

    (Reuters) - Dublin-based Shire Plc , whose proposed sale to AbbVie Inc fell apart in October, is considering an offer for U.S-based drug developer NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc , Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. NPS's shares rose…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 5:10pm -
  • Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year

    Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 4:35pm -
  • U.N. warns 1 million people could be hungry by March due to Ebola
    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half a million people in three West African nations rocked by Ebola are going hungry and that number could double by March if food supplies do not improve, two United Nations agencies warned on W…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 3:49pm -
  • Japan confirms bird flu case, culls 4,000 chickens

    Japan confirms bird flu case, culls 4,000 chickens

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Agricultural Ministry on Tuesday confirmed a case of a highly pathogenic H5 strain of avian influenza at a poultry farm in Miyazaki prefecture in southwestern Japan. Three chickens tested positive at the farm and all of the…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 7:55am -
  • Ex-Google employees launch app to make you smarter about health, fitness
    By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A group of former Google employees are betting they can boost the world's medical knowledge with a mobile IQ test. Hi.Q, a free app for the Apple Inc iPhone and iPad launching on Monday, includes 10,000 que…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 7:33pm -
  • EU food labels to help allergy sufferers

    EU food labels to help allergy sufferers

    New EU labelling rules taking effect Saturday require restaurants and other businesses to tell customers if their food could trigger allergies or raise other health concerns.
    - 7 days ago, 13 Dec 14, 6:46pm -
  • No more drunken sailors: Canadian Navy bans drinking at sea
    By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Royal Canadian Navy on Friday imposed an almost total ban on sailors drinking at sea, after a warship had to be recalled from an international exercise because inebriated crew members got into trouble. Sailor…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Dec 14, 1:31am -
  • 'Creeping humanitarian crisis' in drought-hit Central America: UN

    'Creeping humanitarian crisis' in drought-hit Central America: UN

    A drawn-out drought in Central America has pushed some 2.5 million people in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador into food insecurity, the UN warned Friday.
    - 8 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 9:28pm -
  • Teen girl still hooked to machines 1 year later

    Teen girl still hooked to machines 1 year later

    A year ago, 13-year-old Jahi McMath underwent a tonsillectomy and tissue removal at Children's Hospital in Oakland, California, to treat sleep apnea. The girl suffered massive bleeding, had a heart attack and was declared brain-dead Dec. 12.
    - 8 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 4:27pm -
  • Award-winning Washington Post photographer dies of heart attack in Liberia

    Award-winning Washington Post photographer dies of heart attack in Liberia

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post photographer Michel du Cille died of an apparent heart attack on Thursday in Liberia where he was on assignment covering the Ebola outbreak, the newspaper said. The Post said du Cille, 58,…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 1:41am -
  • Food insecurity rising despite record cereal output

    Food insecurity rising despite record cereal output

    World cereal output is expected to hit record highs this year but food insecurity is worsening across the globe thanks to Ebola and civil conflicts, the UN's food agency said Thursday.
    - 8 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 11:07pm -
  • Avian flu spreading in southwest British Columbia
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The avian influenza outbreak in southwest British Columbia has spread to seven farms, and 155,000 birds have died of the virus or will be euthanized, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said.
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 9:35pm -
  • Danone's medical nutrition unit on board agenda Thursday - source

    Danone's medical nutrition unit on board agenda Thursday - source

    PARIS (Reuters) - French food group Danone will hold a board meeting on Thursday to discuss whether to keep or sell its medical nutrition business, a person familiar with the matter said. Bloomberg earlier on Wednesday said that Danone's board would…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 7:15pm -
  • Canada's Telus says wants in on 'Internet of things' growth
    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Telus Corp launched a package of technologies that connect and control machines via the Internet on Wednesday as the Canadian telecom company bids to generate sales from the so-called "Internet of things". Among…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 5:03am -
  • N.Z. dairy giant Fonterra slammed over botulism scare response

    N.Z. dairy giant Fonterra slammed over botulism scare response

    New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra bungled its response to a food contamination scare because it was more concerned with market share than public safety, an official inquiry found Tuesday.
    - 11 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 7:34am -

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