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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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  • newThe 5 Best Apps That Will Help You Lose Weight
    SPECIAL FROM Next AvenueBy Maureen CallahanBlasting through levels of a game that matches colorful jellybeans and gumdrops is fun. So is using... Read more: Apps for Weight Loss, Fifty, Apps, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet and Nutritio…
    - 19 hours ago, 20 Apr 14, 8:57am -
  • Kathy Stevens: 10 Tips for Easing Into Plant-based Eating
    America created the meat and dairy-based diet that is making us all sick and fat. Read more: Animal Cruelty, Vegetarian, Animal Welfare, Ethnic Food, Vegan, Health, Cookbooks, Vegan Recipes, Plant-Based Diet, Dairy-Free, Meatless Monday,…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 9:52am -
  • 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…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:39pm -
  • Gregg McBride: The Ups and Downs of Being On or Off a Diet
    Even though very young, I realized that being "on" the diet that my parents prescribed was very different than when I was "off" of it. Read more: Cookies, Gregg Mcbride, Ice Cream, Dieting, Health, Weight Loss Tips, Diet and Nutrition, W…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 4:48pm -
  • Paul Spector, M.D.: Pulp Fiction? The Bottom Line on Juicing
    Your juicer may belong on the shelf next to the other fallen health products. It is a device that takes healthy foods (fruits and vegetables) and renders them less healthy. It eliminates fiber, turns solid food into a liquid and facilitates a huge in…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 12:53pm -
  • Jeff Schweitzer: The 'Fat But Fit' Fallacy
    We all like to eat. Most of us want to eat well; at least we try to be good some of the time. We all know that how and what we eat directly impact our health and well-being. Yet few subjects are more prone to confusion and distortion than diet and…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 6:41pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: What I Would Do If My Foot Caught Fire
    If my foot caught fire, I would just go ahead and fetch a pail of water. Soldiering past the want of randomized clinical trials on the topic, and weirdly wonderful fad approaches would test me sorely, but I think I could deal with it. Re…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 7:51pm -
  • Yanna Darilis: The Wonders of the Olive Tree
    The Mediterranean cultures have been using olive oil in their diet since antiquity and olive oil has been traded throughout time. Read more: Olive Trees, Olive Oil, Mediterranean Diet, Healthy Living News
    - 6 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 6:38pm -
  • Red Room: Angie Kassabie, Ph.D.: Imagine the Cleansing Power of Water
    Water is one of the most organic and natural substances on the planet and is essential to good health, yet rarely do we think about how it can cleanse, heal, and transform our lives. Read more: Water-and-Health, Diets, Adding Water to Yo…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 3:08pm -
  • Elena Paravantes RD: What Greece Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Eating More Vegetables
    While we know that the traditional Greek diet decades ago was mostly vegetarian due to the religious fasts, but also to economic reasons, today Greeks have moved away from their traditional diet, eating a more Westernized diet, but surprisingly still…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 12:25pm -
  • Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.: Looking Deeply Into Your Plate
    Eating can take on many different forms, depending on how much attention is paid and where that attention is placed. Through the practice of mindful eating, we strive to avoid these types of autopilot mealtime scenarios by reserving a time to focus o…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 11:50am -
  • Helene Cohen Bludman: 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working
    It seems I continually fight The Battle of the Bulge and the winner is the Bulge. Why, oh why, am I cursed with a slow metabolism, willpower that fails at the least temptation, and mood swings that are dependent on the bathroom scale? R…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 6:49am -
  • Judith J. Wurtman, PhD: Pass the Chicken Fat! They Say It's Good for You...
    Let's have a helping of common sense along with the pats of butter and dollops of whipped cream. It will go a longer way in keeping us healthy. Read more: Healthy Living Health News, Heart Disease and High Saturated Fat, Medical Research…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 4:12pm -
  • Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP: 5 Things A Trip To The Bathroom Can Tell You About Your Health
    Dehydration can also cause kidney stones, because it allows for stone-causing minerals to concentrate and settle in the kidneys and urinary tract. One of the best measures you can take to avoid kidney stones is to drink plenty of water, resulting in…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 8:25am -
  • Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.: 7 Ways to Handle Food Cravings
    So when a craving strikes, calm down, tune in, and savor every bite. With some practice, that tractor beam from the cookie jar may be weaker than you remember. Read more: Healthy Eating, Food Cravings, Fight Food Cravings, Chocolate, Cra…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 10:48am -
  • David Katz, M.D.: iDietology: Why I'm Fed Up, and You Should Be, Too
    Radical fervor and echo chamber distortions do quite enough damage to our world without populating our kitchen tables. Be fed up, as I am, with such nonsense -- and we will all wind up eating better. Read more: Healthy Living Health News…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 4:06pm -
  • Roz Warren: Radical Middle-Aged Cake Acceptance
    And yet, sometime between now and adulthood, they, too, will stop being delighted by cake and learn to fear it. Rather than taking a big piece and loving it, they'll ask for a tiny slice and beat themselves up about eating it. Read more:…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 1:40pm -
  • Natalie MacNeil: My Favorite Diet (One That Will Help Your Business)
    I know this all might sound a little extreme, but a digital diet will increase your energy, amp up your creativity and help you center on what matters most. So, get to it! Just resist the urge to tweet about it. Read more: Success, Women…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 12:49pm -
  • Willow Jarosh, MS, RD: 9 Ways To Tell You're On The Wrong Diet
    Every spring, another round of diets sprout up. Some are solid plans with sound diet advice, and others, not so much. Want to spot the ones you should skip? Read more: Cleanses, Healthy Eating, Fasts, Stephanie Clarke, Nutritionists, Sup…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 8:14am -
  • Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.: What's a Normal Portion Size?
    Restaurants influence how much we'll eat just by deciding the serving sizes, and those are unpredictable and range from petite to colossal. Read more: Healthy Living, Calories, Prevention, Nutrition, Health, Science, Food, Eating, Portio…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 9:11pm -
  • Maria Rodale: 5 Kitchen Cures to Help You Feel Vibrant
    by guest blogger Peggy Kotsopoulos, registered holistic nutritionist, culinary consultant, and author of Kitchen Cures: Revolutionize Your Health wi... Read more: Olives, Vegan, Food as Medicine, Smoothie Recipe, Benefits of Ginger, Ve…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 12:10am -
  • Mark Chasan: The Profitability of Good Health
    Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 6:07pm -
  • 8 Underrated Vegetables With Extraordinary Health Benefits
    SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.comYour grandmother probably told you the same thing you tell your own grandchildren: Eat your vegetables; they’re goo... Read more: Healthy Eating, Best Vegetables, Vegetables, Health Post50, Diet and Nutri…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 7:09am -
  • Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.: 6 Great Tips to Better Skin
    Beauty is not only skin deep. Instead, true beauty and great skin come from what we eat and how we live. Read more: Processed Food, Aging Gracefully, Aging, Complex Carbs, Healthy Diet, Fat, Beauty, Diet, Green Tea, Tips for Better Skin…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 2:59pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Another Dollop of (About, Actually) Butter
    In the aftermath of his commentary about butter in the New York Times, Mark Bittman and I -- along with several others, including Dr. Dariush Mozzafarian from Harvard, one of the authors of the study that set this all in motion -- were invited to dis…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 12:17pm -

Huffington Post (Diet & Nutrition)

  • 18 Surprising Dairy-Free Ways To Get More Calcium
    By Laura SchwecherlFun fact: Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, and is found naturally in a wide variety of foods and beverages a... Read more: Fortified With Calcium, Foods With Calcium, Greatist, Calcium Sources, Calc…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 8:41am -
  • Red Room: Angie Kassabie, Ph.D.: Imagine the Cleansing Power of Water
    Water is one of the most organic and natural substances on the planet and is essential to good health, yet rarely do we think about how it can cleanse, heal, and transform our lives. Read more: Water-and-Health, Diets, Adding Water to Yo…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 3:08pm -
  • 5 Smart Reasons To Eat Eggs
    By Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD, for YouBeauty.comEggs are beautiful. They are a picture-perfect example of what nature is able to accomplish. They hel... Read more: Eggs, Youbeauty, Egg Health Benefits, Diet and Nutrition, Health Benefits…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 9:11am -
  • Elena Paravantes RD: What Greece Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Eating More Vegetables
    While we know that the traditional Greek diet decades ago was mostly vegetarian due to the religious fasts, but also to economic reasons, today Greeks have moved away from their traditional diet, eating a more Westernized diet, but surprisingly still…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 12:25pm -
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal: A Greener, Healthier Capital
    Lauren, founder of DC Greens, is working tirelessly to educate children and parents alike in our nation's capital about the importance of including fresh fruits and vegetables in our diets. Read more: Washington Dc Schools, DC Public Sch…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 4:37pm -
  • Jeff Ritterman, MD: Big Soda Misinforms California's Senators
    On April 9, the Health Committee of the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1000 (Monning), the Soda Warning Label Bill by a vote of 5-2. The ... Read more: Type 2 Diabetes, Sugary Drinks Obesity, Sugary Drinks Health, Big Soda I…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 3:57pm -
  • Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.: Looking Deeply Into Your Plate
    Eating can take on many different forms, depending on how much attention is paid and where that attention is placed. Through the practice of mindful eating, we strive to avoid these types of autopilot mealtime scenarios by reserving a time to focus o…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 11:50am -
  • Mark Hyman, MD: Why Calories Don't Matter
    The vast majority of conventional nutritionists and doctors have it mostly wrong when it comes to weight loss. And the mainstream media messages often confuse things even more. It is based on many "food lies." Read more: Food as Medicine…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 11:34am -
  • Helene Cohen Bludman: 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working
    It seems I continually fight The Battle of the Bulge and the winner is the Bulge. Why, oh why, am I cursed with a slow metabolism, willpower that fails at the least temptation, and mood swings that are dependent on the bathroom scale? R…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 6:49am -
  • Judith J. Wurtman, PhD: Pass the Chicken Fat! They Say It's Good for You...
    Let's have a helping of common sense along with the pats of butter and dollops of whipped cream. It will go a longer way in keeping us healthy. Read more: Healthy Living Health News, Heart Disease and High Saturated Fat, Medical Research…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 4:12pm -
  • 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…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 3:46pm -
  • Douglas LaBier: How You Can 'Grow' Your Mental Health
    Creating a vision of what psychological health looks like in today's world is a challenge. Read more: Psychotherapy, Psychology, Diet and Nutrition, Mental Health, Emotional Intelligence, Wellness, Emotional Wellness, Healthy Living New…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 10:23am -
  • Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP: 5 Things A Trip To The Bathroom Can Tell You About Your Health
    Dehydration can also cause kidney stones, because it allows for stone-causing minerals to concentrate and settle in the kidneys and urinary tract. One of the best measures you can take to avoid kidney stones is to drink plenty of water, resulting in…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 8:25am -
  • SELF: Try These Nut Butter Combos Straight From The Spoon Now
    I mean, creamy, rich goodness that provides healthy fats and protein to boot? What could be better than that, right? Read more: Healthy Eating, Fruit, Calories, Chocolate, Nutrition, Food, Diet and Nutrition, Snacks, Nut Butters, Taste…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 6:07pm -
  • Melody Moezzi: The Case for Produce
    I never had to say nectarine, so I knew it -- and quince and honeydew and eggplant and persimmon and cucumber and more -- only in Farsi. I just didn't have to use those words often enough in the presence of Americans to notice I hadn't learned them.…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 5:03pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Severe Obesity? Let 'Em Eat Kale!
    We need to reorient our cultural attitude about obesity so it is not an excuse to argue the respective merits of personal responsibility and public policy. Rather, if we are to fix it at its origins, we need to acknowledge that people who are empower…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 4:18pm -
  • Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS: 4 Ways to Instill Healthy Eating Habits in Kids
    Kids are notoriously finicky, but it's not entirely their fault. We humans are naturally inclined to dislike unfamiliar flavors. Read more: Healthy Eating, Parenting, Children's Health, Nutrition, Healthy Eating Kids, Kids Eating Healthy…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 1:02pm -
  • Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.: 7 Ways to Handle Food Cravings
    So when a craving strikes, calm down, tune in, and savor every bite. With some practice, that tractor beam from the cookie jar may be weaker than you remember. Read more: Healthy Eating, Food Cravings, Fight Food Cravings, Chocolate, Cra…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 10:48am -
  • What's Worse: Eating Unwashed Fruit Or No Fruit At All?
    You made a wise decision by tossing that apple in your bag this morning. Now, out and about during your busy day, you're well-prepared with a filling,... Read more: Unwashed Fruit, Pesticides, Unwashed Fruit Health, Pesticides Health, Wa…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 8:40am -
  • A Truly Enlightened Approach To Weight Loss
    By Corrie PikulYou've heard eat-right advice—but trust us, you've never heard it like this. Deepak Chopra, MD, shares his unique and effective p... Read more: Weight Loss Advice, Deepak-Chopra-Advice, Weight Loss Tips, What Are You H…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 8:27am -
  • David Katz, M.D.: iDietology: Why I'm Fed Up, and You Should Be, Too
    Radical fervor and echo chamber distortions do quite enough damage to our world without populating our kitchen tables. Be fed up, as I am, with such nonsense -- and we will all wind up eating better. Read more: Healthy Living Health News…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 4:06pm -
  • Roz Warren: Radical Middle-Aged Cake Acceptance
    And yet, sometime between now and adulthood, they, too, will stop being delighted by cake and learn to fear it. Rather than taking a big piece and loving it, they'll ask for a tiny slice and beat themselves up about eating it. Read more:…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 1:40pm -
  • Natalie MacNeil: My Favorite Diet (One That Will Help Your Business)
    I know this all might sound a little extreme, but a digital diet will increase your energy, amp up your creativity and help you center on what matters most. So, get to it! Just resist the urge to tweet about it. Read more: Success, Women…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 12:49pm -
  • This Family Ate No Added Sugar For An Entire Year
    Inspired by research and writings by prolific food-industry researchers like professor Robert Lustig, M.D., and journalist Michael Moss, Eve Schau... Read more: Added Sugar in Foods, Eve Schaub, Eve Schaub Year of No Sugar, Sugar Free…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 8:15am -
  • Willow Jarosh, MS, RD: 9 Ways To Tell You're On The Wrong Diet
    Every spring, another round of diets sprout up. Some are solid plans with sound diet advice, and others, not so much. Want to spot the ones you should skip? Read more: Cleanses, Healthy Eating, Fasts, Stephanie Clarke, Nutritionists, Sup…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 8:14am -

Huffington Post (Nutrition)

  • newThe 5 Best Apps That Will Help You Lose Weight
    SPECIAL FROM Next AvenueBy Maureen CallahanBlasting through levels of a game that matches colorful jellybeans and gumdrops is fun. So is using... Read more: Apps for Weight Loss, Fifty, Apps, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet and Nutritio…
    - 19 hours ago, 20 Apr 14, 8:57am -
  • 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…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:39pm -
  • Mark Hyman, MD: Why Overeating Doesn't Make You Fat
    If you’re overweight and feel like crap, it’s not your fault. Food addiction is a genuine biological addiction to sugar, flour and process... Read more: Food as Medicine, Nutrition, Overeating, Weight Loss, Healthy Living News
    - 4 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 1:01pm -
  • Kelly Dorfman: Eating Wheat Again, Part 2
    Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity has most of the symptoms of celiac disease without being celiac disease. Unfortunately, the pundits admit we lack a medical test to prove gluten is the culprit. The only "test" is to eliminate gluten from the diet and…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 3:17pm -
  • Wray Herbert: The Psychology of a Memorable Lunch
    Our choices have implications, not only for how much we enjoy lunch today, but also for longer term goals like fitness and health. But how do we choose? What are the basic cognitive processes that lead from initial hunger pang to this soup or that sa…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 8:39am -
  • Jeff Schweitzer: The 'Fat But Fit' Fallacy
    We all like to eat. Most of us want to eat well; at least we try to be good some of the time. We all know that how and what we eat directly impact our health and well-being. Yet few subjects are more prone to confusion and distortion than diet and…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 6:41pm -
  • Jeff Ritterman, MD: Sugary Drinks May Increase Stroke Risk
    A new study from researchers at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden looked at whether sugary drinks increase the risk of a stro... Read more: Public-Health-Activists, Soda Warning Labels California, Soda Ban, Cdc,…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 4:58pm -
  • Esther Lofgren: 8 Power Foods for Athletes and Rowers
    Whether you're training for your very first rowing race or the Olympic Games, choosing great nutrition is one of the biggest ways to up your game. Read more: Olympic Athletes, Strength Training, Sports Nutrition, Athletes, Rowing, Female…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 11:47am -
  • Jeff Ritterman, MD: Big Soda Misinforms California's Senators
    On April 9, the Health Committee of the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1000 (Monning), the Soda Warning Label Bill by a vote of 5-2. The ... Read more: Type 2 Diabetes, Sugary Drinks Obesity, Sugary Drinks Health, Big Soda I…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 3:57pm -
  • Mark Hyman, MD: Why Calories Don't Matter
    The vast majority of conventional nutritionists and doctors have it mostly wrong when it comes to weight loss. And the mainstream media messages often confuse things even more. It is based on many "food lies." Read more: Food as Medicine…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 11:34am -
  • 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…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 3:46pm -
  • SELF: Try These Nut Butter Combos Straight From The Spoon Now
    I mean, creamy, rich goodness that provides healthy fats and protein to boot? What could be better than that, right? Read more: Healthy Eating, Fruit, Calories, Chocolate, Nutrition, Food, Diet and Nutrition, Snacks, Nut Butters, Taste…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 6:07pm -
  • Melody Moezzi: The Case for Produce
    I never had to say nectarine, so I knew it -- and quince and honeydew and eggplant and persimmon and cucumber and more -- only in Farsi. I just didn't have to use those words often enough in the presence of Americans to notice I hadn't learned them.…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 5:03pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Severe Obesity? Let 'Em Eat Kale!
    We need to reorient our cultural attitude about obesity so it is not an excuse to argue the respective merits of personal responsibility and public policy. Rather, if we are to fix it at its origins, we need to acknowledge that people who are empower…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 4:18pm -
  • Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS: 4 Ways to Instill Healthy Eating Habits in Kids
    Kids are notoriously finicky, but it's not entirely their fault. We humans are naturally inclined to dislike unfamiliar flavors. Read more: Healthy Eating, Parenting, Children's Health, Nutrition, Healthy Eating Kids, Kids Eating Healthy…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 1:02pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: iDietology: Why I'm Fed Up, and You Should Be, Too
    Radical fervor and echo chamber distortions do quite enough damage to our world without populating our kitchen tables. Be fed up, as I am, with such nonsense -- and we will all wind up eating better. Read more: Healthy Living Health News…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 4:06pm -
  • Willow Jarosh, MS, RD: 9 Ways To Tell You're On The Wrong Diet
    Every spring, another round of diets sprout up. Some are solid plans with sound diet advice, and others, not so much. Want to spot the ones you should skip? Read more: Cleanses, Healthy Eating, Fasts, Stephanie Clarke, Nutritionists, Sup…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 8:14am -
  • Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.: What's a Normal Portion Size?
    Restaurants influence how much we'll eat just by deciding the serving sizes, and those are unpredictable and range from petite to colossal. Read more: Healthy Living, Calories, Prevention, Nutrition, Health, Science, Food, Eating, Portio…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 9:11pm -
  • Mike Metallo: There Really Is a Food Revolution Taking Place In America
    Gardening brings people from diverse and different backgrounds together -- families, young people, the elderly, neighbors, politicians -- to do something good, not just for your health and body, but for your community. Read more: Michell…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 12:47pm -
  • Anita Mirchandani: Spring Cleaning: Healthy Lifestyle Tips
    Here's an idea. How about making a few small changes all year long so that your lifestyle is more healthful, rather than just focusing on summer as the goal? Trust me -- it will go a lot further to make small changes over time than to try for quick m…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 6:33pm -
  • Mark Hyman, MD: Top 10 Food Lies That Keep Us Sick and Fat, Part 2
    Let's examine five more food lies that keep us sick and fat. The sooner we tell the truth about these messages, the sooner we will reverse our chronic disease and obesity epidemic. Read more: Food as Medicine, Nutrition, Healthy Food, We…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 2:32pm -
  • Elsa Giannakoudaki: Tal Ronnen: Los Angeles' Top Vegan Chef
    It's a great-looking spot filled with great-looking people, but what is most remarkable is the plant-based cuisine. Read more: Healthy Living Health News, Veganism, Taste, Sustainable Food, Tal Ronnen, Gluten Free, Vegan, Green Living, W…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 10:30am -
  • Mark Chasan: The Profitability of Good Health
    Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 6:07pm -
  • Michael Zacka: Functional Foods: A Fix to Highlight after National Nutrition Month
    Very public efforts to improve health and prevent disease by eating right have also spurred the food and beverage industries to develop promising and innovative products that will help individuals as well as stimulate companies' sales. R…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 4:47pm -
  • Mark Hyman, MD: Top 10 Food Lies That Keep Us Sick and Fat, Part 1
    When it comes to weight loss, there's a ton of advice out there. The problem is, most of it is terrible, outdated and scientifically disproven. And if you believe it, it could be getting in your way. Read more: Food as Medicine, Nutritio…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 4:03pm -

Huffington Post (Nutrition Facts)

  • 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 -

Telegraph

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

  • 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 -

Tippy Toe Diet

  • On the Menu: Ghrelin Milkshakes and Placebos for All

    On the Menu: Ghrelin Milkshakes and Placebos for All

    I’ve known for a while now that my attitude is one of the biggest influences in my successes. My failures, too, but let’s keep this on the positive side. My point is that what I think affects how I feel … Continue reading →On the Menu: Ghreli…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 4:37pm -
  • Alphabet Soup: D

    Alphabet Soup: D

    I’m feeling the urge to explore the next letter in my alphabet series looking at the words and concepts that help me stay on the healthier path. I wonder if it might have something to do with this: What can … Continue reading →Alphabet Soup: D…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 10:36am -
  • AIM: Are We There Yet?

    AIM: Are We There Yet?

    This month’s AIM topic comes from the AIM: Ask Us (Almost) Anything responses. (We love when you ask us questions!) How did you know when to transition to maintenance from loss mode? Was it a number or a size or … Continue reading →AIM: Are We…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 9:29am -
  • I See Trees of Green

    I See Trees of Green

    I was all set to write a deep and meaningful post, but then the sun came out and there went that idea. After a few days of rain, green is popping out all over here. I did my strength training … Continue reading →I See Trees of Green is a post fro…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 4:17pm -
  • Visitor Info: March 2014

    Visitor Info: March 2014

    Last month, Judy suggested I make the visitor info posts a monthly event. I love reading your answers and learning more about you, so that sounds great to me! Here are the questions for March: * What’s your favorite T.V. … Continue reading →Vis…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 2:41am -
  • Clearing the Decks

    Clearing the Decks

    Sometimes I read, see, or hear something that irritates me, and no matter how hard I try, I can’t get it completely out of my head. In some random moment, the memory of the offensive thing comes circling back to … Continue reading →Clearing the…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Mar 14, 8:40pm -
  • Tids and Bits

    Tids and Bits

    Happy Spring! The season is bursting forth in Memphis, bringing with it more temperate weather, lots of pretty blooms, and a whole bunch of something I’m allergic to. I set a PR in sneezes per hour last week! But I’m … Continue reading →Tids…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Mar 14, 4:02pm -

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)

  • Mom's diet mirrors child's food allergies
    A long-term study evaluating maternal diet’s impact on food allergy in later life is expected to uncover causes of allergy in children. A particular focus for the project is the different effects of allergenic foods in different contexts.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 6:08pm -
  • Gene variant increases risk of colorectal cancer from eating processed meat
    A common genetic variant that affects one in three people appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of processed meat, according to a new study.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:16pm -
  • Prenatal risk factors may put children at risk of developing kidney disease
    Certain prenatal risk factors are associated with the development of chronic kidney disease in children, according to a study. Future studies should investigate whether modifying these factors could help protect children’s kidney health. Risks for…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:11pm -
  • Weight gain in children occurs after tonsil removal, not linked to obesity
    Weight gain in children after they have their tonsils removed (adenotonsillectomy) occurs primarily in children who are smaller and younger at the time of the surgery, and weight gain was not linked with increased rates of obesity. "Despite the findi…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 8:41pm -
  • Fish consumption advisories for expecting mothers fail to cover all types of contaminants
    Fish consumption advisories for expecting mothers are ineffective in reducing infant exposure to contaminants like persistent organic pollutants. The researchers' model estimates that women who stop eating fish shortly before or during their pregnanc…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 6:19pm -
  • Key milestone for brown fat research with ground-breaking MRI scan
    The first MRI scan to show 'brown fat' in a living adult could prove to be an essential step towards a new wave of therapies to aid the fight against diabetes and obesity. Brown fat has become a hot topic for scientists due its ability to use energy…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 1:08pm -
  • Oft-assumed reasons for racial obesity disparities may not be only cause, study says
    African-Americans have higher obesity rates than do whites, and while socioeconomic status is often believed to be the root cause, a new study suggests other factors should be considered. Non-Hispanic blacks in the United States have the highest age-…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 9:20pm -
  • Residing in high altitude military facilities protects service members from obesity
    Overweight U.S. service members are 41 percent less likely to transition to clinical obesity when stationed at military facilities located at high altitude, according to a new study. The quasi-experimental, retrospective study assessed the health rec…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 9:19pm -
  • Obesity can amplify bone, muscle loss
    A new syndrome called “osteosarcopenic obesity” that links the deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity has been identified by researchers. The syndrome explains how many obese individuals experience a triad of problems that pla…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 8:24pm -
  • Expect changes in appetite, taste of food after weight loss surgery
    Changes in appetite, taste and smell are par for the course for people who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery during which one's stomach is made smaller and small intestines shortened. These sensory changes are not all negative, and coul…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 3:28pm -
  • Body mass index associated with breast cancer, regardless of body shape
    A larger waist circumference is associated with higher risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, but not beyond its contribution to BMI, a new study of predominantly white women finds. The study fails to confirm previous findings that body shape itself i…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 1:08pm -
  • Preterm delivery, low birth weight, neonatal risk in pregnant women with high blood pressure
    Pregnant women with chronic hypertension (high blood pressure) are highly likely to suffer from adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm delivery, low birth weight and neonatal death, which highlights a need for heightened surveillance, suggests re…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 12:38am -
  • Antibiotics improve growth in children in developing countries
    Antibiotics improve growth in children at risk of undernourishment in low and middle income countries, according to researchers who have just conducted a research literature review on the subject. Their results suggest that the youngest children from…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 12:36am -
  • Obesity: Are lipids hard drugs for the brain?
    Why can we get up for a piece of chocolate, but never because we fancy a carrot? Research has demonstrated part of the answer: triglycerides, fatty substances from food, may act in our brains directly on the reward circuit, the same circuit that is i…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 12:42pm -
  • Lower salt intake likely to have had key role in plummeting cardiovascular disease deaths in past decade
    The 15 percent fall in dietary salt intake over the past decade in England is likely to have had a key role in the 40 percent drop in deaths from heart disease and stroke over the same period, concludes research. But average intake across the nation…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 11:14pm -
  • Long-term antibiotic treatment for Q fever causes weight gain
    Scientists have unearthed still more evidence that antibiotics can contribute to obesity. Research suggests that patients on long-term antibiotic treatment gained weight and had significant changes in their gut microbiota. The study followed 48 patie…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 4:38pm -
  • Women who gain too much or too little weight during pregnancy at risk for having an overweight child
    Gaining both too much or too little weight during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child, according to a study. In one of the largest studies to examine current Institute of Medicine recommendations regarding pr…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 1:21pm -
  • Vigilance for kidney problems key for rheumatoid arthritis patients, study finds
    Rheumatoid arthritis patients are likelier than the average person to develop chronic kidney disease, and more severe inflammation in the first year of rheumatoid arthritis, corticosteroid use, high blood pressure and obesity are among the risk facto…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 12:33pm -
  • Are chromium supplements helpful in lowering blood sugar levels?
    Nearly three decades of data were studied on the effect of chromium supplementation on blood sugar. The results conclude that chromium supplements are not effective at lowering fasting blood sugar in healthy individuals, or diabetics. Chromium is a m…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 12:45am -
  • Consuming high-fat diet associated with increased risk of certain types of breast cancer
    High total and saturated fat intake were associated with greater risk of estrogen receptor- and progesterone receptor-positive breast cancer, and human epidermal growth factor 2 receptor-negative disease, according to a new study. The authors conclud…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 12:44am -
  • Green is good: Natural compound from green tomatoes increases muscle, protects against muscle wasting
    Using a screening method that previously identified a compound in apple peel as a muscle-boosting agent, a team of scientists has now discovered that tomatidine, a compound from green tomatoes, is even more potent for building muscle and protecting a…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 5:46pm -
  • Novel approach to accelerate metabolism could lead to new obesity treatment
    By manipulating a biochemical process that underlies cells' energy-burning abilities, investigators have made a novel discovery that could lead to a new therapy to combat obesity and diabetes. The new findings show that reducing the amount of nicotin…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 5:43pm -
  • Specific causes of brown fat cell 'whitening' found
    New information about the consequences of overeating high-calorie foods has been identified by researchers. Not only does this lead to an increase in white fat cell production, the type prominent in obesity, but it also leads to the dysfunction of br…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 1:43pm -
  • Glucosamine promotes longevity by mimicking low-carb diet, study finds
    The widely used food supplement glucosamine promotes longevity in aging mice by approximately 10 percent due to improved glucose metabolism. Researchers find that the compound does so 'by mimicking a low-carb diet in elderly mice reflecting human ret…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 4:21pm -
  • Obese people feel full sooner than people of normal weight
    Obese people take less time to feel full than those of normal weight. Despite this, they consume more calories. A faster speed of eating could play an important role in obesity, according to a study. "Eating even just 100 kcal a day more than the rec…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 11:48am -
  • New ammunition in fight against type 2 diabetes
    Gastric banding can play a vital role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight and not obese, according to new research. "This is the first randomized controlled trial demonstrating that treatment of type 2 diabetes in overwei…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 1:49am -
  • Severe obesity on the rise among children in the U.S.
    A new analysis finds that all classes of obesity in children have increased over the last 14 years. In addition, there is a troubling upward trend in the more severe forms of childhood obesity.
    - 13 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 8:45pm -
  • Mortality risks of being overweight or obese are underestimated
    Many obesity studies substantially underestimate the mortality risks associated with excess weight in the United States, new research indicates. Normal weight is indicated by a BMI of 18.5-24.9 kg/m2, overweight is indicated by a BMI of 25.0-29.9 kg/…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 6:37pm -
  • Daily serving of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce bad cholesterol
    Eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce 'bad cholesterol' and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study has found. North Americans on average currently eat less than half a serving a day.
    - 13 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 4:27pm -
  • Fatty acid composition in blood reflects quality of dietary carbohydrates in children
    Fatty acid composition in blood is not only a biomarker for the quality of dietary fat, but also reflects the quality of dietary carbohydrates, new research shows. This study showed that a higher consumption of candy and a lower consumption of high-f…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 2:15pm -
  • Parental obesity and autism risk in the child: Is paternal obesity a greater risk factor than maternal obesity?
    Several studies have looked at possible links between maternal obesity during pregnancy and the risk of developmental disorders in the child. However, paternal obesity could be a greater risk factor than maternal obesity, according to a new study.
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 1:04pm -
  • Over a lifetime, childhood obesity costs $19,000 per child
    Childhood obesity comes with an estimated price tag of $19,000 per child when comparing lifetime medical costs to those of a normal weight child, according to an analysis. When multiplied by the number of obese 10-year-olds in the United States, life…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 1:02pm -
  • Does a junk food diet make you lazy? Psychology study offers answer
    A new psychology study provides evidence that being overweight makes people tired and sedentary, rather than vice versa. Life scientists placed 32 female rats on one of two diets for six months. The first, a standard rat's diet, consisted of relative…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Apr 14, 2:19am -
  • Low-dose aspirin won't prevent pregnancy loss, study shows
    Low-dose aspirin, in general, is not beneficial for future pregnancy outcomes in women with prior pregnancy loss, a medical trial has found. However, in women with one pregnancy loss within the previous 12 months, there did appear to be a benefit. Ma…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 7:16pm -
  • In mice, obese dads produce heavier daughters with epigenetically altered breast tissue
    Obese male mice and normal weight female mice produce female pups that are overweight at birth and in childhood, and have increased number of 'terminal end buds' in their breast tissue -- the site where breast cancer often develops in rodents. 'Resea…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 6:02pm -
  • More than half of high-risk alcohol users report improvement after surgery
    Much has been reported about the potential for increased risk of alcohol misuse after weight loss surgery (WLS), with most theories pointing to lower alcohol tolerance and a longer time to return to a sober state after surgery, but a new study sugges…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 7:45pm -
  • Weight loss efforts start well, but lapse over time
    Learning of an obesity-related disease motivates many to start a weight loss program, but troubling health news is often not enough to sustain weight loss efforts, finds new research. "Many of us will respond with good intentions when faced with a he…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 7:45pm -
  • Smoking may dull obese women’s ability to taste fat, sugar
    Cigarette smoking among obese women appears to interfere with their ability to taste fats and sweets, a new study shows. Despite craving high-fat, sugary foods, these women were less likely than others to perceive these tastes, which may drive them t…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 7:45pm -
  • Metabolites' role in understanding disease emphasized
    Over-reliance on genetic-centered approaches in predicting, diagnosing and treating disease will lead to few future scientific breakthroughs, cautioned a researcher who co-authored an article that advocates for a greater emphasis on the body's metabo…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 1:54pm -
  • Morning rays keep off pounds
    A surprising new strategy for managing your weight? Bright morning light. People who had most of their daily exposure to bright light in the morning had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI) than those who had most of their light exposure later…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 1:25am -
  • Key chocolate ingredients could help prevent obesity, diabetes
    Improved thinking. Decreased appetite. Lowered blood pressure. The potential health benefits of dark chocolate keep piling up, and scientists are now homing in on what ingredients in chocolate might help prevent obesity, as well as type-2 diabetes. T…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • Good diet boosts health but not wealth
    The idea that a good diet means a healthy population with lower health costs only holds true when it comes to emergency care, a study shows. Although men and women aged over 65 years who ate healthily had shorter stays in hospital, they were strong u…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 1:58pm -
  • A protein could be key weapon in battle of the bulge
    Elevated levels of the neuroprotein GDNF may help fight the weight gain and health problems associated with a high-fat diet, new research finds. More than one-third of people in the US are obese. Obesity and its related health problems -- including h…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 8:19pm -
  • Child's obesity, cognitive function linked, study finds
    Obese children are slower than healthy-weight children to recognize when they have made an error and correct it, research shows. The research is the first to show that weight status not only affects how quickly children react to stimuli but also impa…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 5:11pm -
  • Obesity primes colon for cancer, according to study
    Obesity, rather than diet, causes changes in the colon that may lead to colorectal cancer, according to results from a study in mice. The finding bolsters the recommendation that calorie control and frequent exercise are not only key to a healthy lif…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 4:23pm -
  • Breast milk and diet up to two years old: A means of preventing the risk of child obesity
    Scientists have shown that breast-feeding has a protective effect on the risk of obesity at 20 years of age. Researchers also emphasize that nutritional intake at the age of 2 years are critical in providing this beneficial effect.
    - 20 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 3:21pm -
  • Monkey caloric restriction study shows big benefit; contradicts earlier study
    The latest results from a 25-year study of diet and aging in monkeys shows a significant reduction in mortality and in age-associated diseases among those with calorie-restricted diets. The study, begun in 1989, is one of two ongoing, long-term U.S.…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 3:19pm -
  • Patients with gluten intolerance: New therapies possible
    Elafin, by interacting with the transglutaminase 2 enzyme, decreased the enzymatic reaction that increases the toxicity of peptides derived from gluten, a new study has shown. The research has implications beyond celiac disease, as gluten intolerance…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 2:14pm -
  • Heart-healthy benefits of Mediterranean diet
    New research further illuminates the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet, tying the eating plan to lower levels of platelets and white blood cells, two markers of inflammation. Inflammation has an association with greater risk of heart a…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 3:43pm -
  • Bariatric surgery provides long-term control of diabetes
    Bariatric surgery is a highly effective and durable treatment for type 2 diabetes in obese patients, enabling nearly all surgical patients to be free of insulin and many to be free of all diabetic medications three years after surgery, a study shows.
    - 21 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 12:41pm -
  • Growth of breast lifts outpacing implants 2-to-1, stats show
    New statistics show breast lift procedures are growing at twice the rate of breast implant surgeries. Since 2000, breast lifts have grown by 70 percent, outpacing implants two-to-one. Breast implants are still the most performed cosmetic surgery in w…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 12:41pm -
  • Brawn matters: Stronger adolescents, teens have less risk of diabetes, heart disease
    Adolescents with stronger muscles have a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study that examined the influence of muscle strength in sixth grade boys and girls. Stronger kids also have lower body mass index (weight to height…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 12:36pm -
  • Carbohydrate digestion and obesity strongly linked
    New research indicates that obesity in the general population may be genetically linked to how our bodies digest carbohydrates. People usually have two copies of the gene AMY1, but in some regions of our DNA there can be variability in the number of…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Mar 14, 7:13pm -

Science Daily (Dietary Supplements)

  • Low vitamin D may not be a culprit in menopause symptoms
    No significant connection between vitamin D levels and menopause symptoms has been made from the results of a research project on the topic. The authors analyzed the relationship between the blood levels of vitamin D and a number of menopause symptom…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 1:08pm -
  • Vitamin D deficiency contributes to poor mobility among severely obese people
    Among severely obese people, vitamin D may make the difference between an active and a more sedentary lifestyle, according to a new study. The study found severely obese people who also were vitamin D-deficient walked slower and were less active over…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 5:38pm -
  • Vitamin D deficiency, cognition appear to be linked in older adults
    A study that looks at Vitamin D deficiency and cognition relationship in older adults adds to the existing literature on the subject. "This study provides increasing evidence that suggests there is an association between low vitamin D levels and cogn…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 3:13pm -
  • Chinese herbal remedy as good as methotrexate for treating rheumatoid arthritis, study finds
    A traditional Chinese herbal remedy used to relieve joint pain and inflammation works as well as methotrexate, a standard drug treatment that is frequently prescribed to control the symptoms of active rheumatoid arthritis, reveals research. Furthermo…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 11:14pm -
  • Osteoporosis drugs appear to impede cell membrane repair
    A class of drugs widely used to treat osteoporosis appears to impede a cell's ability to repair a protective outer membrane that helps determine what enters and exits, researchers report. The inability to quickly repair a membrane is lethal to a cell…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 4:38pm -
  • Low vitamin D linked to fatty liver disease in UK children
    A UK study investigating the link between low vitamin D status and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in British children has identified a genetic variant associated with the disease's severity.
    - 9 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 1:33pm -
  • Manipulating the metabolic process in cells may compensate for defects that can shorten cell life
    Mitochondria produce energy for cells through oxidative metabolism, but the process produces toxic byproducts that can accumulate and cause defects in the cell's mitochondria. These defects, in turn, affect the cell's ability to generate energy and c…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 7:38pm -
  • Are chromium supplements helpful in lowering blood sugar levels?
    Nearly three decades of data were studied on the effect of chromium supplementation on blood sugar. The results conclude that chromium supplements are not effective at lowering fasting blood sugar in healthy individuals, or diabetics. Chromium is a m…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 12:45am -
  • Glucosamine promotes longevity by mimicking low-carb diet, study finds
    The widely used food supplement glucosamine promotes longevity in aging mice by approximately 10 percent due to improved glucose metabolism. Researchers find that the compound does so 'by mimicking a low-carb diet in elderly mice reflecting human ret…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 4:21pm -
  • Well-known cancer gene NRAS produces 5 variants, study finds
    The NRAS gene, known to play a fundamental role in cancer development, produces five gene variants, or isoforms, rather than just one form, as thought, new research shows. The study identified four previously unknown variants that the NRAS gene produ…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 6:37pm -
  • Green tea extract boosts your brain power, especially the working memory, new research shows
    Green tea is said to have many putative positive effects on health. Now, researchers are reporting first evidence that green tea extract enhances the cognitive functions, in particular the working memory. The findings suggest promising clinical impli…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 2:15pm -
  • Fatty acid composition in blood reflects quality of dietary carbohydrates in children
    Fatty acid composition in blood is not only a biomarker for the quality of dietary fat, but also reflects the quality of dietary carbohydrates, new research shows. This study showed that a higher consumption of candy and a lower consumption of high-f…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 2:15pm -
  • Energizing sick mitochondria with vitamin B3: Effective treatment for mitochondrial disease
    Vitamin B3 form nicotinamide riboside can slow down the progression of mitochondrial disease, suggesting its potential as a novel therapy approach to adult-onset mitochondrial muscle diseases, new research suggests. Vitamins B have recently been turn…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 1:04pm -
  • Calcium supplementation does not increase coronary heart disease, new study suggests
    Researchers have shown the results of a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of calcium supplements. The results do not support the hypothesis that calcium supplementation, with or without vitamin D, increases coronary heart disease or all-c…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Apr 14, 2:50pm -
  • Work with small peptide chains may revolutionize study of enzymes, diseases
    Chemists, for the first time, have created enzyme-like activity using peptides that are only seven amino acids long. The breakthrough may revolutionize the study of modern-day enzymes, whose chains of amino acids usually number in the hundreds, and o…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 6:04pm -
  • Antioxidants can protect against omega 6 damage -- or promote it
    Given omega 6 fatty acid's reputation for promoting cancer -- at least in animal studies -- researchers are examining the role that antioxidants play in blocking the harmful effects of this culprit, found in many cooking oils. After all, antioxidants…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 6:03pm -
  • Impact of long-term vitamin D insufficiency on fracture risk
    The results of a study suggest that long-term low levels of vitamin D intake are associated with higher 10-year fracture risk in elderly women. Vitamin D insufficiency in seniors has been shown to contribute to increased risk of osteoporotic fracture…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 12:57pm -
  • Higher total folate intake may be associated with lower risk of exfoliation glaucoma
    Researchers observed that higher total folate intake was associated with a lower risk for exfoliation glaucoma/suspected exfoliation glaucoma (SEG), supporting a possible causal role of homocysteine in EG/SEG. Elevated homocysteine, which may enhance…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 1:25am -
  • Chowing down on watermelon could lower blood pressure, study suggests
    Watermelon could significantly reduce blood pressure in overweight individuals both at rest and while under stress. "The pressure on the aorta and on the heart decreased after consuming watermelon extract," the small study concludes.
    - 18 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 1:54pm -
  • Researchers identify how zinc regulates key enzyme involved in cell death
    The molecular details of how zinc, an essential trace element of human metabolism, interacts with the enzyme caspase-3, which is central to apoptosis or cell death, have been elucidated in a new study led by researchers. Dysregulation of apoptosis is…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 3:16pm -
  • Still no clear evidence for health benefits of vitamin D? Experts try to make sense of the data
    Despite a huge number of studies into the role of vitamin D on health, there is still no clear evidence that it has a beneficial effect on many conditions, conclude researchers. A growing body of evidence indicates that vitamin D may reduce risks of…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 1:04am -
  • Factor present in gestational, type 2 diabetes could provide new treatment options
    Both pregnant women with diabetes and with type 2 diabetics have high levels of a fat metabolite that impairs pancreatic cells from secreting insulin. These findings suggest that blocking the effects of this fat metabolite may help prevent and treat…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 4:23pm -
  • Why vitamin D deficiency diagnoses surged
    Physicians are ordering vitamin D deficiency screening tests for preventive care purposes rather than after patients develop conditions caused by decreased bone density, a study has concluded. For older patients, having a low vitamin D level is a con…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 2:14pm -
  • Can vitamin A turn back the clock on breast cancer?
    A derivative of vitamin A, known as retinoic acid, found abundantly in sweet potato and carrots, helps turn pre-cancer cells back to normal healthy breast cells, which may help explain why some clinical studies have been unable to see a benefit of vi…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 1:55pm -
  • New pathway revealed through sodium pump
    In addition to its role as a sodium and potassium ion transporter, the ubiquitous sodium pump displays “hybrid” function by simultaneously importing protons into the cell. Proton inflow might play a role in certain pathologies, including heart at…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 1:55pm -
  • One size does not fit all: Dietary guidelines for choline may be insufficient
    What is now considered to be the 'right' amount of the essential nutrient, choline, might actually be 'wrong,' depending on who you are. That's because scientists have found that the "right" amount of choline needed by an individual is influenced by…
    - 25 days ago, 27 Mar 14, 2:13pm -
  • More severe heart disease found in patients with vitamin D deficiency
    Vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor for heart disease with lower levels of vitamin D being associated with a higher presence and severity of coronary artery disease, according to research. A growing body of research shows that vitamin…
    - 25 days ago, 27 Mar 14, 2:08pm -
  • Gut metabolism changes -- not stomach size -- linked to success of vertical sleeve gastrectomy
    It's not the size of the stomach that causes weight loss after a specific type of bariatric surgery, but rather a change in the gut metabolism, say researchers. They have found that following vertical sleeve gastrectomy, there is a change in bile aci…
    - 25 days ago, 26 Mar 14, 6:22pm -
  • Fewer children at risk for deficient vitamin D
    Under new guidelines from the Institute of Medicine, the estimated number of children who are at risk for having insufficient or deficient levels of vitamin D is drastically reduced from previous estimates, according to a study. The study found that…
    - 27 days ago, 25 Mar 14, 3:33pm -
  • Small peptides as potential antibiotics
    Small peptides attack bacteria in many different ways and may well become a new generation of antibiotics. Biologists have been researching how such peptides kill bacterial cells.
    - 27 days ago, 25 Mar 14, 1:58pm -
  • Medical marijuana may ease some MS; Little evidence for other complementary or alternative therapies
    A new guideline suggests that there is little evidence that most complementary or alternative medicine therapies (CAM) treat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). However, the guideline states the CAM therapies oral cannabis, or medical marijuana…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 10:12pm -
  • UV exposure found to lower folate levels in young women
    Women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant and taking a folic acid supplement may be at risk of reducing their folate benefit through sun exposure, a new study has warned. Folic acid is a B vitamin that is very important for pregnant women and…
    - 31 days ago, 21 Mar 14, 1:52pm -
  • Potential New Therapeutic Target for Controlling High Blood Sugar
    A new potential therapeutic target for controlling high blood sugar has been discovered by scientists, a finding that could help the estimated 25 million Americans with type 2 diabetes. Researchers showed that lipid molecules called phosphatidic acid…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Mar 14, 4:45pm -
  • Fast synthesis could boost drug development
    Small protein fragments, also called peptides, are promising as drugs because they can be designed for very specific functions inside living cells. Insulin and the HIV drug Fuzeon are some of the earliest successful examples, and peptide drugs are ex…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Mar 14, 12:55pm -
  • No evidence that vitamin D supplements reduce depression, study concludes
    Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in numerous health conditions in recent years, including depressed mood and major depressive disorder. Recent observational studies provide some support for an association of vitamin D levels with depression,…
    - 33 days ago, 18 Mar 14, 10:58pm -
  • Supplements not associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in elderly
    Daily dietary supplements of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (also found in fish) or lutein and zeaxanthin (nutrients found in green leafy vegetables) were not associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease in elderly patients with the e…
    - 34 days ago, 18 Mar 14, 1:39pm -
  • New evidence raises questions about the link between fatty acids and heart disease
    A new study finds that the current level of evidence does not support guidelines restricting saturated fatty acid consumption to reduce coronary risk nor does it support high consumption of polyunsaturated fats -- such as omega 3 or omega 6 -- to red…
    - 34 days ago, 17 Mar 14, 9:45pm -
  • Vitamin D hypothesis challenged: Some racial disparities in childbirth more environmental than genetic
    A new study investigating racial disparities in birth outcomes shows that contrary to some theories, vitamin D is unlikely to play a role in differences in preterm birth and low birth weight between African-Americans and whites. "For years there has…
    - 38 days ago, 13 Mar 14, 7:42pm -
  • Better way to make unnatural amino acids devised
    Chemists have devised a greatly improved technique for making amino acids not found in nature. These “unnatural” amino acids traditionally have been very difficult to synthesize, but are sought after by the pharmaceutical industry for their poten…
    - 38 days ago, 13 Mar 14, 6:24pm -
  • Natural selection has altered the appearance of Europeans over the past 5,000 years
    There has been much research into the factors that have influenced the human genome since the end of the last Ice Age. Anthropologists, geneticists and archaeologists have analyzed ancient DNA from skeletons and found that selection has had a signifi…
    - 41 days ago, 10 Mar 14, 10:27pm -
  • Vitamin D increases breast cancer patient survival, study shows
    Breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are twice as likely to survive the disease as women with low levels of this nutrient, report researchers. According to the National Institutes of Health, the current recommended dail…
    - 45 days ago, 6 Mar 14, 9:32pm -
  • Higher levels of omega-3 in diet are associated with better sleep, study shows
    Higher levels of omega-3 DHA, the group of long-chain fatty acids found in algae and seafood, are associated with better sleep, shows a randomized, placebo-controlled study. The study finds that higher blood levels of the long-chain omega-3 DHA (the…
    - 46 days ago, 6 Mar 14, 3:39pm -
  • Low saturated fat diets don't curb heart disease risk or help you live longer
    Diets low in saturated fat don't curb heart disease risk or help you live longer, says a leading US cardiovascular research scientist. And current dietary advice to replace saturated fats with carbohydrates or omega 6-rich polyunsaturated fats is bas…
    - 46 days ago, 6 Mar 14, 12:14am -
  • Calcium, vitamin D improve cholesterol in postmenopausal women
    Calcium and vitamin D supplements after menopause can improve women's cholesterol profiles. And much of that effect is tied to raising vitamin D levels, finds a new study. Whether calcium or vitamin D can indeed improve cholesterol levels has been de…
    - 46 days ago, 5 Mar 14, 5:53pm -
  • Key enzyme found in disease-causing bacteria responsible for heart valve disease
    A disease-causing bacterium found in the mouth needs manganese, a trace mineral, in order to cause a serious heart infection, according to a preclinical study. Researchers have been studying the bacterium Streptococcus sanguinis to understand its rol…
    - 46 days ago, 5 Mar 14, 5:52pm -
  • High consumption of fish oil may benefit cardiovascular health, public health finds
    Eating fish in amounts comparable to those of people living in Japan seems to impart a protective factor that wards off heart disease, according to an international study. Middle-aged Japanese men living in Japan had lower incidence of coronary arter…
    - 48 days ago, 4 Mar 14, 3:24pm -
  • Ancient Chinese medicine put through its paces for pancreatic cancer
    The bark of the Amur cork tree has traveled a centuries-long road with the healing arts. Now it is being put through its paces by science in the fight against pancreatic cancer, with the potential to make inroads against several more. Researchers wer…
    - 49 days ago, 3 Mar 14, 1:44pm -
  • Increased intake of fish can boost good cholesterol levels
    The consumption of fish has long been known to be beneficial for health; however, the mechanisms by which fats and other useful nutrients found in fish work in the human body are not fully known. Now research confirms that increasing the intake of fa…
    - 49 days ago, 3 Mar 14, 1:35pm -
  • Type 1 diabetes: Vitamin D deficiency occurs in early stage
    Low levels of vitamin D are commonly found in people with type 1 diabetes. But even children who have multiple positive islet autoantibodies without manifest type 1 diabetes have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood. This does not appear, however…
    - 52 days ago, 27 Feb 14, 4:54pm -
  • Causal link found between vitamin D, serotonin synthesis and autism in new study
    Serotonin and vitamin D have been proposed to play a role in autism, however, no causal mechanism has been established. Now, researchers show that serotonin, oxytocin, and vasopressin, three brain hormones that affect social behavior related to autis…
    - 54 days ago, 26 Feb 14, 4:08pm -
  • Vitamin D deficiency may compromise immune function
    Older individuals who are vitamin D deficient also tend to have compromised immune function, according to new research. Vitamin D plays an important role in helping the body absorb calcium needed for healthy bones. The skin naturally produces vitamin…
    - 54 days ago, 25 Feb 14, 6:42pm -
  • Byproducts of bacteria-causing gum disease incite oral cancer growth, study shows
    Researchers have discovered how byproducts in the form of small fatty acids from two bacteria prevalent in gum disease incite the growth of deadly Kaposi's sarcoma-related lesions and tumors in the mouth. High levels of these bacteria are found in th…
    - 54 days ago, 25 Feb 14, 5:25pm -
  • Vitamin A may help boost immune system to fight tuberculosis
    Vitamin A may play an important role in combating TB, researchers have shown. The team describes for the first time the mechanism by which vitamin A and a specific gene assist the immune system by reducing the level of cholesterol in cells infected w…
    - 54 days ago, 25 Feb 14, 5:22pm -

Science Daily (Nutrition)

  • Key milestone for brown fat research with ground-breaking MRI scan
    The first MRI scan to show 'brown fat' in a living adult could prove to be an essential step towards a new wave of therapies to aid the fight against diabetes and obesity. Brown fat has become a hot topic for scientists due its ability to use energy…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 1:08pm -
  • Surprising consequences of banning chocolate milk
    Eliminating chocolate milk from elementary schools decreased total milk sales by 10 percent, and increased milk waste by 29 percent, a study has shown. Additionally, the ban may have been a factor in a 7 percent decrease in Lunch Program participatio…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 9:22pm -
  • Oft-assumed reasons for racial obesity disparities may not be only cause, study says
    African-Americans have higher obesity rates than do whites, and while socioeconomic status is often believed to be the root cause, a new study suggests other factors should be considered. Non-Hispanic blacks in the United States have the highest age-…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 9:20pm -
  • Obesity can amplify bone, muscle loss
    A new syndrome called “osteosarcopenic obesity” that links the deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity has been identified by researchers. The syndrome explains how many obese individuals experience a triad of problems that pla…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 8:24pm -
  • Expect changes in appetite, taste of food after weight loss surgery
    Changes in appetite, taste and smell are par for the course for people who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery during which one's stomach is made smaller and small intestines shortened. These sensory changes are not all negative, and coul…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 3:28pm -
  • Low vitamin D may not be a culprit in menopause symptoms
    No significant connection between vitamin D levels and menopause symptoms has been made from the results of a research project on the topic. The authors analyzed the relationship between the blood levels of vitamin D and a number of menopause symptom…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 1:08pm -
  • Lifestyle determines gut microbes: Study with modern hunter-gatherers tells tale of bacteria co-evolution
    The intestinal bacteria of present-day hunter-gatherers has for the first time been deciphered by an international team of researchers. Bacterial populations have co-evolved with humans over millions of years, and have the potential to help us adapt…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 5:39pm -
  • Vitamin D deficiency contributes to poor mobility among severely obese people
    Among severely obese people, vitamin D may make the difference between an active and a more sedentary lifestyle, according to a new study. The study found severely obese people who also were vitamin D-deficient walked slower and were less active over…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 5:38pm -
  • Chew on this: How does food texture impact its perceived calorie content?
    Food is an intimately personal thing; we savor some tastes and despise others. But how does the way we chew and eat our food impact our overall consumption? According to a new study, people perceive foods that are either hard or have a rough texture…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 3:22pm -
  • Low-calorie restaurant menus: Are they making us fat?
    Depending on our food cravings, the number of items served, and even the time of day, ordering a meal at a restaurant often requires a “narrowing down” decision making process. According to a new study, restaurants that now provide “low-calorie…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 3:22pm -
  • Obesity: Are lipids hard drugs for the brain?
    Why can we get up for a piece of chocolate, but never because we fancy a carrot? Research has demonstrated part of the answer: triglycerides, fatty substances from food, may act in our brains directly on the reward circuit, the same circuit that is i…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 12:42pm -
  • Lower salt intake likely to have had key role in plummeting cardiovascular disease deaths in past decade
    The 15 percent fall in dietary salt intake over the past decade in England is likely to have had a key role in the 40 percent drop in deaths from heart disease and stroke over the same period, concludes research. But average intake across the nation…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 11:14pm -
  • Taking iron improves women's exercise performance, study shows
    Women who take iron supplements experience a marked improvement in their exercise performance, a new study shows. Iron supplementation improved women's exercise performance, in terms of both the highest level they could achieve at 100% exertion (maxi…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 1:23pm -
  • Are chromium supplements helpful in lowering blood sugar levels?
    Nearly three decades of data were studied on the effect of chromium supplementation on blood sugar. The results conclude that chromium supplements are not effective at lowering fasting blood sugar in healthy individuals, or diabetics. Chromium is a m…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 12:45am -
  • Consuming high-fat diet associated with increased risk of certain types of breast cancer
    High total and saturated fat intake were associated with greater risk of estrogen receptor- and progesterone receptor-positive breast cancer, and human epidermal growth factor 2 receptor-negative disease, according to a new study. The authors conclud…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 12:44am -
  • Chips with olestra cause body toxins to dip, study finds
    A snack food ingredient called olestra has been found to speed up the removal of toxins in the body, according to a recent clinical trial. The trial demonstrated that olestra -- a zero-calorie fat substitute found in low-calorie snack foods such as P…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 6:39pm -
  • Green is good: Natural compound from green tomatoes increases muscle, protects against muscle wasting
    Using a screening method that previously identified a compound in apple peel as a muscle-boosting agent, a team of scientists has now discovered that tomatidine, a compound from green tomatoes, is even more potent for building muscle and protecting a…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 5:46pm -
  • Novel approach to accelerate metabolism could lead to new obesity treatment
    By manipulating a biochemical process that underlies cells' energy-burning abilities, investigators have made a novel discovery that could lead to a new therapy to combat obesity and diabetes. The new findings show that reducing the amount of nicotin…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 5:43pm -
  • Restaurants in public housing developments serve fewer healthy meals, nearly 75 percent of entrées unhealthy
    Restaurants in public housing developments serve fewer healthy meals. Roughly 75 percent of those entrées at restaurants near housing developments were unhealthy, containing too many calories and fats and not enough whole grains, fruits and vegetabl…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 2:29pm -
  • Specific causes of brown fat cell 'whitening' found
    New information about the consequences of overeating high-calorie foods has been identified by researchers. Not only does this lead to an increase in white fat cell production, the type prominent in obesity, but it also leads to the dysfunction of br…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 1:43pm -
  • Most schools meet new USDA drinking water mandate; more steps needed to encourage consumption
    A new USDA mandate calling for access to free drinking water during lunchtime at schools participating in the National School Lunch Program went into effect at the start of the 2011-12 school year. Researchers examined compliance with the new require…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 1:36pm -
  • Glucosamine promotes longevity by mimicking low-carb diet, study finds
    The widely used food supplement glucosamine promotes longevity in aging mice by approximately 10 percent due to improved glucose metabolism. Researchers find that the compound does so 'by mimicking a low-carb diet in elderly mice reflecting human ret…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 4:21pm -
  • Obese people feel full sooner than people of normal weight
    Obese people take less time to feel full than those of normal weight. Despite this, they consume more calories. A faster speed of eating could play an important role in obesity, according to a study. "Eating even just 100 kcal a day more than the rec…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 11:48am -
  • Severe obesity on the rise among children in the U.S.
    A new analysis finds that all classes of obesity in children have increased over the last 14 years. In addition, there is a troubling upward trend in the more severe forms of childhood obesity.
    - 13 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 8:45pm -
  • Daily serving of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce bad cholesterol
    Eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce 'bad cholesterol' and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study has found. North Americans on average currently eat less than half a serving a day.
    - 13 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 4:27pm -
  • Fathers can lower their children's risk of going hungry by staying involved
    Nonresident father involvement in a child's life is positively associated with lower food insecurity in both early and middle childhood. Involvement could include time spent with the child, monetary contributions and "in kind" support, such as treats…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 3:33pm -
  • Fatty acid composition in blood reflects quality of dietary carbohydrates in children
    Fatty acid composition in blood is not only a biomarker for the quality of dietary fat, but also reflects the quality of dietary carbohydrates, new research shows. This study showed that a higher consumption of candy and a lower consumption of high-f…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 2:15pm -
  • Drink milk? Women who do may delay knee osteoarthritis
    Women who frequently consume fat-free or low-fat milk may delay the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Results show that women who ate cheese saw an increase in knee OA progression. Yogurt did not impact OA progression in men or women. O…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 1:07pm -
  • Does a junk food diet make you lazy? Psychology study offers answer
    A new psychology study provides evidence that being overweight makes people tired and sedentary, rather than vice versa. Life scientists placed 32 female rats on one of two diets for six months. The first, a standard rat's diet, consisted of relative…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Apr 14, 2:19am -
  • In mice, obese dads produce heavier daughters with epigenetically altered breast tissue
    Obese male mice and normal weight female mice produce female pups that are overweight at birth and in childhood, and have increased number of 'terminal end buds' in their breast tissue -- the site where breast cancer often develops in rodents. 'Resea…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 6:02pm -
  • Higher total folate intake may be associated with lower risk of exfoliation glaucoma
    Researchers observed that higher total folate intake was associated with a lower risk for exfoliation glaucoma/suspected exfoliation glaucoma (SEG), supporting a possible causal role of homocysteine in EG/SEG. Elevated homocysteine, which may enhance…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 1:25am -
  • More than half of high-risk alcohol users report improvement after surgery
    Much has been reported about the potential for increased risk of alcohol misuse after weight loss surgery (WLS), with most theories pointing to lower alcohol tolerance and a longer time to return to a sober state after surgery, but a new study sugges…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 7:45pm -
  • Smoking may dull obese women’s ability to taste fat, sugar
    Cigarette smoking among obese women appears to interfere with their ability to taste fats and sweets, a new study shows. Despite craving high-fat, sugary foods, these women were less likely than others to perceive these tastes, which may drive them t…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 7:45pm -
  • Key chocolate ingredients could help prevent obesity, diabetes
    Improved thinking. Decreased appetite. Lowered blood pressure. The potential health benefits of dark chocolate keep piling up, and scientists are now homing in on what ingredients in chocolate might help prevent obesity, as well as type-2 diabetes. T…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • Good diet boosts health but not wealth
    The idea that a good diet means a healthy population with lower health costs only holds true when it comes to emergency care, a study shows. Although men and women aged over 65 years who ate healthily had shorter stays in hospital, they were strong u…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 1:58pm -
  • Trans fat, regulation, legislation and human health
    A new report focuses on the science and policy leading up to the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) preliminary steps toward restricting industrially produced trans fatty acids, or trans fat, at the federal level. “Trans fat is a compelling…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 1:54pm -
  • Still no clear evidence for health benefits of vitamin D? Experts try to make sense of the data
    Despite a huge number of studies into the role of vitamin D on health, there is still no clear evidence that it has a beneficial effect on many conditions, conclude researchers. A growing body of evidence indicates that vitamin D may reduce risks of…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 1:04am -
  • A protein could be key weapon in battle of the bulge
    Elevated levels of the neuroprotein GDNF may help fight the weight gain and health problems associated with a high-fat diet, new research finds. More than one-third of people in the US are obese. Obesity and its related health problems -- including h…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 8:19pm -
  • Obesity primes colon for cancer, according to study
    Obesity, rather than diet, causes changes in the colon that may lead to colorectal cancer, according to results from a study in mice. The finding bolsters the recommendation that calorie control and frequent exercise are not only key to a healthy lif…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 4:23pm -
  • Breast milk and diet up to two years old: A means of preventing the risk of child obesity
    Scientists have shown that breast-feeding has a protective effect on the risk of obesity at 20 years of age. Researchers also emphasize that nutritional intake at the age of 2 years are critical in providing this beneficial effect.
    - 20 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 3:21pm -
  • Monkey caloric restriction study shows big benefit; contradicts earlier study
    The latest results from a 25-year study of diet and aging in monkeys shows a significant reduction in mortality and in age-associated diseases among those with calorie-restricted diets. The study, begun in 1989, is one of two ongoing, long-term U.S.…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 3:19pm -
  • Customers prefer restaurants that offer nutrition facts, healthful foods
    Customers are more likely to frequent restaurants that provide both healthful foods and nutrition information, according to researchers. "The Affordable Care Act has mandated that chain restaurants provide nutrition information to customers," said an…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 2:29pm -
  • Lose the paunch, halt the hair loss?
    A new discovery showing how hair growth activated fat tissue growth in the skin below the hair follicle could lead to the development of a cream to dissolve fat. The world first research confirmed that changes in the hair growth cycle led to fluctuat…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 2:27pm -
  • Patients with gluten intolerance: New therapies possible
    Elafin, by interacting with the transglutaminase 2 enzyme, decreased the enzymatic reaction that increases the toxicity of peptides derived from gluten, a new study has shown. The research has implications beyond celiac disease, as gluten intolerance…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 2:14pm -
  • New evidence linking fruit and vegetable consumption with lower mortality
    Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42 percent compared to eating less than one portion, reports a new study. This is the first study to link fruit and vegetable consumption w…
    - 20 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 11:40pm -
  • Heart-healthy benefits of Mediterranean diet
    New research further illuminates the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet, tying the eating plan to lower levels of platelets and white blood cells, two markers of inflammation. Inflammation has an association with greater risk of heart a…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 3:43pm -
  • Carbohydrate digestion and obesity strongly linked
    New research indicates that obesity in the general population may be genetically linked to how our bodies digest carbohydrates. People usually have two copies of the gene AMY1, but in some regions of our DNA there can be variability in the number of…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Mar 14, 7:13pm -
  • Too many diet drinks may spell heart trouble for older women, study suggests
    It appears healthy postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems, according to research. In fact, compared to women who never or only rarely consume die…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Mar 14, 9:51pm -
  • Obesity prevention programs can lower kids' blood pressure, even if they don't reduce body fat
    A systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies of the effect of child obesity intervention programs on blood pressure has found that whether such programs prevented obesity or not, many of them reduced blood pressure in children. Even mod…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Mar 14, 9:50pm -
  • Quality early childhood programs help prevent adult chronic disease, research shows
    High-quality early childhood development programs with health care and nutritional components can help prevent or delay the onset of adult chronic disease, research shows. Based on more than three decades of data, the study shows that children who pa…
    - 24 days ago, 28 Mar 14, 2:29pm -

Yahoo!

  • newWest Africa's Ebola outbreak prompts changes in I.Coast cuisine

    West Africa's Ebola outbreak prompts changes in I.Coast cuisine

    West Africa's first outbreak of Ebola fever is bad news for gourmets in Ivory Coast, but brings respite from the hunter to species sought out for tasty meat but feared to carry the disease.
    - 19 hours ago, 20 Apr 14, 8:45am -
  • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    NEW YORK (AP) — The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodb…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 8:26pm -
  • Tests find beef, chicken in British lamb takeaways

    Tests find beef, chicken in British lamb takeaways

    Britain's Food Standards Agency ordered a new wave of tests Thursday after research found nearly a third of lamb takeaways and curries contained other, cheaper meats.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 2:28pm -
  • Cut off from the world, Gazans consumed by poverty

    Cut off from the world, Gazans consumed by poverty

    By Noah Browning and Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Life has never seemed so grim for the Mustafas, a family of seven cramped into a shabby two-room hovel in Gaza's Jabalya refugee camp. Seven years into an Israeli blockade and ten months into a…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:26am -
  • Founder of scandal-hit drugmaker Servier dies at 92

    Founder of scandal-hit drugmaker Servier dies at 92

    Jacques Servier, founder and president of France's second-largest drugmaker, has died before his trial over Mediator, a weight-loss pill at the centre of the country's biggest public health scandal in years. Servier died of old age, a company spokesw…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 8:17am -
  • Reports of e-cigarette injury jump amid rising popularity, U.S. data show

    Reports of e-cigarette injury jump amid rising popularity, U.S. data show

    By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Complaints of injury linked to e-cigarettes, from burns and nicotine toxicity to respiratory and cardiovascular problems, have jumped over the past year as the devices become more popular, the most recent U.S. da…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:06am -
  • Bajan ataques cardíacos y derrames en diabéticos

    Bajan ataques cardíacos y derrames en diabéticos

    NUEVA YORK (AP) — En medio de la epidemia de diabetes, se produce un destello de buenas noticias: han disminuido los ataques cardíacos, los derrames cerebrales y otras complicaciones que provoca el mal.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 1:39am -
  • Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 12:56am -
  • FSA to test for lamb meat substitution
    (Reuters) - The Foods Standards Agency (FSA) said it will begin a new round of tests on lamb takeaway meals from restaurants across the UK after the consumer watchdog found evidence of cheaper substitutes such as beef and chicken. The FSA said local…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 12:18am -
  • 'Wine healthier than beer a myth'

    'Wine healthier than beer a myth'

    Most people wrongly believe wine is healthier than beer, a study has revealed.
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 11:06pm -
  • Ingredients firm Symrise to buy Diana for $1.8 billion
    By Marilyn Gerlach and Natalie Huet FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) - German scents and flavours group Symrise is to buy France's Diana Group for an agreed 1.3 billion euros (1 billion pounds) including debt to narrow the gap on top rival Givaudan and expa…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • As novice runners hit the open road, experts say take it slow

    As novice runners hit the open road, experts say take it slow

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the days lengthen and the weather warms and novice runners cast an eye outdoors, fitness experts suggest they take a slow start to find their outdoor rhythm and pace to avoid injuries. Jen Van Allen, a ce…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 9:05am -
  • Japan confirms first bird flu case since 2011
    Two chickens have tested positive for avian influenza at a farm in Japan where more than 1,000 chickens have died, marking the country's first case of bird flu in three years, the Agricultural Ministry said on Sunday. The highly pathogenic H5 virus w…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 5:53am -
  • Nestle says chairman has curable illness, will stay on in role

    Nestle says chairman has curable illness, will stay on in role

    The chairman of Nestle , the world's largest food group, will undergo treatment for a curable illness but this will not affect his ability to carry out his job, the company said. The Vevey-based firm said the board of directors had been informed of B…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 7:33pm -
  • Jim Flaherty dies soon after quitting as Canada's finance minister

    Jim Flaherty dies soon after quitting as Canada's finance minister

    By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who steered Canada through the global financial crisis and then nearly eliminated the huge budget deficits he had run up in the process, died on Thursday just weeks after resi…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 11:51pm -
  • Drought could push millions more Syrians into hunger - U.N.

    Drought could push millions more Syrians into hunger - U.N.

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - A looming drought in Syria could push millions more people into hunger and exacerbate a refugee crisis caused by years of civil war, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Syria's breadbasket northwestern region h…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 3:58pm -
  • U.S. jury orders Takeda to pay $6 billion over Actos claims

    U.S. jury orders Takeda to pay $6 billion over Actos claims

    A U.S. jury ordered Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd to pay $6 billion (3.6 billion pounds) in damages over claims that it concealed cancer risks associated with its Actos diabetes drug, the plaintiffs' lawyer said on Tuesday. The massive award was met w…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 5:19am -
  • Actually, kids are getting heavier in the US: study

    Actually, kids are getting heavier in the US: study

    Contrary to recent reports, America's children are still struggling with obesity and there has been no decline in the epidemic among young people, US researchers said Monday.
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SheKnows

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    Fundraisers that will have your heart and body feeling good

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  • Werewolf diet: Is it a fad or a howling success?

    Werewolf diet: Is it a fad or a howling success?

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  • Twerkout: The latest dance cardio workout

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    Fit beer: The next big workout recovery drink

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  • How fish oil could repair severe brain injuries

    How fish oil could repair severe brain injuries

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  • HIKEology: An interval class for running-haters

    HIKEology: An interval class for running-haters

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  • Homemade Chinese food recipes with a paleo twist

    Homemade Chinese food recipes with a paleo twist

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    Spring tonic: Balancing the body with pungent greens

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  • How yoga helps curb cravings

    How yoga helps curb cravings

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  • Crazy facts about yoga

    Crazy facts about yoga

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  • Vitamins that are ruining your workout

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  • How to survive exercising with your super fit BFF

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Health.com

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  • How to Start Biking

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