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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 -

Google

  • newAshes And Vegetables: The Diet Of Roman Gladiators Was Rather Poor - Science 2.0

    Ashes And Vegetables: The Diet Of Roman Gladiators Was Rather Poor - Science 2.0

    Science 2.0Ashes And Vegetables: The Diet Of Roman Gladiators Was Rather PoorScience 2.0Historic sources claimed referred to gladiators as "hordearii" ("barley eaters") because they had an inferior diet, heavy in beans and grains, the hallmark of poo…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 7:33pm -
  • newWinter, holidays can fuel poor diet - The Robesonian
    Winter, holidays can fuel poor dietThe RobesonianThis is the time of year good eating habits can fall by the wayside, and stress mixed with a poor diet is a surefire recipe for getting rundown and possibly sick. With an already overflowing to-do list…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 5:05pm -
  • newAvoid Halloween Diet Disaster! - Access Hollywood
    Avoid Halloween Diet Disaster!Access HollywoodNutritionist Keri Glassman, who regularly shares her expertise on Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live, is answering your nutrition, diet and health questions. Want to know how celebrities are getti…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 4:51pm -

The New York Times

  • newWell: Hard Lesson in Sleep for Teenagers

    Well: Hard Lesson in Sleep for Teenagers

    Adolescents who do not receive adequate rest have trouble keeping up in the classroom and are more vulnerable to other health problems. And catching up on sleep on the weekend won’t help.
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Oct 14, 8:02pm -
  • Well: Ask Well: Do Mosquitoes Spread Ebola?

    Well: Ask Well: Do Mosquitoes Spread Ebola?

    Mosquitoes spread a number of life-threatening illnesses, but can they spread Ebola? Thankfully, the answer is no, and the reason has to do wtih the unusual feeding and egg-laying cycle of female mosquitoes.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 9:28pm -
  • Well: Ask Well: Do Mosquitos Spread Ebola?

    Well: Ask Well: Do Mosquitos Spread Ebola?

    Mosquitos spread a number of life-threatening illnesses, but can they spread Ebola? Thankfully, the answer is no, and the reason has to do wtih the unusual feeding and egg-laying cycle of female mosquitoes.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 8:56pm -

Huffington Post (Diet)

  • newBill Couzens: Sorting Out the 911s
    These two smokers in the parking lot understandably are concerned about Ebola impacting their lives yet comforting themselves with the very thing that very likely will kill them. Read more: Ebola, Cancer, Smoking, Diet, Obesity, Healthy…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 10:24am -
  • Amy Pleimling: Change Is Hard, So Start Small
    Any change is hard. I know this because as I visit with my clients I learn most of them actually do know what healthy eating and behaviors look like.... Read more: Health, Diet, Behavior Change, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Advic…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 14, 5:56pm -
  • Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.: Brain Zapping for Weight Loss
    Here's a prediction: It's only a matter of time before people start zapping their brain to shed weight.In the last few years, electrical brain stimul... Read more: Brain, Calories, Clinical Trial, Diet, Diy, Eating, Electric Stimulation…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 3:52pm -
  • Amelia Shroyer: Vegetarianism Isn't All or Nothing
    Throughout this evolution of my diet, I have been amazed and bewildered by the reactions I get from non-vegetarians when I tell someone I'm a vegetarian. Why, all of a sudden, were people who don't alter their diets berating me for not fitting into t…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 11:45am -
  • Kasia Wezowski: What Lies Behind Your Sugar Cravings?
    Three weeks ago, I thought I had a great life. We moved to our new house by the sea in Spain this spring. The weather was a big change from the heavy ... Read more: Sugar Cravings, Diet, Weight Loss, Emotional Eating, Eating, Healthy Li…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 4:25am -
  • 6 Easy Tricks To Help You Stop Overeating
    SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.comDo you ever have the sneaking suspicion that the place where you spend the most time—your home—is conspiring to m... Read more: Stop Overeating, Fifty, Overeating, post50, grandparents.com, Weight Loss,…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • Rebecca Jane Weinstein: Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences
    I remember that red lollipop like I wasn't six-years-old then and 46 now. Before being bestowed that glistening cellophane-wrapped, ruby-red, cherry-sweet consolation prize, I was just a little kid trapped in a world of grown-ups who hated themselves…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 10:49am -
  • David Katz, M.D.: A Taste for Stealth
    Stealth nutrition can work for you or against you. Unfortunately, it has been used against you by the food industry for years.First, we need a defin... Read more: Health, Healthy Living Health News, Diet, Nutrition, Food, Cuisine, Cook…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 6:46pm -
  • Rob Taub: Due Diligence on Diabetes
    I'm a regular person with a job, family commitments and time constraints like everyone else. Managing one's own health is a process requiring time and effort, but it's for something very important -- your own well-being. Read more: Diab…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 2:19pm -
  • Which Of Your Favorite Foods Are Hiding A Massive Water Footprint?
    Extensive drought has Californians thinking twice about running the tap while brushing their teeth or taking that 20-minute shower. But what some peop... Read more: Food Water Footprint, Water Footprint, Global Water Footprint, Food Wate…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 3:54pm -
  • Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.: 5 Myths About Supplements for Back Pain
    When researching supplements to help with back pain, always be sure that you are getting your information from legitimate and verified sources. While the Internet can provide a great deal of information, there is a lot of false information out there.…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 12:03pm -
  • Tony Posnanski: 9 Things I Hated About Being Morbidly Obese
    I remember when I got a salad after losing 20 pounds, and the cashier rolled her eyes. I remember losing 50 pounds and being able to hear the click of the seatbelt. I remember losing 80 pounds and being able to wipe myself. Read more: Di…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 4:20pm -
  • Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.: The Secret to Heart Health Is Avoiding Sugar
    It isn't often that an entire medical consensus changes, and it has certainly created quite a stir. But it actually isn't bad news. It's important to understand the root causes of life-threatening diseases and implement effective strategies and treat…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 3:16pm -
  • Margaret Marshall: Trick-or-Treat in High Heels
    Strengthen your control to set you in the right direction for smart eating during the entire holiday season. This is the start needed to continue into the heart of the holiday season, so you will be able to awake on New Year's Day feeling empowered.…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 11:47am -
  • Bill Couzens: Building a Cancer-Free Future
    We are deeply investing all we have in a shifting culture with time, energy and minimal resources. We are not selling treatment, we are selling prevention. There is no short term financial model for prevention -- no buildings, machines or treatments.…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 1:24pm -
  • BJ Gallagher: The Gentle Barn: Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Find Hope
    It was a beautiful, sunny, breezy Sunday in Los Angeles when my son Michael and I drove north into the foothills to spend some time at the Gentle Barn. Read more: Good News, The Gentle Barn, Ellie Laks, Animals, Animal Rescue, Animal San…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 12:41pm -
  • Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC: I Refuse To Put Your Teen On A Diet
    You or your doctor believes your teenager may be overweight or obese. I know how concerned you must be. The teenage years are tough enough. I'm happy you reached out to me for help, but I want to make sure you understand how I work with teens.…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 2:53pm -
  • Diane Kochilas: Ikaria: The Mindful Mediterranean Diet on the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die
    Ikaria's remoteness helped shape a culture of solidarity, self-reliance, and, to use a catchphrase of the day, mindfulness. Read more: Mediterranean Diet, Mediterranean Food, Ikaria, Greece, Greek Islands, Mindfulness, Healthy Living Ne…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 10:21am -
  • Marta Ibarrondo: Why Are We So Afraid Of Gluten
    ... Read more: Gluten Free, Gluten Intolerance, Diet, Diet and Nutrition, Comedy News, Comedy Gossip, Crossing the Line, Funny Pictures, Comedy News
    - 19 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 6:01pm -
  • The Recipes That'll Make A Raw Food Diet Look A Lot Less Scary
    All the recipes you need to eat raw and happy. Read more: Raw Food, Raw Food Diet, Raw Food Recipes, Raw Food Diet Recipes, Healthy Recipes, Raw Diet, Raw Food Recipe, Raw Vegan Food, Raw Vegan Recipes, Healthy-Recipes, Digestive Health,…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • Allison Barberi: I Thought I'd Be Happy (The Biggest Myth of Weight Loss)
    Don't get me wrong, I was thrilled I had lost 100 pounds. But I didn't suddenly know my purpose or feel my life had meaning or view my circumstances with a new lens or think I was now beautiful. Every doubt, worry, or longing I had before I lost weig…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 12:48pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Our Health, on Fire: The #UseWhatWeKnow Campaign
    Let the parsing continue, for that competition is healthy if it helps us do something about the residual 20 percent of all chronic disease we don't already know how to prevent. But let us not squander what we do know while working to learn what we do…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 3:46pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Our Sodas, Stars and Selves: Where the Buck -- and Calories -- Stop
    Big Soda might have said: "We know you are getting fat and sick, and feel we are implicated; but frankly, we don't give a damn as long as you are foolish enough to keep buying what we sell." Actually, that would have been refreshingly honest.…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 10:48am -
  • Margaret Marshall: Consider Calories as You Do Dollars
    I'm suggesting that you think the same way about the calories you are willing to "buy." Put a dollar sign in front of a calorie count as you look at the nutrition label on products you eat. Is it worth it, or is it wasted? Will it leave you wanting…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 11:05am -
  • Gianluca Tognon: Look Out Mediterranean Countries, the Northerners Are Stealing Your Healthy Diet
    The Mediterranean countries have the highest childhood overweight and obesity prevalence in Europe and the recent economic crisis can only exacerbate the situation, due to the known link between overweight and a lower socio-economic status.…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 9:25am -

Huffington Post (Diet & Nutrition)

  • Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.: 5 Myths About Supplements for Back Pain
    When researching supplements to help with back pain, always be sure that you are getting your information from legitimate and verified sources. While the Internet can provide a great deal of information, there is a lot of false information out there.…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 12:03pm -
  • Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.: 10 Foods You Might Be Eating Wrong
    Once you have mastered a liking for these healthier food options, the next logical step is to prepare in the best way for maximum nutrient density! Read more: Healthy Foods, Healthy Food, Carrots, Broccoli, Tea, Nutrition, Healthy Livin…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 14, 11:11am -
  • Sorry, Your Sandwich Might Be Bad For Your Health
    Bad news for sandwich lovers. According to the latest government analysis, we're all eating too much salt and our beloved midday sammies are the culpr... Read more: Sodium, Sandwich, Healthy Sandwiches, Diet and Nutrition, Sandwiches Sod…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 8:17am -
  • Marion Roche: Dignity in Nutrition: World Food Day
    As a global public health nutrition professional, an important day on my agenda is World Food Day, as it provides me an opportunity to rally my friends, colleagues and nutrition advocates to reflect on what a world free from hunger and malnutrition w…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 6:27pm -
  • Tony Posnanski: 9 Things I Hated About Being Morbidly Obese
    I remember when I got a salad after losing 20 pounds, and the cashier rolled her eyes. I remember losing 50 pounds and being able to hear the click of the seatbelt. I remember losing 80 pounds and being able to wipe myself. Read more: Di…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 4:20pm -
  • Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.: The Secret to Heart Health Is Avoiding Sugar
    It isn't often that an entire medical consensus changes, and it has certainly created quite a stir. But it actually isn't bad news. It's important to understand the root causes of life-threatening diseases and implement effective strategies and treat…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 3:16pm -
  • Danielle Prestejohn : Human Connection: Why It Created and Healed My Eating Disorder
    My transformation has nothing to do with the scale. My transformation has to do with connection. I am connected to myself now. I know how to connect and support others. And now I'm so excited to share my story with other people. To help other people…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 2:17pm -
  • Margaret Marshall: Trick-or-Treat in High Heels
    Strengthen your control to set you in the right direction for smart eating during the entire holiday season. This is the start needed to continue into the heart of the holiday season, so you will be able to awake on New Year's Day feeling empowered.…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 11:47am -
  • Mark Hyman, MD: This Simple Blood Test Could Save Your Life!
    Couple the Standard American Diet -- with its abundance of vegetable oils, trans fats, and sugar -- with high stress levels and crappy sleep, and you've got a surefire recipe for chronic inflammation. Read more: Nutrition, Food Is Medici…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 11:37am -
  • The Active Times: Reasons You Should Be Dating a Runner
    Maybe at first, dating a runner might not seem like a bright idea. Really, who wants to spend the majority of their time with a fitness-obsessed freak who usually wakes up before the sun is out, hands over their hard-earned cash for race entry fees a…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 1:32pm -
  • Bill Couzens: Building a Cancer-Free Future
    We are deeply investing all we have in a shifting culture with time, energy and minimal resources. We are not selling treatment, we are selling prevention. There is no short term financial model for prevention -- no buildings, machines or treatments.…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 1:24pm -
  • BJ Gallagher: The Gentle Barn: Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Find Hope
    It was a beautiful, sunny, breezy Sunday in Los Angeles when my son Michael and I drove north into the foothills to spend some time at the Gentle Barn. Read more: Good News, The Gentle Barn, Ellie Laks, Animals, Animal Rescue, Animal San…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 12:41pm -
  • How To Make Your Own Energy Bar At Home
    By Seamus Mullen for Men's JournalAny serious athlete knows that nutrition is a critical part of fitness -– you gotta stoke the fires to keep th... Read more: Diet and Nutrition, Energy Bar, Power Bar, Homemade Energy Bar, Homemade E…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 8:28am -
  • A Brief History Of How Breakfast Got Its 'Healthy' Rep
    So much of what we think we know about breakfast boils down to the age-old assumption that it's the most important meal of the day. But chances are, t... Read more: Diet and Nutrition, Breakfast, Healthy Breakfast, Breakfast Most Importa…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 8:27am -
  • Noël Marie Zagre: Fever Pitch: The Fight Against The Long-Term Effects Of Child Hunger
    At five years old, Eric's tiny body already tells a story of poverty and lost opportunity. He is six inches shorter than he should be for his age. Because he is stunted, experts say his chances of growing up healthy, learning at full potential and ge…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 3:53pm -
  • Dr. Lisa Young: 5 Ways To Build A Healthy Breakfast
    Grains and carbs are not the villain. While I would recommend skipping the donuts, coffee cake, and bagels, or saving these foods for a special occasion, a cup of cooked oatmeal or a slice of whole wheat bread is a great choice to include for your mo…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 8:36am -
  • Mark Hyman, MD: Dr. Oz Asks Me to Help the Stallmans
    I first met the Stallman family in the greenroom at The Dr. Oz Show in New York City. The whole family was together, reflecting on the experience of f... Read more: Nutrition, Food as Medicine, Healthy Living News
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC: I Refuse To Put Your Teen On A Diet
    You or your doctor believes your teenager may be overweight or obese. I know how concerned you must be. The teenage years are tough enough. I'm happy you reached out to me for help, but I want to make sure you understand how I work with teens.…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 2:53pm -
  • Diane Kochilas: Ikaria: The Mindful Mediterranean Diet on the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die
    Ikaria's remoteness helped shape a culture of solidarity, self-reliance, and, to use a catchphrase of the day, mindfulness. Read more: Mediterranean Diet, Mediterranean Food, Ikaria, Greece, Greek Islands, Mindfulness, Healthy Living Ne…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 10:21am -
  • What A Healthy Snack Looks Like Around The World
    Everyone loves snacks.Around the world, consumers spend $374 billion on snack foods a year, according to research giant Nielsen's recently release... Read more: Snacking, Snacks, Healthy Snacks, Healthy Snacking, Snacks Around the Worl…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 8:12am -
  • Marta Ibarrondo: Why Are We So Afraid Of Gluten
    ... Read more: Gluten Free, Gluten Intolerance, Diet, Diet and Nutrition, Comedy News, Comedy Gossip, Crossing the Line, Funny Pictures, Comedy News
    - 19 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 6:01pm -
  • Drew Ramsey, M.D.: How Kale Became My Cause
    Kale can be grown virtually anywhere, and unlike its fair-weather friends, kale grows right through winter's frost. I've grown kale plants on a roof deck in Greenwich Village and harvested it for salads in January. Read more: Kale, Diet…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:37pm -
  • Leith Greenslade: The "Celebrity Couples" Of Global Health And Development
    With 70 percent of maternal and child deaths now concentrated in just 15 countries, health investments that include sanitation, education, contraception, infrastructure and women's incomes can potentially double their impact on lives saved.…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:22pm -
  • Keri Glassman: Top 10 Nutrition Tips for Training
    A big part of this running thing is mental, so be confident in the foods you use to fuel your feet. Stop thinking "diet" and start thinking "nutrition." You can certainly try someone else's running meal plan that appeals to you, but empower yourself…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 12:35pm -
  • The Active Times: These Weight Loss Myths Actually Pack on Pounds
    Losing weight is hard work. There's no denying it. Setting a goal to lose any amount of weight whether it be 5 pounds or 25 pounds takes a level of commitment. You need to set your goal, make a fitness plan, follow a strict diet, and keep track of yo…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 12:06pm -

Huffington Post (Nutrition)

  • Amy Pleimling: Change Is Hard, So Start Small
    Any change is hard. I know this because as I visit with my clients I learn most of them actually do know what healthy eating and behaviors look like.... Read more: Health, Diet, Behavior Change, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Advic…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 14, 5:56pm -
  • Hannah Laufer-Rottman: The Hunger Language
    A parent who doesn't feed his/her hungry child is judged harshly -- and children come to understand that being fed regularly is their birth right, their entitlement. This is not the case for those living in poverty and with food insecurity.…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 5:44pm -
  • Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.: Brain Zapping for Weight Loss
    Here's a prediction: It's only a matter of time before people start zapping their brain to shed weight.In the last few years, electrical brain stimul... Read more: Brain, Calories, Clinical Trial, Diet, Diy, Eating, Electric Stimulation…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 3:52pm -
  • Ali Cherry: The New Junk Food Marketing to Kids: Health Food Marketing to Adults
    As we expect more from "healthy," we'll start making better choices and perhaps model for our children a better relationship with food marketing. Read more: Food Marketing, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Healthy Living, Healthy Living News
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 1:12pm -
  • Andy Bellatti: Think a Soda Tax Is Regressive? Try Diabetes
    If the well-being of lower-income Americans is so important to the beverage industry, how about ending the relentless marketing onslaught of sugar-laden and harmful products targeted right at them? Read more: Soda Tax, Soda, San Francisc…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 11:38am -
  • George Giokas: You Are What You Eat, So Eat Memorably
    Though I have a good memory of the Greek dishes my mom would make from scratch every day, I remember the smells the most. In whatever corner my brain stores smells, it's good as new because I can conjure them up in an instant. Read more:…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 8:51pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: A Taste for Stealth
    Stealth nutrition can work for you or against you. Unfortunately, it has been used against you by the food industry for years.First, we need a defin... Read more: Health, Healthy Living Health News, Diet, Nutrition, Food, Cuisine, Cook…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 6:46pm -
  • Daniel J. Schultz: 10 Strange Tricks to Lose Belly Fat
    Do not ruin the experience of life by worrying all the time about eating unhealthy or not exercising. Healthy living is not a 5K race but a marathon -- being healthy is about long-term habits. Read more: Weight Loss Tips, Healthy Living,…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 11:56am -
  • The Active Times: Counting Calories, Weighing Yourself and Other Habits That Waste Your Time
    Getting fit and leading a healthy lifestyle takes a lot of hard work. Getting to a point where you feel comfortable, confident and happy with your bod... Read more: Health, Fitness and Exercise, Fitness, Weight Loss, Nutrition, Diet and…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 12:17pm -
  • Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.: 5 Myths About Supplements for Back Pain
    When researching supplements to help with back pain, always be sure that you are getting your information from legitimate and verified sources. While the Internet can provide a great deal of information, there is a lot of false information out there.…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 12:03pm -
  • Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.: 10 Foods You Might Be Eating Wrong
    Once you have mastered a liking for these healthier food options, the next logical step is to prepare in the best way for maximum nutrient density! Read more: Healthy Foods, Healthy Food, Carrots, Broccoli, Tea, Nutrition, Digestive Heal…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 14, 11:11am -
  • Mark Hyman, MD: This Simple Blood Test Could Save Your Life!
    Couple the Standard American Diet -- with its abundance of vegetable oils, trans fats, and sugar -- with high stress levels and crappy sleep, and you've got a surefire recipe for chronic inflammation. Read more: Nutrition, Food Is Medici…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 11:37am -
  • Mark Hyman, MD: Dr. Oz Asks Me to Help the Stallmans
    I first met the Stallman family in the greenroom at The Dr. Oz Show in New York City. The whole family was together, reflecting on the experience of f... Read more: Nutrition, Food as Medicine, Healthy Living News
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • Leith Greenslade: The "Celebrity Couples" Of Global Health And Development
    With 70 percent of maternal and child deaths now concentrated in just 15 countries, health investments that include sanitation, education, contraception, infrastructure and women's incomes can potentially double their impact on lives saved.…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:22pm -
  • Keri Glassman: Top 10 Nutrition Tips for Training
    A big part of this running thing is mental, so be confident in the foods you use to fuel your feet. Stop thinking "diet" and start thinking "nutrition." You can certainly try someone else's running meal plan that appeals to you, but empower yourself…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 12:35pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Our Health, on Fire: The #UseWhatWeKnow Campaign
    Let the parsing continue, for that competition is healthy if it helps us do something about the residual 20 percent of all chronic disease we don't already know how to prevent. But let us not squander what we do know while working to learn what we do…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 3:46pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Our Sodas, Stars and Selves: Where the Buck -- and Calories -- Stop
    Big Soda might have said: "We know you are getting fat and sick, and feel we are implicated; but frankly, we don't give a damn as long as you are foolish enough to keep buying what we sell." Actually, that would have been refreshingly honest.…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 10:48am -
  • Willow Jarosh, MS, RD: Super Hacks: How to Make Healthy Food Even Healthier
    Not that healthy foods need to be any better, but we couldn't resist sharing these hacks that increase their nutritional value. Hey, go big or go home, right? Actually, whether you use these nutrition-boosting hacks or not, these foods are all super…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 12:46pm -
  • Marc Van Ameringen: Our Planet Is Changing -- So Must Our Global Food System
    In the face of climate change, our basic food systems have to be reimagined so that the world is producing nutritious food in a more sustainable way that increases livelihoods. Read more: Population, Global Health, Poverty, Sustainable D…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 11:22am -
  • Bethany Econopouly: Redefining Bread
    The past few years of upheaval in how people grow, cook, think about, and eat food has left no corner of the supermarket untouched. Even bread, that most ancient, simple, beloved staple of diets around the world, has been the subject of both crisis a…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 4:08pm -
  • Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D: Ten Keys to Greater Life Balance
    Greater life balance lies within your reach. Focus on the big picture and keep in mind that small investments of time in the right places can transform your well-being and relationships. Read more: Vision, Connection, Relationships, Altr…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:02pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Seeking The Sweet Spot, From Mouth To Microbiome
    A study out last week in the top-tier journal Nature told us that non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS) may contribute to glucose intolerance by mucking up our microbiomes. That's a serious indictment, since these products are intended to help defe…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 11:07am -
  • Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.: Some Gut Microbes Love Diet Soda... and They're Not the Good Guys
    This study shows quite nicely that non-caloric sweeteners can alter gut microbes in mice -- a change that has negative metabolic consequences -- and provides preliminary evidence that it can happen in humans too. Read more: Healthy Livin…
    - 28 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 1:40pm -
  • Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.: Write It Down
    Sometimes it is extremely hard to break the old habits and create new ones. That's never more true than when you're trying to take the first steps tow... Read more: Fitness Guru, Michael Feigin, Nutrition, Exercise, Health, Fitness, Weig…
    - 29 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 8:25am -
  • How To Get Your Kids To Eat Healthy, From Joy Bauer (VIDEO)
    When it comes to getting kids to eat their vegetables, health and nutrition Joy Bauer says don't give up! "No matter how many times kids turn their no... Read more: Marlo Thomas, Fall Fruits, Video, Health, Nutrition, Joy Bauer, Mondays…
    - 29 days ago, 21 Sep 14, 4:36pm -

Huffington Post (Nutrition Facts)

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

    Kristin Wartman:  Infographic: A Real Food MyPlate

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

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Medical News Today

Diet Plans Weekly

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

    Get Cozy with Satisfying Fall Recipes for a Vegan Diet Plan

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

Healthline

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

Tippy Toe Diet

  • Happy Traveler

    Happy Traveler

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

    Alphabet Soup: It’s All About I

    Okay, so it’s not grammatically correct. It’s the best I could come up with at the moment. Time again for another installment of Alphabet Soup, my letter-by-letter look at the words and concepts that help me in weight management. I … Continue r…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 1:00am -
  • Respite…and Just in the Nick of Time

    Respite…and Just in the Nick of Time

    Ahh, home again and getting back in the groove. Again. This week’s adventure took me back to middle Tennessee, but an hour or so south of Nashville, to a little town called Winchester. Along the way, I spotted this interesting … Continue reading…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 3:30pm -
  • Foods My Grandmother Wouldn’t Recognize

    Foods My Grandmother Wouldn’t Recognize

    Have you ever had those times when an odd phrase pops up repeatedly, but from different sources? That’s what’s happened to me over the past week or so with the admonition to avoid “foods your grandmother wouldn’t recognize.” It jumps … Co…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Sep 14, 3:42pm -
  • The Weekly Traveler

    The Weekly Traveler

    Greetings from…Memphis! :)  After another week working in Nashville, I’m safe at home. Safe, and zonked. For the most part, the week was quiet. I worked my paid job in the morning and my unpaid job for a few hours … Continue reading →The Wee…
    - 31 days ago, 20 Sep 14, 3:47am -
  • Road Notes…and Not Much Else

    Road Notes…and Not Much Else

    I’m zipping along here, still going a half dozen different ways but in a mostly controlled manner. I had a work trip to the Nashville area last week, which was quite enjoyable because I got to stay in the Opryland … Continue reading →Road Notes…
    - 42 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 11:06pm -
  • Q & A: The Labor Day Edition

    Q & A: The Labor Day Edition

    Did you have a labor-filled Labor Day? I did…until my sciatica (self-diagnosed) started up, and then I had a s-l-o-w, and largely horizontal, weekend. As I was reclining on my heating pad and watching the Cardinals reclaim first place in … Contin…
    - 49 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 12:53am -

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)

Science Daily (Dietary Supplements)

  • newChildren who drink non-cow's milk are twice as likely to have low vitamin D
    Children who drink non-cow's milk such as rice, almond, soy or goat's milk, have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood than those who drink cow's milk, according to a new study.
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 5:49pm -
  • newFish intake associated with boost to antidepressant response
    Up to half of patients who suffer from major depression do not respond to treatment with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. Now a group of researchers has carried out a study that shows that increasing fatty fish intake appears to increase the…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 1:01pm -
  • newStructure of an iron-transport protein revealed
    Iron is the most abundant trace element in humans. As a cofactor of certain proteins, it plays an essential role in oxygen transport and metabolism. Due to the major importance of iron in a wide variety of cellular processes, and the harm caused by i…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • newNew molecule from herb discovered, potential for drug development
    A new molecule that can join together chains of amino acids – the building blocks of protein – has been discovered by researchers. Only three other known molecules have been discovered to be able to perform this function, which is an important pr…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • Major breakthrough could help detoxify pollutants
    A major breakthrough could lead to more effective methods for detoxifying dangerous pollutants like PCBs and dioxins, scientists say. The result is a culmination of 15 years of research. It details how certain organisms manage to lower the toxicity o…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 14, 7:15pm -
  • Vitamin D deficiency increases poor brain function after cardiac arrest by sevenfold
    Patients with vitamin D deficiency were more likely to have a poor neurological outcome or die after sudden cardiac arrest than those who were not deficient. Nearly one-third of the patients who were deficient in vitamin D had died 6 months after the…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 4:28pm -
  • Human genetic research uncovers how omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol
    Research based on the genetic information from over 100,000 individuals of European ancestry has uncovered a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels through the generation of a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins. Th…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 4:35pm -
  • Moms-to-be with low vitamin D levels could have more painful labors
    Pregnant women with low vitamin D levels experience an increased amount of pain during labor, according to a study. Vitamin D deficiency has long been associated with depression and pain, but this is the first study to demonstrate its association wit…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 9:06pm -
  • Fish oil supplements have little effect on irregular heartbeat
    High doses of fish oil supplements, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, do not reduce atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat in which the heart can beat as fast as 150 beats a minute, results from a clinical trial indicate.
    - 6 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 8:04pm -
  • Atomic map reveals clues to how cholesterol is made
    In spite of its dangerous reputation, cholesterol is in fact an essential component of human cells. By mapping the structure of a key enzyme involved in making it, researchers have gained new insight into this complex process with implications for un…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 14, 5:48pm -
  • Efficacy of 'natural' bed bug pesticides compared
    The efficacy of nine essential oil-based products and two detergents that are labeled and marketed for bed bug control were evaluated by researchers. When the researchers sprayed the 11 non-synthetic pesticides directly on bed bug nymphs, they found…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 14, 5:48pm -
  • Recent kidney policy changes have not created racial disparities in care
    After the implementation of a new payment system for kidney failure care and changes to dosing guidelines for anemia drugs, there were no meaningful differences by race regarding changes in management practices or laboratory measures among dialysis p…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 1:03am -
  • 'Good' fat that fights diabetes discovered by scientists
    A new class of lipids in humans that is linked to reduced inflammation and improved blood sugar levels in diabetes has been uncovered by researchers. Lipids, like cholesterol, are typically associated with poor health. But in recent years, researcher…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 4:49pm -
  • Women who eat fried food regularly before conceiving at increased risk of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy
    Women who eat fried food regularly before conceiving are at increased risk of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy, a study has shown. Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a complication that can arise during pregnancy, and is characterised by a…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 12:37am -
  • Conspicuous tRNA lookalikes riddle the human genome
    A new discovery suggests that the number of human genomic loci that might be coding for tRNAs is nearly double what is currently known.
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 6:09pm -
  • Natural gene selection can produce orange corn rich in provitamin A for Africa, U.S.
    A set of genes that can be used to naturally boost the provitamin A content of corn kernels has been identified by researchers, a finding that could help combat vitamin A deficiency in developing countries and macular degeneration in the elderly.
    - 14 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 5:35pm -
  • Vitamin D significantly improves symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children
    A study conducted in more than 100 Mongolian schoolchildren found that daily treatment with a vitamin D supplement significantly reduced the symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema.
    - 17 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 5:54pm -
  • Discussing alternative medicine choices for better health outcomes
    Insight into the use of alternative medicines by pediatric cardiac patients has been gained by new research. This is discussed, as well as how effective they are seen to be, in a new article.
    - 17 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 5:54pm -
  • New materials for better, stronger and cheaper dental implants
    A ceramic polymer blend has been developed by researchers to reduce costs of dental implants. "By optimizing the geometry and consistency of the implants we can ensure that they remain in place longer, but with a lower cost than the titanium implant,…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 10:44am -
  • Drug-food interactions in mountaineering
    The nutritional and health situations existing at high altitudes, as well as the routinely used nutritional ergogenic and pharmacological aids, have been the focus of recent study. According to researchers, the possible interactions between drugs and…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 12:41pm -
  • Omega-3 fatty acids may prevent some forms of depression
    Patients with increased inflammation, including those receiving cytokines for medical treatment, have a greatly increased risk of depression. For example, a 6-month treatment course of interferon-alpha therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus infection…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 1:01pm -
  • Genetic study casts further doubt that vitamin D prevents the development of type 2 diabetes
    There is no evidence of a causal link between a person’s vitamin D levels, and whether they develop type 2 diabetes, a large study has concluded. The findings of this study challenge evidence from earlier observational studies which suggest that hi…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 1:20am -
  • Disease decoded: Gene mutation may lead to development of new cancer drugs
    The discovery of a gene mutation that causes a rare premature aging disease could lead to the development of drugs that block the rapid, unstoppable cell division that makes cancer so deadly, researchers report.
    - 20 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 6:42pm -
  • High-dose vitamin D for ICU patients who are vitamin D deficient does not improve outcomes
    Administration of high-dose vitamin D3 compared with placebo did not reduce hospital length of stay, intensive care unit length of stay, hospital mortality, or the risk of death at 6 months among patients with vitamin D deficiency who were critically…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 1:06pm -
  • Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids linked to reduced risk of coronary heart disease
    Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, a recent study has found. The sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids include fish, vegetable oils, and nuts. The present study shows, in line with earlier research, th…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 1:04pm -
  • Shining cells responsible for developing tumors, experts discover
    Researchers have discovered and characterized a new specific marker for cancer stem cells: riboflavin, or vitamin B2, a pigment that emits green fluorescence as a result of its accumulation inside intracellular vesicles. This light emission property,…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 7:45pm -
  • New way to detox? 'Gold of Pleasure' oilseed boosts liver detoxification enzymes
    Scientists have found compounds that boost liver detoxification enzymes nearly fivefold, and they’ve found them in a pretty unlikely place -- the crushed seeds left after oil extraction from an oilseed crop used in jet fuel. Oilseed crops, includin…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 4:40pm -
  • Early sign of pancreatic cancer identified by researchers
    A sign of the early development of pancreatic cancer –- an upsurge in certain amino acids that occurs before the disease is diagnosed and symptoms appear -- has been identified by a team of researchers. Although the increase isn’t large enough to…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Sep 14, 7:47pm -
  • Widespread vitamin D deficiency in thyroidectomy patients, study shows
    Widespread vitamin D deficiency has been found among patients who undergo a thyroidectomy, potentially putting them at greater risk for developing dangerously low blood calcium levels after surgery. Those more likely to be vitamin D deficient are ind…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Sep 14, 10:26pm -
  • Modified vitamin D shows promise as treatment for pancreatic cancer
    A vitamin D-derivative makes tumors vulnerable to chemotherapy, a new study shows. By attacking a wound repair mechanism called fibrosis, the findings may also have implications for other tough-to-treat tumors, such as lung, kidney and liver cancer,…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Sep 14, 5:05pm -
  • Massive weight loss increases risk of complications in body-shaping surgery
    Patients who lost more than 100 pounds and those who shed weight through bariatric surgery had the highest risk of complications from later surgical procedures to reshape their leaner bodies, a new study shows.
    - 25 days ago, 25 Sep 14, 2:02pm -
  • New 'designer proteins' in fight against Alzheimer's, cancer
    Scientists are lending Mother Nature a helping hand in fight against cancer and Alzheimer’s with the development of a new, more effective way to make amino acids. The new 'designer proteins' can be used to make more effective drugs with fewer side…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Sep 14, 12:51pm -
  • Newborn screening uncovers hidden genetic disorders
    How can a seemingly healthy child have a genetic disorder? An expert explains how newborn screening works and why it can prevent lifelong disability -- and even save a child’s life.
    - 27 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 12:58pm -
  • Fine line between breast cancer, normal tissues
    A tool has been successfully tested that will help surgeons better distinguish cancerous breast tissue from normal tissue, thereby decreasing the chances for repeat operations. The tool, known as DESI mass spectrometry imaging, works by turning molec…
    - 28 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 7:28pm -
  • Mothers of children with autism less likely to have taken iron supplements in pregnancy, study shows
    Mothers of children with autism are significantly less likely to report taking iron supplements before and during their pregnancies than the mothers of children who are developing normally, a study by researchers.
    - 28 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 1:12pm -
  • Vitamin E, selenium supplements unlikely to affect age-related cataracts in men
    Taking daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E appears to have no significant effect on the development of age-related cataracts in men. Some research, including animal studies, has suggested that dietary nutrients can have an effect on the onset…
    - 32 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 8:23pm -
  • Reliable and highly efficient method for making stem cells
    Scientists have found a way to boost dramatically the efficiency of the process for turning adult cells into so-called pluripotent stem cells by combining three well-known compounds, including vitamin C.
    - 32 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 5:09pm -
  • Wild berry extract may strengthen effectiveness of pancreatic cancer drug
    A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer, reveals research. The study suggests that adding nutraceuticals to chemotherapy cycles may improve the effectivenes…
    - 33 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 1:16am -
  • Nine fats to include in a healthy diet
    Fats are often considered the enemy of good nutrition, but when included in a healthy diet they can boast several potential health benefits. Fatty acids and nutritional oils may benefit cognition, weight management, heart health, eye and brain develo…
    - 33 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 9:30pm -
  • Patient's question triggers important study about blood thinners
    Physicians around the world now have guidance that can help them determine the best oral blood thinners to use for their patients suffering from blood clots in their veins, thanks to a patient who asked his physician a question he couldn't answer.
    - 34 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 8:25pm -
  • Effect of magnesium sulfate during pregnancy on very preterm infants
    Magnesium sulfate given intravenously to pregnant women at risk of very preterm birth was not associated with benefit on neurological, behavioral, growth, or functional outcomes in their children at school age, according to a study.
    - 34 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 8:24pm -
  • The benefits and dangers of supplements
    From multivitamins to supplements that pledge to help with everything from depression to treating athlete’s foot, whole stores are filled with these alternative medications. With so many options out there it can be difficult for patients to know wh…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 3:17pm -
  • Strategic self-sabotage? MRSA inhibits its own growth
    A bacterial mystery has finally been uncovered. Against all logic, the most predominant strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in North American produces an enzyme that degrades skin secretions into compounds that are toxic to i…
    - 35 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 5:29pm -
  • Vitamin E intake critical during 'the first 1,000 days'
    Amid conflicting reports about the need for vitamin E and how much is enough, a new analysis published today suggests that adequate levels of this essential micronutrient are especially critical for the very young, the elderly, and women who are or m…
    - 35 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 12:39pm -
  • Breast milk reveals a correlation between dietary fats and academic success
    You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now a study suggests that the oft-repeated adage applies not just to physical health, but to brain power as well. Researchers compared the fatty acid profiles of breast milk from women in over two dozen coun…
    - 39 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 1:47pm -
  • Fish, fatty acid consumption associated with lower risk of hearing loss in women
    Consumption of 2 or more servings of fish per week was associated with a lower risk of hearing loss in women, researchers have found. "Acquired hearing loss is a highly prevalent and often disabling chronic health condition," stated one corresponding…
    - 40 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 5:25pm -
  • Fish oil may help curb seizure frequency in epilepsy
    Low doses of fish oil may help to curb the frequency of epileptic seizures when drug treatment no longer works, suggests a small study. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are able to cross over from the bloodstream into heart cells where they…
    - 42 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 12:47am -
  • Potassium-rich foods cut stroke, death risks among older women
    Older women who eat foods with higher amounts of potassium may be at lower risk of stroke and death than women who consume less potassium-rich foods. The health benefits from potassium-rich foods are greater among older women who do not have high blo…
    - 46 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 10:37pm -
  • Liver injury caused by herbals, dietary supplements rises in study population
    Liver injury caused by herbals and dietary supplements increased from 7% to 20% in a U.S. study group over a ten-year period, research shows. According to the study, liver injury caused by non-bodybuilding supplements is most severe, occurring more o…
    - 46 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 12:46pm -
  • Prostate cancer: Pioneering new imaging method
    Researchers are pioneering the use of a radioactive tracer in combination with PET MRI imaging to help some prostate cancer patients avoid lengthy and unnecessary surgery.
    - 46 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 12:45pm -
  • Polyester clothes stink after exercise; cotton, not so much
    Polyester clothes smell worse than cotton, following intensive exercise by their wearers, because bacteria that cause odor grow better on polyester, according to research. Freshly secreted sweat has little odor, because the long-chain fatty acids the…
    - 47 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 8:36pm -
  • Is type 2 diabetes ‘diabetes’ as currently understood?
    The current way of diagnosing type-2 diabetes needs to be revised, a study shows. The findings show the current method of diagnosis -- using blood glucose levels -- means patients are diagnosed too late so that their blood vessels may already be dama…
    - 47 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 8:24pm -
  • What you eat, not just number of calories, is significant factor in diabetes risk
    If you think losing weight is enough to prevent Type 2 diabetes, don't get your hopes up. A new research suggests that you don't have to be overweight to develop Type 2 diabetes.
    - 48 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 7:11pm -

Science Daily (Nutrition)

  • I have to walk how many miles to burn off this soda?
    Adolescents who saw printed signs explaining the number of miles they would need to walk to burn off the calories in a sugary drink were more likely to leave the store with a lower calorie beverage, a healthier beverage or a smaller size beverage, ac…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 8:59pm -
  • Male and female brains aren't equal when it comes to fat
    Researchers have found that male and female brains respond in remarkably different ways to high-fat meals. Those differences in the brain lead to greater inflammation and increased health risks in males that indulge on fatty foods in comparison to fe…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 4:35pm -
  • Jet lag can cause obesity by disrupting the daily rhythms of gut microbes
    Organisms ranging from bacteria to humans have circadian clocks to help them synchronize their biological activities to the time of day. A study now reveals that gut microbes in mice and humans have circadian rhythms that are controlled by the biolog…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 4:35pm -
  • Diabetic sweetener obtained from tropical tree
    Students in Mexico developed a process for producing erythritol from sapodilla, a tropical tree from which chewing gum was initially extracted. They managed to create this "zero calorie" sweetener, suitable for people with diabetes, hypertension and…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 12:54pm -
  • Electronic healthcare may help reverse trend of high cardiovascular disease, obesity in China
    The use of electronic health care services (versus more traditional methods) to reduce the high incidence of heart disease in China will be debated by leading cardiologists from around the world. “Clearly there is an urgent need to do something to…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 1:08am -
  • Gradual weight loss no better than rapid weight loss for long-term weight control
    Contrary to current dietary recommendations, slow and steady weight loss does not reduce the amount or rate of weight regain compared with losing weight quickly, new research has found.
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 11:08pm -
  • Weight gain study suggests polyunsaturated oil healthier option
    Rapid weight gain from eating foods rich in saturated fats quickly increased bad cholesterol levels, even in otherwise healthy and normal-weight adults in their mid-20s. The opposite was true in those who ate products made with polyunsaturated fats,…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 8:52pm -
  • Eating breakfast increases brain chemical involved in regulating food intake, cravings
    Eating breakfast, particularly meals rich in protein, increases young adults' levels of a brain chemical associated with feelings of reward, which may reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day. Understanding the brain chemical and its role…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 6:32pm -
  • Energy drinks may pose danger to public health, researchers warn
    Increased consumption of energy drinks may pose danger to public health, especially among young people, warns a team of researchers. Energy drinks are non-alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine, vitamins, and sometimes other ingredients such as ta…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 9:07pm -
  • Moms-to-be with low vitamin D levels could have more painful labors
    Pregnant women with low vitamin D levels experience an increased amount of pain during labor, according to a study. Vitamin D deficiency has long been associated with depression and pain, but this is the first study to demonstrate its association wit…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 9:06pm -
  • Fish oil supplements have little effect on irregular heartbeat
    High doses of fish oil supplements, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, do not reduce atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat in which the heart can beat as fast as 150 beats a minute, results from a clinical trial indicate.
    - 6 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 8:04pm -
  • U.S. college students eat their vegetables ... really?
    College students in the United States fare better than students in the United Kingdom on key health measures, a new study has shown. More than twice as many college students in the U.K. identified as smokers -- 39 percent compared with 16 percent in…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 7:26pm -
  • Mediterranean diet, olive oil and nuts can help reverse metabolic syndrome
    For people with metabolic syndrome, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts may help reverse the condition, indicate findings from a clinical trial.
    - 6 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 4:39pm -
  • Diet, exercise during pregnancy has hidden benefits
    It might not be obvious on the scales, but healthy eating and increased physical activity from walking during pregnancy is directly associated with a range of improved outcomes at birth, according to researchers.
    - 6 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 1:47pm -
  • Protein responsible for obesity identified, may differ for Latinos
    A newly discovered molecule would inhibit the generation of fat cells, researchers from Mexico and Spain report. They add "We made use of genomic medicine, which is the application of knowledge of the human genome and has allowed us to predict drug e…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 12:35pm -
  • Bowel cancer risk reduced by adopting multiple healthy behaviors
    Adoption of a combination of five key healthy behaviors is associated with a reduction in the risk of developing bowel cancer. Researchers quantified the impact of combined multiple healthy lifestyle behaviors on the risk of developing bowel cancer,…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 12:41pm -
  • Cold exposure prompts body to convert white fat to calorie-burning beige fat
    Exposure to cold temperatures can convert white fat tissue from the thighs and belly to beige fat that burns calories for heat, but this biological response is hampered in obese people, according to a new study.
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 6:14pm -
  • Mouse version of an autism spectrum disorder improves when diet includes a synthetic oil
    When young mice with the rodent equivalent of a rare autism spectrum disorder, called Rett syndrome, were fed a diet supplemented with the synthetic oil triheptanoin, they lived longer than mice on regular diets. Importantly, their physical and behav…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 6:14pm -
  • Hunger games: How the brain 'browns' fat to aid weight loss
    A molecular process in the brain known to control eating that transforms white fat into brown fat has been uncovered by researchers. This process impacts how much energy we burn and how much weight we can lose, they report.
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 4:55pm -
  • Drinking decaf or regular coffee maybe good for the liver, study suggests
    Researchers report that decaffeinated coffee drinking may benefit liver health. Results show that higher coffee consumption, regardless of caffeine content, was linked to lower levels of abnormal liver enzymes. This suggests that chemical compounds i…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 3:26pm -
  • Skin exposure may contribute to early risk for food allergies
    Many children may become allergic to peanuts before they first eat them, and skin exposure may be contribute to early sensitization, according to a study in mice. Early in the process of developing an allergy, skin exposure to food allergens contribu…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 12:37am -
  • Women who eat fried food regularly before conceiving at increased risk of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy
    Women who eat fried food regularly before conceiving are at increased risk of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy, a study has shown. Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a complication that can arise during pregnancy, and is characterised by a…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 12:37am -
  • Healthy lifestyle may cut stroke risk in half for women
    Women with a healthy diet and lifestyle may be less likely to have a stroke by more than half, according to a study. The study looked at five factors that make up a healthy lifestyle: healthy diet; moderate alcohol consumption; never smoking; physica…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 12:35am -
  • Grapefruit juice stems weight gain in mice fed a high-fat diet, study finds
    Mice fed a high-fat diet gained 18 percent less weight when they drank clarified, no-pulp grapefruit juice compared with a control group of mice that drank water, a new study demonstrated. Juice-drinking mice also showed improved levels of glucose, i…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 7:36pm -
  • Price gap between more and less healthy foods grows
    Novel use of UK national data finds a growing gap between the prices of more and less healthy foods between 2002 and 2012. Healthy foods in 2012 are three times more expensive per calorie than less healthy foods.
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 6:11pm -
  • Epigenetic changes caused by binge drinking: Overconsumption of alcohol triggers inflammatory response in the liver
    Researchers have identified epigenetic protein changes caused by binge drinking, a discovery that could lead to treatments for alcohol-related liver diseases.
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 5:16pm -
  • Reducing chronic disease in asian americans: Researchers target diet
    Asian Americans are at a high risk for diabetes, hypertension, heart attack and stroke because are under a misconception that their diet is healthy and not a risk factor for these chronic diseases, researchers say.
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 5:12pm -
  • Dietary fat under fire: Do nutrition guidelines reflect food reality, latest science?
    As there are currently no harmonized dietary guidelines in Canada for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, authors of a new study urge the Canadian nutrition community to revisit the guidelines and develop recommendations that reflect both the c…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 4:20pm -
  • Did fruit contribute to Apple's success?
    Steve Jobs swore by a fruit diet, as he believed it improved his ideas. And he wasn't wrong: food with high levels of tyrosine, like bananas, peaches and almonds, allow us to think harder and more creatively.
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 2:39pm -
  • Large chain restaurants appear to be voluntarily reducing the calories in their menu items
    Large chain restaurants, whose core menu offerings are generally high in calories, fat and sodium, introduced newer food and beverage options that, on average, contain 60 fewer calories than their traditional menu selections in 2012 and 2013.
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 12:32pm -
  • Even motivated dieters need close access to healthy food
    Not having close access to healthy foods can discourage even the most motivated dieters. "The findings of this study support a cornerstone theory of the Mass in Motion program that supportive environments can facilitate behavior change and ultimately…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 5:14pm -
  • Sugar linked to memory problems in adolescent rats
    Sugar consumption affected memory and was linked to brain inflammation in juvenile rats, researchers report. "The brain is especially vulnerable to dietary influences during critical periods of development, like adolescence," remarked a corresponding…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 3:12pm -
  • Anorexia/bulimia: Bacterial protein implicated
    Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder affect approximately 5-10 percent of the general population. Researchers have demonstrated the involvement of a protein produced by some intestinal bacteria that may be the…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 2:33pm -
  • Sandwiches a major contributor to dietary sodium intake
    Sandwiches make up a substantial part of the American diet and are a significant contributor to daily energy and sodium intake. By closely analyzing data from an American nationwide dietary intake survey, a team of researchers found that on any given…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 1:24pm -
  • High-sugar diet no problem for genetic mutants
    A genetic pathway for circumventing the weight gain that accompanies a high-sugar diet has been discovered by scientists. Building on previous work with C. elegans, researchers found that certain genetic mutants -- those with a hyperactive SKN-1 gene…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 5:35pm -
  • Simple lifestyle interventions during pregnancy can prevent children from becoming obese
    In a study that followed more than 2,200 obese women during pregnancy, scientists found that some simple interventions can help prevent high birth weights in newborns. This is important because previous studies have shown that infants with a high bir…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 3:39pm -
  • Type 2 diabetes clues revealed from study of identical twins
    By studying identical twins, researchers have identified mechanisms that could be behind the development of type 2 diabetes. This may explain cases where one identical twin develops type 2 diabetes while the other remains healthy.
    - 14 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 1:44pm -
  • A family meal a day may keep obesity away
    Increasing rates of adolescent obesity and the likelihood that obesity will carry forward into adulthood, have led to various preventive initiatives. It has been suggested that family meals, which tend to include fruits, vegetables, calcium, and who…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 5:52pm -
  • Intestinal failure, associated liver disease: New position paper
    Children who require long-term parenteral nutrition are at risk of a potentially devastating complication called intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IAFLD). The diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of IAFLD are discussed in a new position pa…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 5:51pm -
  • High alcohol intake linked to heightened HPV infection risk in men
    A high alcohol intake is linked to a heightened risk of human papillomavirus infection among men, suggests research. The findings seem to be independent of other risk factors for the infection, such as number of sexual partners and smoking.
    - 18 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 2:12am -
  • Moderate weekly alcohol intake linked to poorer sperm quality in healthy young men
    Moderate alcohol intake of at least 5 units every week is linked to poorer sperm quality in otherwise healthy young men, suggests research. And the higher the weekly tally of units, the worse the sperm quality seems to be, the findings indicate, prom…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 2:12am -
  • The larger your friends the larger your appetite, study shows
    Have you ever ordered more food at a restaurant than you intended? There are elements of dining rooms that actually prime you to eat more food. One such element is the weight of those dining with or near you. A new study found that the body type of y…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 4:37pm -
  • Stopping liver cancer in its tracks: Protein found to play preventive role
    AIM (apoptosis inhibitor of macrophage), a protein that plays a preventive role in obesity progression, can also prevent tumor development in mice liver cells, scientists have discovered. This discovery may lead to a therapy for hepatocellular carcin…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 4:36pm -
  • Low-carbohydrate diet improved quality of life in diabetes patients in study
    Low-carbohydrate diet has a good effect not only on blood glucose, but also on physical functions, bodily pain and general health, according to a diet study including patients with type 2 diabetes.
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 4:34pm -
  • Diet affects mix of intestinal bacteria, risk of inflammatory bone disease
    Diet-induced changes in the gut’s bacterial ecosystem can alter susceptibility to an autoinflammatory bone disease by modifying the immune response, scientists have reported. The research provides insight into how the thousands of bacteria and othe…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 4:32pm -
  • Energy drinks cause insomnia, nervousness in athletes
    A study analyzing the positive and negative effects of energy drinks on athletes has seen that, although in principle their sports performance was seen to improve by between 3% and 7%, there was also an increase in the frequency of insomnia, nervousn…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 12:43pm -
  • Drug-food interactions in mountaineering
    The nutritional and health situations existing at high altitudes, as well as the routinely used nutritional ergogenic and pharmacological aids, have been the focus of recent study. According to researchers, the possible interactions between drugs and…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 12:41pm -
  • Healthy lifestyle could prevent nearly half of all diabetic pregnancies
    Nearly half of all cases of diabetes during pregnancy, known as gestational diabetes, could be prevented if young women eat well, exercise regularly and stop smoking before and during pregnancy, finds a study.
    - 20 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 1:22am -
  • Genetic study casts further doubt that vitamin D prevents the development of type 2 diabetes
    There is no evidence of a causal link between a person’s vitamin D levels, and whether they develop type 2 diabetes, a large study has concluded. The findings of this study challenge evidence from earlier observational studies which suggest that hi…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 1:20am -
  • Tongue size, fat may predict sleep apnea risk in obese adults
    A new study of obese adults is the first to show that those who have obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly larger tongue with a higher percentage of fat than obese controls. This may provide a mechanistic explanation for the relationship betwe…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 8:07pm -

Yahoo!

  • newAPNewsBreak: Colorado seeks ban on most edible pot

    APNewsBreak: Colorado seeks ban on most edible pot

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado health officials want to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies, limiting legal sales of pot-infused food to lozenges and some liquids.
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 7:35pm -
  • newChina's companies, billionaires must step up to fight Ebola - WFP
    By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - China's corporations and billionaires have lagged behind in contributions to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa despite vast economic ties to the region, the World Food Programme said on Monday. An Ebo…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 10:29am -
  • Food deliveries in Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

    Food deliveries in Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The U.N.'s World Food Program on Saturday delivered emergency food rations to 265,000 people, many of them quarantined in Sierra Leone, to help fight the spread of Ebola.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 6:23pm -
  • Danone decides on Mead Johnson as takeover target - sources

    Danone decides on Mead Johnson as takeover target - sources

    By Sophie Sassard PARIS (Reuters) - French food giant Danone , maker of Activia yoghurt and Evian water, has decided it wants to pursue a takeover of U.S. infant formula maker Mead Johnson Nutrition Group , sources familiar with the matter told Reute…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 6:52pm -
  • Food prices soar in Ebola-hit countries, aid workers deliver rations
    By Stephanie Nebehay and James Harding Giahyue GENEVA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - Food prices have risen by an average of 24 percent across the three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, as aid workers sc…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 5:56pm -
  • Exclusive: Fresenius, buyout groups eye Danone Medical Nutrition unit - sources

    Exclusive: Fresenius, buyout groups eye Danone Medical Nutrition unit - sources

    By Arno Schuetze and Andreas Kröner FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German healthcare group Fresenius as well as buyout groups PAI and Permira are exploring an acquisition of the medical nutrition business of Danone after efforts of U.S. drugmaker Hospira to…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 5:24pm -
  • Chimerix gets FDA OK to test drug for Ebola
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Carolina drugmaker plans to test its experimental antiviral drug in patients who have Ebola, after getting authorization from regulators at the Food and Drug Administration.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 4:17pm -
  • Food prices up 24 percent in Ebola-hit countries - WFP
    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Food prices have risen by an average of 24 percent across the three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak, forcing some families to reduce their intake to one meal a day, the World Food Programme (WFP) said…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 3:33pm -
  • Red Cross delivers first medical aid in a year to Palestinians in Syria
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday it had delivered its first medical supplies in a year to Palestinian refugees living in a camp in the Damascus suburb of Yarmouk in Syria. Around 20,000 people ar…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 5:51pm -
  • Roche seeks fast-track approval for Ebola virus test
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche Holding AG has filed its Ebola virus test for emergency use approval in the United States, in response to the world's worst outbreak of the disease, the drugmaker's head of diagnostics said on Thursday. Roland Diggelman said…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 2:39pm -
  • WHO to test Ebola preparedness in Ivory Coast and Mali
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization will send teams of experts to test the Ebola-preparedness measures at Ivory Coast and Mali's borders with countries affected by the epidemic, WHO's health security response chief Isabelle Nuttall said…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 2:18pm -
  • African leaders: Ebola could lead to food crisis

    African leaders: Ebola could lead to food crisis

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Financial aid and global coordination are needed to prevent the Ebola health care crisis from becoming a food emergency, agriculture ministers from West African nations at the center of the Ebola outbreak said Wednesday.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 1:07am -
  • Fast-track weight loss no less effective than slow: study

    Fast-track weight loss no less effective than slow: study

    Weight-loss guidelines have long counselled dieters that kilos shed too quickly are likelier to creep back than those lost at a slower pace.
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 10:11pm -
  • London mayor edges away from call to ban smoking in parks
    LONDON (Reuters) - A proposal for London to follow the lead of cities like New York and Hong Kong by banning smoking in parks and open spaces received a cool welcome from Mayor Boris Johnson on Wednesday who called it "taking bossiness too far." The…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 2:25pm -
  • Britain feels ready after Ebola outbreak test

    Britain feels ready after Ebola outbreak test

    Britain is ready to cope with an Ebola outbreak, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt declared Saturday, following a nationwide exercise to test the country's readiness.
    - 9 days ago, 11 Oct 14, 6:54pm -
  • Radioactivity spikes hit Santa's helpers in Norway

    Radioactivity spikes hit Santa's helpers in Norway

    Almost three decades after the Chernobyl disaster thousands of kilometres away, a jump in radioactivity levels is making Norwegian reindeer meat unfit for consumption, a government agency said Thursday.
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 4:38pm -
  • Chimerix says provides experimental Ebola drug for potential use
    (Reuters) - Drug developer Chimerix Inc said its experimental Ebola drug has been provided for potential use in patients, sending its shares up nearly 9 percent in premarket trading. The drug, brincidofovir, received Emergency Investigational New Dru…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 1:42pm -
  • Asia grapples with food safety as incomes rise

    Asia grapples with food safety as incomes rise

    Every morning, food samples are laid out on a long table at a pristine laboratory run by a German firm in Singapore -- but they're not meant for chefs or gourmets.
    - 15 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 5:47am -
  • China family planning - decades of putting all eggs in one basket