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  • Probiotics can prevent dangerous diarrhea

    Probiotics can prevent dangerous diarrhea

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

    People think they're eating less than they are

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

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

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

    Caffeinated gum raises health buzz

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

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

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

    Fat-shaming may curb obesity, bioethicist says

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

    8 sneaky ways to avoid holiday pounds

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

    Even top nutritionists mourn the end of Twinkies

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

    Cow named Daisy makes reduced-allergy milk

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

    She lost nearly 80 pounds on a 'Starbucks diet'

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

    6 delicious ways to snack on superfood chia

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

    Bagged lettuce or bulk? Experts offer food safety advice

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

    School lunches: How to get kids to eat healthy

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

    Vitamin C may lessen effects of air pollution

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

    13 rules for dining out on a diet

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

    Key to dieting: Keep treats out of sight

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

    Americans in denial about weight gain, study says

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

    Gluten-free: food fad or alternative remedy?

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

    Devices don't work to save kids in hot cars

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

    Poll: Half of Americans guzzle soda everyday

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

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

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

    Want to lose weight? Adopt these 3 habits

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

    Study: Photos of treats may spark cravings

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

    An apple a day may help fight obesity

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

    Is healthy food really more expensive?

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

    Coffee lovers lower death risk, study says

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

    Berry good news: These may protect your brain

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

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  • new15-501 'diet' gets Durham council backing - News & Observer

    15-501 'diet' gets Durham council backing - News & Observer

    News & Observer15-501 'diet' gets Durham council backingNews & ObserverThe red line shows the extent of U.S. 15-501 Business's reconfiguration from five motor vehicles lanes to three. Reconfiguration adds bike lanes and 21 on-street parking places, b…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 May 15, 11:45pm -
  • newWellness experts weigh in on the vegan diet - Tampabay.com

    Wellness experts weigh in on the vegan diet - Tampabay.com

    Tampabay.comWellness experts weigh in on the vegan dietTampabay.comFollowing a vegan diet means eating only plant-based foods. Vegans refrain from eating any food derived from animals, including eggs, honey and dairy products. People who adhere to a…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 May 15, 6:13pm -
  • newArtichoke Water? Details on the Latest Diet Drink Craze - Extra

    Artichoke Water? Details on the Latest Diet Drink Craze - Extra

    ExtraArtichoke Water? Details on the Latest Diet Drink CrazeExtraDid you go nuts for coconut water? Celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and Rihanna are big endorsers of plant-based waters, and now there's a new drink fad hitting store shelves for su…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 May 15, 6:00pm -

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Huffington Post (Diet)

  • 15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer
    By Dan BuettnerFor more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity -- regions we call Blue Zones,... Read more: Healthy Living, Healthy Living Health News, Diet and Nutrition, Fitness and…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 15, 9:39am -
  • David Katz, M.D.: The Family Dinner
    The forests that produce our oxygen are in turn dependent on animal species that are sustained by them, and pay it back in various ways, such as by dispersing seeds. The vast interdependence of life is a bedrock principle of biology, from bees to buf…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 15, 10:18am -
  • William Anderson, MA, LMHC: What Is Saxenda, the New 'Blockbuster' Weight Loss Medication?
    There is a new "blockbuster" weight loss drug on the market, Saxenda, and it is available in many U.S. pharmacies this month. It is perhaps the most i... Read more: Diet, Diet Tips, Dieting, How to Lose Weight, Losing Weight, Obesity, We…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 6:08pm -

Huffington Post (Diet & Nutrition)

  • 15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer
    By Dan BuettnerFor more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity -- regions we call Blue Zones,... Read more: Healthy Living, Healthy Living Health News, Diet and Nutrition, Fitness and…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 15, 9:39am -
  • William Lambers: Tears Tell Story of Syria's War Victims
    What will end the hunger and suffering in Syria is a peace treaty. That miracle appears far off today. But, until we can find this elusive peace, we cannot forget the plight of the Syrian people. Read more: Syria, Syria Crisis, Middle Ea…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 15, 1:43pm -
  • Jenn Hand: Why Eating Healthy Is Like Dating A Guy That Looks Good On Paper
    We all strive for eating healthy and trying to be as nutritionally sound as possible. But sometimes eating chai seed smoothies, flax oatmeal, and kale... Read more: Diet and Nutrition, Eating Healthy, Healthy Living News
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 15, 1:01pm -
  • Tami McVay: How My Corporate Nine-to-Five Helped My Well Being
    I simply got into a routine. By having that consistency, it created a habit and I actually craved going to the gym at lunch. An added bonus is that it helped my stress levels and I would come back to my desk reenergized for the afternoon. Now I'm try…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 15, 12:29pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: The Family Dinner
    The forests that produce our oxygen are in turn dependent on animal species that are sustained by them, and pay it back in various ways, such as by dispersing seeds. The vast interdependence of life is a bedrock principle of biology, from bees to buf…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 15, 10:18am -
  • Kerry Tepedino: The Secret to Weight Loss Isn't What You Think
    I don't know if you've noticed, but there is a MAJOR trend happening in the weight loss industry that's allowing people to actually lose weight FASTER... Read more: Health, Healthy Living Health News, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Tips, Nutri…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 15, 10:04am -
  • Lindsey Smith: New Poll Reveals That 80 Percent of Women Suffer From Food Guilt
    Before I got into the world of health and nutrition, I was pretty unhealthy. I grew up on the standard American diet, eating nothing but processed foo... Read more: Emotional Eating, Food Mood Girl, Lindsey Smith, Food Guilt, Nutrition,…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 15, 11:19pm -
  • William Anderson, MA, LMHC: What Is Saxenda, the New 'Blockbuster' Weight Loss Medication?
    There is a new "blockbuster" weight loss drug on the market, Saxenda, and it is available in many U.S. pharmacies this month. It is perhaps the most i... Read more: Diet, Diet Tips, Dieting, How to Lose Weight, Losing Weight, Obesity, We…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 6:08pm -
  • Julie Chen, M.D.: The Possible Disease-Fighter in Your Spice Rack: The Many Benefits of Turmeric
    When it comes to most types of cancer, Southeast Asia tends to have lower rates of incidence compared to the rest of the world. (1) What's their secre... Read more: Dr Julie Chen, Dr Julie, Making Healthy Ez, Making Healthy Easy, Vitagen…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 3:46pm -
  • Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.: AntiCancer Living: The Mix of Six
    Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. and Alison Jefferies, MEdCancer is a leading cause of death in the world.In the United States one in two men and one in three... Read more: Anticancer Living, Cancer, Cancer Prevention, Risk Factors, Diet, Exerci…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 2:38pm -
  • Shenggen Fan: Battered But Not Broken: Building a Resilient Food System in Nepal
    Now, with the quakes disrupting the wheat harvest and maize planting season, and with assets, infrastructure and markets destroyed, the challenge ahead is to provide immediate relief while staying the course for long-term improvements. R…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 1:16pm -
  • Mark Bertin, M.D.: Mindful Eating, ADHD and Nutrition
    With or without ADHD, in the moment most of us do not attend much to eating. We tear through a favorite food with little awareness at all. We make choices around food to eat or buy without much thought. Read more: Nutrition, Eating Dis…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 10:48am -
  • Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS: 'Food Nazi' or Responsible Foreperson?
    Several weeks ago, I led a conversation at my son's school about healthy eating. Parents, teachers, and administrators participated. After I made ... Read more: Parenting, Schools, Public Schools, Food, Nutrition, Kids, Children, Chi…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 10:28am -
  • Alanna Collen: From Germ Theory to the Microbiome: Why Microbes Still Rule Our Lives
    We now have an opportunity to shift the focus from simply diagnosing and treating ill health to understanding, curing and preventing it. Caring for our microbes gives us a chance to conquer this new wave of illness, and live healthier, happier lives.…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 15, 11:31am -
  • Gwyneth Paltrow Says She Feels 'More Comfortable' In A Bikini Now Than Ever Before
    Gwyneth Paltrow's guide to a happy, healthy life is a mantra anyone can get behind: "I believe, as cheesy as it sounds, in exercise, laughing, having ... Read more: Gwyneth Paltrow, Gwyneth Paltrow Abs, Gwyneth Paltrow Bikini, Women's He…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 8:55am -
  • Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.: 6 Things I Learned From My First Spartan
    I gathered a group of tough, like-minded Spartan virgins and we began our training program. I created a workout for all of us to use, a sort of litmus test to prepare ourselves as well as gauge our progress during training. We trained as a team. We r…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 8:34am -
  • Julie Upton: 5 Popular Internet Nutrition Myths (How Many Have You Fallen For?)
    If your nutrition information comes primarily from your email inbox or social media, what you're reading may be misleading, inaccurate and may even ... Read more: Myths, Nutrition, Nutritin Myths, Lies, Food, Gluten, Saturated Fat, Coc…
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 15, 8:58pm -
  • Joel Kahn, M.D.: Uber Unhealthy: The Challenge of Sedentary Occupations
    It would be wise for those with jobs that have few options for movement to develop scheduled programs of walking and more vigorous exercise during slow periods, before and after shifts, and on any days off. Read more: Taxis, Uber, Fitnes…
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 15, 4:06pm -
  • Marcia Liss: Feed Me!
    ... Read more: Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Women, Fifty, Over Fifty, Relationships, Diets, Lifestyle, Comics, Comic Strip, Friendship, Signs, Kindness, Style, Survival, Comedy News
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 15, 7:35am -
  • 6 Foods That Can Make You Happier
    By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RDI’m a happiness research junkie. I love reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment.... Read more: Happiness Tips, Happiness, Green Tea, Probiotics, Diet and Nutrition, Health…
    - 9 days ago, 17 May 15, 9:43am -
  • Katie Seaver: Your Food Problem Isn't About Food
    Do you have a "food problem"?I just can't seem to stop eating peanut butter once I start.I know that I'm not supposed to eat too many carbs or sug... Read more: Weight Loss, Weight Loss Tips, Nutrition, Health, Healthy Living, Women,…
    - 9 days ago, 16 May 15, 10:32pm -
  • Margaret Marshall: You Can Buy Happiness
    Happiness is not bought with the same currency used to purchase a car. You cannot buy happiness with dollars. You may be happy with a new car, but continued happiness must come from within. But you can buy happiness with a different currency. The cur…
    - 11 days ago, 15 May 15, 11:50am -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Meals With Mephistopheles
    I don't appreciate the whole free will thing, but I am stuck with it. If you want to play let's make a deal, I'm ready any time. The future's on the menu, and I can really cook. So dinner is at my place, and I'll save you a seat at the table. As for…
    - 11 days ago, 15 May 15, 11:40am -
  • Here's When You Should Forget About Counting Calories
    Last weekend at a baseball game, I went straight for the pretzels and hot dogs because -- hello! -- I was at a baseball game. So I was pretty taken ab... Read more: Calories, Counting Calories, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Tips, Diet, Diet a…
    - 12 days ago, 14 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • Paul Stefanski: GMOs Are On Your Side--Why Aren't You on Theirs?
    Researchers are working on genetically modifying apples to be resistant to bacteria, potentially saving farmers tens of millions each year, and making them significantly cheaper for consumers--the apples would be otherwise unchanged, the same as aver…
    - 13 days ago, 12 May 15, 10:18pm -

Huffington Post (Nutrition)

  • Tami McVay: How My Corporate Nine-to-Five Helped My Well Being
    I simply got into a routine. By having that consistency, it created a habit and I actually craved going to the gym at lunch. An added bonus is that it helped my stress levels and I would come back to my desk reenergized for the afternoon. Now I'm try…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 15, 12:29pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: The Family Dinner
    The forests that produce our oxygen are in turn dependent on animal species that are sustained by them, and pay it back in various ways, such as by dispersing seeds. The vast interdependence of life is a bedrock principle of biology, from bees to buf…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 15, 10:18am -
  • Kerry Tepedino: The Secret to Weight Loss Isn't What You Think
    I don't know if you've noticed, but there is a MAJOR trend happening in the weight loss industry that's allowing people to actually lose weight FASTER... Read more: Health, Healthy Living Health News, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Tips, Nutri…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 15, 10:04am -
  • Lindsey Smith: New Poll Reveals That 80 Percent of Women Suffer From Food Guilt
    Before I got into the world of health and nutrition, I was pretty unhealthy. I grew up on the standard American diet, eating nothing but processed foo... Read more: Emotional Eating, Food Mood Girl, Lindsey Smith, Food Guilt, Nutrition,…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 15, 11:19pm -
  • Shenggen Fan: Battered But Not Broken: Building a Resilient Food System in Nepal
    Now, with the quakes disrupting the wheat harvest and maize planting season, and with assets, infrastructure and markets destroyed, the challenge ahead is to provide immediate relief while staying the course for long-term improvements. R…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 1:16pm -
  • Mark Bertin, M.D.: Mindful Eating, ADHD and Nutrition
    With or without ADHD, in the moment most of us do not attend much to eating. We tear through a favorite food with little awareness at all. We make choices around food to eat or buy without much thought. Read more: Nutrition, Eating Dis…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 10:48am -
  • Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS: 'Food Nazi' or Responsible Foreperson?
    Several weeks ago, I led a conversation at my son's school about healthy eating. Parents, teachers, and administrators participated. After I made ... Read more: Parenting, Schools, Public Schools, Food, Nutrition, Kids, Children, Chi…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 10:28am -
  • Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.: 6 Things I Learned From My First Spartan
    I gathered a group of tough, like-minded Spartan virgins and we began our training program. I created a workout for all of us to use, a sort of litmus test to prepare ourselves as well as gauge our progress during training. We trained as a team. We r…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 8:34am -
  • Julie Upton: 5 Popular Internet Nutrition Myths (How Many Have You Fallen For?)
    If your nutrition information comes primarily from your email inbox or social media, what you're reading may be misleading, inaccurate and may even ... Read more: Myths, Nutrition, Nutritin Myths, Lies, Food, Gluten, Saturated Fat, Coc…
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 15, 8:58pm -
  • Joel Kahn, M.D.: Uber Unhealthy: The Challenge of Sedentary Occupations
    It would be wise for those with jobs that have few options for movement to develop scheduled programs of walking and more vigorous exercise during slow periods, before and after shifts, and on any days off. Read more: Taxis, Uber, Fitnes…
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 15, 4:06pm -
  • Katie Seaver: Your Food Problem Isn't About Food
    Do you have a "food problem"?I just can't seem to stop eating peanut butter once I start.I know that I'm not supposed to eat too many carbs or sug... Read more: Weight Loss, Weight Loss Tips, Nutrition, Health, Healthy Living, Women,…
    - 9 days ago, 16 May 15, 10:32pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Meals With Mephistopheles
    I don't appreciate the whole free will thing, but I am stuck with it. If you want to play let's make a deal, I'm ready any time. The future's on the menu, and I can really cook. So dinner is at my place, and I'll save you a seat at the table. As for…
    - 11 days ago, 15 May 15, 11:40am -
  • Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS: Food Revolution: Think Outside the (Lunch) Box
    If we can have nut-free schools, we can have junk-free schools. Our nation's schools should be places committed to nurturing bodies and minds, and not teaching lessons destructive to building strong and healthy children. Read more: Food…
    - 12 days ago, 14 May 15, 5:42pm -
  • 11 Reasons You're Always Hungry
    By Esther CrainIt's one thing to notice an uptick in appetite if you've been training hard at the gym, or if you're pregnant or PMS-ing. But w... Read more: Diet and Nutrition, Healthy Living, Healthy Living News, Nutrition, Healthy…
    - 12 days ago, 14 May 15, 7:55am -
  • Lucy Martinez Sullivan: Women's Health and Undernutrition in the U.S.
    If you take the pledge to be healthier this week, we're asking that you also take the time to think about the health of children and mothers who are facing hard economic realities and the health consequences of those circumstances. Read…
    - 13 days ago, 13 May 15, 6:37pm -
  • Dr. Deborah Caldwell: A Healthy Diet Includes Guilt-Free Indulgences
    Release yourself from all judgment, guilt and shame around your choices. You consciously made the decision to indulge your cravings and desires... so enjoy it. Read more: Self Love, Health, Women, Naturopathic Medicine, Healthy Living, D…
    - 13 days ago, 13 May 15, 6:02pm -
  • Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.: When the Default Isn't Fries and Soda
    What would kids eat if salads and strawberries replaced French fries on the menu? Most of them would order the salad and strawberries, finds a new study. Read more: French Fries, Soda, Fast Food, Silver Diner, Kids' Menu, Obesity, Burger…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 15, 1:01pm -
  • James Clear: How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'
    Eisenhower had an incredible ability to sustain his productivity not just for weeks or months, but for decades. And for that reason, it is no surprise that his methods for time management, task management, and productivity have been studied by many p…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 15, 10:43am -
  • Can French Women Eat Anything They Want? (VIDEO)
    What a pleasure it was to have LeBootCamp founder and fitness guru Valerie Orsoni stop by Mondays with Marlo to talk about the power of health and fit... Read more: Valerie Orsoni, Mondays With Marlo, Marlo Thomas, Lebootcamp, Fitness, H…
    - 20 days ago, 6 May 15, 3:06pm -
  • Are Carbs the Enemy? with Valerie Orsoni (VIDEO)
    What a pleasure it was to have LeBootCamp founder and fitness guru Valerie Orsoni stop by Mondays with Marlo to talk about the power of health and fit... Read more: Valerie Orsoni, Mondays With Marlo, Marlo Thomas, Lebootcamp, Fitness, H…
    - 20 days ago, 6 May 15, 3:00pm -
  • What's the Deal with Buckwheat? from Valerie Orsoni (VIDEO)
    What a pleasure it was to have LeBootCamp founder and fitness guru Valerie Orsoni stop by Mondays with Marlo to talk about the power of health and fit... Read more: Valerie Orsoni, Mondays With Marlo, Marlo Thomas, Lebootcamp, Fitness, H…
    - 20 days ago, 6 May 15, 2:55pm -
  • Ten Weight Loss Commandments, from Valerie Orsoni (VIDEO)
    What a pleasure it was to have LeBootCamp founder and fitness guru Valerie Orsoni stop by Mondays with Marlo to talk about the power of health and fit... Read more: Valerie Orsoni, Mondays With Marlo, Marlo Thomas, Lebootcamp, Fitness, H…
    - 20 days ago, 6 May 15, 2:55pm -
  • Tips for Cutting Back on Sweets, from Valerie Orsoni (VIDEO)
    What a pleasure it was to have LeBootCamp founder and fitness guru Valerie Orsoni stop by Mondays with Marlo to talk about the power of health and fit... Read more: Valerie Orsoni, Mondays With Marlo, Marlo Thomas, Lebootcamp, Fitness, H…
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  • Breathing Exercises to Reduce Stress, From Valerie Orsoni (VIDEO)
    What a pleasure it was to have LeBootCamp founder and fitness guru Valerie Orsoni stop by Mondays with Marlo to talk about the power of health and fit... Read more: Valerie Orsoni, Mondays With Marlo, Marlo Thomas, Lebootcamp, Fitness, H…
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  • The Four Pillars Of The LeBootCamp Diet, From Valerie Orsoni (VIDEO)
    What a pleasure it was to have LeBootCamp founder and fitness guru Valerie Orsoni stop by Mondays with Marlo to talk about the power of health and fit... Read more: Valerie Orsoni, Mondays With Marlo, Marlo Thomas, Lebootcamp, Fitness, H…
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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…
    - 1 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: The Keys to Good Health
    Rather, leaving aside the swirl of aspersions that likely has Dr. Keys turning in his grave if such things are possible, I simply want to note that his work is...moot. It doesn't matter whether Keys was all right, all wrong, or inevitably -- somewher…
    - 14 Aug 14, 5:16pm -
  • What The Government Got Wrong About Nutrition -- And How It Can Fix It
    Americans have been gorging themselves on unhealthy junk food, leading to high rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. New dietary guidelines co... Read more: Dga Update, Usda Dietary Guidelines, Fat, Obesity, Dietary Guidelines fo…
    - 31 Jul 14, 1:47pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Fat: Ending the War That Nobody Started
    The evidence continues to accrue -- with almost surprising frequency -- that we should, indeed, eat less meat, butter, and cheese (before we even factor in the environmental considerations, which frankly we should do). We just shouldn't replace them…
    - 16 Jun 14, 3:27pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Of Salt, Saltation and Salience: The Case for Fixing What's Broken
    The prevailing fashion in nutrition, if not all of health news, is contrarianism. Cutting back on salt was yesterday's news. If today's news were the same as yesterday's news, we might not be confused, and desperately in need of tomorrow's news to he…
    - 17 Apr 14, 3:39pm -
  • Daniel J. Schultz: You Can't Outrun Your Fork
    We need to disprove the myths that are still perpetuated by companies, which state that sedentary lifestyles are the main cause of our weight issues. We need to realize that what we put on our plates, or in our bowls and cups, has the greatest impact…
    - 9 Apr 14, 3:46pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: The New Dietary Fat Study: What You Will Hear and What It Really Means
    No, it is not suddenly good to eat more saturated fat -- and the new study grabbing headlines showed no such thing. The study, a meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine, shows the following two things in particular: (1) you cannot get a good…
    - 18 Mar 14, 4:20pm -
  • Joe Satran: Following USDA Eating Guidelines Made Me Neurotic -- But Not Healthy
    Essentially, the experience made me neurotic and anxious about food (one of my great pleasures!) without making me especially healthy. Read more: Huffpost Full Plate, Myplate Experiment, My Myplate Experiment, Usda Diet, Dietary Guidelin…
    - 15 Feb 13, 1:40pm -
  • Joe Satran: MyPlate's Not-So-Blissful Restaurant Ignorance
    A quarter of Americans eat dinner out at least three nights a week, so for the USDA to systematically ignore this facet of the American eating system is risky. Read more: Usda Diet, Healthy Eating, Myplate, Huffpost Full Plate, New Food…
    - 8 Feb 13, 8:49am -
  • Joe Satran: The Tyranny Of 'Empty Calories'
    I tried incorporating two new normal life things into my MyPlate Experiment: restaurants and cooking for a group. They each presented minor challenges, but not as many as I might have suspected. Read more: Usda Diet, Myplate, Huffpost Fu…
    - 7 Feb 13, 8:29am -
  • Joe Satran: Healthy Eating Is Hard Work
    I'm only 24 hours into my mission to eat exactly according to the federal government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and I can already tell it's going to be a hard week. Read more: Healthy Eating, Myplate, Huffpost Full Plate, My Myp…
    - 5 Feb 13, 8:20am -
  • Dr. Jonny Bowden: The Great Cholesterol Myth
    The "Great Cholesterol Myth" has been the foundation of the boneheaded dietary advice you and I have been saddled with for the past 30 years, "official" dietary advice that has directly contributed to the greatest epidemic of obesity, diabetes and he…
    - 6 Nov 12, 12:18pm -
  • Dr. Lisa Young: 11 Fruits and Veggies We Should Be Eating -- And Why
    Eating a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables has been linked to improved health, and for good reason. While all fruits and vegetables are healthy, here are several pointers on some nutrition powerhouses. Read more: Myplate, Fruits…
    - 12 Jul 12, 7:30am -
  • Researchers ID The 'Real' 5 Food Groups, Southern Fare Included
    Everything you thought you knew about the five food groups may be changing soon, according to researchers from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, w... Read more: 5 Food Groups, Southern Food, Food Pyramid, Five Food Groups, Food Group…
    - 19 Mar 12, 12:04pm -
  • Kristin Wartman: Food Industry Would Prefer to Regulate Itself
    Food corporations enjoy carte blanche on what they can say about their foods, how and to whom they advertise, and even (to a large degree) the ingredients they choose to put in their foods. Read more: Let's Move, Public Policy, Nutrition…
    - 1 Aug 11, 4:20pm -
  • Kristin Wartman: Infographic: A Real Food MyPlate

    Kristin Wartman:  Infographic: A Real Food MyPlate

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

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Healthline

  • Diabetes Month
    November is American Diabetes Month, so I thought it was a good time to talk about the disease.Stats7.8% of the population (23.6 million) people have diabetesHispanic/Latino Americans are 1.8 times more likely to have diabetes than whitesAfrican A...
    - 18 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • Are Food Labels Accurate?
    Numerous studies show that when someone tracks their calories they lose more weight, and some estimate that you can even lose twice as much weight if you track.
    - 10 Jul 13, 7:00am -
  • Fertility Diet: For MEN
    All of you women out there know how important it is to eat a healthy diet while trying to become pregnant (and of course once you are pregnant, too!). But did you know that the diet and other lifestyle choices of your man can also affect fertilit...
    - 23 Apr 13, 7:00am -
  • Book Review: 1000 Low Calorie Recipes
    Jackie Newgent is an amazing dietitian, chef and friend, but that is not why I adore her new book, 1000 Low-Calorie Recipes. This is a gem of a cookbook. Not only is it loaded with healthy recipes, everything I’ve made from pizza to salad dress...
    - 16 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • Fueling for the Long Run
    Last weekend was Disney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon and as the Official runDisney Nutritionist, I was there joining in on the action. Before the race I did a warm up run with a group runners and spoke with them about how to fuel during train...
    - 15 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • Upping Your Nutrition Game
    Recently I did a TV segment with Charles Divins on the Daily Buzz. It was a blast! We discussed how to making a few simple switches to your usual food choices would help you up your nutrition game. Shaving only 100 calories a day from your diet...
    - 12 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • Let's Talk About Chili
    I’m sure we may all have a special memory that involves chili. This warm dish often signifies fall and cool weather; it warms you up from the inside out. Maybe you had chili while sitting snuggling by the fire, a chili cheese dog right after a ...
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  • 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..…
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  • 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…
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 ..…
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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Tippy Toe Diet

  • My Second Favorite Holiday

    My Second Favorite Holiday

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! a.k.a. Cammy’s Second Favorite Holiday. (Christmas is first, if you didn’t already guess.)(Also, my birthday is technically second; however, despite my repeated petitions, it has not been declared a holiday. Yet.) Mexican-ins…
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  • Alphabet Soup: K

    Alphabet Soup: K

    Alphabet Soup is a series of posts in which readers and I explore the words, concepts, and ideas that help on the path to weight loss/maintenance. Please join in with your insights! Rolling into the weekend, let’s continue the alphabetic … Contin…
    - 32 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 1:21am -
  • My Weekly Bread

    My Weekly Bread

    While I’m not quite ready for The Great British Bake-Off yet, I am moving right along in my baking development. First we had the oatcakes: Simple, tasty, nutritious. I should make some more of these soon. Next, I made a … Continue reading →My W…
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  • Mantras I Have Known

    Mantras I Have Known

    Do I seem calmer to you? No? Well, it’s not from lack of trying. I’ve installed a new app on my phone: Calm. It’s a meditation tool to help focus, calm, and relax the mind. Although I know how to … Continue reading →Mantras I Have Known is…
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  • Really Home This Time

    Really Home This Time

    What a whirlwind couple of weeks! I had a work trip, a fun trip, a dog-sitting weekend, a job interview (x2) that went nowhere, and something else I’m forgetting. But I’m home and getting back into the swing of things … Continue reading →Real…
    - 56 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 1:56am -
  • Yet Another New Kitchen Toy

    Yet Another New Kitchen Toy

    I’m pleased to report that we finally got some snow here in Memphis last week. Unfortunately, we got a layer of ice under it, but it still looked pretty. Because it rained (hard!) in the hours before the temps plummeted, … Continue reading →Yet…
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  • Coming Attractions…Maybe

    Coming Attractions…Maybe

    I have found a bright spot in this seemingly endless cycle of grey and rainy/icy/snowy days, so bright that I find it difficult to turn away. The Great British Bake-Off has been around for a few years, but I only … Continue reading →Coming Attrac…
    - 83 days ago, 4 Mar 15, 4:01am -

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)

  • newPlant extracts offer hope against diabetes, cancer
    Diabetes is the fastest growing metabolic disease in the world. A new study has shown that traditional Aboriginal and Indian plant extracts could be used to manage the disease and may also have potential use in cancer treatment.
    - 20 hours ago, 25 May 15, 1:54pm -
  • Obese teens' brains unusually susceptible to food commercials, study finds
    TV food commercials disproportionately stimulate the brains of overweight teenagers, including the regions that control pleasure, taste and -- most surprisingly -- the mouth, suggesting they mentally simulate unhealthy eating habits that make it diff…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 6:41pm -
  • Proteins may slow memory loss in people with Alzheimer's
    Certain proteins may slow the devastating memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to a groundbreaking new study. The researchers found evidence that an elevated presence of a protein called neuronal pentraxin-2 may slow cognitive decli…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 6:38pm -
  • Thunder god vine used in traditional Chinese medicine is a potential obesity treatment
    An extract from the thunder god vine, which has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, reduces food intake and causes up to a 45 percent decrease in body weight in obese mice. The weight-loss compound, called Celastrol, produces its p…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 5:36pm -
  • Snacking on protein can improve appetite control, diet quality in teens
    Although eating high-protein, afternoon snacks can aid appetite control in adults, little information exists to guide parents on what types of snacks might benefit their adolescent children. Now, researchers have found that afternoon snacking, partic…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 4:10pm -
  • Study questions beneficial effects of a Nordic diet on cardiovascular events
    Although individual components of a healthy so-called Nordic diet previously have been linked to beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, as well as to other health effects, there is no evidence of an association with cardiovascular events in a g…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 12:23pm -
  • Obesity, weight loss change splicing pattern of obesity, type 2 diabetes genes
    Alternative splicing of obesity and type 2 diabetes related genes may contribute to the pathophysiology of obesity, according to research. Obesity leads to changes in the splicing pattern of metabolically relevant genes such as TCF7L2 and INSR, resul…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 12:23pm -
  • Metabolic abnormalities may increase cardiovascular risk more in black women than white women
    Large waistline, cholesterol disorders and other metabolic abnormalities may increase the relative risk of cardiovascular disease more among black women than among white women. Black women who were overweight or obese had elevated cardiovascular risk…
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 15, 11:39pm -
  • Include men in osteoporosis screening guidelines, experts urge
    Osteoporosis affects more men than prostate cancer. In a large study of smokers, men were more likely than women to have osteoporosis and fractures of their vertebrae. Smoking history and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were independent…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 15, 3:43pm -
  • UK population is becoming overweight and obese at younger ages
    Children born since the 1980s are two to three times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by the age of 10, according to new research. The study characterized population shifts in body mass index using data from more than 56,0…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 7:13pm -
  • Skipping meals linked to abdominal weight gain
    Skipping meals sets off a series of metabolic miscues that can result in abdominal weight gain, a new study in animals suggests. In the study, mice that ate all of their food as a single meal and fasted the rest of the day developed insulin resistanc…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 6:15pm -
  • How will astronauts keep in shape for extended periods?
    Run far or run fast? That is one of the questions NASA is trying to answer with one of its latest studies -- and the answers may help keep us in shape on Earth, as well as in space. Even with regular exercise, astronauts who spend an extended period…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 5:27pm -
  • Dignity in care: Improving nutrition in people with dementia
    Ensuring dignity in the care and wellbeing of those with dementia is a critical issue. New research has been investigating how to improve nutrition in people with dementia. New training and subsequent resources based on research from project aim to…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 4:19pm -
  • New risk factor for pregnancies: Higher risk of preterm delivery for women born preterm
    Women who were born preterm have a higher risk of giving birth to preterm children, according to a study. Until now, it was known that low birth weight increased the risk of preterm delivery. But what about babies whose weights are low but still norm…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 2:46pm -
  • Maternal obesity compromises babies' immune system at time of birth
    Maternal obesity is linked to several adverse health outcomes for the infant that can persist into adulthood. But when does the immune system of babies born to obese mothers get compromised? Very early in the baby's life, according to a study. The re…
    - 7 days ago, 18 May 15, 9:35pm -
  • Agriculture, declining mobility drove humans' shift to lighter bones
    Modern lifestyles have famously made humans heavier, but, in one particular way, noticeably lighter weight than our hunter-gatherer ancestors: in the bones. Now a new study of the bones of hundreds of humans who lived during the past 33,000 years in…
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 15, 8:38pm -
  • Obesity research finds leptin hormone isn't the overeating culprit
    For years, scientists have pointed to leptin resistance as a possible cause of obesity. Research, however, has found that leptin action isn't the culprit. Leptin is a hormone that plays a role in appetite and weight control. It is produced when we ar…
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 15, 6:54pm -
  • High salt intake may delay puberty
    High salt diets may delay puberty. As the salt content of Western diets continues to increase these findings could have significant consequences for the reproductive health of future generations.
    - 9 days ago, 17 May 15, 11:19am -
  • Losing weight can reduce risk of death, ventilator use in lung transplant patients
    Obesity is a complicating factor for many surgical patients. In a recent study, researchers have shown that losing weight can have a positive impact on outcomes for lung transplant patients.
    - 10 days ago, 15 May 15, 9:49pm -
  • Can diet and exercise prevent muscle loss in old age? Maybe not
    Between the ages of 40 and 80, an estimated 30 to 50 per cent of muscle mass is lost, resulting in lower strength and less ability to carry out everyday tasks. This process -- known as sarcopenia -- is common and clearly linked to frailty and poorer…
    - 13 days ago, 13 May 15, 12:38pm -
  • Sexual orientation, gender identity linked to eating disorders
    Transgender and non-transgender lesbian, gay and bisexual students are at greater risk for eating disorders, finds a new study. The study used data from the American College Health Association–National College Health Assessment, a survey of 289,024…
    - 14 days ago, 12 May 15, 3:22pm -
  • Deciphering the neural code that links food to aging
    Diet exerts a major impact on health and aging. The nervous system plays an important role in this process but, thus far, how food signals are interpreted by the nervous system has been a mystery. A new study has found that serotonin and TGF-beta hor…
    - 14 days ago, 12 May 15, 11:54am -
  • Obesity increases risk of developing cancer
    Cancer is more likely to develop in people who are very overweight (obese), because surplus body fat interferes with various hormone cycles and with glucose and fat metabolism. A metabolic expert draws attention to the fact that more and more people…
    - 14 days ago, 12 May 15, 11:51am -
  • Cardiovascular risk factors extremely high in people with psychosis
    Extremely high levels of cardiovascular risk factors have been found in people with established psychosis, with central obesity evident in over 80 percent of participants in a recent study.
    - 14 days ago, 12 May 15, 1:19am -
  • Ease of weight loss influenced by individual biology
    For the first time in a lab, researchers have found evidence supporting the commonly held belief that people with certain physiologies lose less weight than others when limiting calories. At this time, researchers do not know whether the biological d…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 15, 8:29pm -
  • Mediterranean diet plus olive oil or nuts associated with improved cognitive function
    Supplementing the plant-based Mediterranean diet with antioxidant-rich extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts was associated with improved cognitive function in a study of older adults in Spain but the authors warn more investigation is needed, accordi…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 15, 4:48pm -
  • Certain treatments for childhood cancer may increase obesity risk later in life
    Individuals who had cancer as a child may be at increased risk of being obese due to the therapies they received during their youth, scientists say. The findings may help identify cancer survivors who are most likely to become obese, and could provid…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 15, 1:15pm -
  • First beef with the goodness of fish
    Chinese scientists have reared beef rich in the beneficial fatty acids associated with fish oils. The study highlights the scientific challenges that remain following the successful introduction of a gene into fetal cells from Luxi Yellow cattle, a C…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 15, 1:14pm -
  • Female children of service members more vulnerable to eating disorders, obesity than civilians
    Adolescent female military dependents may be at higher risk than civilians for eating disorders and associated problems, according to a study that gives insight into the additional vulnerabilities of adolescent female military dependents. The study s…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 15, 12:55pm -
  • Moving to a depressed neighborhood linked to weight gain
    Certain regions in the United States are characterized by a higher prevalence of obesity, which suggests that a person's socioeconomic, physical, and social environments can affect opportunities for healthy behaviors that might prevent excess weight…
    - 18 days ago, 8 May 15, 12:28pm -
  • Walking or cycling to work could help you lose weight
    Leaving your car at home could help shed pounds – according to new research. Given that car use is high, the findings strengthen the case for incentivising walking or cycling to boost population health, suggest the researchers.
    - 18 days ago, 8 May 15, 1:31am -
  • New player in the occurrence of obesity complications
    Metabolic complications of obesity and overweight, such as type 2 diabetes, are an important challenge to public health. Teams of researchers have succeeded in elucidating part of the mechanisms involved in the development of these metabolic complica…
    - 19 days ago, 7 May 15, 3:43pm -
  • Obesity, depression have role in excessive daytime sleepiness
    Obesity and depression – not only lack of sleep – are underlying causes for regular drowsiness, according to researchers. They say the findings could lead to more personalized sleep medicine for those with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS).
    - 19 days ago, 7 May 15, 1:31pm -
  • Non-hormonal management of menopausal vasomotor symptoms
    Hot flashes are a common menopausal symptom. They tend to intensify during the perimenopause and usually subside within 5 years after the final menstrual period. However in some women frequent hot flashes are a long term problem and may last for more…
    - 19 days ago, 7 May 15, 12:25pm -
  • Healthy lifestyle before bowel cancer diagnosis could help improve survival
    Following lifestyle guidelines about diet, physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight is associated with an improved likelihood of survival when diagnosed with bowel cancer. This is based on the findings of a large study of over 500,000 peopl…
    - 19 days ago, 7 May 15, 1:17am -
  • Fish oil may help with diabetic neuropathy
    Approximately 50 percent of patients with diabetes suffer from nerve damage, or neuropathy. No cure exists, and the most effective treatment, keeping blood sugar in control, only slows neuropathy. A new study, however, introduces a new alternative, o…
    - 19 days ago, 6 May 15, 10:27pm -
  • Parents often misperceive their obese children as 'about the right weight'
    Although rates of childhood obesity have risen over the last several decades, a vast majority of parents perceive their kids as “about the right weight,” according to new research. The authors believe it is the first study to examine the lack of…
    - 20 days ago, 6 May 15, 8:41pm -
  • When mom gains too much weight during pregnancy, her child is more likely to be obese
    A new study has found that when an expecting mother gains more weight than recommended, does not exercise or smokes during pregnancy, the probability that her child will be overweight or obese at the age of eight sharply increases.
    - 20 days ago, 6 May 15, 6:05pm -
  • Blocking obesity-associated protein stops dangerous fat formation, mouse study shows
    By changing mouse genes to block a protein associated with obesity, scientists have prevented fat from forming around the animals' internal organs, even when the animals eat an unhealthy diet. The study found that these genetically engineered mice al…
    - 20 days ago, 6 May 15, 5:36pm -
  • Is diet or exercise the best way to reduce diabetes risk?
    Though people often think of the benefits from exercise, calorie restriction and weight loss as interchangeable, it appears that they may all offer distinct and cumulative benefits when it comes to managing type 2 diabetes risk.
    - 20 days ago, 6 May 15, 3:15pm -
  • Thoughts drive dieting plans but feelings drive dieting behavior, study finds
    Dieting is a process that involves a plan to change eating behavior and behaving according to that plan. But the factors that guide diet planning differ from those that guide actual diet behavior, according to the results of a new study.
    - 21 days ago, 5 May 15, 8:16pm -
  • One in five people will develop heart failure
    One person in five is expected to develop heart failure in developed countries, a disease with no cure but which is largely preventable.
    - 21 days ago, 5 May 15, 3:19pm -
  • Carrying a little extra weight decreases mortality from type 2 diabetes
    Patients with type 2 diabetes who are overweight but not obese live longer than those who are underweight or normal-weight, according to a study. Researchers call this effect the 'obesity paradox.'
    - 21 days ago, 4 May 15, 10:22pm -
  • Substantial benefits for health, environment through realistic changes to UK diets
    Making a series of relatively minor and realistic changes to UK diets would not only reduce UK diet-related greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a fifth, but could also extend average life expectancy by eight months, according to new research.
    - 25 days ago, 1 May 15, 1:20am -
  • Replacing one serving of sugary drink per day by water or unsweetened tea or coffee cuts risk of type 2 diabetes, study shows
    Replacing the daily consumption of one serving of a sugary drink with either water or unsweetened tea or coffee can lower the risk of developing diabetes by between 14 percent and 25 percent, concludes new research.
    - 25 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 11:11pm -
  • Busy Americans can reap health benefits by balancing protein intake throughout the day
    Researchers conducted a review of the current scientific literature on protein consumption and found that a moderate increase in protein consumption at each meal, balanced throughout the day, can lead to significant improvements.
    - 26 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 4:48pm -
  • Increase in types, brands of same food items could contribute to overconsumption
    People who eat different types and brands of commonly available food items, such as pizza, are more likely to overeat than people who tend to consume the same brand, research shows.
    - 26 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 3:32pm -
  • Fat grafting for buttocks augmentation: Combined technique gives good results
    Have you ever dreamed of taking fat from one area where you had a little too much, and transferring to somewhere you wanted a little more? A Brazilian plastic surgery team has done just that, using a combined liposuction and fat grafting technique to…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 1:41pm -
  • Obesity linked to increased health care costs after plastic surgery
    After common plastic surgery procedures, obese patients have more complications and make more hospital visits—leading to higher healthcare costs, reports a study.
    - 26 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 1:17pm -
  • Research unlocks critical early nutrient supply for embryos
    The mechanism by which embryos receive nutrition during the first 11 weeks of pregnancy has been revealed by scientists. The new study explains some of how this crucial stage of development operates, suggesting not just that a healthy diet during the…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 12:23pm -
  • Three secrets to healthier eating
    A new study analyzed 112 studies that collected information about healthy eating behaviors and found that most healthy eaters did so because a restaurant, grocery store, school cafeteria, or spouse made foods like fruits and vegetables visible and ea…
    - 27 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 6:54pm -
  • Why do obese men get bariatric surgery far less than women?
    Demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors contribute to a major gender disparity among US men and women undergoing weight loss surgeries. Men undergo the surgeries in far lower numbers than women, researchers report.
    - 27 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 4:56pm -
  • Gastric band, weight management therapies offer similar benefits
    A small clinical trial has shown that two approaches -- adjustable gastric band surgery and an intensive group-based medical diabetes and weight management program -- achieved similar improvements in controlling blood sugar levels after one year.
    - 28 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 9:14pm -

Science Daily (Dietary Supplements)

  • Include men in osteoporosis screening guidelines, experts urge
    Osteoporosis affects more men than prostate cancer. In a large study of smokers, men were more likely than women to have osteoporosis and fractures of their vertebrae. Smoking history and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were independent…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 15, 3:43pm -
  • Key component in protein that causes cystic fibrosis identified
    Nearly 70,000 people worldwide are living with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease. There currently is no cure for the condition, but researchers have now identified a key component in the protein that causes the disease. It is a find…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 5:26pm -
  • How vitamin E keeps muscles healthy
    Body builders have it right: Vitamin E does help build strong muscles, and scientists appear to have figured out one important way it does it. Vitamin E has long known as a powerful antioxidant, and now scientists have shown that without it, the plas…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 5:26pm -
  • Omega-3 fatty acids enhance cognitive flexibility in at-risk older adults
    A study of older adults at risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease found that those who consumed more omega-3 fatty acids did better than their peers on tests of cognitive flexibility -- the ability to efficiently switch between tasks -- and had a big…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:43pm -
  • Sunshine alone not enough for vitamin D during pregnancy
    Despite high levels of sunshine, low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are common in Mediterranean women according to a new study. This finding should help lower the prevalence of early childhood diseases associated with Vitamin D deficiency such…
    - 7 days ago, 18 May 15, 11:16pm -
  • Link between vitamin E, exposure to air pollution
    An association between the amount of vitamin E in the body, exposure to particulate pollution and lung function has been uncovered by a new study. The paper adds to growing evidence from previous studies suggesting that some vitamins may play a role…
    - 11 days ago, 15 May 15, 4:11am -
  • Contraceptive, cholesterol-lowering drugs used to treat cancer
    The combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug, Bezafibrate, and a contraceptive steroid, Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, could be an effective, non-toxic treatment for a range of cancers, researchers have found.
    - 12 days ago, 14 May 15, 2:28pm -
  • New cancer treatment, prevention studies signal major advances for children, adults
    Results from four major studies have been announced by experts, showing that: use of a widely available vitamin pill reduces the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers; that early chemotherapy extends the lives of men with advanced prostate cancers; and t…
    - 12 days ago, 14 May 15, 1:58pm -
  • Vitamin D levels predict survival chances for sick cats, study finds
    Higher levels of vitamin D are linked to better survival chances for hospitalized pet cats, a study has found. The findings suggest that cats may hold vital clues about the health benefits of vitamin D.
    - 13 days ago, 13 May 15, 6:56pm -
  • How used coffee grounds could make some food more healthful
    Coffee has gone from dietary foe to friend in recent years, partly due to the revelation that it's rich in antioxidants. Now even spent coffee grounds are gaining attention for being chock-full of these compounds, which have potential health benefits…
    - 13 days ago, 13 May 15, 3:20pm -
  • Starving cancer instead of feeding it poison
    An enzyme drug can remove asparagine, an essential nutrient for some cancers, but it also degrades glutamine, necessary for all human cells. But an induced mutation in the drug permits it to reduce asparagine without affecting glutamine, scientists r…
    - 13 days ago, 13 May 15, 12:28pm -
  • First beef with the goodness of fish
    Chinese scientists have reared beef rich in the beneficial fatty acids associated with fish oils. The study highlights the scientific challenges that remain following the successful introduction of a gene into fetal cells from Luxi Yellow cattle, a C…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 15, 1:14pm -
  • Mobile tracking application may help users meet vitamin D Requirements
    Vitamin D is essential for the maintenance of bone health and may be implicated in other chronic diseases, as well as immunity, but adults in Canada are consistently deficient in dietary vitamin D, by nearly 400 international units per day (IU/d) on…
    - 19 days ago, 7 May 15, 12:17pm -
  • Fish oil may help with diabetic neuropathy
    Approximately 50 percent of patients with diabetes suffer from nerve damage, or neuropathy. No cure exists, and the most effective treatment, keeping blood sugar in control, only slows neuropathy. A new study, however, introduces a new alternative, o…
    - 19 days ago, 6 May 15, 10:27pm -
  • Scientists look through the mirror to reveal secrets of a new drug
    Research results can help develop anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists say. Results from recent study revealed a nucleic acid molecule that has the perfectly reversed geometry as compared to a naturally occurring RNA/DNA molecule. However, this unusua…
    - 21 days ago, 5 May 15, 2:23pm -
  • Researchers follow zinc to uncover pathway that fine-tunes brain signaling
    A study team who used specially developed technologies to 'follow the zinc' have uncovered a previously unknown pathway the brain uses to fine-tune neural signaling. The researchers learned that, indeed, zinc was released from vesicles and diffused f…
    - 22 days ago, 4 May 15, 7:49pm -
  • Vitamin D toxicity rare in people who take supplements, researchers report
    Americans have low vitamin D levels, research shows, and as a result, vitamin D supplement use has climbed in recent years. Vitamin D has been shown to boost bone health and it may play a role in preventing diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease an…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 5:48pm -
  • Busy Americans can reap health benefits by balancing protein intake throughout the day
    Researchers conducted a review of the current scientific literature on protein consumption and found that a moderate increase in protein consumption at each meal, balanced throughout the day, can lead to significant improvements.
    - 26 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 4:48pm -
  • Pancreatic cancer risk linked to weak sunlight: Harm may come from low vitamin D
    Pancreatic cancer rates are highest in countries with the least amount of sunlight, researchers report. Low sunlight levels in those countries, they say, were due to a combination of heavy cloud cover and high latitude.
    - 26 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 12:21pm -
  • Genetically modified crops to fight spina bifida
    Genetically modified crops are usually designed to have herbicide tolerance and insect resistance, but there are other applications of such engineered plants, such as the incorporation of genes for specific nutrients. Research suggests that the bio-f…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:50pm -
  • Potassium improved blood pressure in teen girls, salt had no adverse effect
    Eating 3,000 mg per day of salt or more appears to have no adverse effect on blood pressure in adolescent girls, while those girls who consumed 2,400 mg per day or more of potassium had lower blood pressure at the end of adolescence, according to an…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 4:46pm -
  • Oil or fat? Saturated fatty acids might directly damage your heart
    Olive oil is universally considered a much healthier alternative to meat fat. Plant-derived oils (such as olive oil, canola oil, and vegetable oil) largely consist of unsaturated fatty acids, whereas animal fat is richer in the saturated ones. After…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 2:15pm -
  • Despite warnings, health food stores recommend over-the-counter dietary supplements to minors
    Fifteen year olds are not only able to buy over-the-counter dietary supplements from a sampling of health food stores across the country, the staff at those stores actually went so far as to recommend certain products, despite labels reading 'for adu…
    - 30 days ago, 26 Apr 15, 3:05pm -
  • Rare mutation causes vitamin A deficiency, eye deformities
    A genetic mystery that has afflicted three unrelated families plagued by congenital eye malformations has now been solved by researchers. By mapping and sequencing family DNA, the research team found mutations in a protein (RBP4) that transports a fo…
    - 33 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 4:48pm -
  • Pooled analysis confirms vitamin E as a treatment for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
    Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol) is an effective treatment for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to new research. NASH occurs when the liver becomes inflamed due to the accumulation of fat. Over time, persistent inflammation can lead to t…
    - 33 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 12:53pm -
  • Clinical studies show 'CHORI-bar' results in broad scale health improvements
    A fruit-based micronutrient and fiber-dense supplement bar was shown in clinical trials to improve metabolism in overweight/obese otherwise healthy adults in ways that are consistent with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Co…
    - 34 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 2:42pm -
  • Excessive use of dietary supplements linked to increase cancer risk
    While dietary supplements may be advertised to promote health, new research shows a link between consumption of over-the-counter supplements and increased cancer risk, if the supplements are taken in excess of the recommended dietary amount.
    - 35 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 10:24pm -
  • In utero exposure to extreme morning sickness may cause developmental deficits in children
    Women who experience extreme morning sickness during pregnancy are three times more likely to have children with developmental issues, including attention disorders and language and speech delays, than woman who have normal nausea and vomiting, a stu…
    - 36 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 7:46pm -
  • Discovery of gene that determines cocoa butter melting point to have far-reaching effects
    The discovery of a gene involved in determining the melting point of cocoa butter -- a critical attribute of the substance widely used in foods and pharmaceuticals -- will likely lead to new and improved products, according to researchers.
    - 36 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 2:10pm -
  • Zinc deficiency linked to activation of Hedgehog signaling pathway
    Zinc deficiency -- long associated with numerous diseases, e.g., autism, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancers -- can lead to activation of the Hedgehog signaling pathway, a biomolecular pathway that plays essential roles in developing or…
    - 40 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 5:26pm -
  • Could maple syrup help cut use of antibiotics?
    A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments. The findings suggest that combining maple syrup extract with common antibiotics could increase the microbes' su…
    - 40 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 5:26pm -
  • Obesity significantly increases prostate cancer risk in African-American men
    Obesity in black men substantially increases the risk of low- and high-grade prostate cancer, while obesity in white men moderately reduces the risk of low-grade cancer and only slightly increases the risk of high-grade cancer, according to the first…
    - 40 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 3:28pm -
  • Eight nutrients to protect the aging brain
    Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle according to a 2014 AARP study. As people age they can experience a range of cognitive issues from decreased critical thinking to dementia and Alzheimer’s diseas…
    - 40 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 12:33am -
  • Brain development suffers from lack of fish oil fatty acids, study finds
    While recent reports question whether fish oil supplements support heart health, scientists have found that the fatty acids they contain are vitally important to the developing brain. Neurobiologists report that dietary deficiencies in the type of fa…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 5:33pm -
  • A new way to deliver medicine into cells: Morphing molecules ferry medicines past lipid membranes
    Just as a scientist dressed in a lab coat and goggles might get stuck behind the velvet rope at a trendy bar, many otherwise good drugs can't get inside cells if they don't look the part. Researchers report a new set of molecules that could ferry med…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 1:28pm -
  • Alcohol may elevate the expression of two enzymes called CYP2E1, CYP2U1
    The prefrontal cortex and amygdala are brain regions that not only referee cognitive functions and emotional states, but also contribute to the reinforcing effects of alcohol and tobacco. Little is known about the effects of alcohol and tobacco on cy…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 1:23am -
  • Mechanism outlined by which inadequate vitamin E can cause brain damage
    Researchers have discovered how vitamin E deficiency may cause neurological damage by interrupting a supply line of specific nutrients and robbing the brain of the 'building blocks' it needs to maintain neuronal health. They found that nutrients need…
    - 42 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 10:42pm -
  • Bone mineral density improved in frail elderly women treated with zoledronic acid
    A single intravenous dose of the osteoporosis drug zoledronic acid improved bone mineral density in a group of frail elderly women living in nursing homes and long-term-care facilities.
    - 43 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 5:06pm -
  • What's in your wine? How production methods affect color and taste of Pinot Noir
    The taste and color of your wine depends on the methods used to produce it and the chemicals added during production, says new research. The researchers behind the study say wine bottles should carry information about what the manufacturers add durin…
    - 43 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 1:51pm -
  • Pears could be part of a healthy diet to manage diabetes
    While the phrase “an apple a day” is a popular saying, a new study suggests that pears as part of a healthy diet could play a role in helping to manage type 2 diabetes and diabetes-induced hypertension. New research details potential health benef…
    - 43 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 11:49am -
  • Microbes disprove long-held assumption that all organisms share a common vocabulary
    Some microorganisms found in nature and not grown in the laboratory reinterpret the instructions coded into their DNA. Short segments of DNA that signal other organisms to stop adding building blocks or amino acids to a protein are instead interprete…
    - 46 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 1:55pm -
  • Versatile switch for light-controlled cells: The structure of the light-driven ion pump KR2 may provide a blueprint for new optogenetic tools
    Scientists have uncovered the atomic structure of KR2, a light-driven transporter for sodium ions which had only recently been discovered. Based on the structural information the team then identified a simple way to turn KR2 from a sodium- into a pot…
    - 46 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 12:33pm -
  • Biologists identify brain tumor weakness
    A new discovery could offer more effective drugs to combat brain tumors, scientists report. The study found that a subset of glioblastoma tumor cells is dependent on a particular enzyme that breaks down the amino acid glycine. Without this enzyme, to…
    - 48 days ago, 8 Apr 15, 6:16pm -
  • Obesity-related receptors have a unique structure
    Researchers have used the SPring-8 synchrotron facility in Harima, Japan to elucidate the structure of two receptors of adiponectin, a protein that is associated with obesity and diabetes. The researchers hope that in the future this work will pave t…
    - 48 days ago, 8 Apr 15, 5:30pm -
  • Got cold sores? Ironing out oxidative stress with vitamin E
    You're up in the mountains, the snow is blindingly white, and the sun is blazing down from the sky: ideal skiing conditions -- but any skiers carrying the herpes virus might also have to reckon with the onset of cold sores after their day out. Increa…
    - 48 days ago, 8 Apr 15, 1:03pm -
  • Are current dietary guidelines for sodium and potassium reasonable?
    A recent study looked at how well people in France, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States are meeting World Health Organization dietary goals for limiting sodium and increasing potassium intake. The data confirm that people in all these co…
    - 49 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 9:16pm -
  • Herpesvirus activates RIG-I receptor to evade body's immune system
    Using herpesvirus, molecular immunologists have discovered a cellular process that activates a critical immune defense against pathogens, which could have implications for developing drugs to bolster one's immunity to infection. Some herpesvirus infe…
    - 53 days ago, 2 Apr 15, 10:35pm -
  • Small RNA plays big role suppressing cancer
    The micro RNA miR-22 has long been known for its ability to suppress cancer. However, questions remain about how it achieves this feat. For example, which molecules are regulating miR-22, and which are miR22 targets? Researchers have unraveled some o…
    - 54 days ago, 2 Apr 15, 8:16pm -
  • Potential chemoresistance after consuming fatty acid in fish, fish oil
    Researchers found that consuming the fish herring and mackerel, as well as three kinds of fish oils, raised blood levels of the fatty acid 16:4(n-3), which experiments in mice suggest may induce resistance to chemotherapy used to treat cancer.
    - 54 days ago, 2 Apr 15, 4:13pm -
  • High-fat dairy products linked to reduced type 2 diabetes risk
    Consumption of high-fat yoghurt and cheese are linked to a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as a fifth, according to new research. High meat consumption, on the other hand, is linked to a higher risk.
    - 54 days ago, 2 Apr 15, 12:18pm -
  • New pathways into the cell: Fundamental insights into drug delivery processes
    Chemists, biologists and pharmacologists deal with the question of how complex active substances can be introduced into cells such that they are rapidly and easily available. Building on earlier research, interdisciplinary teams of scientists have ma…
    - 56 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 11:42am -
  • Vitamin D can affect pain, movement in obese osteoarthritis patients
    If you are overweight and have osteoarthritis, you may want to bone up on vitamin D. According to a new study, higher levels of vitamin D may decrease pain and improve function in obese individuals with osteoarthritis.
    - 56 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 9:39pm -
  • Low vitamin D linked to worse prognosis in type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    People with lower vitamin D levels prior to treatment for follicular lymphoma succumb to the disease or face relapse earlier than patients with sufficient vitamin D levels in their blood, a new study has found. "Our data, replicated internationally,…
    - 56 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 9:39pm -

Science Daily (Nutrition)

  • Thunder god vine used in traditional Chinese medicine is a potential obesity treatment
    An extract from the thunder god vine, which has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, reduces food intake and causes up to a 45 percent decrease in body weight in obese mice. The weight-loss compound, called Celastrol, produces its p…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 5:36pm -
  • Snacking on protein can improve appetite control, diet quality in teens
    Although eating high-protein, afternoon snacks can aid appetite control in adults, little information exists to guide parents on what types of snacks might benefit their adolescent children. Now, researchers have found that afternoon snacking, partic…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 4:10pm -
  • Study questions beneficial effects of a Nordic diet on cardiovascular events
    Although individual components of a healthy so-called Nordic diet previously have been linked to beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, as well as to other health effects, there is no evidence of an association with cardiovascular events in a g…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 12:23pm -
  • Obesity, weight loss change splicing pattern of obesity, type 2 diabetes genes
    Alternative splicing of obesity and type 2 diabetes related genes may contribute to the pathophysiology of obesity, according to research. Obesity leads to changes in the splicing pattern of metabolically relevant genes such as TCF7L2 and INSR, resul…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 12:23pm -
  • UK population is becoming overweight and obese at younger ages
    Children born since the 1980s are two to three times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by the age of 10, according to new research. The study characterized population shifts in body mass index using data from more than 56,0…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 7:13pm -
  • Skipping meals linked to abdominal weight gain
    Skipping meals sets off a series of metabolic miscues that can result in abdominal weight gain, a new study in animals suggests. In the study, mice that ate all of their food as a single meal and fasted the rest of the day developed insulin resistanc…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 6:15pm -
  • How vitamin E keeps muscles healthy
    Body builders have it right: Vitamin E does help build strong muscles, and scientists appear to have figured out one important way it does it. Vitamin E has long known as a powerful antioxidant, and now scientists have shown that without it, the plas…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 5:26pm -
  • Dignity in care: Improving nutrition in people with dementia
    Ensuring dignity in the care and wellbeing of those with dementia is a critical issue. New research has been investigating how to improve nutrition in people with dementia. New training and subsequent resources based on research from project aim to…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 4:19pm -
  • Obesity research finds leptin hormone isn't the overeating culprit
    For years, scientists have pointed to leptin resistance as a possible cause of obesity. Research, however, has found that leptin action isn't the culprit. Leptin is a hormone that plays a role in appetite and weight control. It is produced when we ar…
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 15, 6:54pm -
  • How people defend eating meat
    Meat eaters who justify their eating habits feel less guilty and are more tolerant of social inequality say researchers. They found that the vast majority of omnivores defend consuming animals by rationalizing their behavior using one of four rationa…
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 15, 4:14pm -
  • High salt intake may delay puberty
    High salt diets may delay puberty. As the salt content of Western diets continues to increase these findings could have significant consequences for the reproductive health of future generations.
    - 9 days ago, 17 May 15, 11:19am -
  • Omega-3: Intervention for childhood behavioral problems?
    Omega-3, a fatty acid commonly found in fish oil, may have long-term neurodevelopmental effects that ultimately reduce antisocial and aggressive behavior problems in children, a new study suggests.
    - 11 days ago, 15 May 15, 5:48pm -
  • Many probiotics are contaminated with traces of gluten
    More than half of popular probiotics contain traces of gluten, according to an analysis. Tests on 22 top-selling probiotics revealed that 12 of them (or 55%) had detectable gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, and patients wit…
    - 11 days ago, 15 May 15, 12:32pm -
  • Genome-wide DNA study shows lasting impact of malnutrition in early pregnancy
    Children whose mothers were malnourished at famine levels during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy had changes in DNA methylation known to suppress genes involved in growth, development, and metabolism documented at age 59. This is the first study to l…
    - 12 days ago, 14 May 15, 7:28pm -
  • Growing interest: School-grown vegetables increase salad selection
    If kids grow vegetables, they're more likely to eat them. A new study shows that when garden grown vegetables were slipped into school salads, kids were over four times as likely to take a salad.
    - 12 days ago, 14 May 15, 5:29pm -
  • Vitamin D levels predict survival chances for sick cats, study finds
    Higher levels of vitamin D are linked to better survival chances for hospitalized pet cats, a study has found. The findings suggest that cats may hold vital clues about the health benefits of vitamin D.
    - 13 days ago, 13 May 15, 6:56pm -
  • Potential obesity treatment targets the two sides of appetite: Hunger and feeling full
    Our bodies' hormones work together to tell us when to eat and when to stop. But for many people who are obese, this system is off-balance. Now scientists have designed a hormone-like compound to suppress hunger and boost satiety, or a full feeling, a…
    - 13 days ago, 13 May 15, 3:20pm -
  • How used coffee grounds could make some food more healthful
    Coffee has gone from dietary foe to friend in recent years, partly due to the revelation that it's rich in antioxidants. Now even spent coffee grounds are gaining attention for being chock-full of these compounds, which have potential health benefits…
    - 13 days ago, 13 May 15, 3:20pm -
  • First study of effects of Ultraman competitions
    For the first time, researchers are looking at the incredibly grueling competition called the Ultraman, and what it does to your body. The Ultraman is a three-day competition designed to test an athlete's physical and mental endurance. The first day…
    - 13 days ago, 13 May 15, 2:26pm -
  • Childhood obesity influenced by how kids are fed, not just what they eat
    As the childhood obesity epidemic increases, researchers are discovering that the way caregivers feed their kids may be just as important as what they give them to eat. A new study reviews how a mother's body mass index (BMI), ethnicity and personal…
    - 13 days ago, 13 May 15, 1:33pm -
  • Can diet and exercise prevent muscle loss in old age? Maybe not
    Between the ages of 40 and 80, an estimated 30 to 50 per cent of muscle mass is lost, resulting in lower strength and less ability to carry out everyday tasks. This process -- known as sarcopenia -- is common and clearly linked to frailty and poorer…
    - 13 days ago, 13 May 15, 12:38pm -
  • Sexual orientation, gender identity linked to eating disorders
    Transgender and non-transgender lesbian, gay and bisexual students are at greater risk for eating disorders, finds a new study. The study used data from the American College Health Association–National College Health Assessment, a survey of 289,024…
    - 14 days ago, 12 May 15, 3:22pm -
  • Deciphering the neural code that links food to aging
    Diet exerts a major impact on health and aging. The nervous system plays an important role in this process but, thus far, how food signals are interpreted by the nervous system has been a mystery. A new study has found that serotonin and TGF-beta hor…
    - 14 days ago, 12 May 15, 11:54am -
  • Gender difference in vital cell count of HIV patients
    Male HIV patients in rural South Africa reach the low immunity levels required to become eligible for antiretroviral treatment in less than half the time it takes for immunity levels to drop to similar levels in women, according to new research. Rese…
    - 14 days ago, 12 May 15, 11:51am -
  • Obesity increases risk of developing cancer
    Cancer is more likely to develop in people who are very overweight (obese), because surplus body fat interferes with various hormone cycles and with glucose and fat metabolism. A metabolic expert draws attention to the fact that more and more people…
    - 14 days ago, 12 May 15, 11:51am -
  • Ease of weight loss influenced by individual biology
    For the first time in a lab, researchers have found evidence supporting the commonly held belief that people with certain physiologies lose less weight than others when limiting calories. At this time, researchers do not know whether the biological d…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 15, 8:29pm -
  • Mediterranean diet plus olive oil or nuts associated with improved cognitive function
    Supplementing the plant-based Mediterranean diet with antioxidant-rich extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts was associated with improved cognitive function in a study of older adults in Spain but the authors warn more investigation is needed, accordi…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 15, 4:48pm -
  • Dine with a light eater if you want to consume less
    How much food your dining companion eats can have a big influence on how much you consume, a study concludes. This psychological effect, known as social modeling, leads people to eat less than they normally would if alone when their companion consume…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 15, 1:56pm -
  • First beef with the goodness of fish
    Chinese scientists have reared beef rich in the beneficial fatty acids associated with fish oils. The study highlights the scientific challenges that remain following the successful introduction of a gene into fetal cells from Luxi Yellow cattle, a C…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 15, 1:14pm -
  • Female children of service members more vulnerable to eating disorders, obesity than civilians
    Adolescent female military dependents may be at higher risk than civilians for eating disorders and associated problems, according to a study that gives insight into the additional vulnerabilities of adolescent female military dependents. The study s…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 15, 12:55pm -
  • New player in the occurrence of obesity complications
    Metabolic complications of obesity and overweight, such as type 2 diabetes, are an important challenge to public health. Teams of researchers have succeeded in elucidating part of the mechanisms involved in the development of these metabolic complica…
    - 19 days ago, 7 May 15, 3:43pm -
  • Non-hormonal management of menopausal vasomotor symptoms
    Hot flashes are a common menopausal symptom. They tend to intensify during the perimenopause and usually subside within 5 years after the final menstrual period. However in some women frequent hot flashes are a long term problem and may last for more…
    - 19 days ago, 7 May 15, 12:25pm -
  • Mobile tracking application may help users meet vitamin D Requirements
    Vitamin D is essential for the maintenance of bone health and may be implicated in other chronic diseases, as well as immunity, but adults in Canada are consistently deficient in dietary vitamin D, by nearly 400 international units per day (IU/d) on…
    - 19 days ago, 7 May 15, 12:17pm -
  • Healthy lifestyle before bowel cancer diagnosis could help improve survival
    Following lifestyle guidelines about diet, physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight is associated with an improved likelihood of survival when diagnosed with bowel cancer. This is based on the findings of a large study of over 500,000 peopl…
    - 19 days ago, 7 May 15, 1:17am -
  • Fish oil may help with diabetic neuropathy
    Approximately 50 percent of patients with diabetes suffer from nerve damage, or neuropathy. No cure exists, and the most effective treatment, keeping blood sugar in control, only slows neuropathy. A new study, however, introduces a new alternative, o…
    - 19 days ago, 6 May 15, 10:27pm -
  • Parents often misperceive their obese children as 'about the right weight'
    Although rates of childhood obesity have risen over the last several decades, a vast majority of parents perceive their kids as “about the right weight,” according to new research. The authors believe it is the first study to examine the lack of…
    - 20 days ago, 6 May 15, 8:41pm -
  • Blocking obesity-associated protein stops dangerous fat formation, mouse study shows
    By changing mouse genes to block a protein associated with obesity, scientists have prevented fat from forming around the animals' internal organs, even when the animals eat an unhealthy diet. The study found that these genetically engineered mice al…
    - 20 days ago, 6 May 15, 5:36pm -
  • Is diet or exercise the best way to reduce diabetes risk?
    Though people often think of the benefits from exercise, calorie restriction and weight loss as interchangeable, it appears that they may all offer distinct and cumulative benefits when it comes to managing type 2 diabetes risk.
    - 20 days ago, 6 May 15, 3:15pm -
  • Forests could be the trump card in efforts to end global hunger
    About one in nine people globally still suffer from hunger with the majority of the hungry living in Africa and Asia. The world's forests have great potential to improve their nutrition and ensure their livelihoods. In fact, forests and forestry are…
    - 20 days ago, 6 May 15, 12:38pm -
  • Thoughts drive dieting plans but feelings drive dieting behavior, study finds
    Dieting is a process that involves a plan to change eating behavior and behaving according to that plan. But the factors that guide diet planning differ from those that guide actual diet behavior, according to the results of a new study.
    - 21 days ago, 5 May 15, 8:16pm -
  • Enzyme responsible for obesity-related high blood pressure identified
    Obesity is a serious health problem affecting approximately one-third of the adult population in the United States. Obese individuals have an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, including hypertension. A recent study has identified…
    - 21 days ago, 5 May 15, 4:14pm -
  • Late-night snacking: Is it your brain's fault?
    New light has been shed on why you, your friends, neighbors and most everyone you know tend to snack at night: some areas of the brain don't get the same 'food high' in the evening. The study also reports that participants were subjectively more preo…
    - 21 days ago, 5 May 15, 4:14pm -
  • School competitive food policies appears tied to neighborhood socioeconomics
    Policy changes in California to make the food and beverages that compete with school meal programs more healthy for students appear to have improved childhood overweight/obesity prevalence trends, although improvement was better among students attend…
    - 22 days ago, 4 May 15, 4:08pm -
  • Beyond chicken fingers and fries: New evidence in favor of healthier kids' menus
    New research is a first of its kind to look at ordering patterns and sales data following healthy menu changes. Researchers examined outcomes before and after the Silver Diner, a full-service family restaurant chain, made changes to its children's me…
    - 25 days ago, 1 May 15, 3:16pm -
  • Teens who mix energy drinks with alcohol more likely to have alcohol use disorder
    Teens aged 15-17 years old who had ever mixed alcohol with energy drinks were four times more likely to meet the criteria for alcohol use disorder, a new study concludes. The team looked at a sample of 3,342 adolescents and young adults aged 15-23 ye…
    - 25 days ago, 1 May 15, 1:57pm -
  • Substantial benefits for health, environment through realistic changes to UK diets
    Making a series of relatively minor and realistic changes to UK diets would not only reduce UK diet-related greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a fifth, but could also extend average life expectancy by eight months, according to new research.
    - 25 days ago, 1 May 15, 1:20am -
  • Replacing one serving of sugary drink per day by water or unsweetened tea or coffee cuts risk of type 2 diabetes, study shows
    Replacing the daily consumption of one serving of a sugary drink with either water or unsweetened tea or coffee can lower the risk of developing diabetes by between 14 percent and 25 percent, concludes new research.
    - 25 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 11:11pm -
  • Vitamin D toxicity rare in people who take supplements, researchers report
    Americans have low vitamin D levels, research shows, and as a result, vitamin D supplement use has climbed in recent years. Vitamin D has been shown to boost bone health and it may play a role in preventing diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease an…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 5:48pm -
  • Busy Americans can reap health benefits by balancing protein intake throughout the day
    Researchers conducted a review of the current scientific literature on protein consumption and found that a moderate increase in protein consumption at each meal, balanced throughout the day, can lead to significant improvements.
    - 26 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 4:48pm -
  • Increase in types, brands of same food items could contribute to overconsumption
    People who eat different types and brands of commonly available food items, such as pizza, are more likely to overeat than people who tend to consume the same brand, research shows.
    - 26 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 3:32pm -

Yahoo!

  • newIndonesian minister fears government sabotage in contaminated rice scare

    Indonesian minister fears government sabotage in contaminated rice scare

    By Fergus Jensen JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's home minister called for a police investigation into the suspected contamination of rice with plastic, saying it may be an attempt at sabotaging the government, media reported on Monday. President Joko…
    - 22 hours ago, 25 May 15, 10:58am -
  • Mind-controlled prosthetic limbs allow precise, smooth movement
    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than a decade after becoming paralyzed from the neck down, Erik Sorto has been unable to perform even the simplest of daily tasks. "That was the ultimate goal: to drink a beer by myself," said Sorto, a 34-ye…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 6:06pm -
  • Sinocare bids for Bayer's Contour unit - Bloomberg

    Sinocare bids for Bayer's Contour unit - Bloomberg

    Sinocare , a Chinese maker of blood-sugar monitors, has teamed up with Citic Securities to enter the bidding for Bayer´s diabetes devices business, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Sinocare has made an offer of around…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 15, 6:14am -
  • FDA proposes to know more about antibiotic use in animals
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is moving to collect more information on antibiotics used in animals that become meat. It's an effort to stem antibiotic-resistant diseases.
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 3:30pm -
  • Endo pushes further into generics with $8 billion Par Pharma buy
    Endo International Plc said it would buy Par Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc from private-equity firm TPG Capital for about $8 billion, including debt, to become a top-five generic drugmaker by sales in the United States. Par Pharma was acquired by TPG f…
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 15, 5:43pm -
  • Dog food company recalls product over salmonella fears
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — A specialty dog food company is voluntarily recalling a frozen product distributed in four states over fears of possible salmonella contamination.
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 15, 4:14pm -
  • Yemen army welcomes UN envoy appeal for truce extension - SABA
    Yemen's army welcomed a request by the country's United Nations envoy to extend a humanitarian truce to allow more aid to be delivered to the country, an army spokesman said in a statement reported by the country's state news agency. Mauritanian dipl…
    - 8 days ago, 17 May 15, 10:32pm -
  • U.N. seeks speedier inspections on Yemen-bound goods as aid starts to arrive
    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations on Friday urged Saudi Arabia and its allies to ease inspections of Yemen-bound cargo, to accelerate imports of vital aid that is being held up despite a humanitarian truce. The aim is to get…
    - 11 days ago, 15 May 15, 7:24pm -
  • U.N. seeks speedier inspections on Yemen-bound goods to import fuel
    The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Yemen urged a Saudi-led coalition to ease its inspection regime to allow vital commercial and humanitarian goods into the country. It was particularly critical to import fuel into Yemen to run hospital…
    - 11 days ago, 15 May 15, 9:33am -
  • Hand grip is telltale of heart's health: study

    Hand grip is telltale of heart's health: study

    Testing people's hand strength could be a simple, low-cost way to screen them for the risk of heart attack or stroke, The Lancet reported on Thursday.
    - 12 days ago, 13 May 15, 10:12pm -
  • Jumbo graves with jumbo pricetag for Brazil's obese

    Jumbo graves with jumbo pricetag for Brazil's obese

    A cemetery in Rio has come up with a solution for the obese departed -- jumbo-sized graves that can lay to rest bodies weighing up to 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds).
    - 14 days ago, 11 May 15, 9:59pm -
  • Belgian player dies of heart attack on pitch, second in two weeks
    Belgian lower-league defender Tim Nicot, 23, died on Monday after suffering a heart attack during a friendly on Saturday, the second such death in Belgium in two weeks. In an incident likely to increase calls for more cardiac screening of young playe…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 15, 10:35am -
  • U.N. prepares aid for Yemen, says five-day truce won't meet needs
    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Only a lasting ceasefire in Yemen will allow aid workers to fully address the country's "monumental" humanitarian challenge after six weeks of air strikes and conflict, a senior United Nations official said on…
    - 18 days ago, 8 May 15, 9:04pm -
  • Listeria found in Blue Bell ice cream plant in 2013

    Listeria found in Blue Bell ice cream plant in 2013

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Blue Bell ice cream had evidence of listeria bacteria in its Oklahoma manufacturing plant as far back as March 2013, a government investigation found. The Texas-based company continued to ship ice cream produced in that plant afte…
    - 18 days ago, 8 May 15, 12:38am -
  • Irish drugmaker sues FDA under First Amendment
    Amarin Corp Plc , an Irish drugmaker trying to expand the market for its fish-oil pill, has sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for restricting its right to promote the drug for unapproved, or off-label, use. The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in…
    - 18 days ago, 7 May 15, 9:54pm -
  • FDA schedules meeting on twice-rejected female libido drug
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration will ask a group of outside medical experts next month to evaluate a much-debated experimental drug designed to boost sexual desire in women.
    - 19 days ago, 7 May 15, 7:47pm -
  • Obese kids face stigma, flunk school: European research

    Obese kids face stigma, flunk school: European research

    Obese children are far less likely to finish school than peers of normal weight, according to European research Thursday which also highlighted body image problems in kids as young as six.
    - 19 days ago, 7 May 15, 12:57am -
  • Fat Ireland forecasts no surprise to obesity experts

    Fat Ireland forecasts no surprise to obesity experts

    Ireland's growing weight problem is linked to a range of causes including generations of over-eating following historic poverty, experts said Thursday, after a study indicated it would become one of Europe's fattest nations.
    - 20 days ago, 6 May 15, 7:57pm -
  • Europe's obesity crisis expands to 'enormous proportions'

    Europe's obesity crisis expands to 'enormous proportions'

    Europe faces an obesity crisis of "enormous proportions" as unhealthy diets and physical inactivity inflate waistlines and health costs, the World Health Organization claimed Wednesday.
    - 20 days ago, 6 May 15, 7:01pm -
  • US Hispanics face higher risks from diabetes, liver disease

    US Hispanics face higher risks from diabetes, liver disease

    Hispanics in the United States face a higher risk than whites of dying from diabetes and liver disease, according to the first nationwide report of its kind released Tuesday by US health authorities.
    - 21 days ago, 5 May 15, 6:09pm -

SheKnows

  • 7 Foods that are ruining your good night's sleep

    7 Foods that are ruining your good night's sleep

    Tonight's the night. That's what you tell yourself. Tonight you're going to put on moisturizing gloves, turn in early and get a good night's sleep. But without even knowing it, what you eat and drink could be sabotaging your best intentions for beaut…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 1:00pm -
  • How to celebrate International No Diet Day

    How to celebrate International No Diet Day

    Today is International No Diet Day, and while not everyone may know about it, you should spread the word.
    - 19 days ago, 6 May 15, 11:00pm -
  • 9 Reasons you need more kale in your belly right now

    9 Reasons you need more kale in your belly right now

    As I often say to my husband, if I run out of kale for my green smoothie again, I'm going to "kale" myself. Terrible puns aside, the popularity of kale is undeniable: Kale is America's favorite new superfood.
    - 22 days ago, 4 May 15, 1:00pm -
  • 6 Questions to ask yourself when deciding to go gluten-free

    6 Questions to ask yourself when deciding to go gluten-free

    From grocery stores to restaurants to websites and magazines, everyone seems to be going gluten-free. So should we really all be on it? Well, that's still up for debate.
    - 35 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 1:00pm -
  • 7 Healthy rules Food Babe blogger might be wrong about

    7 Healthy rules Food Babe blogger might be wrong about

    Yvette d'Entremont, aka "Science Babe" has it out for the internet's favorite health food soldier, Vani Hari, aka "Food Babe." Hari's been getting significant attention online and in print over her rallies to get major food companies to change their…
    - 48 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 10:20pm -
  • Iced tea causes man's kidneys to fail

    Iced tea causes man's kidneys to fail

    When we think of drinks we know are bad for our health, the first thing we think of is likely alcohol. Then we might think of soda. But none of us would likely think of iced tea, right? I mean, it's practically a health food.
    - 54 days ago, 2 Apr 15, 5:12pm -
  • Spinach and kale just became the best anti-aging health hack

    Spinach and kale just became the best anti-aging health hack

    I know, I know. Kale is, like, so last year. Except that it's not. You can thank Martha Clare Morris, a lead researcher and author of a new study, who just helped prove it's even better for you than we thought before.
    - 56 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 7:06pm -
  • Man confesses 'I drank so much soda, they thought I was having a seizure'

    Man confesses 'I drank so much soda, they thought I was having a seizure'

    Sugar-laden sodas are a large reason why childhood obesity rates have tripled in the last 30 years.
    - 59 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 11:30pm -
  • The low-calorie rice hack definitely works, but at a price

    The low-calorie rice hack definitely works, but at a price

    It does really seem to good to be true, but researchers from Sri Lanka have developed a new way to cook rice that reduces the amount of calories it contains by up to 60 percent.
    - 60 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 9:15pm -
  • Is quinoa the best super food?

    Is quinoa the best super food?

    Kale, chia seeds and even cauliflower have all been called a super food, but now quinoa might be the next big thing, according to a new study.
    - 61 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 3:29am -
  • Dear diet: It's not me, it's definitely you

    Dear diet: It's not me, it's definitely you

    Dear dieting,It's not me, it's you. No, seriously.
    - 62 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • Man shows off the effects of stunning weight loss

    Man shows off the effects of stunning weight loss

    Over the course of six years, Matt Diaz, a 22-year-old from Brooklyn, New York, has lost a stunning 270 pounds. Any way you slice it, that's an impressive weight loss. But it's what he has done with himself since that weight loss that should serve as…
    - 64 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 3:45pm -
  • 10 Rules to eating healthy without annoying all your friends

    10 Rules to eating healthy without annoying all your friends

    Hello, my name is Bethany, and I am a clean eater. There is one important thing I have learned in my years of #cleaneating, and it is not how to live to the age of 100. It is how not to piss off your friends with your annoying healthy lifestyle.
    - 70 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 1:30pm -
  • Why a temporary diet will never give you permanent results

    Why a temporary diet will never give you permanent results

    Say the word "diet" and you'll have most people running in the opposite direction. Let's face it, "diet" is one of the worst "D" words, and it's no surprise why. The word "diet" has such a negative stigma around it, thanks to society shaping it as su…
    - 74 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 1:08am -
  • 5 Weight loss tricks that are actually complete myths

    5 Weight loss tricks that are actually complete myths

    As spring and summer near, many of us are might be feeling the pressure to slim down. But there are some common weight-loss myths that could be holding you back from your goal weight.
    - 78 days ago, 9 Mar 15, 11:30am -
  • The 'Nazi Diet' is the worst diet in history (literally)

    The 'Nazi Diet' is the worst diet in history (literally)

    A Russian diet guru came up with the worst diet in history — literally — when he suggested that his fellow countrymen try the "Nazi diet" to lose weight in the new year.
    - 83 days ago, 4 Mar 15, 1:30pm -
  • The most common eating disorder is one you didn't know existed

    The most common eating disorder is one you didn't know existed

    The eating disorder that outranks both anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa is called OSFED . It's basically the catchall for eating disorders that don't quite qualify as either of the first two mentioned. While that may make it sound like it's a les…
    - 89 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 10:10pm -
  • 7 Mind tricks that can help you lose weight

    7 Mind tricks that can help you lose weight

    Most of us may balk at the concept of a weight loss pill, but there’s a new one on the market that tricks the mind to burn fat by thinking the body has consumed calories.
    - 90 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 12:30pm -
  • 8 Metabolism-boosting foods people swear by

    8 Metabolism-boosting foods people swear by

    What can you eat and do to rev up your metabolism?
    - 96 days ago, 19 Feb 15, 12:30pm -
  • Consumers take to Facebook with concerns about hep A contamination

    Consumers take to Facebook with concerns about hep A contamination

    Clear your freezers, smoothie lovers, because berry packs have been recalled across the country following a hepatitis A contamination, and consumers are taking to social media to share their shock and anger.
    - 99 days ago, 16 Feb 15, 3:17am -

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  • 12 Swimsuit Season Diet Secrets

    12 Swimsuit Season Diet Secrets

    Dive into all the joys of summer €”and watch that winter weight melt away.
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:15am -
  • 11 Reasons You're Always Hungry

    11 Reasons You're Always Hungry

    Hungry all the time? Your stress levels, drinking habits, and other lifestyle factors may be to blame.
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 15, 12:15am -
  • Punch Off the Pounds

    Punch Off the Pounds

    Get rid of the weight quickly with this go-to exercise.
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 15, 12:15am -