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  • Probiotics can prevent dangerous diarrhea

    Probiotics can prevent dangerous diarrhea

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

    People think they're eating less than they are

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

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

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

    Caffeinated gum raises health buzz

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

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

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

    Fat-shaming may curb obesity, bioethicist says

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

    8 sneaky ways to avoid holiday pounds

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

    Even top nutritionists mourn the end of Twinkies

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

    Cow named Daisy makes reduced-allergy milk

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

    She lost nearly 80 pounds on a 'Starbucks diet'

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

    6 delicious ways to snack on superfood chia

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

    Bagged lettuce or bulk? Experts offer food safety advice

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

    School lunches: How to get kids to eat healthy

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

    Vitamin C may lessen effects of air pollution

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

    13 rules for dining out on a diet

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

    Key to dieting: Keep treats out of sight

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

    Americans in denial about weight gain, study says

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

    Gluten-free: food fad or alternative remedy?

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

    Devices don't work to save kids in hot cars

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

    Poll: Half of Americans guzzle soda everyday

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

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

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

    Want to lose weight? Adopt these 3 habits

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

    Study: Photos of treats may spark cravings

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

    An apple a day may help fight obesity

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

    Is healthy food really more expensive?

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

    Coffee lovers lower death risk, study says

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

    Berry good news: These may protect your brain

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

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  • newThe palaeolithic diet and the unprovable links to our past - Medical Xpress

    The palaeolithic diet and the unprovable links to our past - Medical Xpress

    Medical XpressThe palaeolithic diet and the unprovable links to our pastMedical XpressWe still hear and read a lot about how a diet based on what our Stone Age ancestors ate may be a cure-all for modern ills. But can we really run the clock backwards…
    - 20 mins ago, 28 Nov 14, 11:33am -
  • newThe Baby Diet: How Eating Like a Toddler Could Help You Lose Weight - ABC News

    The Baby Diet: How Eating Like a Toddler Could Help You Lose Weight - ABC News

    ABC NewsThe Baby Diet: How Eating Like a Toddler Could Help You Lose WeightABC NewsAnd so I got to thinking about going on a baby -- or more specifically -- my baby's -- diet. Three meals plus one snack each day. What would happen if I just ate exact…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 9:02am -
  • newEggs aren't an enemy of healthy diet - Citizens Voice
    Eggs aren't an enemy of healthy dietCitizens VoiceThen research discovered something unexpected: Saturated fats in your diet raise your blood levels of total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol a lot more than does cholesterol in your diet. Why…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 9:00am -

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  • Dr. Travis Bradberry: Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success
    Most people start drinking caffeine because it makes them feel more alert and improves their mood. Many studies suggest that caffeine actually improves cognitive task performance in the short-term. Unfortunately, these studies fail to consider the pa…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 12:02pm -
  • Why Counting Calories Won't Help You Lose Weight
    On its face, it all seems so easy: Calories are calories, no matter the food. And if you want to lose weight, all you have to do is simply "spend" mor... Read more: Calories Weight Loss, Calories, Calorie Counting, Counting Calories, Wei…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 11:51am -
  • Katerina Pozzi: Confessions of a Reformed Dieting Junkie
    With years of experimental dieting behind me, I have finally settled on eating food that makes me feel good, which can basically be summarized as lots of vegetables, some meat and grain, and almost exclusively organic, seasonal, humanely-raised, and…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 3:56pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Health for the Holidays? Have Fun!
    If you eat well and are active generally throughout the year, you will be healthier and leaner than those who are not. If that pattern persists over the holidays, or picks up again after, you will find in it pretty effective immunity against holiday-…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:49pm -
  • Ellen Dolgen: Happy Menopausal Thanksgiving!
    In the spirit of giving and being thankful, I am going to give you my special perimenopause and menopause Thanksgiving recipe, which helps me look forward to and enjoy the holidays! Read more: Diet, Giving, Happy Thanksgiving, Holidays,…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:40pm -
  • Julie Chen, M.D.: Turkey With Olives And Tzatziki? Why A Mediterranean Thanksgiving Can Improve Your Health
    When the Mediterranean diet began making the rounds in the health and diet world, it immediately caught my attention. Could a traditional diet increase vitality, health, and lower the risk of heart disease or other medical conditions? Do we now have…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:27pm -
  • Amy Pleimling: The Perfect Diet
    Go back to the basics of eating healthy whole foods but in a way that works for you. The best diet is the one that is achievable, satisfying and sustainable for you. Read more: Diet, Health, Health and Wellness, Wellness, Weight Loss, N…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:51am -
  • Sharon Sevrens: Busting Wine Myths That Are 100% Wrong
    It never ceases to amaze me when I hear of someone turning down a glass of wine because of the carbs. Read more: Wine, Carbs, Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Myths, Healthy Living, Sommelier, Prosecco, Diet, Diet and Nutrition, Taste News
    - 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:30am -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Want Health? Try the Truth
    At a recent health conference in Boston, I was privileged to share the podium with a physician colleague who serves as senior health editor at The Atl... Read more: Health, Healthy Living Health News, Diet, Food, Fad Diets, Truth, True H…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:23pm -
  • Neal Barnard, M.D.: A Prescription for a Plant-Based Diet Can Help Reverse Diabetes
    As worrisome as the new statistics are, the solutions to the diabetes epidemic are at hand. With a plant-based diet, we could help tackle the disease once and for all. Read more: Diabetes, Plant-Based Diet, Native Americans, Snap, Nation…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 10:08pm -
  • The Cut: Nobody Wants To Be The Girl On A Diet
    I've known smart women who've gone to extremes to hide the fact that they have to work for their figure. I've been one of them. I once got out of sharing bread pudding on a date by saying that the sight of it made me sad because it was served at my g…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:53pm -
  • William Anderson, MA, LMHC: Feeling Overwhelmed? Here's What to Do About It
    Developing the techniques and skills to avoid feeling overwhelmed and relieving it if it happens are key to solving the problem. Here are a few of the habits I've learned and teach that are a good start to getting a handle on it. Read mo…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 4:32pm -
  • Michelle May, M.D.: Get Off of the Tightrope and onto the Path
    Mindful eating is a wide path that's nearly impossible to fall off of. You have flexibility and options so you can make decisions based on what you want and need in any given situation. When you make a choice that doesn't work out well, you simply ob…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 1:28pm -
  • Dr. Karen Becker: Simple Cure for Cat Constipation
    The most common cause of constipation in a kitty is inadequate fluid intake. Cats are by nature infrequent and inefficient water drinkers. They depend... Read more: Becker, Karen Becker, Dr. Becker, Dr. Karen Becker, Pet Advice, Pet Tips…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 5:30pm -
  • Andy Bellatti: Orthorexia Isn't Healthful; Neither Is the Standard American Diet
    There is a world of difference between someone who inherently fears and mistrusts food to the point where they jeopardize their health and someone who is well-informed and aware of what they put into their body. Read more: Orthorexia, He…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 12:36pm -
  • Julie Chen, M.D.: The Movember Momentum and You: How Mustaches Are Changing Men's Health Beyond Cancer
    It doesn't matter what gender you are. Movember can be a great way to finally allow yourselves or your loved ones to open up and share any health concerns you may have, be they mental, physical, or preventative. Read more: Myvitagene, Vi…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 12:11pm -
  • Dr. Dean Ornish: Hotter Sex, Cooler Planet
    When we realize that something as primal as the food that we choose to eat each day makes such an important difference in addressing both global warming and personal health, it empowers us and imbues these choices with meaning. Read more…
    - 14 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 4:59pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Best Diet? Look Beyond the Beauty Pageant
    No, looking at the never-ending parade of quick-fix contestants, we cannot say which diet is best -- because none is. Read more: Health, Healthy Living Health News, Diet, Diets, Dieting, Food, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Culture, Blue Zones,…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 8:23pm -
  • Margaret Marshall: Calculate the Holiday Season's Extra Calories
    You are bound to eat more on holidays and party days than you would eat normally; this is your holiday eating. Pay attention, calories add up quickly. Knowledge is power, and armed with this knowledge, you can make smarter choices. Read…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 6:16pm -
  • Jill Demby Guest: The Body Part That's Suddenly Become My Prime Asset
    My ass. I always figured what I couldn't see didn't concern me. But apparently other people have noticed. Men have noticed. Really attractive men have noticed. Really attractive younger men have noticed. As a post-50 woman, I've been told I have a gr…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 6:48am -
  • Susan Krauss Whitbourne: How Old Are You, Really?
    Once you think of your age as a needle you can move down the scale, you can conceive of your own life in a new and more controllable light. Age can truly become, for you, "just a number," defined by you, and not just the calendar. Read m…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 10:18am -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Whole Grains and Half-Witted Notions
    Whole grains have figured prominently in human diets for roughly 15,000 years. They figure prominently in the diets of the healthiest populations alive today. And unlike the mostly extinct choices of our Stone Age ancestors, they are available to us…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 4:30pm -
  • The Active Times: Tips for a Healthier (But Still Enjoyable) Thanksgiving
    As a day that revolves mostly around food (and that falls in the center of a food-filled holiday season), it's only natural that you might feel stressed about overeating or gaining weight on Thanksgiving. Read more: Health, Healthy Livin…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 1:12pm -
  • Miriam Ava: Let Food Be Thy Pleasure: How to Stop the Struggle Around Food
    Food is nourishment.Food is medicine.Food is pleasure.Drop the dogma around food. Paleo, vegan, low-carb, high-protein, gluten-free, vegetarian... Read more: Food, Foodie Travel, Superfoods, Rawfood, Organic Food, Vegan, Paleo Die…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 12:05pm -
  • Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.: No More Diets -- Eat and Live Mindfully Instead
    Enter any bookstore, turn on the television, or flip through a magazine -- without a doubt you will be faced with shelves of diet books, commercials with celebrities touting unbelievable weight loss results or an advertisement for the latest fat-melt…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 11:28am -

Huffington Post (Diet & Nutrition)

  • William Lambers: A Thanksgiving Gift for Syria's War Victims
    The war in Syria has caused a hunger emergency in the Middle East. On Thanksgiving Eve it was announced that the U.S. Food for Peace program is donating US $125 million to feed the war victims. The donation will go to the UN World Food Programme (WFP…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 14, 8:56am -
  • 12 Expert-Approved Tips To Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain
    By Barbara Brody for Life by DailyBurnGravy-drenched drumsticks, buttery mashed potatoes and gooey pecan pie all sound scrumptious -- until you th... Read more: Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Weight, Thanksgiving Weight Gain, Thanksgiving…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 14, 7:31am -
  • Dr. Travis Bradberry: Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success
    Most people start drinking caffeine because it makes them feel more alert and improves their mood. Many studies suggest that caffeine actually improves cognitive task performance in the short-term. Unfortunately, these studies fail to consider the pa…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 12:02pm -
  • 5 Health Benefits Of Your Thanksgiving Turkey
    For some of us, it's all about the sides. Or the out-of-this-world leftover breakfasts on Black Friday morning.But Thanksgiving just wouldn't be c... Read more: Thanksgiving, Healthy Thanksgiving, Turkey, Turkey Health, Turkey Healthy,…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 8:16am -
  • Nora Tobin: The Key to Fat Burning
    Turning your body into a fat burning machine requires a few important factors: strength training, cardio and diet. When it comes to exercise, the combination of lifting weights and performing high-intensity cardio activity is the most effective way t…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 1:25pm -
  • Why Counting Calories Won't Help You Lose Weight
    On its face, it all seems so easy: Calories are calories, no matter the food. And if you want to lose weight, all you have to do is simply "spend" mor... Read more: Calories Weight Loss, Calories, Calorie Counting, Counting Calories, Wei…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 11:51am -
  • Calorie Labels Are Coming Soon To Chain Restaurant Menus
    (Adds comment from the National Grocers Association) By Toni Clarke and Anjali Athavaley Nov 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. gov... Read more: Reuters, Calories, Calorie Labels, Calorie Labeling, Calorie Labeling Me…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 8:40am -
  • 6 Tiny Tweaks To Make Your Thanksgiving Recipes Just A Little Bit Healthier
    By all means, eat your heart out! Read more: Healthy Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Recipes, Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, Crustless Pumpkin Pie, Thanksgiving 2014, Holiday Guide 2014, Hplifestyle, Diet and Nutrition, Healthy Living News
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 8:14am -
  • The Active Times: Stay Fit for the Holidays: Tips for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season
    If you're adamant about staying on course over the holidays, there are a few things you can do to make sure you'll stay committed to your goals while also enjoying everything the holiday season has to offer -- including good food. Read m…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 10:07pm -
  • Mark Hyman, MD: Why I Am a Pegan -- or Paleo-Vegan, Part One
    Essentially, each camp adheres to their diet with near religious fervor. And each can point to studies validating their point of view.  We call this cherry picking. After reading dozens of studies on vegan and paleo diets, even I could get confused.…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 4:39pm -
  • Val Bisharat: How to Find Peace With Food This Thanksgiving
    In a culture that tells us to restrict and restrain around food, holidays like Thanksgiving can produce anxiety.What if you overeat? Should you indu... Read more: Emotional Eating, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Tips, Mindfulness, Mindful…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 4:05pm -
  • Katerina Pozzi: Confessions of a Reformed Dieting Junkie
    With years of experimental dieting behind me, I have finally settled on eating food that makes me feel good, which can basically be summarized as lots of vegetables, some meat and grain, and almost exclusively organic, seasonal, humanely-raised, and…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 3:56pm -
  • Adam Bornstein: The Problem With Thanksgiving
    I have a problem with Thanksgiving. Let me clarify: The issue is with the fitness industry's treatment of a holiday designed for being with family, ... Read more: Thanksgiving, Healthy Eating, Diet and Nutrition, Happiness Tips, Healt…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 2:06pm -
  • SELF: 6 Alternative Flours For Gluten-Free Baking
    The holidays are right around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking about what kinds of treats to bake this year. But if you have celiac disease or a wheat allergy, you have to pay a little closer attention to what ingredients you use.…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 8:13am -
  • Z Zoccolante: 3 Easy Ways to Avoid the Stress of Holiday Sweets
    I longed for holiday joy but was faced with dread, self-loathing, and self-distrust. How could I be happy when I was a big fat failure? When I recovered, I studied the source of what robbed my holiday joy. I realized that we tend to set rules for our…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:29pm -
  • How To Plan The Perfect Paleo Thanksgiving
    By Angela Haupt for U.S. NewsThe pilgrims -- or the cavemen? On Thanksgiving, paleo dieters honor both. That means a holiday feast revolving aroun... Read more: US News, Paleo, Paleo Diet, Paleo Recipes, Paleo Thanksgiving, Thanksgivin…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 14, 9:09am -
  • 8 Whole Grains You're Probably Not Eating (But Should Be)
    By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RDYou've probably had oatmeal for breakfast, and if you haven't yet tried quinoa I bet you've heard of it, or have seen it... Read more: health.com, Grains, Whole Grains, Healthy Grains, Healthy Whole Grains, Glu…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 11:10am -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Health for the Holidays? Have Fun!
    If you eat well and are active generally throughout the year, you will be healthier and leaner than those who are not. If that pattern persists over the holidays, or picks up again after, you will find in it pretty effective immunity against holiday-…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:49pm -
  • Elizabeth Rider: How to Prevent Holiday Overeating and Still Enjoy Your Food
    It's natural to crave heavier and warming foods this time of year. Combine letting loose at family gatherings with your body's inclination towards warming comfort foods and you've got yourself a recipe for overeating. Read more: Healthy…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:39pm -
  • Mark Moore: Thanksgiving and a Billion Hungry Neighbors
    Though it may test our American sensibilities to admit it, the truth is the group of Christians who founded America's first colony in 1607 in Jamestown did so under communist principles. Read more: Thanksgiving, Food Aid, Hunger, Malnutr…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:20pm -
  • Ellen Dolgen: Happy Menopausal Thanksgiving!
    In the spirit of giving and being thankful, I am going to give you my special perimenopause and menopause Thanksgiving recipe, which helps me look forward to and enjoy the holidays! Read more: Diet, Giving, Happy Thanksgiving, Holidays,…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:40pm -
  • Julie Chen, M.D.: Turkey With Olives And Tzatziki? Why A Mediterranean Thanksgiving Can Improve Your Health
    When the Mediterranean diet began making the rounds in the health and diet world, it immediately caught my attention. Could a traditional diet increase vitality, health, and lower the risk of heart disease or other medical conditions? Do we now have…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:27pm -
  • Amy Pleimling: The Perfect Diet
    Go back to the basics of eating healthy whole foods but in a way that works for you. The best diet is the one that is achievable, satisfying and sustainable for you. Read more: Diet, Health, Health and Wellness, Wellness, Weight Loss, N…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:51am -
  • Sharon Sevrens: Busting Wine Myths That Are 100% Wrong
    It never ceases to amaze me when I hear of someone turning down a glass of wine because of the carbs. Read more: Wine, Carbs, Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Myths, Healthy Living, Sommelier, Prosecco, Diet, Diet and Nutrition, Taste News
    - 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:30am -
  • 6 Reasons Why You Can't Out-Exercise An Unhealthy Diet
    By Laurel Leicht for Life by DailyBurnSure, you could eat whatever you wanted in high school and stay thin as a rail. But unfortunately you're not... Read more: Dailyburn, Fitness and Exercise, Diet and Nutrition, Exercise Bad Diet, Ex…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 8:21am -

Huffington Post (Nutrition)

  • Nora Tobin: The Key to Fat Burning
    Turning your body into a fat burning machine requires a few important factors: strength training, cardio and diet. When it comes to exercise, the combination of lifting weights and performing high-intensity cardio activity is the most effective way t…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 1:25pm -
  • Mark Hyman, MD: Why I Am a Pegan -- or Paleo-Vegan, Part One
    Essentially, each camp adheres to their diet with near religious fervor. And each can point to studies validating their point of view.  We call this cherry picking. After reading dozens of studies on vegan and paleo diets, even I could get confused.…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 4:39pm -
  • Val Bisharat: How to Find Peace With Food This Thanksgiving
    In a culture that tells us to restrict and restrain around food, holidays like Thanksgiving can produce anxiety.What if you overeat? Should you indu... Read more: Emotional Eating, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Tips, Mindfulness, Mindful…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 4:05pm -
  • Katerina Pozzi: Confessions of a Reformed Dieting Junkie
    With years of experimental dieting behind me, I have finally settled on eating food that makes me feel good, which can basically be summarized as lots of vegetables, some meat and grain, and almost exclusively organic, seasonal, humanely-raised, and…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 3:56pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Health for the Holidays? Have Fun!
    If you eat well and are active generally throughout the year, you will be healthier and leaner than those who are not. If that pattern persists over the holidays, or picks up again after, you will find in it pretty effective immunity against holiday-…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:49pm -
  • Elizabeth Rider: How to Prevent Holiday Overeating and Still Enjoy Your Food
    It's natural to crave heavier and warming foods this time of year. Combine letting loose at family gatherings with your body's inclination towards warming comfort foods and you've got yourself a recipe for overeating. Read more: Healthy…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:39pm -
  • Amy Pleimling: The Perfect Diet
    Go back to the basics of eating healthy whole foods but in a way that works for you. The best diet is the one that is achievable, satisfying and sustainable for you. Read more: Diet, Health, Health and Wellness, Wellness, Weight Loss, N…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:51am -
  • Sarah Jacobs: The Picture of Health: My Secret Struggle to Convince Western Medicine I Was Sick
    People think I grew up with green juice in my sippy cup and kale chips alongside my chicken fingers. But it's just not so. It's been a long-time learning experience for me, too. Read more: Health, Holistic Medicine, Western Medicine, Chr…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:44pm -
  • 5 Delicious Greek Superfoods To Immediately Improve Your Health
    Superfoods are as popular as ever, and it’s easy to see why. These mostly plant-based foods high in antioxidants, vitamins, calcium and minerals hav... Read more: Health, Nutrition, Life, Third Metric, Superfoods, Greece, Greek Food,…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:11am -
  • Mark Hyman, MD: 6 Simple Strategies to Eat Healthy When You Don't Have Time
    As a busy doctor, I can understand how eating healthy might feel like a herculean demand and become short shift among the numerous demands in your life. While eating healthy on a time budget does require a little planning, it's easier than you might…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 6:22pm -
  • Robyn Stoller: 7 Tips to Nourish Your Body During Chemo
    Good nutrition is important, especially if you have cancer. The challenge for many is that chemotherapy can wreak havoc on your ability to eat. Read more: Chemotherapy, Chemotherapy Side Effects, Side Effects, Nutrition, Cancer Nutritio…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 6:03pm -
  • Penny Love: The Muscle in Chocolate Milk
    I've never heard the words "chocolate milk" and "exercise" in the same sentence until recently. But research implies that drinking one cup of low-fat ... Read more: Nutrition, Fitness and Exercise, Exercise, Healthy Living Health News, H…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 5:57pm -
  • The Active Times: The Lamest Excuses for Not Exercising, and How to Overcome Them
    We've rounded up a list of the most common (and if we're all honest, the lamest) excuses for not exercising, and we called on the help of several fitness experts to find out how to crush them. Read more: Fitness and Exercise, Nutrition,…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 2:47pm -
  • Bill Couzens: Mom, 19 Years Later
    We have a duty to our country and future generations to work towards turning around the grim statistics of sharply increasing incidences of cancer. We need increased resources for information, education and policies to help protect individuals, fami…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 10:50am -
  • Andy Bellatti: Orthorexia Isn't Healthful; Neither Is the Standard American Diet
    There is a world of difference between someone who inherently fears and mistrusts food to the point where they jeopardize their health and someone who is well-informed and aware of what they put into their body. Read more: Orthorexia, He…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 12:36pm -
  • Emily Luchetti: A Recipe for Making Change
    I recently had the opportunity to talk sugar, actually excess sugar, with a smart group of people at the James Beard Foundation Food Conference. Our p... Read more: Fed Up, #Dessertworthy, Nutrition, Sugar, Healthy Living News
    - 14 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 10:30am -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Best Diet? Look Beyond the Beauty Pageant
    No, looking at the never-ending parade of quick-fix contestants, we cannot say which diet is best -- because none is. Read more: Health, Healthy Living Health News, Diet, Diets, Dieting, Food, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Culture, Blue Zones,…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 8:23pm -
  • Daniel J. Schultz: Improving Your Health: How to Find Higher Quality Carbohydrates
    In recent years, dietitians and public health advocates have focused their attention on raising awareness of the health consequences of consuming too ... Read more: Good Carbs, Refined Grains, Standard American Diet, Fiber, Nutrition, Nh…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 4:44pm -
  • Tracy Cutchlow: 5 Ways to Get Your Kid to Eat Greens
    Revel in your own bite, then offer some with a casual, take-it-or-leave-it attitude. "Ooh, wilted spinach. That's good. I taste a little of that lemon. Would you like some, too?" Read more: Parenting, Nutrition, Meals, Ellyn Satter Insti…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 5:03pm -
  • The Active Times: Sneaky Holiday Habits Linked to Weight Gain
    It's no secret that habitually overeating and indulging in too many treats can potentially lead to weight gain, but there are a few other less obvious and unfavorable holiday habits that you may acquire over the course of the season. Rea…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 9:41am -
  • The Active Times: Tips for a Healthier (But Still Enjoyable) Thanksgiving
    As a day that revolves mostly around food (and that falls in the center of a food-filled holiday season), it's only natural that you might feel stressed about overeating or gaining weight on Thanksgiving. Read more: Health, Healthy Livin…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 1:12pm -
  • Julie Upton: Surprisingly Simple Strategies Nutritionists Swear By
    Dietitians follow nutrition research, and our recommendations always stem from human clinical trials conducted at reputable universities and published in top-tier medical journals. Read more: Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Nutritionist, Regi…
    - 21 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 12:02pm -
  • Kerry Tepedino: Your Fertility, Health and Mindset
    It's a MIRACLE...Last Thursday I returned from the doctor's and I was the happiest girl alive, ready to announce to the world that I'm five MONTHS P... Read more: Fertility, Health, Pregnancy, Law of Attraction, Mindset, Life Coaching,…
    - 21 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 10:04am -
  • Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.: The Soda Tax Experiment, Now Underway
    The Berkeley sugary drinks law might be the experiment that provides the evidence that would justify similar measures in other cities. Read more: Berkeley, Calories, Diet, Eating, Family, Food, Health, Healthy Living, Mid-Term Elections,…
    - 22 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 10:37pm -
  • Nicholas Ferroni: Kids and High Sugar Die-ts
    If we are going to reverse this epidemic before it is too late, we must provide children with the knowledge to make healthy choices at young ages. Otherwise, who cares if kids know arithmetic and social studies if they don't live past their 35th birt…
    - 22 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 6:20pm -

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

    Kristin Wartman:  Infographic: A Real Food MyPlate

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

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Medical News Today

Diet Plans Weekly

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

    Get Cozy with Satisfying Fall Recipes for a Vegan Diet Plan

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

Healthline

  • Diabetes Month
    November is American Diabetes Month, so I thought it was a good time to talk about the disease.Stats7.8% of the population (23.6 million) people have diabetesHispanic/Latino Americans are 1.8 times more likely to have diabetes than whitesAfrican A...
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • Are Food Labels Accurate?
    Numerous studies show that when someone tracks their calories they lose more weight, and some estimate that you can even lose twice as much weight if you track.
    - 10 Jul 13, 7:00am -
  • Fertility Diet: For MEN
    All of you women out there know how important it is to eat a healthy diet while trying to become pregnant (and of course once you are pregnant, too!). But did you know that the diet and other lifestyle choices of your man can also affect fertilit...
    - 23 Apr 13, 7:00am -
  • Book Review: 1000 Low Calorie Recipes
    Jackie Newgent is an amazing dietitian, chef and friend, but that is not why I adore her new book, 1000 Low-Calorie Recipes. This is a gem of a cookbook. Not only is it loaded with healthy recipes, everything I’ve made from pizza to salad dress...
    - 16 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • Fueling for the Long Run
    Last weekend was Disney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon and as the Official runDisney Nutritionist, I was there joining in on the action. Before the race I did a warm up run with a group runners and spoke with them about how to fuel during train...
    - 15 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • Upping Your Nutrition Game
    Recently I did a TV segment with Charles Divins on the Daily Buzz. It was a blast! We discussed how to making a few simple switches to your usual food choices would help you up your nutrition game. Shaving only 100 calories a day from your diet...
    - 12 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • Let's Talk About Chili
    I’m sure we may all have a special memory that involves chili. This warm dish often signifies fall and cool weather; it warms you up from the inside out. Maybe you had chili while sitting snuggling by the fire, a chili cheese dog right after a ...
    - 9 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month
    How do you like your peanut butter? Smeared on a sandwich with jelly, as a topping for apple slices, or plain right out of the jar? I agree, it’s finger licking good. My favorite? A spoonful dunked in a hot bowl of oatmeal. When it melts, it ma...
    - 7 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • Gluten Free Living
    Celiac disease is a hot topic in social media, after Jennifer Esposito tweeted about getting fired after falling ill on the set of the CBS drama “Blue Bloods.” She tweets that her doctor recommended her to reduce her work schedule due to Celiac..…
    - 5 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • A Tribute to Oatmeal
    This past Monday marked National Oatmeal day, and what’s a better way to celebrate than a warm bowl of oats in the morning? Growing up I’d have instant oatmeal in the car ride to school. My mom wasn’t a huge fan of oatmeal, or so she thought, a…
    - 2 Nov 12, 7:00am -
  • Bites for a Healthy Pregnancy
    Pregnancy is a wonderful experience, but it doesn’t come without its challenges, especially if it’s your first. I remember hearing all sorts of pregnancy advice and old wives tales during my pregnancy from well meaning family and friends, but ...
    - 31 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Family Dinner Time
    Growing up, my family always sat down to dinner to eat together. It was a time to catch up on our days and discuss anything that was going on at school or in after school activities. I definitely feel like this made our family closer and we wer...
    - 29 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Healthy Fall Flavors
    We’re in the heart of the fall with leaves changing and falling lightly to the ground. This time of year also provides some uniquely fall flavors packed in nutrition and good taste. Here are some of my favorite fall foods -- try to incorporate ...
    - 26 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Keep Your Food and Your Family Safe
    With the growing number of food contamination outbreaks this past year; you may be wondering how you can keep your food and family safe. Paying attention to the news is your first step so you are aware of any new recalls or outbreaks, how can y...
    - 24 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Ten Ways to Celebrate Food Day
    Have you heard of Food Day? Everyone will be celebrating a day dedicated to food on October 24th this year. The mantra for food day is “Eat Real”, and it’s something I support whole-heartedly. Eating real, whole food is a predominant element ..…
    - 22 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • The 411 on Natural and Artificial Sweeteners
    Everyone seems to have their own preference on what type of sweetener they like to cook/bake with, or have in their coffee. It can be really confusing as to what types of sweeteners are healthier. Well, the truth is, every sweetener has its own...
    - 19 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Ten Ways to Enjoy Pumpkins this Fall
    Today's post was inspired by a recent trip to the pumpkin patch with my five-year-old-son. Pumpkins seem to be the shining crop of fall -- they are fun to pick, great for carving, and the best of all, they are absolutely delicious in almost anyth...
    - 17 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Three Ways to Boost Your Nutritional Intake
    Last week one of the biggest nutrition conferences of the year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition, took place in Philadelphia.This is an exciting time for professionals to see what is on the mar...
    - 15 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Where Does Your Food Come From?
    Ever wonder where your food really comes from? I recently was on The Daily Buzz national morning TV show talking about an amazing group of women farmers who help foster the conversation.Watch the clip here! CommonGround is a group of volun...
    - 12 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Three Simple, Fun Tailgating Ideas
    The air is getting crisp and that means baseball playoffs are coming, but Saturdays and Sundays are now reserved for football! With the plethora of outdoor sports, that only means one thing for fans: Tailgating. I recently did a segment on The D...
    - 10 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Support the Farmers -- Buy Local
    Weekends are days I love to spend with my family. Whether we go bike riding in the park, walking around our neighborhood or browsing through the farmer’s market, its time well spent! If you have never walked around or bought anything from a far...
    - 8 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Exercise for Your Health
    Exercising not only helps you lose weight, it also reduces your risk of chronic diseases, improves your mood, reduces stress, improves sleep, and improves your overall quality of life. With our busy schedules, fitting exercise into our daily r...
    - 5 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Fall is Apple Season
    Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather begins to cool down, football starts again and it’s apple-picking season! During this time of year, you can find so many types of apples -- at a super market, a farmers market, or by mak...
    - 3 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • McDonald's New Calorie Postings: How Will it Affect You?
    More new changes at McDonald's! Last year they changed the calorie levels in their happy meals and now they are giving you the option to make better choices when you dine out. McDonald's just recently began posting their calorie counts inside ...
    - 1 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Tart Cherries for Post Workout Recovery
    Don’t waste your workout! When you get done with an intense workout or long competition, your muscle glycogen stores (energy stores) are severely depleted. Muscle tissue also gets damaged as you train and compete and requires repair immediately...
    - 27 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • 5 Key Nutrients for Pregnant Women
    While pregnancy is certainly a joyous time, it can also be a time full of stress and anxiety as you constantly wonder if you are doing everything right! Now that you are eating for two you want to make sure you are giving your baby all the pro...
    - 26 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • The Truth About the Paleo Diet
    People are always talking about the newest diet craze or fad diet that helped them drop that last 10 pounds they were struggling to lose. The magic plan that works for one person may not work for another. One of the diets many people (including...
    - 24 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • A Healthy Game Day Menu
    Avoid putting on those extra pounds this football season (without even tasting the difference)! Here are some ideas to put a light spin to some classic tailgating foods. Appetizers: Bowl of mixed nuts – Easy to eat and most everyone loves ...
    - 21 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Food of the Week: Blackberries
    When it comes to desserts, jellies, jams, and wine you often think of more common fruits like strawberries or grapes, but blackberries are gaining traction as a new favorite. Low in calories and sweet to the taste, blackberries are one of my f...
    - 19 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Spice of the Week: Oregano
    Spaghetti dinners are one of the quickest and easiest things to prepare after a long day at work -- an added bonus is that my family loves spaghetti night! As a dietitian, I always try to find ways to make meals healthier and taste better at th...
    - 17 Sep 12, 7:00am -

Tippy Toe Diet

  • Balance In All Things, Including Peanut Butter

    Balance In All Things, Including Peanut Butter

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

    Footloose…and Not

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

    Lessons from That Old House

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

    Weirdest Vacation Story Yet

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

    Happy Traveler

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

    Alphabet Soup: It’s All About I

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

    Respite…and Just in the Nick of Time

    Ahh, home again and getting back in the groove. Again. This week’s adventure took me back to middle Tennessee, but an hour or so south of Nashville, to a little town called Winchester. Along the way, I spotted this interesting … Continue reading…
    - 57 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 3:30pm -

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)

  • newSignificantly increased risk of stillbirth in males, study shows
    Boys are more likely to be stillborn than girls, a large-scale study has found. The study reviewed more than 30 million births globally, and found that the risk of stillbirth is about ten percent higher in boys. This equates to a loss of around 100,0…
    - 23 hours ago, 27 Nov 14, 1:23pm -
  • New study examines effect of timing of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy
    Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age at birth, suggests a new study. Folic acid supplementation has already been shown to reduce the risk of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, and it…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 1:58am -
  • Study maps how city neighborhoods affect diabetes risk
    Public health researchers in Philadelphia looked at how neighborhood and community-level factors -- not just individual factors like diet, exercise and education -- influence people's diabetes risk. Their new study adds insight into the role of the p…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 3:21pm -
  • Proton pump inhibitors decrease diversity in gut microbiome, increase risk for complications
    People who regularly take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have less diversity among their gut bacteria, putting them at increased risk for infections like clostridium difficile and pneumonia, in addition to vitamin deficiencies and bone fractures, a ne…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 12:46pm -
  • Excessive contact between cellular organelles disrupts metabolism in obesity
    Researchers have found a novel mechanism causing type 2 diabetes that could be targeted to prevent or treat the disease. The research highlights a previously unrecognized molecular pathway that contributes to the malfunction of liver cells in obesity…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 5:53pm -
  • Longer work hours for moms mean less sleep, higher BMIs for preschoolers
    A link between moms' employment and overweight/obesity in preschoolers has been found by researchers. The study investigated links between mothers' employment status and their children's weight over time, exploring the impact of potential mediators,…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:39pm -
  • Derivative of vitamin B3 prevents liver cancer in mice
    The first mouse model that faithfully reproduces the steps of human HCC development has been developed by researchers. The results of the study indicate that diets rich in nicotinamide riboside, a derivative of vitamin B3, protect these mice from dev…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:32pm -
  • Weight, eating habits in Parkinson's disease
    A review of the scientific literature on Parkinson’s disease shows that even the non-motor symptoms associated with the disease can contribute to the changes in body weight seen in patients (including those subjected to deep brain stimulation). Amo…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:21pm -
  • How do teenage boys perceive their weight?
    Almost one third of male adolescents inaccurately perceive their weight. This can influence their eating habits and, consequently, their health, according to a study conducted with 600 teenage boys from Barcelona and surrounding areas. Up to 25% of t…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:21pm -
  • Oat oil preparation makes you feel fuller
    Oats contain more fat than other cereals, and oat oil has a unique composition. Researchers have now outlined why oat oil supplement makes you feel fuller.
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:19pm -
  • Wheat in diet: Study on health impact of wheat challenges Stone Age myths and costly diets, providing you go whole grain
    A review of the current evidence on the dietary and health impact of whole grain cereal consumption finds that many of the myths attributed to wheat-free diets are just that – myths, and that whole grains such as wheat are beneficial for the majori…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:45am -
  • Too much screen time? Unhealthy behavior may be cross-generational
    Unhealthy behavior may be cross-generational. Researchers found the risk of obesity in boys' linked to their fathers' obesity, while girls' obesity was linked with both parent's obesity.
    - 9 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 10:49pm -
  • South Asian boys more likely to be overweight compared to peers, new study finds
    South Asian boys in Canada are three times as likely to be overweight compared to their peers, according to a study. The report was one of the first to look at ethnic group differences in overweight children living in Canada.
    - 9 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 5:54pm -
  • People who gained weight after quitting smoking still had lower death risk
    In a small study in Japan, people who stopped smoking didn't face increased death risk if they gained weight. Researchers compared deaths from all causes in 1,305 Japanese adults who quit smoking to deaths among 2,803 Japanese smokers.
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 9:36pm -
  • High-fructose diet in adolescence may exacerbate depressive-like behavior
    When animals consume a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence, it can worsen depressive- and anxiety-like behavior and alter how the brain responds to stress. "Our results offer new insights into the ways in which diet can alter brain health an…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 7:18pm -
  • Shift in gut bacteria observed in fiber supplement study may offer good news for weight loss
    Most Americans don't get the daily recommended amount of fiber in their diet, though research has shown that dietary fiber can cause a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria, reducing the risk of colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 5:55pm -
  • Soy spells fewer hot flashes for certain women
    Does soy in the diet help with hot flashes? It does, but only for women whose bodies can produce the soy metabolite equol, reports a new study.
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 3:59pm -
  • New clue in celiac disease puzzle: Cause of oat toxicity explained
    Researchers have identified why some people with celiac disease show an immune response after eating oats. The researchers have identified the key components in oats that trigger an immune response in some people with celiac disease. The findings may…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 3:55pm -
  • Some flu viruses potentially more dangerous than others
    Certain subtypes of avian influenza viruses have the potential to cause more severe disease in humans than other avian influenza subtypes and should be monitored carefully to prevent spread of disease, according to a study.
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 3:54pm -
  • Moms' pre-pregnancy weight impacts risk of dying decades later
    People whose mothers were overweight before pregnancy may be at an elevated risk to die from cardiovascular disease. An overweight mother also contributes to her offspring's obesity and cardiovascular disease risk factors.
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 3:54pm -
  • Primary care docs diagnose, but don't refer, eating disorders
    Research suggests more referrals are needed from primary care doctors to mental health professionals when dealing with eating disorders.
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 3:48pm -
  • Premature infants benefit from early sodium supplementation according to new research
    Early sodium supplementation for very premature infants can enhance weight gain according to a recent study. This study found significant differences between the infants who received sodium supplementation and those who received the placebo.
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 12:29pm -
  • New school meal requirements: More harm than good?
    New federal regulations requiring school meals to contain more whole grains, less saturated fat and more fruits and vegetables, while perhaps improving some aspects of the food being served at schools across the United States, may also be perpetuatin…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 12:25pm -
  • Nothing fishy about health benefits of plant-based omega-3 fatty acid
    Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet, whether from fish or flax, will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to nutritionists. A substantial amount of evidence exists supporting the heart-health benefits of eicosapent…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 10:45pm -
  • Working night shift burns less energy, increases risk of weight gain
    People who work the night shift are likely burning less energy during a 24-hour period than those on a normal schedule, increasing their risk for weight gain and obesity, according to a new study.
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 9:42pm -
  • Fat around heart may cause irregular heartbeat
    The layer of fat that surrounds the heart may be a better predictor of atrial fibrillation than body mass index, the most common measure of obesity, a study has found. Obesity is commonly measured as a person’s body mass index (BMI). But a new stud…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 9:26pm -
  • Setting family rules promotes healthier behavior in children
    Setting specific family rules about healthy eating and sedentary behavior actually leads to healthier practices in children, a new study has confirmed.
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 6:07pm -
  • Newly discovered hormone points to potential treatment for obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease
    Researchers have discovered how a previously unknown hormone serves as a messenger from fat cells to the liver and are investigating the potential of developing a new treatment for metabolic disorders.
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 5:56pm -
  • Calorie-restricting diets slow aging, study finds
    Neuroscientists have shown that calorie-reduced diets stop the normal rise and fall in activity levels of close to 900 different genes linked to aging and memory formation in the brain.
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 4:06pm -
  • Improvement in heart disease risk factors shown in project results
    The Heart of New Ulm is a 10-year community intervention aimed at reducing the rate of modifiable cardiovascular disease risk factors in a rural community through interventions delivered through clinical, worksite, and broader community settings with…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 2:33pm -
  • Home cooking a main ingredient in healthier diet, study shows
    People who frequently cook meals at home eat healthier and consume fewer calories than those who cook less, according to new research. The findings also suggest that those who frequently cooked at home -- six-to-seven nights a week -- also consumed f…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 1:47pm -
  • Electronic monitoring device may help lower salt intake
    Using an electronic monitoring device may help heart failure patients and their families stick to a low-salt diet, according to research.
    - 12 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 11:41pm -
  • Potassium additives may make low-sodium meats unsafe for patients with kidney disease
    Potassium additives are frequently added to sodium-reduced meat products in amounts that may be dangerous for patients with kidney disease. Sodium-reduced foods are becoming increasingly available to consumers; however food manufacturers may use phos…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 2:42pm -
  • Healthy diets are good for the kidneys
    A healthy diet may help protect the kidneys, experts say. Dietary modifications may be a low-cost, simple intervention to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD). To test this hypothesis, researchers analyzed questionnaires completed by 544…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 2:40pm -
  • Weight loss surgery may improve kidney function
    In addition to helping patients shed pounds, weight loss surgery may also improve kidney function, researchers say. "Bariatric surgery serves as a good model to examine the effects of weight loss on kidney function. Our findings suggest a beneficial…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 1:31pm -
  • New online calculator estimates cardiovascular disease risk
    The new Healthy Heart Score gives individuals an easy method to estimate their 20-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease based on simple lifestyle habits.
    - 14 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 11:11pm -
  • Genetic testing for personalized nutrition leads to better outcomes
    Personalized dietary advice based on a person's genetic makeup improves eating habits compared to current 'one-size-fits-all' dietary recommendations, researchers report. Nutrigenomics is a field of research that aims to understand why some people re…
    - 14 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 11:11pm -
  • Poor-quality weight loss advice often appears first in an online search
    More than 40 percent of U.S. Internet users use online search engines to seek guidance on weight loss and physical activity. A new study finds that high-quality weight loss information often appears after the first page of search engine results.
    - 14 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 7:09pm -
  • Chemical in coffee may help prevent obesity-related disease
    A chemical compound commonly found in coffee may help prevent some of the damaging effects of obesity. Scientists have found that chlorogenic acid, or CGA, significantly reduced insulin resistance and accumulation of fat in the livers of mice who wer…
    - 14 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 5:49pm -
  • Britain's obese in denial about their weight
    A majority of obese people in Britain would not describe themselves as “obese”, and many would not even describe themselves as “very overweight”, according to a study.
    - 14 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 12:50am -
  • Liver, brain communicate in order to regulate appetite
    The liver stores excess glucose, sugar, in the form of glycogen — chains of glucose — which is later released to cover body energy requirements. Diabetic patients do not accumulate glucose well in the liver and this is one of the reasons why they…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 5:27pm -
  • Obesity-related work absences are 'financial drain' for states
    Obese workers miss more work days, and those absences carry high costs at the state and national level, according to a study. "Obesity-attributable absenteeism among American workers costs the nation an estimated $8.65 billion per year," report the r…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 5:22pm -
  • Moms with rheumatoid arthritis more likely to give birth prematurely
    Babies of women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or pre-clinical RA -- the period prior to symptoms -- are 1.5 times more likely to be born prematurely in Denmark. Findings indicate that body measurements of the baby at birth were only slightly lower i…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 12:51pm -
  • Puree helps kids make smooth transition to vegetables
    Adding tiny amounts of vegetable puree to milk and then rice at the time of weaning makes children more likely to eat vegetables, new research shows. Infants who consumed either milk (breast milk or formula) followed by rice mixed with vegetable pure…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 1:33am -
  • Pre-pregnancy body weight affects early development of human embryos
    New research indicates that the embryos of women who are overweight or obese at the time they conceive display distinct differences in early development compared to embryos from women of a healthy weight.
    - 15 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 1:33am -
  • Live longer? Save the planet? Better diet could nail both
    A new study shows how a shift away from this trajectory and toward healthier traditional Mediterranean, pescatarian or vegetarian diets could not only boost human lifespan and quality of life, but also slash greenhouse gas emissions and save habitat…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 6:20pm -
  • Moderate consumption of sugary drinks has little impact on adolescents' metabolic health
    Short-term, moderate consumption of high-fructose and high-glucose beverages has little impact on the metabolic health of weight-stable, physically active adolescents, scientists have found. The study measured several aspects of metabolic health, inc…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 5:01pm -
  • Marked benefits found for cancer prevention with a higher intake of fatty fish
    A new research review will once again have people asking for a second helping of wild Alaskan salmon at the dinner table. While several other studies have recently challenged the long-held belief of the benefits of a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids,…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 5:01pm -
  • 'Nudges' try to help college students live healthier
    Here's one way to try to get college students to live healthier lifestyles: They log onto their computer and get lessons and emails, telling them why they should eat better, exercise and sleep right. That's what researchers at 13 universities discove…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 2:30pm -
  • Long-term benefits of popular diets are less than evident
    Dieters lost modest weight in the first year on popular diets such as Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, and Zone. In longer term studies of Atkins and Weight Watchers, the weight dieters lost after the first year was partially regained after two…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 10:02pm -
  • Piecing together signaling pathway leading to obesity
    A team of researchers has now drawn connections between known regulators of body mass, pointing to possible treatments for obesity and metabolic disorders. As scientists probe the molecular underpinnings of why some people are prone to obesity and so…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 7:22pm -
  • Majority of people, including health professionals, struggle to identify obesity
    The majority of people -- including healthcare professionals -- are unable to visually identify whether a person is a healthy weight, overweight or obese according to research.
    - 17 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 6:36pm -
  • Lung disease case finding in pharmacies could save £264 million
    Using community pharmacies to identify undiagnosed cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at an early stage could save £264 million a year, English researchers report. The new research shows the value of pharmacies in addressing diseases at…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 3:52pm -

Science Daily (Dietary Supplements)

  • Proton pump inhibitors decrease diversity in gut microbiome, increase risk for complications
    People who regularly take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have less diversity among their gut bacteria, putting them at increased risk for infections like clostridium difficile and pneumonia, in addition to vitamin deficiencies and bone fractures, a ne…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 12:46pm -
  • New device reduces scarring in damaged blood vessels
    A new device contains a form of vitamin A that controls inflammatory responses, preventing scar tissue formation and promoting wound healing. The soft, porous, and thin elastic material contains an acid form of vitamin A, called a retinoid, which is…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:18pm -
  • Derivative of vitamin B3 prevents liver cancer in mice
    The first mouse model that faithfully reproduces the steps of human HCC development has been developed by researchers. The results of the study indicate that diets rich in nicotinamide riboside, a derivative of vitamin B3, protect these mice from dev…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:32pm -
  • Scientists study effects of sunlight to reduce number of nearsighted kids
    Kids who spend more time outside are less likely to need glasses for nearsightedness – but scientists don’t know why. Researchers are now looking more closely at physical changes in the eye influenced by outdoor light exposure in the hopes of red…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:23pm -
  • Oat oil preparation makes you feel fuller
    Oats contain more fat than other cereals, and oat oil has a unique composition. Researchers have now outlined why oat oil supplement makes you feel fuller.
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:19pm -
  • Genetically low vitamin D associated with increased mortality
    Genetically low vitamin D levels are associated with increased all cause mortality, (including cancer), but not with cardiovascular mortality, finds a large study. Genetic variants have been reliably associated with circulating concentrations of vita…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 1:49pm -
  • Two sensors in one: Nanoparticles that enable both MRI and fluorescent imaging could monitor cancer, other diseases
    Chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging and fluorescent imaging in animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific molecules produced in the body, monitor a tumor's environm…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 5:56pm -
  • Nothing fishy about health benefits of plant-based omega-3 fatty acid
    Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet, whether from fish or flax, will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to nutritionists. A substantial amount of evidence exists supporting the heart-health benefits of eicosapent…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 10:45pm -
  • High impact clinical trials yield results that could lead to improved kidney care
    The results of numerous high-impact clinical trials that could affect kidney-related medical care are shared by experts.
    - 12 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 2:42pm -
  • Potassium additives may make low-sodium meats unsafe for patients with kidney disease
    Potassium additives are frequently added to sodium-reduced meat products in amounts that may be dangerous for patients with kidney disease. Sodium-reduced foods are becoming increasingly available to consumers; however food manufacturers may use phos…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 2:42pm -
  • Denosumab reverses bone loss, lowers wrist fracture rates in women with osteoporosis
    Denosumab (Prolia®, Xgeva®) reversed cortical bone loss and increased bone mineral density, lowering wrist fracture rates in women with osteoporosis, according to new research. Osteoporosis is a common condition where bones become weak, affecting b…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 2:40pm -
  • Healthy diets are good for the kidneys
    A healthy diet may help protect the kidneys, experts say. Dietary modifications may be a low-cost, simple intervention to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD). To test this hypothesis, researchers analyzed questionnaires completed by 544…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 2:40pm -
  • Genetic testing for personalized nutrition leads to better outcomes
    Personalized dietary advice based on a person's genetic makeup improves eating habits compared to current 'one-size-fits-all' dietary recommendations, researchers report. Nutrigenomics is a field of research that aims to understand why some people re…
    - 14 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 11:11pm -
  • Vitamin B may not reduce risk of memory loss after all
    Taking vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements may not reduce the risk of memory and thinking problems after all, according to a new study. The study is one of the largest to date to test long-term use of supplements and thinking and memory skills.
    - 16 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 9:10pm -
  • HIV virulence depends on where virus inserts itself in host DNA
    The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can insert itself at different locations in the DNA of its human host -- and this specific integration site determines how quickly the disease progresses, report researchers.
    - 16 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 6:21pm -
  • Marked benefits found for cancer prevention with a higher intake of fatty fish
    A new research review will once again have people asking for a second helping of wild Alaskan salmon at the dinner table. While several other studies have recently challenged the long-held belief of the benefits of a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids,…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 5:01pm -
  • When bone density is good, no repeat tests needed for younger postmenopausal women
    After menopause and before age 65, women who have normal bone density have a very low risk of fracture, shows a new study. That means these women don't need another bone mass density test before age 65, authors say.
    - 17 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 4:17pm -
  • Altered milk protein can deliver aids drug to infants
    A novel method of altering a protein in milk to bind with an antiretroviral drug promises to greatly improve treatment for infants and young children suffering from HIV/AIDS, according to a researcher.
    - 17 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 4:16pm -
  • Obesity plays major role in triggering autoimmune diseases
    Autoimmune diseases like Crohn's Disease and multiple sclerosis, in which the immune system attacks its own body rather than predatory invaders, affect 5-20 percent of the global community. A new study points to the major role obesity plays in trigge…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 4:07pm -
  • School lunches offer better average nutrition than packed lunches, U.S. study finds
    Approximately 60% of the more than 50 million public elementary and secondary education students obtain a substantial portion of their daily calories from school lunches. The 2012–2013 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) nutritional standards gove…
    - 21 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 2:12pm -
  • To eat fish or not to eat fish: Pregnant, breastfeeding women ask the question
    To eat fish or not to eat fish? That is the question for pregnant and breastfeeding women. An expert clarifies this complicated issue in a new article.
    - 22 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 3:40pm -
  • Omega-3 reduces smoking, study suggests
    Taking omega-3 supplements reduces craving for nicotine and even reduces the number of cigarettes that people smoke a day, a new study suggests. "The substances and medications used currently to help people reduce and quit smoking are not very effect…
    - 22 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 3:19pm -
  • New dietary supplement beats calcium, vitamin D for bone strength
    A new study reveals that a new dietary supplement is superior to calcium and vitamin D when it comes to bone health in post-menopausal women.
    - 23 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 2:33pm -
  • High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency across the board in neuromuscular disease
    More credence has been added to a growing awareness of the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in neuromuscular disease by newly presented research. Vitamin D supplementation has been suggested to improve function in frail elderly patients at ris…
    - 28 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 12:19pm -
  • Researchers probe link between newborn health, vitamin A
    The impact vitamin A has on newborns is virtually unknown, but nutrition researchers have published two papers that may provide a framework for future investigations of the vitamin and neonatal health.
    - 28 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:38am -
  • Breathe easier: Get your vitamin D
    Asthma, which inflames and narrows the airways, has become more common in recent years. While there is no known cure, asthma can be managed with medication and by avoiding allergens and other triggers. A new study points to a convenient, free way to…
    - 31 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 4:26pm -
  • Mushroom extract, AHCC, helpful in treating HPV
    A Japanese mushroom extract appears to be effective for the eradication of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a pilot clinical trial. Ten HPV-positive women were treated orally with the extract, AHCC (active hexose correlated compound) once dai…
    - 31 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 4:24pm -
  • 'Sticky' ends start synthetic collagen growth
    Researchers detail how synthetic collagen helices self-assemble into fibers and gels. The discovery could lead to better synthetic materials for medical applications, they say. Collagen is the most common protein in mammals, a major component of bone…
    - 32 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 6:48pm -
  • One drop will do: Researchers develop simple new test for vitamin B12 deficiency
    A novel method to test for vitamin B12 deficiency that is sensitive enough to work on anyone, including newborn babies and large swaths of the general population, scientists say.
    - 32 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 2:05pm -
  • Team discovers how microbes build a powerful antibiotic
    Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding how a powerful antibiotic agent is made in nature. Their discovery solves a decades-old mystery, and opens up new avenues of research into thousands of similar molecules, many of which are likely…
    - 32 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 11:54pm -
  • Heart drug may help treat ALS, mouse study shows
    Digoxin, a medication used in the treatment of heart failure, may be adaptable for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive, paralyzing disease, suggests new research.
    - 32 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 11:54pm -
  • High-dose vitamin D not effective for helping women with repeat reproductive tract infections
    Vitamin D appears not to be effective for treating repeat occurrences of bacterial vaginosis (BV), the most common reproductive infection among women worldwide. While earlier studies have shown a correlation between low vitamin D levels and BV, new r…
    - 35 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 2:12pm -
  • Mechanism uncovered for protein activator could play role in diagnosis, targeted therapy for colorectal cancer
    Uncovering the mechanisms of a protein activator involved in promoting colorectal cancer, scientists demonstrated that a small GTPase enzyme, known as Rab1A, is a key switch for amino acid signaling – a process that investigators say could play an…
    - 36 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 5:07pm -
  • Many in U.S. have poor nutrition, with the disabled doing worst
    Most US adults fail to meet recommended daily levels of 10 key nutrients, and those with disabilities have even worse nutrition than average, researchers report. An estimated 10 to 25 percent of U.S. adults fit into one or more category of disability…
    - 36 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 3:10pm -
  • Cancer patients should not hesitate to speak with their doctors about dietary supplements
    Many cancer patients use dietary supplements such as vitamins, minerals and herbs or other botanicals but often don't tell their doctor. This gap in communication can happen when patients believe that their doctors are indifferent or negative toward…
    - 36 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 1:20pm -
  • Omega 3 can help children with ADD, experts say
    Supplements of the fatty acids omega 3 and 6 can help children and adolescents who have a certain kind of ADHD. New research also indicates that a special cognitive training program can improve problem behavior in children with ADHD.
    - 36 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 1:18pm -
  • Herbal medicines could contain dangerous levels of toxic mold
    Herbal medicines such as licorice, Indian rennet and opium poppy, are at risk of contamination with toxic mold, according to a new study. The authors of the study say it's time for regulators to control mold contamination. An estimated 64% of people…
    - 36 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 1:10pm -
  • Finally: Missing link between vitamin D, prostate cancer
    A new study offers compelling evidence that inflammation may be the link between vitamin D and prostate cancer. Specifically, the study shows that the gene GDF-15, known to be upregulated by vitamin D, is notably absent in samples of human prostate c…
    - 37 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 8:40pm -
  • Trans fats still weighing Americans down
    Americans are eating less trans and saturated fats than they were three decades ago, but they're still consuming these bad fats more than what's recommended for good cardiovascular health. Intake of healthy omega-3 fatty acid was steady over the last…
    - 37 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 8:39pm -
  • Lose the weight, not the potatoes, study says
    People can eat potatoes and still lose weight, a new study demonstrates. The study sought to gain a better understanding of the role of calorie reduction and the glycemic index in weight loss when potatoes are included in the diet. “Some people ha…
    - 37 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 4:33pm -
  • Aphthous ulcers: Causes of mucosal inflammation unclear
    A painful inflamed lesion on the oral mucosa, which often seems to be burning at the periphery: every third individual has at one point had such a lesion -- an aphthous ulcer. Often they resolve after a brief period of time. In 2 to 10 percent of pat…
    - 37 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 2:34pm -
  • Fight against Alzheimer's disease: New research on walnuts
    An new animal study reveals potential brain-health benefits of a walnut-enriched diet. Researchers suggest that a diet including walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset, slowing the progression of, or preventing…
    - 38 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 4:57pm -
  • Seven ways to feel full without overeating
    Not feeling full after or between meals can result in overeating. Eating certain nutrients and foods may help curb appetite and keep one feeling fuller longer, according to an expert.
    - 38 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 4:56pm -
  • Misreporting diet information could impact nutrition recommendations for Hispanics
    Faulty self-reporting of the food we eat can lead to incorrect conclusions about whether we are meeting dietary recommendations for certain essential nutrients, say researchers. A new study is the first to examine how accounting for the problem of mi…
    - 38 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 2:16pm -
  • Altering gut bacteria might mitigate lupus, study suggests
    Lactobacillus species, commonly seen in yogurt cultures, correlate, in the guts of mouse models, with mitigation of lupus symptoms, while Lachnospiraceae, a type of Clostridia, correlate with worsening, according to research. 'Our results suggest tha…
    - 38 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 1:27am -
  • Children who drink non-cow's milk are twice as likely to have low vitamin D
    Children who drink non-cow's milk such as rice, almond, soy or goat's milk, have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood than those who drink cow's milk, according to a new study.
    - 39 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 5:49pm -
  • Fish intake associated with boost to antidepressant response
    Up to half of patients who suffer from major depression do not respond to treatment with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. Now a group of researchers has carried out a study that shows that increasing fatty fish intake appears to increase the…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 1:01pm -
  • Structure of an iron-transport protein revealed
    Iron is the most abundant trace element in humans. As a cofactor of certain proteins, it plays an essential role in oxygen transport and metabolism. Due to the major importance of iron in a wide variety of cellular processes, and the harm caused by i…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • New molecule from herb discovered, potential for drug development
    A new molecule that can join together chains of amino acids -- the building blocks of protein -- has been discovered by researchers. Only three other known molecules have been discovered to be able to perform this function, which is an important proc…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • Major breakthrough could help detoxify pollutants
    A major breakthrough could lead to more effective methods for detoxifying dangerous pollutants like PCBs and dioxins, scientists say. The result is a culmination of 15 years of research. It details how certain organisms manage to lower the toxicity o…
    - 40 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 7:15pm -
  • Vitamin D deficiency increases poor brain function after cardiac arrest by sevenfold
    Patients with vitamin D deficiency were more likely to have a poor neurological outcome or die after sudden cardiac arrest than those who were not deficient. Nearly one-third of the patients who were deficient in vitamin D had died 6 months after the…
    - 41 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 4:28pm -
  • Human genetic research uncovers how omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol
    Research based on the genetic information from over 100,000 individuals of European ancestry has uncovered a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels through the generation of a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins. Th…
    - 43 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 4:35pm -
  • Moms-to-be with low vitamin D levels could have more painful labors
    Pregnant women with low vitamin D levels experience an increased amount of pain during labor, according to a study. Vitamin D deficiency has long been associated with depression and pain, but this is the first study to demonstrate its association wit…
    - 45 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 9:06pm -

Science Daily (Nutrition)

  • Does a yogurt a day keep diabetes away?
    A high intake of yogurt has been found to be associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research. This highlights the importance of having yogurt as part of a healthy diet.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 12:48pm -
  • El Niño stunts children's growth in Peru
    Extreme weather events, such as El Niño, can have long-lasting effects on health, according to research. The study, in coastal Peru, shows that children born during and after the 1997-98 El Niño have a lower height-for-age than others born before t…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 12:48pm -
  • Proton pump inhibitors decrease diversity in gut microbiome, increase risk for complications
    People who regularly take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have less diversity among their gut bacteria, putting them at increased risk for infections like clostridium difficile and pneumonia, in addition to vitamin deficiencies and bone fractures, a ne…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 12:46pm -
  • Two studies, 2 editorials put focus on school breakfasts, lunches
    Schools offering Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) had higher participation in the national school breakfast program and attendance, but math and reading achievement did not differ between schools with or without BIC, according to a study.
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 9:29pm -
  • Excessive contact between cellular organelles disrupts metabolism in obesity
    Researchers have found a novel mechanism causing type 2 diabetes that could be targeted to prevent or treat the disease. The research highlights a previously unrecognized molecular pathway that contributes to the malfunction of liver cells in obesity…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 5:53pm -
  • Longer work hours for moms mean less sleep, higher BMIs for preschoolers
    A link between moms' employment and overweight/obesity in preschoolers has been found by researchers. The study investigated links between mothers' employment status and their children's weight over time, exploring the impact of potential mediators,…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:39pm -
  • Derivative of vitamin B3 prevents liver cancer in mice
    The first mouse model that faithfully reproduces the steps of human HCC development has been developed by researchers. The results of the study indicate that diets rich in nicotinamide riboside, a derivative of vitamin B3, protect these mice from dev…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:32pm -
  • Weight, eating habits in Parkinson's disease
    A review of the scientific literature on Parkinson’s disease shows that even the non-motor symptoms associated with the disease can contribute to the changes in body weight seen in patients (including those subjected to deep brain stimulation). Amo…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:21pm -
  • How do teenage boys perceive their weight?
    Almost one third of male adolescents inaccurately perceive their weight. This can influence their eating habits and, consequently, their health, according to a study conducted with 600 teenage boys from Barcelona and surrounding areas. Up to 25% of t…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:21pm -
  • Oat oil preparation makes you feel fuller
    Oats contain more fat than other cereals, and oat oil has a unique composition. Researchers have now outlined why oat oil supplement makes you feel fuller.
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:19pm -
  • Bacterial slime: It's what's for dinner
    If natural or humanmade disaster strikes, causing global crop failures, the world won't starve -- providing they are willing to eat bacterial slime and bugs. "People have been doing catastrophic risk research for a while. But most of what's been done…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:17pm -
  • Wheat in diet: Study on health impact of wheat challenges Stone Age myths and costly diets, providing you go whole grain
    A review of the current evidence on the dietary and health impact of whole grain cereal consumption finds that many of the myths attributed to wheat-free diets are just that – myths, and that whole grains such as wheat are beneficial for the majori…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:45am -
  • Can eating blueberries really help you see better in the dark?
    Blueberries are super stars among health food advocates, who tout the fruit for not only promoting heart health, better memory and digestion, but also for improving night vision. Scientists have taken a closer look at this latter claim and have found…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 4:27pm -
  • Genetically low vitamin D associated with increased mortality
    Genetically low vitamin D levels are associated with increased all cause mortality, (including cancer), but not with cardiovascular mortality, finds a large study. Genetic variants have been reliably associated with circulating concentrations of vita…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 1:49pm -
  • Taking antibiotics during pregnancy increases risk for child becoming obese
    A study just released by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that children who were exposed to antibiotics in the second or third trimester of pregnancy had a higher risk of childhood obesity at age 7. The research also showed…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 7:18pm -
  • High-fructose diet in adolescence may exacerbate depressive-like behavior
    When animals consume a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence, it can worsen depressive- and anxiety-like behavior and alter how the brain responds to stress. "Our results offer new insights into the ways in which diet can alter brain health an…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 7:18pm -
  • Shift in gut bacteria observed in fiber supplement study may offer good news for weight loss
    Most Americans don't get the daily recommended amount of fiber in their diet, though research has shown that dietary fiber can cause a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria, reducing the risk of colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 5:55pm -
  • Soy spells fewer hot flashes for certain women
    Does soy in the diet help with hot flashes? It does, but only for women whose bodies can produce the soy metabolite equol, reports a new study.
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 3:59pm -
  • Herbs, spices enhance heart health as well as flavor
    Spices and herbs are rich in antioxidants, which may help improve triglyceride concentrations and other blood lipids, according to nutritionists. "The metabolic effects of spices and herbs and their efficacy and safety relative to traditional drug th…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 3:56pm -
  • New clue in celiac disease puzzle: Cause of oat toxicity explained
    Researchers have identified why some people with celiac disease show an immune response after eating oats. The researchers have identified the key components in oats that trigger an immune response in some people with celiac disease. The findings may…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 3:55pm -
  • Trans fat consumption linked to diminished memory in working-aged adults
    Trans fat consumption is adversely linked to memory sharpness in young to middle-aged men. Men under 45 years old who ate higher amounts of trans fats, which are found in processed foods, had significantly reduced ability to recall words. Further stu…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 3:54pm -
  • Premature infants benefit from early sodium supplementation according to new research
    Early sodium supplementation for very premature infants can enhance weight gain according to a recent study. This study found significant differences between the infants who received sodium supplementation and those who received the placebo.
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 12:29pm -
  • New school meal requirements: More harm than good?
    New federal regulations requiring school meals to contain more whole grains, less saturated fat and more fruits and vegetables, while perhaps improving some aspects of the food being served at schools across the United States, may also be perpetuatin…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 12:25pm -
  • Novel theory connects mothers to childhood obesity: Evolution is the cause, and moms are the cure
    A theory that suggests a mother’s activity and metabolism can influence her child’s likelihood of being obese has been published by a researcher. Obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years in the…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 12:49am -
  • Nothing fishy about health benefits of plant-based omega-3 fatty acid
    Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet, whether from fish or flax, will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to nutritionists. A substantial amount of evidence exists supporting the heart-health benefits of eicosapent…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 10:45pm -
  • Small fraction of students attended schools with USDA nutrition components
    If the latest US Department of Agriculture standards for school meals and food sold in other venues such as vending machines and snack bars are fully implemented, there is potential to substantially improve school nutrition because only a small fract…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 9:42pm -
  • Working night shift burns less energy, increases risk of weight gain
    People who work the night shift are likely burning less energy during a 24-hour period than those on a normal schedule, increasing their risk for weight gain and obesity, according to a new study.
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 9:42pm -
  • Fat around heart may cause irregular heartbeat
    The layer of fat that surrounds the heart may be a better predictor of atrial fibrillation than body mass index, the most common measure of obesity, a study has found. Obesity is commonly measured as a person’s body mass index (BMI). But a new stud…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 9:26pm -
  • Setting family rules promotes healthier behavior in children
    Setting specific family rules about healthy eating and sedentary behavior actually leads to healthier practices in children, a new study has confirmed.
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 6:07pm -
  • Newly discovered hormone points to potential treatment for obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease
    Researchers have discovered how a previously unknown hormone serves as a messenger from fat cells to the liver and are investigating the potential of developing a new treatment for metabolic disorders.
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 5:56pm -
  • Women's fertility linked to detox element in diet
    For the first time, research has shown how much of a critical role the natural antioxidant selenium plays at the earliest stages of a woman's fertility. "Selenium is an essential trace element found in protein-rich foods like red meat, seafood and nu…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 4:10pm -
  • Calorie-restricting diets slow aging, study finds
    Neuroscientists have shown that calorie-reduced diets stop the normal rise and fall in activity levels of close to 900 different genes linked to aging and memory formation in the brain.
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 4:06pm -
  • Young children take but often barely touch healthy school cafeteria food options
    You can offer young children healthier food choices in the elementary school cafeteria, but will they actually put it on their trays and eat it? Probably not, suggests a new study.
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 1:47pm -
  • Home cooking a main ingredient in healthier diet, study shows
    People who frequently cook meals at home eat healthier and consume fewer calories than those who cook less, according to new research. The findings also suggest that those who frequently cooked at home -- six-to-seven nights a week -- also consumed f…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 1:47pm -
  • Electronic monitoring device may help lower salt intake
    Using an electronic monitoring device may help heart failure patients and their families stick to a low-salt diet, according to research.
    - 12 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 11:41pm -
  • Potassium additives may make low-sodium meats unsafe for patients with kidney disease
    Potassium additives are frequently added to sodium-reduced meat products in amounts that may be dangerous for patients with kidney disease. Sodium-reduced foods are becoming increasingly available to consumers; however food manufacturers may use phos…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 2:42pm -
  • Healthy diets are good for the kidneys
    A healthy diet may help protect the kidneys, experts say. Dietary modifications may be a low-cost, simple intervention to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD). To test this hypothesis, researchers analyzed questionnaires completed by 544…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 2:40pm -
  • New online calculator estimates cardiovascular disease risk
    The new Healthy Heart Score gives individuals an easy method to estimate their 20-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease based on simple lifestyle habits.
    - 14 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 11:11pm -
  • Genetic testing for personalized nutrition leads to better outcomes
    Personalized dietary advice based on a person's genetic makeup improves eating habits compared to current 'one-size-fits-all' dietary recommendations, researchers report. Nutrigenomics is a field of research that aims to understand why some people re…
    - 14 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 11:11pm -
  • What's the current role of liver biopsy in children?
    While noninvasive alternatives are increasingly available, liver biopsy still provides essential information in some children with liver disease, according to researchers.
    - 14 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 5:49pm -
  • Chemical in coffee may help prevent obesity-related disease
    A chemical compound commonly found in coffee may help prevent some of the damaging effects of obesity. Scientists have found that chlorogenic acid, or CGA, significantly reduced insulin resistance and accumulation of fat in the livers of mice who wer…
    - 14 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 5:49pm -
  • New mechanism for growth control discovered
    Research on Drosophila reveals that once activated during starvation, a newly-discovered regulatory system prevents the secretion of insulin like peptides, the counterparts of IGF and insulin in mammals.
    - 14 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 1:56pm -
  • Alzheimer's drug may reduce urge to binge eat
    The Alzheimer's drug memantine may perform double-duty helping binge eaters control their compulsion. Researchers have demonstrated that memantine, a neuroprotective drug, may reduce the addictive and impulsive behavior associated with binge eating.
    - 15 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 5:33pm -
  • Liver, brain communicate in order to regulate appetite
    The liver stores excess glucose, sugar, in the form of glycogen — chains of glucose — which is later released to cover body energy requirements. Diabetic patients do not accumulate glucose well in the liver and this is one of the reasons why they…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 5:27pm -
  • Puree helps kids make smooth transition to vegetables
    Adding tiny amounts of vegetable puree to milk and then rice at the time of weaning makes children more likely to eat vegetables, new research shows. Infants who consumed either milk (breast milk or formula) followed by rice mixed with vegetable pure…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 1:33am -
  • Vitamin B may not reduce risk of memory loss after all
    Taking vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements may not reduce the risk of memory and thinking problems after all, according to a new study. The study is one of the largest to date to test long-term use of supplements and thinking and memory skills.
    - 16 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 9:10pm -
  • Live longer? Save the planet? Better diet could nail both
    A new study shows how a shift away from this trajectory and toward healthier traditional Mediterranean, pescatarian or vegetarian diets could not only boost human lifespan and quality of life, but also slash greenhouse gas emissions and save habitat…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 6:20pm -
  • Moderate consumption of sugary drinks has little impact on adolescents' metabolic health
    Short-term, moderate consumption of high-fructose and high-glucose beverages has little impact on the metabolic health of weight-stable, physically active adolescents, scientists have found. The study measured several aspects of metabolic health, inc…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 5:01pm -
  • Marked benefits found for cancer prevention with a higher intake of fatty fish
    A new research review will once again have people asking for a second helping of wild Alaskan salmon at the dinner table. While several other studies have recently challenged the long-held belief of the benefits of a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids,…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 5:01pm -
  • 'Nudges' try to help college students live healthier
    Here's one way to try to get college students to live healthier lifestyles: They log onto their computer and get lessons and emails, telling them why they should eat better, exercise and sleep right. That's what researchers at 13 universities discove…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 2:30pm -
  • Long-term benefits of popular diets are less than evident
    Dieters lost modest weight in the first year on popular diets such as Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, and Zone. In longer term studies of Atkins and Weight Watchers, the weight dieters lost after the first year was partially regained after two…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 10:02pm -
  • Piecing together signaling pathway leading to obesity
    A team of researchers has now drawn connections between known regulators of body mass, pointing to possible treatments for obesity and metabolic disorders. As scientists probe the molecular underpinnings of why some people are prone to obesity and so…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 7:22pm -
  • The Trojan horse burger: Do companies that 'do good' sell unhealthy food?
    When consumers see a company performing good deeds, they often assume that the company's products are healthy. According to a new study this may be far from true, and the company’s socially responsible behavior may be creating a “health halo” o…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 3:49pm -

Yahoo!

  • newChina drafts policy on emergency Ebola diagnosis, approves products
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has drafted a policy on the emergency use of diagnostic products for the Ebola virus disease and clinical trials, the country's drug regulator said on Friday, as the number of people affected globally by the epidemic nears…
    - 53 mins ago, 28 Nov 14, 11:01am -
  • newNepal devotees sacrifice thousands of animals in Hindu ritual

    Nepal devotees sacrifice thousands of animals in Hindu ritual

    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in a ritual sacrifice on Friday, ignoring calls by animal rights activists to halt what they described as the world's large…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 9:27am -
  • newMost chickens sold in UK stores have traces of food bug - watchdog
    LONDON (Reuters) - Almost three-quarters of fresh chickens sold by British retailers were found to have traces of a potentially fatal food-poisoning bug, a food watchdog warned on Thursday and said major grocers were not doing enough to tackle the pr…
    - 21 hours ago, 27 Nov 14, 2:32pm -
  • Overweight linked to 500,000 cancer cases per year

    Overweight linked to 500,000 cancer cases per year

    Overweight and obesity is now causing nearly half a million new cancer cases in adults every year, roughly 3.6 percent of the world's total, a study said Wednesday.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 11:53pm -
  • US orders calorie labeling for chain restaurants

    US orders calorie labeling for chain restaurants

    The United States on Tuesday announced sweeping new rules forcing chain restaurants and pizza parlors to publish calorie counts on menus in an attempt to combat the nation's obesity epidemic.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 9:26pm -
  • Elderly should take cholesterol-lowering statins: US study

    Elderly should take cholesterol-lowering statins: US study

    Nearly everyone aged 66 to 75 should consider taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke, new guidelines say.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 1:57am -
  • Bayer explores possible sale of diabetes device unit - Bloomberg

    Bayer explores possible sale of diabetes device unit - Bloomberg

    (Reuters) - Germany-based drugmaker Bayer AG is considering the sale of its diabetes device business, Bloomberg reported, citing sources. The unit, thought to be worth 1 billion to 2 billion euros (790 million to 1.6 billion pounds), might attract bi…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 11:38pm -
  • Aviva says will compensate customers sold wrong annuities

    Aviva says will compensate customers sold wrong annuities

    LONDON (Reuters) - British insurer Aviva plc said on Saturday it would compensate around 250 annuity customers who had been short-changed because of an error in its sales process. The Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday that Aviva had discovered…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 7:17pm -
  • Sanofi touts new drugs but diabetes outlook disappoints

    Sanofi touts new drugs but diabetes outlook disappoints

    By Natalie Huet PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi , which sacked its chief executive three weeks ago, gave a weak sales outlook for its diabetes drugs on Thursday, overshadowing plans to reap more than 30 billion euros (23.97 billion pounds) from new medicine…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 9:08pm -
  • Nearly 30% of world population is overweight

    Nearly 30% of world population is overweight

    More than 2.1 billion people globally -- or nearly 30 percent of the world's population -- are now overweight or obese, with the figure set to rise further by 2030, according to a study published Thursday.
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:38pm -
  • Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

    Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

    LONDON (AP) — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday.
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:30pm -
  • U.S. court denies Ranbaxy's bid to block launch of rival generics
    (Reuters) - A U.S. court has denied a request by Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd to stop competitors from launching copies of AstraZeneca Plc's heartburn pill Nexium and Roche's antiviral , a court filing showed. Ranbaxy had filed a lawsuit…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 3:09pm -
  • Without CEO, Sanofi touts new drugs in its pipeline

    Without CEO, Sanofi touts new drugs in its pipeline

    PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi set out its strategy for bringing several new drugs to the market on Thursday, in a bid to win over investors alarmed by the sudden ouster of its chief executive and problems in the field of diabetes. Sanofi said it could lau…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:28am -
  • Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

    Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

    CHICAGO (AP) — Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. Doctors say it's the first evidence that early us…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 8:20pm -
  • UN warns over threat of AIDS rebound

    UN warns over threat of AIDS rebound

    South African actress Charlize Theron threw her weight Tuesday behind an urgent new UN campaign to end AIDS as a global health threat by 2030.
    - 9 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:56am -
  • U.S.-born rabbis slain in Israel praised; protesters at U.N. Palestinian mission
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