Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain and heart disease

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain and heart disease

Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a...
Can mindful eating really help you lose weight

Can mindful eating really help you lose weight?

It is unclear whether mindful eating can help with weight loss, according to a new City, University of London review. The paper, which is published...
Different dietary fat, different risk of mortality

Different dietary fat, different risk of mortality

Consuming higher amounts of unsaturated fats was associated with lower mortality, according to a study from researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public...
What you should know about vegetarianism

What you should know about vegetarianism

Vegetarianism nowadays is a popular choice for many people and families. Generally, people who become vegetarians don’t eat animal products, such as red meat, poultry,...
Grapes can lower blood pressure and reduce heart damage

Grapes can lower blood pressure and reduce heart damage

Can a grape-enriched diet prevent the downhill sequence of heart failure after years of high blood pressure? A University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study suggests...
Are canned and frozen fruits and vegetables as good as fresh ones

Are canned and frozen fruits and vegetables as good as fresh ones?

The answer is, it all depends—on the type of produce, the type of processing, and which nutrients. In general, fresh produce picked at peak maturity...
Blueberries may help reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction

Blueberries may help reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction

Flavonoid-rich foods are associated with a reduced risk of erectile dysfunction – according to a new collaborative study from the University of East Anglia...
White rice during pregnancy may increase child obesity risk

White rice during pregnancy may increase child obesity risk

In a new study, researchers from National Institutes of Health find that if women with gestational diabetes eat too much refined grains during pregnancy,...
Vitamin C is effective in targeting cancer stem cells

Vitamin C is effective in targeting cancer stem cells

Vitamin C is up to ten times more effective at stopping cancer cell growth than pharmaceuticals such as 2-DG, according to scientists in Salford,...
Cooking with cast iron Fact versus fiction

Cooking with cast iron: Fact versus fiction

Cooks around the world prize their cast-iron cookware, which has many advantages over its aluminum siblings. But there are a few myths surrounding cast-iron cooking...
Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice strongly reduces high blood pressure

Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice strongly reduces high blood pressure

Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice significantly reduces high blood pressure at a level comparable to that achieved by medication, according to new research from...
Saturated fat, regardless of type, linked with increased heart disease risk

Saturated fat, regardless of type, linked with increased heart disease risk

A study published in the British Medical Journal revealed findings that, at first glance, are not that surprising: Saturated fat in the diet is...
A handful of nuts a day can cut heart disease risk by nearly 30 percent

A handful of nuts a day can cut heart disease risk by nearly 30...

A large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart...
Seaweed may protect your skin from sunshine

Seaweed may protect your skin from sunshine

A compound found in seaweed could protect human skin from the damaging impact of the sun without causing harm to marine ecosystems. The use of...
What's healthier—fresh, dried or frozen fruit?

What’s healthier—fresh, dried or frozen fruit?

"Eat more fruit and vegetables" is one of the most common recommendations we hear when we're encouraged to eat healthily. But when it comes...

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3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...
Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists has found a possible mechanism explaining why use of the sugar substitute (aspartame) might not help...
Foods for people that are bad for your dog

Foods for people that are bad for your dog

If you consider the family dog, well, family—and are apt to toss him a piece of your food now and then—proceed with caution. Some foods...
Energy dense foods may increase your cancer risk even if you are not obese

Energy dense foods may increase your cancer risk even if you are not obese

Diet is believed to play a role in cancer risk. Current research shows that an estimated 30% of cancers could be prevented through nutritional...
Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplements can reduce inflammation

Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplements can reduce inflammation

In a study, researchers have found that weight loss, in combination with vitamin D supplements, has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than...