Can eating sugar cause cancer?

The relation between sugar and cancer can be confusing. Many questions can be asked: Does sugar cause cancer? Do sugar feed cancer cells, making them grow more...
Should you take dietary supplements

Should you take dietary supplements?

When you reach for that bottle of vitamin C or fish oil pills, you might wonder how well they’ll work and if they’re safe....

Eating too much salt is associated with risk of heart failure

Eating too much salt is associated with a doubled risk of heart failure, according to a 12-year study in more than 4,000 people. In the...
9 myths about healthy diet that you may still believe

9 myths about healthy diet that you may still believe

As a nutritional epidemiologist devoted to prevention, Karin Michels has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimized through a proper...
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...

What happens to your body when you eat too much salt?

Did you know the word “salary” stems from salt and its storied use throughout human history, dating as far back as 6050 BC? It has...
Why sugary drink could harm your health

Why sugary drink could harm your health

Adults over the age of 45 who consume large amounts of sugary beverages including soft drinks, fruit drinks and fruit juices may have a...
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...
Can diet pills help you lose weight

Can diet pills help you lose weight?

Everyone knows that a combination of diet and exercise is the best way to lose weight. But many of us have tried this, over...

Which is more important – sleep, diet or exercise?

One of the most commonly made 2018 resolutions is to live a healthier lifestyle. For a vast majority of people, that goal involves vowing to...
A vegetarian diet can reap rewards

A vegetarian diet can reap rewards

Vegetarians miss out on lots of foods. No grilled burgers or franks at picnics. No holiday turkey or fries cooked in animal fat. Strict vegetarians...
Should you choose low-fat or low carb for weight loss

Should you choose low-fat or low carb for weight loss?

Healthy diets play a key role in weight loss and maintenance. However, what diet is the optimal has been controversial for 30 years. Some people...
What supplements do scientists use

What supplements do scientists use, and why?

Supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry. But, unlike pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of these products don’t have to prove that their products are effective, only that...
Healthy plant-based diet may substantially reduce type 2 diabetes risk

Healthy plant-based diet may substantially reduce type 2 diabetes risk

Consuming a plant-based diet—especially one rich in high-quality plant foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes—is linked with substantially lower risk...

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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...
Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

A recent study has revealed following a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for just eight weeks can lead to rapid weight gain and health complications. The surprise...