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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Two large new clinical trials have examined the benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements for staving off heart disease and cancer.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Rooibos tea is a delicious alternative to green or black tea. It is naturally caffeine-free and has many other potential health benefits. Learn about them here.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Body mass index or BMI is one way to see if a person can see if they are is underweight, if their weight is appropriate, or if they have excess weight. Use these calculators to check your BMI.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
BMI is one way of measuring whether a person’s weight is healthy. It takes both height and weight into account. However, it does not provide an accurate reflection of an individual’s body composition. Find out how to measure BMI in adults, children, and teens in this article.
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Many people try intermittent fasting as a way to lose weight. Research shows that there are benefits to eating during a short window of time during the day, including improvements in heart health and brain health. Learn more about the best benefits of intermittent fasting here.
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice can affect the safety and effectiveness of a variety of drugs. However, there is little evidence to suggest people taking metformin should avoid grapefruit. Learn more.
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 11:00:00 GMT
A new systematic review finds that a common natural pigment could significantly lower the risk of heart disease and death related to cardiovascular events.
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:00:00 GMT
In a person with Crohn's disease, a flare-up can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, and a loss of appetite. Eating the right foods during a flare-up can help ease symptoms and speed recovery. Learn more here.
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:00:00 GMT
New research reveals what gives coffee its protective properties for brain health, and why it can help keep Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease at bay.
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMT
New research in rodents has tested the cardioprotective benefits of a compound triggered by consuming vegetables, fish, and seafood.
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
One indigenous population from the Bolivian Amazon may have a lesson or two to teach us about how diet and lifestyle can protect heart health.
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 17:00:00 GMT
New research reveals that antioxidants that bind to mitochondria — the main source of free radicals — either have no effect or cause tumors to grow faster.
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Two new studies suggest that a daily serving of nuts helps stave off weight gain in the long run and benefits cardiometabolic health in women.
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Experts worry that energy drinks may impair health, particularly cardiovascular function. They warn that even one energy drink may harm the blood vessels.
Sun, 04 Nov 2018 11:00:00 GMT
People tend to eat more when they are given a larger portion of unhealthful food. A new study asks whether the same rule applies for healthful snacks.
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:00:00 GMT
A recent study takes a look at how adding cottonseed oil to a high-fat diet impacts a person's levels of 'good' and 'bad' cholesterol, among other factors.
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Whether or not dairy is good for health has become a controversial topic. New research suggests that fermented dairy may protect the heart.
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 16:00:00 GMT
New research discovers the molecular mechanism that explains why a high intake of salt may trigger inflammation and raise the risk of multiple sclerosis.
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 19:00:00 GMT
People who follow the ketogenic diet eat a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet to induce a bodily process called ketosis. There are several signs of ketosis that can indicate whether or not the diet is working. Learn more here.
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Practicing good oral hygiene can help a person keep their gums healthy and reduce the risk of gum disease. This involves regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and having frequent dental checkups. Learn more about these steps, the signs of gum disease, and how diet can improve gum health.
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 11:00:00 GMT
A new meta-analysis concludes that switching to a plant-based diet could significantly improve the psychological and physical symptoms of diabetes.
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:00:00 GMT
Our gut microbiota can make or break our health. Researchers have found that our bodies keep bacteria under control by 'rationing' the resources they need.
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 19:00:00 GMT
Many people need to or wish to avoid or reduce the bread they eat that contains wheat. Fortunately, there are many healthful and tasty alternatives without wheat that they can choose. Learn more here.
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Prebiotics and probiotics work together to encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria that can improve digestion and support the immune system. Both prebiotics and probiotics occur naturally in many foods. Here, learn more about the differences between them, their benefits, and how to incorporate them into the diet.
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Using advanced techniques, researchers have investigated how gut inflammation develops. They come to a worrying conclusion about probiotics.
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