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Dietary needs change throughout life, from eating well during pregnancy to getting the correct nutrients as you get older. Eating a well-balanced diet can reduce your risk of various diseases and help you maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight can lead to serious health problems, such as type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Certain foods have numerous health benefits and can give your wellbeing a boost.
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Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson's?

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 06:00
Scientists recently tested probiotics in a roundworm model of Parkinson’s. A particular bacterium had a protective effect and improved symptoms.

Online information about probiotics often misleading

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 03:00
The internet contains reams of information on probiotics. A new study tests the claims of popular websites and conclude that many are misleading.

Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 03:00
A new study examines the link between drinking tea and lower rates of depression in older Chinese adults, revealing the characteristics of tea drinkers.

Common foods alter gut bacteria by influencing viruses

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 06:00
Gut bacteria live alongside billions of viruses. A new study investigates how specific foods impact these viruses and, therefore, gut bacteria.

Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 03:00
New research in pigs examines how sugar intake affects the brain's reward circuits and finds that changes are noticeable after just 12 days.

Supplement may help burn fat long after exercise

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 11:00
Taking an appetite suppressant produced by gut bacteria may help increase the value of moderate exercise for weight loss, according to a new study.

Does turmeric have anticancer properties?

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 03:00
People have discussed the potential health benefits of turmeric for thousands of years. A recent review assesses the evidence for its use against cancer.

Can diet improve a person's vaginal health?

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:00
Eating certain nutrients as part of a healthful diet may help keep the vagina healthy, prevent infections, or improve vaginal conditions. Learn more here.

Best supplements for lowering blood pressure

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 13:00
Some people take dietary supplements to help reduce high blood pressure. Do these supplements work, and are they safe? Learn what the research says.

Full liquid diet: Everything you need to know

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 20:00
A doctor may recommend a full liquid diet for a short time for people with certain medical conditions. Learn more about what to eat and avoid on the full liquid diet here.

How can we reduce our exposure to potentially harmful aluminium?

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 03:00
A new study from Germany suggests that many people have an overly high intake of aluminium compounds. The authors advise on how to minimize possible risks.

What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 14:00
People with anorexia tend to severely restrict their food intake, while those with bulimia go through periods of overeating followed by unhealthful behaviors to ‘purge.’ Learn more here.

How might bitter melon help treat cancer?

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 06:00
New research in mouse models suggests that a traditional Indian remedy, the bitter melon, may be effective against cancer. The study authors explain why.

Anxiety and loss of appetite: What is the link?

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 15:00
While some people with anxiety tend to overeat, others have little or no appetite. Learn more about the link between anxiety and appetite loss here.

Does diet influence mental health? Assessing the evidence

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 06:00
How much do our diets influence our mental health? A recent review assesses the evidence and concludes that much more research is needed.

What to know about free-range eggs

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 02:00
In general, hens that can roam freely inside and outside of their houses produce free-range eggs. Learn more about the classification of free-range eggs here.

Treatment options for IBS

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 22:00
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. Learn about the treatments and remedies here.

Are pesticides in food harmful?

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 14:00
Some people may be worried about the effect of pesticides in their food. Read this article to learn about how pesticides can affect health.

Specialists warn about risks of cannabis edibles

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 11:00
As cannabis edibles become legal in more countries, specialists caution potential users and their physicians about the associated risks.

Could hydration levels influence cognitive function?

Sun, 01/05/2020 - 03:00
A new study found a link between inadequate hydration and poorer cognitive functioning, especially in memory and attention tasks — but only in older women.