Diet and Nutrition News
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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Scientists recently tested probiotics in a roundworm model of Parkinson’s. A particular bacterium had a protective effect and improved symptoms.
The internet contains reams of information on probiotics. A new study tests the claims of popular websites and conclude that many are misleading.
A new study examines the link between drinking tea and lower rates of depression in older Chinese adults, revealing the characteristics of tea drinkers.
Gut bacteria live alongside billions of viruses. A new study investigates how specific foods impact these viruses and, therefore, gut bacteria.
New research in pigs examines how sugar intake affects the brain's reward circuits and finds that changes are noticeable after just 12 days.
Taking an appetite suppressant produced by gut bacteria may help increase the value of moderate exercise for weight loss, according to a new study.
People have discussed the potential health benefits of turmeric for thousands of years. A recent review assesses the evidence for its use against cancer.
Eating certain nutrients as part of a healthful diet may help keep the vagina healthy, prevent infections, or improve vaginal conditions. Learn more here.
Some people take dietary supplements to help reduce high blood pressure. Do these supplements work, and are they safe? Learn what the research says.
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.
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.
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.
New research in mouse models suggests that a traditional Indian remedy, the bitter melon, may be effective against cancer. The study authors explain why.
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.
How much do our diets influence our mental health? A recent review assesses the evidence and concludes that much more research is needed.
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.
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.
Some people may be worried about the effect of pesticides in their food. Read this article to learn about how pesticides can affect health.
As cannabis edibles become legal in more countries, specialists caution potential users and their physicians about the associated risks.
A new study found a link between inadequate hydration and poorer cognitive functioning, especially in memory and attention tasks — but only in older women.