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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Eating placenta, or placentophagy, is becoming increasingly popular among new moms. But does consuming this temporary organ really offer health benefits?
Fasting intermittently seems to confer a range of benefits. A new study takes a look at the chemical pathways that might be involved.
Learn how to work out how many calories are burned per day, including specific totals for different types of activities and exercises.
Learn all about the health benefits of polyphenols and which foods contain them. We also look at the possible risks and considerations for these chemicals.
Learn about the nutritional background and potential health benefits of romaine lettuce, including some tips for including it in meals.
Researchers suggest that the effect of stress on gut microbiota is comparable with that seen with a high-fat diet, but this may only apply to women.
Learn all about the food to eat and avoid on the gastric sleeve diet. We look at the different phases and the process of transitioning to solid foods here.
We look at the low FODMAP diet. Find out what it is, what kind of foods you can eat, and what the benefits are for people with irritable bowels.
Graviola is hailed as a wonder herb, but does it live up to its hype? What are the health benefits? Here's what the research has to say.
Learn about what to eat and what to avoid for people with gestational diabetes. This article also gives an overview for this condition.
New research finds that broccoli might be beneficial for gastrointestinal health; it appears to regulate the microbiome and prevent leaky gut.
ADHD is difficult to treat. Over recent years, the impact of nutrition has come to the fore. New research investigates the potential use of micronutrients.
Researchers suggest that glucosamine, a dietary supplement, may help to reduce brain cell excitability, bringing us closer to a new therapy for epilepsy.
Ketone is a chemical produced by the body when fats are broken down for energy. In this article, we explain ketone tests and how to understand the results.
Contrary to previous research, a new study suggests that missing a morning meal does not lead to greater calorie intake later in the day.
Tocotrienols are a type of vitamin E nutrients. Learn where to find them in foods, and what the difference between them and vitamin E generally is, here.
Researchers reveal how a compound in green tea called EGCG prevents the formation of toxic beta-amyloid plaques, which are a hallmark of Alzheimer's.
A new study finds that the gene EMSY is linked to a raised risk of peanut and food allergy, and that five other loci may also be involved.
Acetone breath, or breath that smells like nail polish remover, could indicate that a person has diabetes or another health condition. Learn more.
A new review of more than 20 studies has linked higher blood levels of linoleic acid – a main form of omega-6 – to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.