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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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'Simply seeing green spaces' may help reduce cravings

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:00
Access to a view of greenery from the comfort of your home reduces the frequency and intensity of cravings for alcohol, unhealthful food, and tobacco.

How diet quality affects the colon's microbiome

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:00
New research has now examined the bacterial composition of the colonic mucosa of individuals who follow low and high quality diets.

What is bile acid malabsorption?

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:00
Bile acid malabsorption is a condition in which the body does not reabsorb enough bile acid, leading to diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Learn more here.

Are crickets and other creepy crawlies the new superfood?

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:00
Researchers now show that crickets and other insects pack a very high antioxidant content, which could make them top contenders as super-nutritious foods.

Why even slim people may benefit from calorie restriction

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 06:00
New research reveals the cardiometabolic benefits that a small reduction in calorie intake can have on people who are not overweight or obese.

What can cause abdominal pain and constipation?

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 17:00
Abdominal pain and constipation often result from dietary and lifestyle factors and usually respond well to home treatment. However, abdominal pain and constipation can sometimes also be symptoms of an underlying medical condition. Learn more here.

Top 13 high potassium foods

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 02:00
Potassium is a nutrient that is key to good heart health. In this article, learn about the best high potassium foods that people can eat.

Sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, may raise cancer risk

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 06:00
New research finds a link between consuming sugary drinks, including fruit juices with no added sugar, and the risk of overall cancer and breast cancer.

How many calories do eggs contain?

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 14:00
Eggs are rich in protein, calcium, and potassium, among other vital nutrients. In this article, learn how many calories an egg contains, as well as the risks and benefits of eating eggs.

Through my eyes: Weight loss surgery

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 11:00
My name is Jenny Marshall. This is the story of my lifelong struggle with obesity, and how weight loss surgery changed my life forever.

How crushed eggshells could help repair bone damage

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 06:00
In an effort to find better ways of supporting bone growth for transplants, a study in vitro and in vivo has turned to an unusual material: eggshells.

These diets and supplements may not really protect the heart

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 03:00
Do common dietary interventions and nutritional supplements really help protect against cardiovascular events? A new meta-analysis answers in the negative.

Pro-obesity environment and genes could explain big rise in body weight

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 11:00
While genes can raise obesity risk, they interact with environment to drive up BMI, with environment likely contributing more, Norwegian study suggests.

Spinach supplement may increase muscle strength

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 10:00
New research finds that a dietary supplement comprising spinach extract can significantly increase athletic performance and muscle strength.

Glycemic index: Everything you need to know

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 13:00
The glycemic index (GI) scores foods according to how quickly they raise blood sugar. This scoring system can help people with conditions such as diabetes make positive dietary choices. Learn more about GI, including about low and high GI foods, in this article.

Very low levels of 'bad' cholesterol may raise stroke risk

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 10:00
New research in a large sample of participants finds that too little low-density lipoprotein cholesterol correlates with a higher risk of bleeding stroke.

Fungal or animal protein: Which is better for building muscle?

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 03:00
A small new study suggests that fungus-derived protein present in some meat replacement products may be better for building muscles than animal protein.

Best anti-cancer supplements

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 18:00
Anti-cancer supplements can include vitamin tablets and herbal extracts. However, while supplements may help to reduce a person’s risk of developing cancer or support the body during cancer treatment, no supplement can replace standard cancer therapies. Learn more here.

New food supplement made from bacteria fights metabolic syndrome

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 03:00
A new study finds that taking Akkermansia bacteria in pasteurized form as a food supplement improves metabolic parameters in people with prediabetes.

What are the benefits and effects of manganese?

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 18:00
Manganese is a trace mineral that contributes to several bodily functions. Most people can get adequate amounts of manganese from their diet. Learn more about its effects, benefits, and sources here.