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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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Vegan keto diet: Everything you need to know

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 15:00
A vegan keto diet is a very low carbohydrate diet that does not include any animal products. Learn about the possible benefits and risks and what to eat on a vegan keto diet here.

Some keto diets may exacerbate skin inflammation

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 06:00
A study in mouse models with psoriasis-like skin inflammation suggests that ketogenic diets with a very high fat content may exacerbate skin problems.

How does taurine affect the body?

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 20:00
Taurine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in the body. People can also get taurine from supplements and other dietary sources. This article outlines the health benefits and potential risks of taurine.

Why raw dog food could be harmful for pets and owners alike

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 06:00
Researchers have found that some raw dog food products harbor harmful bacteria that could cause infections both in dogs and their human family members.

Everything you need to know about parasite cleanses

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 20:00
Parasite cleanses aim to rid the body of parasitic infections, such as worms. These products make more claims than research supports. Learn more about parasite cleanses in this article.

What foods relieve nausea?

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 20:00
Some people may not feel like eating while they are nauseated, but some foods can help settle the stomach and relieve feelings of nausea. Learn more in this article.

What to know about third trimester weight gain

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 15:00
A woman may gain weight during the third trimester of pregnancy. This is because the fetus is growing and the body is preparing for delivery. Learn more about third trimester weight gain here.

Drinks, not food, with added sugar promote weight gain

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 12:00
Research finds that adding sucrose to drinks increases calorie intake and weight gain in mice, but adding the same amount in solid form to food does not.

Gut bacteria may counter the harmful effects of processed foods

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 11:00
A new mouse study identifies a specific bacterium that lives in our gut and breaks down harmful chemicals from processed foods into harmless byproducts.

Could coffee byproducts fight inflammation?

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 10:00
A recent study has investigated whether the byproducts of coffee production might help ease the inflammation associated with obesity and protect health.

Everything you need to know about man boobs

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 15:00
'Man boobs,' or enlarged breast tissue in males, is a common concern. In many instances, a person can use diet and targeted exercises to reduce the appearance of enlarged breast tissue. Learn more here.

How to get defined abdominal muscles

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 13:00
In this article, we discuss the best ways to get well-defined abdominal muscles. We provide tips on exercising and explain the best dietary approach.

Vitamins B-6 and B-12 linked with increased risk of hip fracture

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 11:00
A new study finds that taking vitamins B-6 and B-12 at levels above the recommended daily allowance is associated with an increased risk of hip fractures.

Turmeric may contain dangerous levels of lead

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 06:00
'People are unknowingly consuming something that could cause major health issues,' says the lead author of a new study, which finds lead in turmeric.

Can simply naming vegetables differently increase healthful eating?

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 06:00
New research examines how using more appetizing words to describe healthful foods affects eating choices and finds that the wording can go a long way.

Can more vegetarian options tempt carnivores away from meat?

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 03:00
New research shows how our environment shapes our food choices by looking into the impact of simply adding extra vegetarian options to the menu.

Can bowel movements lead to weight loss?

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 17:00
When a person poops, they may temporarily lose the weight of the stool. However, this is not a good weight loss strategy. Learn more about bowel movements and weight loss here.

Depression: Brief change in diet may relieve symptoms

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:00
The role of nutrition in depression is an area of increasing research. A recent study tries a 3-week nutritional intervention and reports some success.

Study links home cooked meals with fewer harmful chemicals

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 03:00
New research suggests that people who eat more homemade meals tend to have lower levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in their blood.

What to know about exogenous ketones

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 20:00
Exogenous ketones are supplements that may help a person enter a state of ketosis, in which the body breaks down fats instead of carbohydrates. Learn more about the effectiveness and safety of exogenous ketones here.