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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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Fish oil may prevent seizures by boosting brain estrogen levels

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 04:00
Researchers reveal that supplementation with the fish oil compound DHA prevented seizures in mice by raising levels of the hormone estrogen in the brain.

Children who skip breakfast may not be getting recommended nutrients

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:00
A study by researchers at King's College London has found that children who skip breakfast regularly may not be consuming the daily amounts of key nutrients for growth and development that are...

Processed foods linked with cancer risk in slim older women

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 03:00
Foods with high energy density, such as processed foods, are linked to a higher risk of obesity-related cancers in older women, regardless of body weight.

Late-night snacking could be damaging your skin

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:00
Eating late at night may trigger a shift in our skin's circadian clock, making us more susceptible to skin damage caused by sun exposure.

Medical experts outline the cardiometabolic health benefits of a plant-based diet

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 03:00
Plant-based eating patterns continue to soar in popularity and a group of nutrition researchers outline the science behind this sustainable trend in a review paper, entitled "Cardiometabolic benefits...

'Metabolically healthy obese' at twice the risk of heart disease

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:00
Being both obese and healthy might be a myth, researchers say, pointing out that all overweight people are at an increased risk of coronary heart disease.

Do probiotics for eczema work?

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 06:00
Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States, and research into treatment is ongoing. Learn about using probiotics to treat eczema

'Delicate balance' between alcohol's protective and harmful effects

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 03:00
Heavy drinking can increase the risk of all-cause death, but moderate alcohol consumption could have 'protective health effects,' study suggests.

Leukemia: Mushroom protein could be used in future treatments

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 03:00
A protein found in the edible mushroom commonly known as "shaggy ink cap" has the potential to kill leukemia T cells, a new study suggests.

Iron poisoning: What you need to know

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:00
Iron poisoning is a medical emergency and can be especially dangerous in children. What causes it, what are the symptoms, and how is it treated?

Could vitamin B-3 be the answer to miscarriages and birth defects?

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:00
Vitamin B-3 supplements could prevent miscarriages and congenital malformations in newborns by correcting a harmful deficiency, a landmark study suggests.

Cadmium may raise risk of endometrial cancer

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:00
A case-control study of 1,510 women found that the risk of endometrial cancer was 22 percent higher in those with higher levels of cadmium.

Six foods that cause diarrhea

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 06:00
In this article, learn about six foods that may contribute to diarrhea and how to tell if diarrhea is due to food. What treatments are recommended?

Energy drinks: A gateway to drug use?

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:00
Researchers found that young adults who regularly consume energy drinks are at a higher risk of using stimulant drugs and drinking too much alcohol.

This is how taste keeps us safe

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 03:00
We expect the food we buy today to be safe, but this wasn't always the case. Find out how biology has primed us to pick up potentially poisonous tastes.

Could vitamin B-3 help to prevent melanoma?

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 11:00
A new review suggests that nicotinamide - a form of vitamin B-3 - could be a promising candidate for the prevention of melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer.

Overweight children and adults get significantly healthier and quickly with less sugar

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 03:00
Osteopathic physicians suggest shifting the conversation from weight to health for overweight children and adults, asking patients to reduce their sugar intake to see measurable improvements in...

Limiting access to fast-food restaurants unlikely to reduce obesity

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 03:00
Living near fast-food restaurants and supermarkets has little impact on an individual's body mass index, according to new Indiana University research.

Protein-rich diet may help soothe inflamed gut

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:00
Immune cells patrol the gut to ensure that harmful microbes hidden in the food we eat don't sneak into the body.

Iron infusion: Uses, benefits, and what to expect

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:00
Who needs an iron infusion and what should be expected during an iron infusion? What happens after the infusion, and what are the benefits and risks?