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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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Hibiscus tea: Health benefits and risks

3 hours 28 min ago
In this article learn about the health benefits and different types of hibiscus tea, the nutritional breakdown, and the side effects and risks.

Imprecise iron supplementation can spur increase in Salmonella

3 hours 28 min ago
One would think that too much iron is too much iron - whether it is ingested from particular foods or stored in the body genetically - and that pathogens such as Salmonella would grow identically in...

Food poisoning duration: How long do symptoms last?

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:00
Food poisoning is common and preventable but what is it and what causes it? Learn about how long food poisoning may last and ways to prevent it.

Early menopause: Eating vegetable protein tied to lower risk

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:00
New research finds that eating three to four daily servings of foods rich in vegetable proteins is linked to a lower incidence of early menopause in women.

Iron deficiency anemia: Causes, symptoms, and management

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 03:00
In this article, learn about anemia and what causes iron deficiency. What are risk factors for developing iron deficiency anemia and how is it diagnosed?

Seafood poisoning bug thwarts a key host defense by attacking the cell's cytoskeleton

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 03:00
The leading cause of acute gastroenteritis linked to eating raw seafood disarms a key host defense system in a novel way: It paralyzes a cell's skeleton, or cytoskeleton.

Vitamin D deficiency: Symptoms, causes, and prevention

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 03:00
Poor nutrition and not enough natural sunlight can cause a vitamin D deficiency. In this article, learn more about the symptoms and risk factors.

Plant fats alter gut bacteria to ease Crohn's symptoms

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:00
A diet high in coconut oil and other plant-derived fats may alter gut bacteria diversity, reducing gut inflammation for patients with Crohn's disease.

What are hemoglobin levels?

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 03:00
What is hemoglobin, and what do high and low hemoglobin levels mean? Learn more about symptoms, treatment, and who is at risk from hemoglobin imbalances.

Occupation may be a major factor in vitamin D deficiency

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 03:00
Vitamin D levels in most occupational groups are well below those considered optimal for health, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.

Garcinia cambogia: Does it work?

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:00
What is garcinia cambogia and how might it be connected to weight loss? Learn about other benefits, how much you should take, and potential risks.

Rheumatoid arthritis: Regular fish intake may ease symptoms

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:00
Eating more than two portions of fish every week was found to reduce disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, a new study reveals.

Extra-virgin olive oil may prevent Alzheimer's

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:00
A new study investigates the effect of extra-virgin olive oil on cognitive decline and brain inflammation in people with Alzheimer's disease.

Grape extracts may protect against colon cancer

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:00
A new study examines the effect of grape compounds in mice and human cells. The compounds suppress cancer stem cells, which may drive cancerous tumors.

Somogyi effect: Causes and prevention

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 07:00
What is the Somogyi effect, who does it affect, and what are the symptoms? What causes the Somogyi effect, how is it diagnosed, and how is it treated?

Dairy: Is it good or bad for you?

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:00
There are numerous arguments for and against dairy consumption, with some experts regarding dairy intake as harmful. Is dairy good or bad for our health?

Turmeric, red grape, and apple compounds 'starve' prostate cancer cells

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 03:00
Researchers have found that a compound in apple peel can prevent the growth of prostate cancer cells when combined with turmeric or red grape compounds.

Phenylketonuria: Symptoms, tests, and treatment

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 03:00
Phenylketonuria is a rare genetic condition that affects how amino acids are broken down in the body. Learn more about how the condition is managed.

Eating french fries may double the risk of early death

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:00
Eating french fries and other forms of fried potatoes two or three times per week could significantly increase the risk of premature death, study finds.

Broccoli sprout extract may help to treat type 2 diabetes

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 03:00
A chemical compound found in broccoli sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables may help people with type 2 diabetes to manage their blood glucose levels.