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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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Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 06:00
A compound present in broccoli sprouts could change a chemical imbalance that characterizes the brains of people with schizophrenia.

Dementia: New WHO prevention guidelines evaluate 12 risk factors

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 03:00
The WHO have recently released a new set of guidelines around strategies for dementia prevention, in which they evaluate potential interventions.

How to tell if eggs are still good

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:00
Eggs can stay fresh for several weeks, but they do eventually spoil. Some simple ways of checking whether an egg is still good are looking at the expiration date, doing a visual inspection, and smelling the egg. The main risk of eating a bad egg is Salmonella infection. Learn more here.

How much coffee is too much for the heart?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 06:00
In a large new study, researchers identify 'the tipping point' for consumption after which coffee can increase a person's cardiovascular risk.

Processed foods lead to weight gain, but it's about more than calories

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 03:00
Volunteers in a clinical trials unit ate only processed foods and put on 2 pounds within 2 weeks. Those that ate unprocessed foods lost the equivalent.

What to know about a low-protein diet

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:00
People with kidney-related illnesses may benefit from a low-protein diet. Key changes can help people create a varied, healthful, low-protein diet plan that works for them. Learn more here.

Can a hot toddy help with a cold?

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 22:00
Hot toddies are a popular remedy for colds and flu. This article looks at the research into their effectiveness, recipes, and some alternatives.

A guide to low-carb diets for diabetes

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 20:00
A low-carb diet is one strategy to help manage diabetes symptoms and reduce the risk of complications. In this article, learn why a low-carb diet helps, what to eat, and what to avoid.

What foods reduce testosterone?

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 20:00
Certain foods influence hormones. Soy products, dairy, and alcohol all reduce testosterone. Lifestyle changes can help a person maintain their hormone levels. Learn more about some of the foods that lower testosterone here.

What to know about omega-3 fatty acids

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:00
Omega-3 fatty acids are present in foods such as fish. Their potential benefits include reducing inflammation and heart disease risk. Adversely, omega-3s may cause bleeding problems if someone is on certain medication. Learn more here.

How whole-grain rye consumption can improve gut health

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:00
A new study looks to both humans and mice to understand how some whole grains can help maintain gut health and prevent diabetes and cancer.

What to know about calories and body fat

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 16:00
A pound of body fat contains approximately 3,500 calories. A calorie is a measurement of energy, and to lose weight, a person must consume fewer than they burn. Learn more here.

How can I eat a low-calorie diet as a vegan?

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 15:00
Low-calorie foods such as soy, oats, fruit, and popcorn can help people feel full for longer. They are also suitable for vegans and many of those following other diets. Learn more about the best low-calorie foods for vegans here.

How long you can live without water

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 14:00
The human body requires water to function properly. The ideal amount a person needs depends on several factors including age, sex, and physical activity levels. Learn more here.

What to know about simple and complex carbs

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 13:00
People digest simple carbs faster than complex ones, and both types provide the body with its energy. Learn more about the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates here.

DASH diet reduced heart failure risk 'by almost half' in people under 75

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:00
People under 75 who followed a plant-rich diet for reducing high blood pressure had a significantly lower risk of heart failure than those who did not.

Can this food additive turn our gut bacteria against us?

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:00
After conducting a study in mice, researchers claim to have found 'pivotal evidence' that a common food additive is harmful to gut health.

Study suggests avocados suppress hunger, but can we trust the research?

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:00
Clinical trial participants were less hungry and more satisfied after breakfast with avocado than a low-fat meal. But the study received industry backing.

How to burn fat if you cannot workout

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 13:00
People who are unable to exercise frequently can use other methods to burn fat, such as eating more protein, trying intermittent fasting, reducing stress, and maintaining a healthy sleep pattern. Learn more here.

Too much dietary fat in the brain may impact mental health

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 11:00
A new study in mouse models shows that a high-fat diet can alter signaling mechanisms in the brain, leading to depression-like behaviors.