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Researchers say it’s never too late to make healthy lifestyle changes that help prevent memory loss, language problems and other symptoms of dementia.
Pizza tops the list of salt-heavy foods Americans love, according to a new study. Find out the other foods you may want to avoid to lower your sodium intake.
Researchers identify 6 healthy lifestyle habits that may help you cut your risk of long COVID. Regular exercise and adequate sleep are just two of them.
Many adults, 50-80 years of age, have an unhealthy relationship with highly processed foods that provide empty calories, researchers say.
The DASH Diet is highly recommended for overall health and heart disease prevention. Find out how it works.
You’ve probably heard of biotin, folic acid, or riboflavin. But these important B vitamins aren’t the only ones that you need in your diet. Here are the health benefits of all 8 B vitamins.
Making these small changes can make a big difference in your health and wellness in 2023.
Women who drink artificially sweetened beverages do not face an increased risk of urinary incontinence, researchers conclude.
The anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet can help improve the chances of conception and the success of fertility treatments, researchers find.
The majority of people trying to lose weight overestimate how nutritious the foods they eat are, researchers find.
Children who don’t get enough sleep eat more sweet treats and fewer healthy foods, researchers say.
A new study raises questions about the power of the Mediterranean diet alone to stave off dementia.
Teenage girls who eat foods high in omega-6 fatty acids, like meat and oil, often have worse menstrual pain, researchers say.
Taming your salt habit with a salt substitute may lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and early death, researchers say.
People who regularly follow a water-only intermittent fasting diet have a lower risk of hospitalization or death from COVID-19, researchers say.
Extremely spicy foods may cause you some pain, but for most healthy people, they don’t cause any serious damage, according to a nutrition expert.
Acidic beverages like the homemade soda recipe on TikTok can cause dental erosion, cavities and yellow teeth, a new study finds.
Postmenopausal women who consume sugar-sweetened beverages daily face higher odds of liver cancer, researchers say.
Asked to rate their diet as excellent, very good, good, fair or poor, most U.S. adults get it wrong, researchers say.
Covid-19 antibodies last up to 500 days after infection, researchers say.
Children are more eager to try new vegetables when offered a fun reward, study finds.
E. coli bacteria are an infamous cause of food poisoning, but a new study suggests those same microbes lurking in meat may be behind nearly half a million cases of urinary tract infections (UTIs).
UTIs are very common, affecting more than half of all women at least once in their lives. And the vast majority of those infections are caused by E. coli bacteria.
Although E. coli may be ...
One way to reduce the risk of heart disease: Eat more nuts and seeds, according to a new review of 60 studies.
Scandinavian researchers found that eating nuts could reduce the risk of a heart attack.
“If you eat a handful of nuts every day, that is around 30 grams, you will have a 20% to 25% lower risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease. In comparison, adults in...
Cutting some carbohydrates may help people with type 2 diabetes live longer -- as long as they are swapping sugar for vegetables instead of steak, new research suggests.
The study, of more than 10,000 U.S. adults with type 2 diabetes, found that those who ate relatively fewer carbohydrates were less likely to die over the next 30 years, versus those with a bigger taste for carbs.
Do you ever wonder why you typically feel hungry when it’s time for dinner?
Researchers say that’s not just a habit, but a physiological drive, with the human body able to predict the timing of regular meals.
“We often get hungry around the same time every day, but the extent to which our biology can anticipate mealtimes is unknown. It is possible that metabolic rhythms align ...
Cutting out nutrients such as carbs, fat or protein may be a popular way to shed pounds but doing so can have unintended consequences.
Instead, aim for a balance of those macronutrients to fuel your life and activities, said Dr. Elizabeth Albright of University of Michigan Health-West in Wyoming, Mich.
Steering clear of red meat, dairy and processed foods in favor of vegetables, fruits, nuts, extra virgin olive oil and whole grains will do a woman’s heart good, a new review shows.
How much good? Australian investigators concluded that women who most closely followed the Mediterranean diet — which also features legumes, fish and shellfish, and moderate amounts of wine — appeared to...
Americans are eating more food additives, according to a new study that found about 60% of foods they purchase contain coloring or flavoring agents, preservatives and sweeteners.
That’s up by 10% from 2001.
“Our research clearly shows that the proportion of ultra-processed foods with additives in Americans’ shopping carts increased significantly between 2001 and 2019,” said ...
Elderly adults who eat plenty of leafy green vegetables, fish and other healthy fare may take years off their "brain age," a new study suggests.
Researchers found that seniors with either of two healthy eating patterns -- the Mediterranean and MIND diets -- showed fewer brain "plaques," abnormal protein clumps that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
In fact, people with the high...
Swapping that steak for a fish filet or a veggie burger is not only good for your health, but the planet's, too, a new study suggests.
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, ranked various diets based on two measures: nutritional quality and "carbon footprint."
And overall, ...
A Mediterranean diet may help multiple sclerosis (MS) patients ward off damage to their thinking skills.
New research finds that a diet rich in veggies, fruit, fish and healthy fat reduced their risk of developing memory loss as well as losing the ability to concentrate, learn new things or make decisions.
A loss of such key mental skills, or “cognitive impairment,” is a common ...
Most food and water contains "nano-sized" microplastics, and new animal research suggests these tiny particles pass from pregnant rats to their unborn offspring and may impair fetal development.
The same could be true in humans, the study suggests.
“Much remains unknown, but this is certainly cause for concern and follow-up study,” said
An artificial sweetener commonly used in processed foods could be increasing people’s risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study argues.
Erythritol is a natural sugar alcohol found in many vegetables and fruit. Even the human body produces small amounts of erythritol.
But higher levels of the sweetener added to processed foods might increase people’s risk of blood clots, resea...
Not all milks are created equally when it comes to nutrients.
Reading the label can clue you in to what you’re getting out of the beverage, whether it be plant-based or dairy, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Nutritional content can vary between different plant-based products, the FDA said in a recent
It may seem counterintuitive, but a new study review suggests that consuming too little salt could be harmful to heart failure patients.
Doctors currently recommend a low-sodium diet to lower blood pressure and avoid fluid buildup and swelling, which can be common symptoms for heart failure. The condition develops when the heart muscle becomes too weak or stiff to effectively pump blood ...
THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Plant-based beverages that use oats, soy, almonds, cashews and other products instead of dairy can continue to call themselves milk.
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Parents are role models who can teach their kids about healthy food and exercise habits in childhood to help avoid future health problems.
“Children who are overweight are more likely to develop diabetes, experience feelings of isolation and struggle with self-esteem,” said Dr. Asma Khan, a pedia...
Having the information to make good food choices and being physically active can help prevent disease, including cancer.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers some tips for Americans who want to improve their nutrition.
“Fruits, vegetables and whole grains provide you with nutrients and dietary fiber that can help lower your risk of developing cancer in the long term,” s...
Young American children are not getting enough fruits and vegetables, but they are consuming too many sugary drinks, a new state-by-state government report shows.
To come to that conclusion, the survey questioned the parents of more than 18,000 children between the ages of 1 and 5 about their kids' eating habits.
“This is the first time we’ve had state-level estimates on these b...
Following a healthy plant-based diet after a diagnosis of prostate cancer may help prevent the disease from progressing or recurring, a new study suggests.
Men who ate a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains had a 52% lower risk of cancer progressing and a 53% lower risk of recurrence, compared with men who had the lowest amounts of plants in their diet, the researchers found....
Americans eat too much salt and more than a dozen favorite and convenience foods are largely to blame.
Nearly 90% of Americans exceed dietary guidelines for sodium intake, a risk factor for high blood pressure and heart disease.
Keeping your heart healthy has numerous benefits, including a reduced risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, heart attack and even
More than a decade ago, the Obama administration passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 as a way to counter the toll the obesity epidemic was taking on children's health.
The goal was to markedly improve the nutritional value of federal food programs that regularly put free and/or low-cost breakfasts, lunches and snacks on the plates of nearly 30 million American students.
Canned tuna is known to contain low levels of mercury, but a new Consumer Reports investigation has found spikes of the neurotoxin in some cans.
The organization tested five popular tuna brands, CBS News reported.
While the mercury levels were all within U.S. Food and Drug Administration standards, Consumer Reports urged pregnant women to "avoid canned tuna altogether."...
The key to living longer could be eating less.
In a new study published in the journal Nature Aging, researchers found that a calorie-restricted diet had substantial health benefits, including delayed aging.
“The main take-home of our study is that it is possible to slow the pace of biologi...
Parents in the United States may assume baby food is free of impurities, but a recent research review highlights the much different reality: Most foods made for babies and toddlers have some amount of toxic heavy metals.
The contaminants include metals, such as lead and arsenic, that can harm brain development, and contribute to learning and behavior problems in children. And they are fou...
Genes may have a strong influence over whether kids develop an eating disorder marked by extremely limited food choices, a new study finds.
The study focused on a condition called avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). It's a relatively new diagnosis that describes people who seve...
American schoolchildren could be getting school lunches that have less sugar and salt in the future, thanks to new nutrition standards announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday.
These are the first school lunch program updates since 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
People with health conditions like type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes or polycystic ovarian syndrome may have been advised about the value of an insulin-resistance diet.
But this way of eating can benefit most people interested in balancing blood sugars, whether that’s to help treat or prevent chronic conditions, or just to gain more energy and better mood control.
Americans who live near a "food swamp" may have a higher risk of suffering a stroke, a preliminary study finds.
A number of studies have looked at the health consequences of living in a so-called food desert -- areas with few grocery stores or other options for buying fresh food.
Food swamps are different: The term was coined to describe communities where fast food restaurants, conv...
Fizzy sodas, microwaveable meals and packaged cookies are convenient for people on the go, but these folks might not go as far as they’d like if that’s all they eat.
Ultra-processed foods appear to increase the risk of developing and dying from a variety of cancers, a new large-scale study says.
Every 10% increase of these foods in your diet increases your overall risk of cance...
People with celiac disease may be more likely to develop heart disease despite having fewer traditional heart risks than other folks.
Celiac disease is an immune reaction that occurs when some people eat gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. The only treatment is following a strict gluten-free diet.
People with celiac disease may be 27% more likely to develop heart disea...
Just like adults, children need lots of fiber in their diets.
Fiber is part of what fuels a child’s normal growth and development. It helps them feel full longer, controls blood sugar levels, reduces cholesterol and promotes regular bowel movements, according to Children's Health of Orange County, Calif. ...
If you're looking for a healthy way to eat that has stood the test of time, the Mediterranean diet may be your best bet.
"There are many health benefits to the Mediterranean diet," said Rahaf Al Bochi, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "The Mediterrane...
Pregnant women hear a lot of “Do this” and “Don’t do that” advice about what is safe to eat.
But one recommendation that’s particularly important involves seafood: During pregnancy, women need to eat enough seafood to gain the health benefits, but not so much to raise the risk of some significant consequences. They also need to be careful about how the fish they eat is prepare...
MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Trouble continues for Abbott Laboratories, which shut down an infant formula plant last year amid reported illnesses.
The U.S. Department of Justice is now investigating the company, though Abbott did not say specifically what the investigation is covering, NBC News reported.
“DOJ has informed us of its investigation and we’r...
FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Organic food will soon have to comply with stricter labeling rules under new requirements announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
In what the Organic Trade Organization (OTA) called the biggest change since the USDA’s organic program was first founded in 1990, the
B vitamins. These powerhouse nutrients help your cells function at their best, protect your brain and heart, support your immune system and can even improve your mood and energy levels.
This critical class of vitamins needs to be part of a healthy diet.
According to Harvard Health, B vitam...
When it comes to weight loss, what seems to matter most is how often and how much you eat, rather than when you eat.
That’s the conclusion of a new study that focused on the eating habits of about 550 adults.
For six months, all were asked to use a phone app to report both the timing and size of all their meals.
“What we found is that, on average, the more meals people a...
The key to losing weight sounds simple — eat less.
Regardless of the diet you follow, dropping the pounds means burning more calories than you eat. That begs the question, how many calories should I eat to lose weight?
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, for most people, cutti...
It's no secret: The standard American diet is at the root of the obesity epidemic and many of its associated diseases.
But why is American food so unhealthy? It's not just that Americans eat too much, which they do, but it's also what they eat that's unhealthy: fat, sugar, salt and ultra-processed foods.
According to the
A Texas-based education initiative has found that enrolling children in poor communities in gardening and cooking classes may help boost their long-term health.
Called “Texas Sprouts," the program covered one full academic year and exposed elementary school children in 16 low-income schools access to outdoor gardening instruction, nutrition information and cooking lessons. Parents were ...
A common eating plan with a catchy acronym — the DASH diet — is designed to help you lower your blood pressure, but exactly what can you eat while on it?
The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet has been around for almost 25 years and it’s still one of the top diets recommended for overall good health and heart disease prevention.
One recent study of the DASH ...
As Americans struggle to eat better, plant-based diets have become the rage, but exactly what are those and how hard are they to follow?
A growing number of people have turned to plant-based eating, as evidenced by the fact that the plant-based foods market increased by 29% in recent years, according to the U....
Do your liver a favor and steer clear of fast food, new research urges.
People with obesity or diabetes who consumed 20% or more of their daily calories from fast food had severely elevated levels of fat in their liver compared to those who ate less fast food or none.
Even the general U.S. population had moderate increases in liver fat when fast food made up one-fifth or more of the...
Anyone who has ever gardened knows what a labor of love it can be as you dig deep in the dirt to plant seeds and then take pride in your first crop, but new research shows it also translates into better health.
It turns out that community gardens in urban areas can have folks eating more fresh food and getting exercise, while it can also ease stress and anxiety.
“These kind of int...
When it comes to losing weight, certain foods have a reputation for being all-stars, providing for a body’s nutritional needs while helping keep a person fuller for longer.
“You’re looking at plant foods,” said Connie Diekman, a nationally known food and nutrition consultant and former president of the Academy of Nutritio...
Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions -- possibly to give yourself an excuse for some New Year's Eve overindulgence.
"I'm going to cram it all in tonight, so tomorrow I start afresh," jokes registered dietitian Connie Diekman, a nationally known food and nutrition consultant.
But those waking up ble...
Adding climate-impact labeling to fast-food menus can have a big effect on whether or not consumers go “green" when eating out, new research suggests.
The finding is based on an online survey that asked consumers to order virtual meals after randomly looking over menus that either had some...
If you struggle with urinary incontinence and worry that diet drinks may make matters worse, new research suggests they may not have a significant effect.
"This study is important in that it may guide clinicians counseling women with urinary incontinence to focus more on behavioral modifications, such as total volume intake, rather than on the type of beverage consumed," said
The Mediterranean diet delivers plenty of health dividends, and new research now discovers it may lower complications during pregnancy.
Specifically, women who stuck to the diet had a 21% overall reduced risk of preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, preterm birth, delivery of a small baby and stillbirth, researchers report.
"We know adverse pregnancy outcomes are becoming more common ...