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100 best-selling nutrition books give ‘puzzling’ advice, and few written by experts, study shows

Nutritional decisions may be important for health, and yet identifying trustworthy sources of advice can be difficult to achieve. Many ...
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Are you at greater risk for macular degeneration if you eat a lot of fried foods and processed meat?

Participants who ate a diet high in red and processed meat, fried food, refined grains, and high-fat dairy were three ...
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Processed foods key factor in uptick in colorectal cancer among young adults?

Although still rare, affecting roughly 4 percent of adults over their lifetimes, according to the National Cancer Institute, colorectal cancer is becoming ...
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Why the USDA employed taste testers to change how Americans eat

Lucy Alexander boasted one of the strangest jobs on the federal payroll. Her official title was the innocuous “chief poultry ...
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Podcast: AI-powered nutrition devices could cut exploding obesity rates. Will FDA rules keep them off the market?

Medical devices powered by artificial intelligence could help overweight people customize diets based on their biomarkers ...
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Can’t lose weight? You may be able to blame this ‘cruel’ metabolic mechanism

In a study of former contestants on a season of the weight-loss reality show The Biggest Loser, scientists found that ...
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Infographic: Separating hype from reality on the benefits of intermittent fasting

Scientists are further detailing both the underlying metabolic dynamics and interesting physiological phenomena aside from weight loss as they study ...
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Diet and dementia: Is fast food really ‘eating away your brain’?

Nutrition studies on Alzheimer's conclude that diet might affect brain health. Beware of media spins that claim more ...
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‘Do not waste your money’: Most heart-healthy supplements won’t cut your disease risk, study shows

There are lots of things you can do to keep your heart healthy and hopefully live longer. But a new ...
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Why is it so difficult to figure out if coffee, wine, eggs and other foods are good for us or not?

Do you know whether eggs are good for you? What about coffee, red wine, or chocolate? Most people probably have ...
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A ‘wake-up call for women’: Low-fat diet rich in fruit and vegetables reduces breast cancer risk, study says

Women who followed a lower-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables and grains had a lower risk of dying of breast ...
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This nutritionist doesn’t buy organic—and says you shouldn’t bother either

When I tell people that I’m a dietitian, the first questions I get are always, “Do you eat super healthy?” ...
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High organic food consumption linked to ‘strong nutritional, environmental benefits,’ study claims

The aim of this study, based on observational data, was to compare some sustainability features of diets from consumers with ...
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The MIND diet: Can you eat your way to a healthier brain?

Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. So in the time it takes you to read this ...
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Can we blame our genetics for overeating?

Are eating habits a matter of choice and discipline? What role do our genetics play in determining how much and ...
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Is there such a thing as an anti-Alzheimer’s diet?

By 2050, an estimated 15 million people in America will have Alzheimer’s—the equivalent of the combined populations of New York ...
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Gluten free diets are all the rage—here’s why that could be a bad thing

Gluten-free diets are all the rage, even though only a tiny fraction of us are susceptible to celiac-linked reactions. But ...
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Destructive diets: Are we eating Earth’s large animals to extinction?

In new research published [February 6] in the journal Conservation Letters, scientists surveyed the populations of nearly 300 species of megafauna ...
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Fasting diets are soaring in popularity. Are they backed by science?

Over the past couple of decades, as dozens of diets and weight management schemes have come in and out of ...
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Searching through diets, medications and supplements for the Holy Grail of weight loss. Hint: There is no panacea

A quick review of some of the most effective and ineffective approaches to weight loss ...
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Will fear-based product labels fade in 2019? 5 food and farming predictions for the new year

Welcome, 2019! [In 2018 we] experienced newer diet trends where Keto and Whole30 reigned as some of the most popular ...
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CRISPR crops poised to revolutionize our diets by increasing fiber, vitamins and ‘good oils’

Many of today’s most prevalent health issues .... trace back to .... the food we eat. The leading cause of death ...
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Gut-brain axis: How a high-salt diet could affect the brain

It is well known that a high salt diet leads to high blood pressure, a risk factor for an array of health ...
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Relationship between genes and obesity could be altered by what we eat

A correlation between obesity and genetics has been found to be modified by diet, according to a scientific paper in ...
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Viewpoint: Self-diagnosed celiac disease is just the latest diet obsession of wealthy white people

There are people who are allergic to gluten. But the recent surge in self-diagnosed Celiac sufferers is little more than ...
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Talking Biotech: Should milk, meat and eggs from animals fed GMO crops be labeled?

Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: Data shows that products from animals fed genetically engineered crops are no different than those fed ...
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Does the ‘Nordic diet’ reduce stroke risk? Maybe, maybe not

Study gives teeth to claims that the Nordic diet--which limits foods to what people in Denmark, Sweden and other northern ...
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The obesity paradox: Why being fit may be more important than losing weight

Instead of focusing purely on weight, a better approach is one that also considers a person's physical fitness when assessing ...