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Cut carbs? Eat less, move more? Why the spat between low carbers and calorie counters is pointless

Part of my introduction to nutrition was reading books my mom picked up second-hand at rummage sales back in England ...
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Viewpoint: Vegetarian diet won’t help you slim down—only cutting calories can do that

A vegetarian diet can be healthy for you. Just like any diet. Even if you only eat salads or any ...
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Viewpoint: Red meat increases cancer risk? Maybe, but staying healthy isn’t as simple as avoiding steak

Summer is a great time to grill steaks and hamburgers…they were definitely featured in our Fourth of July BBQ! We ...
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Viewpoint: Busting nutrition myths—Why you don’t have to cut potatoes out of your diet

“Stop cutting out white potatoes – they're as healthy as sweet ones, dietitians say,” a recent headline in Insider urges us ...
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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 ...