Nutrition and Diet Articles & Stories

Obesity and its Impact on Breast Cancer Survival

Obesity and its Impact on Breast Cancer Survival

Younger women who are suffering from obesity face a 34 percent greater risk of succumbing to breast cancer, according to a recent study. Researchers have long been aware that excess weight can elevate a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. They are also aware that it's not beneficial for ... Read More


Study Indicates that Chocolate Could Help Prevent Diabetes and Obesity

Study Indicates that Chocolate Could Help Prevent Diabetes and Obesity

Over a third of US adults are obese and are, consequently, at higher danger of Type 2 diabetes. Now a new study proposes an amazing prevention strategy for both conditions - consuming chocolate. Read More


A Diet Rich in Fiber Can Protect Against Obesity and Diabetes

A Diet Rich in Fiber Can Protect Against Obesity and Diabetes

Scientists have long been aware that a diet rich in fiber can aid in protecting against diabetes and obesity, however there has been some questions as to the mechanisms behind this occurrence. Now, researchers from France and Sweden claim to have unveiled this process. This is according to res... Read More


Early Morning Sun Exposure May Aid Us in Controlling Waistlines, Claim Researchers

Early Morning Sun Exposure May Aid Us in Controlling Waistlines, Claim Researchers

Could sunlight be employed as a tool to combat obesity? Researchers at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, seem to believe so. They publish their research in the journal PLOS One. The advantages of sunlight on human health are well-documented. In addition to providing us with necessary vi... Read More


Science Indicates that Weight-Loss Soda May Actually Have Opposite Effect

Science Indicates that Weight-Loss Soda May Actually Have Opposite Effect

Drinks that are artificially sweetened may not be as healthy as people are led to believe. In fact, seeking out sugar-free drinks as a means of reducing the risk of weight gain could actually have the opposite effect. This is according to study published in the journal Trends in Endocrinology ... Read More


Why Maintaining Muscle Mass is Important during Weight Loss

Why Maintaining Muscle Mass is Important during Weight Loss

Athletes who are trying to improve their performance weight should eat a diet high in fiber, low in fat, balanced with their training regimen to maintain muscle mass while still burning fat. This is according to a report completed by an Oregon State University researcher. Read More


Childhood Peanut Allergy Linked to Socioeconomic Status

Childhood Peanut Allergy Linked to Socioeconomic Status

Peanut allergies are on the rise amongst American children and one possible reason could be due to economic status. This is according to a new study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting. The researchers claim that greater rates ... Read More


67% of Type 2 Diabetes Patients Achieve Remission with Bariatric Surgery

67% of Type 2 Diabetes Patients Achieve Remission with Bariatric Surgery

After 12 months, 67% of gastric bypass patients were in complete remission for type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The researchers added that 96% of those not already on insulin and who did not have lower pancreatic function went into ... Read More


'Good' Cholesterol Behaving Badly Can Cause Disease

'Good' Cholesterol Behaving Badly Can Cause Disease

Research has indicated that a type of so-called good cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein, can cause dysfunction and instead of protecting against heart disease becomes a promoter of it, leading to the clogging and hardening of arteries. Now, research from the Cleveland Clinic has uncovere... Read More


Omega Fatty Acids Surging in the Global Market

Omega Fatty Acids Surging in the Global Market

Omega fatty acids are enjoying soaring popularity in the global market, with many foods and drinks fortified with the biochemical compounds. The health hype surrounding these substances has surged through widespread public awareness, scientifically proven health benefits, consumers' eagerness ... Read More


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