Nutrition and Diet Articles & Stories

Watch your Alcohol Intake, Gastric Bypass Patients

Watch your Alcohol Intake, Gastric Bypass Patients

Gastric bypass patients are educated about food and the importance of limiting their food intake and practicing careful moderation. However a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, shows that gastric bypass patients need to be careful with their alcohol intake ... Read More


Childhood Allergies Tied to Low Vitamin D Levels

Childhood Allergies Tied to Low Vitamin D Levels

In a recent study published in the online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology children who had lower levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of developing allergies. This study was done by researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Read More


Birth Control Pills aren't linked to Weight Gain

Birth Control Pills aren't linked to Weight Gain

It turns out that the claims that birth control pills are connected to weight gain are false. According to researchers from the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University oral contraceptive pills don't encourage weight gain. The researchers spent a year study... Read More


Want a Tan? Eat Your Vegetables

Want a Tan? Eat Your Vegetables

Do you want a rich, healthy glow? Eat your vegetables. A recent study done by Dr. Ian Stephen at the University of Nottingham gives the same advice your mother did, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables gives your skin better condition and a golden glow, similar to the appearance of a ta... Read More


Want to be Happier? Quit Smoking

Want to be Happier? Quit Smoking

One of the most common New Year's resolutions is to quit smoking, and for those to stick to it, it can dramatically improve your health. If you needed another excuse to quit smoking, here's some more research to give you a kick: people who quit smoking are actually happier and less depressed t... Read More


Natural Therapies for the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease

Natural Therapies for the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease

A recent study at Columbia University published in The Journal of American Medicine reported that diet and exercise may dramatically reduce the risk of Alzheimer's Disease. Several healthcare practitioners interviewed by Empowered Health News hailed the news supporting that natural and healthy... Read More


Tips for Weight Loss Success

Tips for Weight Loss Success

Every New Year's we make goals for ourselves, and the bulk of all resolutions have to do with health. We make goals to lose weight, to eat better, to exercise more, to take our vitamins. All too often, by the time February rolls around those goals are broken. If you want to keep those resoluti... Read More


Fruits and Vegetables Linked to Positive Cognitive Performance

Fruits and Vegetables Linked to Positive Cognitive Performance

Researchers in Germany examined the links between fruit and vegetable consumption, plasma micronutrient status and cognitive performance in health subjects aged 45-105 years. Published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, the results indicated higher cognitive performance in individuals with... Read More


Stomach Fat Bad for Bones

Stomach Fat Bad for Bones

Do you carry a little extra in the middle? It may be time to hit the gym. It's been known for a while that having a waist to hip ratio of larger than .80 can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke diabetes, hypertension and a host of other disease. Recently however, researchers at Harvard... Read More


Eating a Variety of Fruit Reduces the Risk of Lung Cancer

Eating a Variety of Fruit Reduces the Risk of Lung Cancer

You've heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a recent study finds that when it comes to preventing lung cancer, those apples should be joined by peaches, pears, and plums. Health and nutrition are clearly linked, especially when it comes to the prevention of cancer. It has long ... Read More


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