Nutrition and Diet Articles & Stories

Diet and Lifestyle Changes May Prevent Infertility

Diet and Lifestyle Changes May Prevent Infertility

A study published in the latest issue of Obstectrics and Gynecology has found that women who followed a combination of five or more lifestyle factors, including changing specific aspects of their diets, experienced more than 80 percent less relative risk of infertility due to ovulatory disorde... Read More


Vitamins Stored In Bathrooms or Kitchens May Become Less Effective

Vitamins Stored In Bathrooms or Kitchens May Become Less Effective

Humidity in kitchens and bathrooms degrades shelf life of vitamins. Read More


Switching to Polyunsaturated Fat Cuts Heart Disease Risk

Switching to Polyunsaturated Fat Cuts Heart Disease Risk

Replacing saturated fat in one's diet with polyunsaturated fat appears to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, a new investigative breakthrough reveals. Read More


Why We Keep Eating When Full

Why We Keep Eating When Full

Why do we keep eating pleasurable foods when full? The answer may seem obvious, but a recent article published in Biological Psychiatry has a scientific answer in the hunger hormone ghrelin. Read More


Eight Strategies to Reduce Triglycerides

Eight Strategies to Reduce Triglycerides

High triglycerides in your bloodstream can be just as much a danger signal for the health of your heart as high cholesterol, according to the Harvard Heart Letter. Trouble is, people's awareness of the threat of cholesterol, hyped in the media for years, is far greater than that of triglyceri... Read More


Lower Cholesterol Without Statin Drugs

Lower Cholesterol Without Statin Drugs

If you have high cholesterol and you're brimming with confidence in synthetic pharmaceuticals, then statin drugs such as Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor and Levitor are for you. If, however, you lean toward medicating your body with natural products, there are a variety of items that have been scient... Read More


Severe Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Achiness

Severe Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Achiness

Most people with persistent, unexplained muscle and bone pain have low levels of vitamin D in their blood, a recent study discovered. Other studies have found vitamin D to be crucially important for healthy bones, bone marrow and blood vessels, and for protecting against various cancers, diabe... Read More


Watching TV Food Ads Linked to Increased Snacking

Watching TV Food Ads Linked to Increased Snacking

Americans young and old who watch food commercials on TV have a greater tendency to snack and suffer weight gain, a recent study has discovered. The study, which was published in the journal Health Psychology, was done by scientists at Yale University to investigate the effects of TV food ads ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Michelle May, M.D. 1/29/2010

Expert Commentary: Michelle May, M.D. 1/29/2010

We live in an abundant food environment. There are far more calories available for each person than are needed for our typical day-to-day activities - or even a moderately active lifestyle. Advertising encourages us to consume those excess calories - and it works, as these studies show. Read More


Expert Commentary: Andrea Pennington, M.D. 12/10/2009

Expert Commentary: Andrea Pennington, M.D. 12/10/2009

In the August 24 edition of the journal Circulation, the American Heart Association published new advice to all Americans - cut the sugar intake. Excess sugar in our diets has been linked to high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, obesity and diabetes. Experts in the field of age management med... Read More


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