Nutrition and Diet Articles & Stories

Organic Found to Have No Nutritional Edge Over Standard Food

Organic Found to Have No Nutritional Edge Over Standard Food

From a nutritional standpoint, organically produced foods are no better than conventionally produced ones, according to research appearing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Though previous reviews have concluded that organic food is superior in nutritional content compared to conv... Read More


Diet and Exercise May Be Keys to Avoiding Alzheimer's Disease

Diet and Exercise May Be Keys to Avoiding Alzheimer's Disease

Seniors who follow a Mediterranean diet and get regular exercise have less than half the chance of falling victim to Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA. The study was the first to correlate the combined effects of die... Read More


Expert Commentary: Brandon Colby, MD, M.B.A. 9/15/2009

Expert Commentary: Brandon Colby, MD, M.B.A. 9/15/2009

The recent JAMA study proves, yet again, that what is good for the heart is good for the head. Both a Mediterranean-type diet (high in vegetables, fruit, fish, unrefined cereals, and olive oil, moderate consumption of red wine (1-2 glasses per day) and low consumption of fat, refined sugar pro... Read More


Expert Commentary: Andrea Pennington, M.D. 9/11/2009

Expert Commentary: Andrea Pennington, M.D. 9/11/2009

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


More Exercise Induces Women to Eat Treats

More Exercise Induces Women to Eat Treats

Overweight women who engaged in exercise for one to two hours a week lost several pounds over six months without dieting. But paradoxically, those who exercised even more – three hours a week – failed to lose as much as expected. The researchers, who published their findings in... Read More


Dentists May Be First to Notice Eating Disorders

Dentists May Be First to Notice Eating Disorders

Eating disorders have a noticeable effect on teeth, gums and other parts of the dentist’s domain (the mouth). So it’s not surprising that a person’s dentist may be the first to spot the telltale signs of eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorder. Read More


Multivitamins Found Useless Against Top Killers

Multivitamins Found Useless Against Top Killers

In a large, well-regarded study on women, daily multivitamin use was found to provide no protection at all against breast cancer, colon cancer, heart attack, stroke, blood clots or premature death.     Previous research has shown that eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetable... Read More


Sperm Quality Worsens With Obesity

Sperm Quality Worsens With Obesity

Obese men are three times more likely than normal-weight men to have low sperm counts and to have sperm that don't "swim upstream," a recent study showed. "There is a strong relationship between overweight and obesity and altered sperm parameters," wrote Ahmad O. Hammoud and his colleagues... Read More


To Lose Weight, Join the "Portion Patrol"

To Lose Weight, Join the

America is awash in calories. And as the calorie floodwaters rise, the numbers of us who are overweight and obese rise along with them. One of the main streams swelling the calorie flood is the prevalence of large-portioned meals and drinks - super-sized fast-food meals, all-you-can-eat buffe... Read More


Five Overlooked Food Factors in Weight Loss

Five Overlooked Food Factors in Weight Loss

Losing weight isn't just a matter of cutting and burning calories. There are certain inherent qualities of foods, which, if you understand them, can help you craft an eating strategy that will magnify the effectiveness of your fat loss efforts. Your food's "thermic effect." You burn more calo... Read More


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