Nutrition and Diet Articles & Stories

10 Dark Secrets of the Food Industry

10 Dark Secrets of the Food Industry

With the public health crisis known as obesity reaching emergency proportions in the United States, the public spotlight is turning on the makers of the highly processed, high-calorie junk foods that help to fuel the growing calamity. In a recent study, the Centers for Disease Control and Pre... Read More


A Beauty Spa in Your Refrigerator

A Beauty Spa in Your Refrigerator

You just might discover the best cosmetic medicine not at your local plastic surgeon or spa but at your local grocery store. Experts have identified an increasing number of "beauty foods" that act to add youthful qualities to skin, hair and teeth. For example, salmon and other omega-3-fatty-a... Read More


Five Foods to Slim By

Five Foods to Slim By

Instead of getting on a fad diet, only to crash and burn a few weeks later, it's best to eat wholesome, natural foods in five or so small meals a day, according to anti-aging expert Dr. Maoshing Ni. Dr. Mao, as the doctor of Chinese medicine and author of the best-selling book Secrets of Long... Read More


Seven Breakthrough Strategies for Weight Loss

Seven Breakthrough Strategies for Weight Loss

Sixty-six percent of Americans are overweight, and 32 percent are obese, so many citizens have now gotten serious about losing weight. But many times a dieter or exerciser can hit a weight-loss plateau that's seemingly impossible to get beyond. Therefore, here follows seven areas to focus on ... Read More


How Obesity Abets Type 2 Diabetes

How Obesity Abets Type 2 Diabetes

Human fat can be healthy or sick - healthy in lean people and sick in obese. And a new research effort shows sick fat cells can produce proteins that contribute to type 2 diabetes. The study, performed by researchers at Temple University, discovered that fat cells in obese people bear a great... Read More


8 Ways Exercise Keeps You Young and Healthy

8 Ways Exercise Keeps You Young and Healthy

Exercise may not halt the aging process, but mounting evidence suggests people who stay active can slow its effects. The latest issue of Mayo Clinic Women's Healthsource offers 8 benefits to regular exercise. It Provides Energy: Feeling tired and lethargic is largely a result of being inactiv... Read More


Know if you are at Risk for Heart Disease

Know if you are at Risk for Heart Disease

Want to know whether you're at risk for heart disease? Pull out a tape measure. A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that body mass index (BMI) alone may not be reliably linked to cardiovascular disease risk. Researchers say the best indicator... Read More


Reducing Calories May Increase Life Longevity

Reducing Calories May Increase Life Longevity

Scientists have been aware that that animals with a reduced calorie intake had lengthened lifespans, but they were never able to understand the reasons why. A recent study by scientists from Harvard Medical School suggests that restricting calories to lose weight may also be the secret to ext... Read More


Pregnancy Weight Gain Recommendation Expected to Change

Pregnancy Weight Gain Recommendation Expected to Change

During this fall, the Institute of Medicine is expected to start gathering scientific evidence to support how much weight pregnant women should gain. The current guidelines, which were announced in 1990, recommends that women with low body mass index scores should gain 40 pounds, women with n... Read More


Women With Depression At Risk For Osteoporosis

Women With Depression At Risk For Osteoporosis

A study from the National Institute of Mental Health has found that women who suffer from depression are more likely to enter menopause with an increased risk of bone fractures. Researchers report that 17% of women with depression had decreased bone mass in the femoral neck, compared to 2% of... Read More


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