Nutrition and Diet Articles & Stories

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


Energy Drink Consumption Can Lead to Tooth Erosion

Energy Drink Consumption Can Lead to Tooth Erosion

Energy drinks in the U.S. have been on the rise for more than 10 years, promising consumers a boost to their day. It's estimated that the energy drink market will be $10 billion by 2010. This is good news for beverage companies, but it could have oral health implications for consumers who rel... Read More


The Challenges of Overseas Medical Evacuations

The Challenges of Overseas Medical Evacuations

Dr. John Cahill explains that a number of tropical diseases, if left unrecognized or untreated, can have devastating outcomes. Unfortunately, he sees this on a daily basis. There are people who return from their travels with serious viral or parasitic infections. In good hands, it can be very... Read More


For Heart Health Low-Fat Better Than Low-Carb Diets

For Heart Health Low-Fat Better Than Low-Carb Diets

In America, it is estimated that 45 percent of women and 30 percent of men diet to lose weight. A recent study, published in the scientific journal Hypertension and led by David Gutterman has found low-carbohydrate diets to be significantly higher in total grams of fat, protein, dietary chole... Read More


What Are the Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease?

What Are the Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the 6 causes or risk factors behind coronary artery disease. There are two physical risk factors: high blood pressure and size of the waist (or abdominal obesity). There are two chemical risk factors: cholesterol levels in the blood and blood glucose (diabetes). ... Read More


Artificial Sweeteners Could Contribute to Weight Gain

Artificial Sweeteners Could Contribute to Weight Gain

The idea behind artificial sweeteners is simple: add the flavor of sugar without the calories of sugar. Sounds great, right? Well, a recent study now finds that eating artificial sweeteners could make people put on more weight when compared to normal sugar. Researchers conducted experiments o... Read More


FDA Considers Limiting Salt in Processed Food

FDA Considers Limiting Salt in Processed Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently held its first public hearing on regulating the amount of salt found in processed food. According to the American Medical Association, halving the amount of salt added to the American diet could reduce deaths in the U.S. by 150,000 a year. Th... Read More


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