Nutrition and Diet Articles & Stories

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


Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There

Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There

A recent report by health provider BUPA has found that people's worries are damaging their health by causing sleepless nights, loss of sex drive, and erratic eating habits. The 2007 Worry Report demonstrates that almost one in five people constantly worry about numerous things, and more than ... Read More


Healthy Diet of Fish and Vegetables Reduces Risk of Dementia

Healthy Diet of Fish and Vegetables Reduces Risk of Dementia

A recent issue of the Neurology journal reports that a diet rich in fish, omega-3 oils, fruits and vegetables may lower your risk of dementia. During the study, researchers examined the diets of 8,000 men and women over the age of 65 who did not have dementia at the beginning of the study. Af... Read More


Lose the Extra Pounds if You Want to Cut Your Risk of Cancer

Lose the Extra Pounds if You Want to Cut Your Risk of Cancer

A study by The World Cancer Research Fund has constructed the largest inquiry into lifestyle and cancer and has warned that even those who are not overweight should slim down if they want to cut their risk of cancer. Several of the stark recommendations include not gaining weight as an adult,... Read More


Overweight Children Improve Learning With Vigorous Exercise

Overweight Children Improve Learning With Vigorous Exercise

A recent study from the Medical College of Georgia finds that three months of daily, vigorous physical activity in overweight children improves thinking ability, in addition to lowering diabetes risk, reducing body fat, and strengthening bones. The research team looked at 200 overweight, inac... Read More


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