Low-gluten diet could reduce bloating and help you lose weight

An increasing number of people choose a low-gluten diet, even though they are not allergic to the dietary substance. This trend has sparked public debate...

Despite new findings, the jury is still out on whether omega-3 supplements reduce heart...

A recent widely-reported study has reignited debate around whether omega-3 supplements reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The study showed a particular form...

Can raw vegetables and salad pose a health risk?

Salad is popular with people who want to maintain a balanced and healthy diet. Salad varieties are often offered for sale ready-cut and film-packaged. It is...

Omega-3 fatty acids could reduce the risk of premature birth

A new Cochrane Review published today has found that increasing the intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) during pregnancy reduces the risk...
Why we shouldn't like coffee, but we do

Why we shouldn’t like coffee, but we do

Why do we like the bitter taste of coffee? Bitterness evolved as a natural warning system to protect the body from harmful substances. By evolutionary logic,...
Safest way to dine out for people with food allergies

Safest way to dine out for people with food allergies

People with food allergies know eating at a restaurant means using multiple strategies to make sure the order doesn't contain something that could send...

How western diets could harm your blood pressure

A South American tribe living in near-total isolation with no Western dietary influences showed no increase in average blood pressure from age one to...

Why do vegans have such bad reputations?

More and more people are adopting plant-based diets in Australia and other western nations. But also seemingly on the rise is resentment towards vegans...
Sugar and cancer

Sugar and cancer: what you need to know

There’s a lot of confusing information and advice out there around sugar. It’s been made the villain of our diet, but where does the consensus...

Dietary fat is good? Dietary fat is bad? Coming to consensus

Which is better, a low-fat/high-carbohydrate diet or a high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet—or is it the type of fat that matters? In a new paper, researchers from Harvard...

Low-carb diets could help you burn more calories

Most people regain the weight they lose from dieting within one or two years, in part because the body adapts by slowing metabolism and...

It’s time to ban the sale of energy drinks to children

In a recent paper, researchers suggest it's time to bring in laws to ban the sale of caffeinated energy drinks to children and young...

8 ways to hack your holiday recipes

Hacking a few of your traditional recipes this holiday season is smart for your heart. To help, the American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good™ is...

Should you take probiotics when you’re on antibiotics?

If you take antibiotics, there's a good chance you'll also get diarrhea. Antibiotics kill harmful bacteria that cause disease. But they also cause collateral damage...

How vitamin D and fish oil could affect your risk of heart disease, stroke,...

For years, it's remained an open question: What effects do dietary supplements such as high doses of vitamin D or omega-3 fatty acids derived from...

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Vegan diet best for weight loss

Vegan diet: best for weight loss

Holidays often bring about a sense of dread at the thought of food filled parties and gatherings, but those who eat a plant based...
Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

A recent study has revealed following a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for just eight weeks can lead to rapid weight gain and health complications. The surprise...
Sugar and cancer

Sugar and cancer: what you need to know

There’s a lot of confusing information and advice out there around sugar. It’s been made the villain of our diet, but where does the consensus...
How to Prevent Pancreatic Cancer

How to prevent pancreatic cancer

Surgical resection, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy remain the best options for patients with pancreatic cancer to save life. Because symptoms of pancreatic cancer are hard to...
Eating egg yolk is almost as bad as smoking when it comes to coronary artery disease

Eating egg yolk is almost as bad as smoking when it comes to coronary...

A published research led by Western’s Dr. David Spence shows that eating egg yolks increases atherosclerosis in a manner similar to smoking cigarettes. Surveying more...
Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplements can reduce inflammation

Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplements can reduce inflammation

In a study, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have found that weight loss, in combination with vitamin D supplements, has a greater...
5 Nutrient Pairs That Do Wonders to Your Health

5 nutrient pairs that do wonders to your health

Nutrition guidelines can make things look very cut and dry. They tell us to get this amount of that vitamin and that amount of...
Some proteins are better in building muscles than others

Some proteins are better in building muscles than others

Anyone who cares about maintaining muscle mass should care about the quality of their dietary protein, according to a scientific review published in Nutrition...
Vitamin C may encourage blood cancer stem cells to die

Vitamin C may encourage blood cancer stem cells to die

Vitamin C may "tell" faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers. This is...
9 myths about healthy diet that you may still believe

9 myths about healthy diet that you may still believe

As a nutritional epidemiologist devoted to prevention, Karin Michels has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimized through a proper...