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You'll likely lose some of your memory and thinking abilities as you age, but nutrients called flavanols might help thwart that decline, a new study suggests.
Not getting enough flavanols -- natural compounds found in fruits, vegetables and even chocolate -- could be driving that age-related memory loss, researchers say.
This research is the pinnacle of 1...
The last thing you want to invite to your Memorial Day cookout is foodborne illness.
An expert from Virginia Tech offers some suggestions for keeping it at bay, even when cooking something you may have less experience with, such as plant-based or turkey burgers instead of beef patties.
“If you choose the classic ground beef burger, it should be cooked to an internal temperature ...
You’ve heard of eating your spinach to stay strong, but how about loading up on your flavonols?
New research suggests that plant-based foods rich in these important dietary compounds could lower your chances of developing frailty as you age.
Apples and blackberries are among the fruits that contain a particular flavonoid called quercetin that may be the most important to prevent f...
Skip artificial sweeteners if you're trying to lose weight, warns the World Health Organization (WHO), noting the sugar substitutes aren't effective for shedding pounds and may also cause harm.
Long-term use of sugar substitutes may cause "potential undesirable effects," according to new WHO guidance. This can include an "increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, an...
Vegan moms can breastfeed their children and not worry that their breast milk is missing essential nutrients, a new study finds.
Researchers from Amsterdam University Medical Center in the Netherlands tested the milk of vegan mothers, finding it contains sufficient levels of vitamin B2 and carnitine.
“The maternal diet greatly influences the nutritional composition of human milk...
What puts kids at risk for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and what could help prevent it?
A review of 36 observational studies that included 6.4 million kids offers some key clues.
Taking antibiotics at an early age, eating a Western diet and living in a more affluent family were associated with an increased IBD risk. But living in a household with pets and siblings and...
So, you ate a banana. You've eaten bananas countless times in the past. But this time, your tongue and lips are itching and your lip is a bit puffy.
If this happens to you, you are likely experiencing food allergy symptoms. You may have just joined the ranks of 32 million Americans who deal with food all...
While it may be hard to find a truly healthy movie theater snack, it is possible to enjoy healthier options.
A nutrition expert offers some tips as moviegoers return to theaters after a pandemic hiatus.
“The experience of going to the movies and focusing on what you're watching rather than what you're eating can create this sort of mindless binging of unhealthy snacks,” said
Those TV ads for juicy burgers may trigger your emotions, making you believe you'll be happier if you run out and get one for yourself.
Unfortunately, a similar ad for salad does not appear to have the same emotional impact, according to new research from the University of Michigan.
"Many people think that eating highly processed foods like cheeseburgers and french fries will make t...
Women have heard for decades that cranberry products help prevent urinary tract infections. A new study appears to confirm that longstanding advice.
About 60% of women over age 18 will suffer one or more urinary tract infections in their lifetime. About 30% will have recurrent UTIs, averaging two to three episodes a year, according to background notes with the study.
A review ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to get tougher on Salmonella bacteria found in breaded, stuffed raw chicken products, the agency announced Tuesday.
About 1.35 million people are infected with Salmonella bacteria each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Almost a quarter of the nation's Salmonella infections are caused by ...
People are often reminded that they are their own unique person — and a new study says that's particularly true of the digestive tract.
Dissections of a few dozen deceased individuals revealed striking differences in gastrointestinal anatomy, even among a small group of people.
Some livers were larger, some intestines and colons were longer. Crucial discrepancies were observed bet...
Need to get your shut-eye on time? What you eat could make a difference, according to a new study.
Researchers found that college athletes who ate more carbohydrates and vitamins B12 and C tended to go to sleep and wake up earlier.
It's possible that these nutrients might increase synthesis of vital hormones that regulate sleep, including serotonin and melatonin, the authors said.
Put down that sugary soda. It could be deadly, particularly if you have type 2 diabetes.
A nearly two-decade-long study linked high intake of sugar-sweetened beverages -- soda, lemonade and fruit punch -- with premature death in people with type 2 diabetes. The link was found for both h...
Many Americans went hungry in 2021, including disproportionate numbers of people with disabilities and single parents, a new government report shows.
Experts are concerned that things may have only gotten worse.
“These data likely do not reflect what is going on currently as pandemic programs end and inflation is affecting food prices,” explained
Taking vitamins may drain your wallet without helping your health, yet a new government survey shows most American adults take them, as do about one-third of children.
Researchers who were led by Suruchi Mishra, from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, found vitamin use was common from 2017 to March ...
Could taxing soda cut down on the consumption of sugary drinks?
That's exactly what happened when a local “soda tax” was launched in Oakland, Calif., according to researchers from the University of California, San Francisco.
Purchases of sugar-sweetened beverages dropped nearly 27% between July 2017 and December 2019, after the one-cent-per-ounce tax began.
Most cases of type 2 diabetes can be linked to making poor food choices, a new study finds.
Researchers from Tufts University in Boston linked poor diet to 14 million cases of type 2 diabetes — about 70% of new diagnoses globally — in 2018.
The biggest impact came from insufficient intake of whole grains, too much refined rice and wheat, and overconsumption of processed meat.<...
Does it sometimes feel like your young picky eater is turning every meal and snack into an epic power battle — and you're just not sure how to get them the nutrition they need?
If so, you're not alone.
According to an article published recently in the journal
People at risk of heart disease could extend their lives by going Mediterranean or low-fat, according to a new analysis of popular diets.
In the world of nutrition and disease, dietary fat is an often confusing subject. And in general, experts say, recent years have seen a move away from prescribing a strict amount of dietary fat, and more focus on the source of that fat: Is it from heal...
E. coli bacteria are an infamous cause of food poisoning, but a new study suggests those same microbes lurking in meat may be behind nearly half a million cases of urinary tract infections (UTIs).
UTIs are very common, affecting more than half of all women at least once in their lives. And the vast majority of those infections are caused by E. coli bacteria.
Although E. coli may be ...
One way to reduce the risk of heart disease: Eat more nuts and seeds, according to a new review of 60 studies.
Scandinavian researchers found that eating nuts could reduce the risk of a heart attack.
“If you eat a handful of nuts every day, that is around 30 grams, you will have a 20% to 25% lower risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease. In comparison, adults in...
Cutting some carbohydrates may help people with type 2 diabetes live longer -- as long as they are swapping sugar for vegetables instead of steak, new research suggests.
The study, of more than 10,000 U.S. adults with type 2 diabetes, found that those who ate relatively fewer carbohydrates were less likely to die over the next 30 years, versus those with a bigger taste for carbs.
Do you ever wonder why you typically feel hungry when it's time for dinner?
Researchers say that's not just a habit, but a physiological drive, with the human body able to predict the timing of regular meals.
“We often get hungry around the same time every day, but the extent to which our biology can anticipate mealtimes is unknown. It is possible that metabolic rhythms align to m...
Cutting out nutrients such as carbs, fat or protein may be a popular way to shed pounds but doing so can have unintended consequences.
Instead, aim for a balance of those macronutrients to fuel your life and activities, said Dr. Elizabeth Albright of University of Michigan Health-West in Wyoming, Mich.
Steering clear of red meat, dairy and processed foods in favor of vegetables, fruits, nuts, extra virgin olive oil and whole grains will do a woman's heart good, a new review shows.
How much good? Australian investigators concluded that women who most closely followed the Mediterranean diet — which also features legumes, fish and shellfish, and moderate amounts of wine — appeared to l...
Americans are eating more food additives, according to a new study that found about 60% of foods they purchase contain coloring or flavoring agents, preservatives and sweeteners.
That's up by 10% from 2001.
“Our research clearly shows that the proportion of ultra-processed foods with additives in Americans' shopping carts increased significantly between 2001 and 2019,” said stud...
Elderly adults who eat plenty of leafy green vegetables, fish and other healthy fare may take years off their "brain age," a new study suggests.
Researchers found that seniors with either of two healthy eating patterns -- the Mediterranean and MIND diets -- showed fewer brain "plaques," abnormal protein clumps that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
In fact, people with the high...
Swapping that steak for a fish filet or a veggie burger is not only good for your health, but the planet's, too, a new study suggests.
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, ranked various diets based on two measures: nutritional quality and "carbon footprint."
And overall, ...
A Mediterranean diet may help multiple sclerosis (MS) patients ward off damage to their thinking skills.
New research finds that a diet rich in veggies, fruit, fish and healthy fat reduced their risk of developing memory loss as well as losing the ability to concentrate, learn new things or make decisions.
A loss of such key mental skills, or “cognitive impairment,” is a common ...
Most food and water contains "nano-sized" microplastics, and new animal research suggests these tiny particles pass from pregnant rats to their unborn offspring and may impair fetal development.
The same could be true in humans, the study suggests.
“Much remains unknown, but this is certainly cause for concern and follow-up study,” said
An artificial sweetener commonly used in processed foods could be increasing people's risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study argues.
Erythritol is a natural sugar alcohol found in many vegetables and fruit. Even the human body produces small amounts of erythritol.
But higher levels of the sweetener added to processed foods might increase people's risk of blood clots, researche...
Not all milks are created equally when it comes to nutrients.
Reading the label can clue you in to what you're getting out of the beverage, whether it be plant-based or dairy, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Nutritional content can vary between different plant-based products, the FDA said in a recent
It may seem counterintuitive, but a new study review suggests that consuming too little salt could be harmful to heart failure patients.
Doctors currently recommend a low-sodium diet to lower blood pressure and avoid fluid buildup and swelling, which can be common symptoms for heart failure. The condition develops when the heart muscle becomes too weak or stiff to effectively pump blood ...
Plant-based beverages that use oats, soy, almonds, cashews and other products instead of dairy can continue to call themselves milk.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released new draft rule...
Parents are role models who can teach their kids about healthy food and exercise habits in childhood to help avoid future health problems.
“Children who are overweight are more likely to develop diabetes, experience feelings of isolation and struggle with self-esteem,” said Dr. Asma Khan, a pedia...
Having the information to make good food choices and being physically active can help prevent disease, including cancer.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers some tips for Americans who want to improve their nutrition.
“Fruits, vegetables and whole grains provide you with nutrients and dietary fiber that can help lower your risk of developing cancer in the long term,” s...
Young American children are not getting enough fruits and vegetables, but they are consuming too many sugary drinks, a new state-by-state government report shows.
To come to that conclusion, the survey questioned the parents of more than 18,000 children between the ages of 1 and 5 about their kids' eating habits.
“This is the first time we've had state-level estimates on these beh...
Following a healthy plant-based diet after a diagnosis of prostate cancer may help prevent the disease from progressing or recurring, a new study suggests.
Men who ate a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains had a 52% lower risk of cancer progressing and a 53% lower risk of recurrence, compared with men who had the lowest amounts of plants in their diet, the researchers found....
Americans eat too much salt and more than a dozen favorite and convenience foods are largely to blame.
Nearly 90% of Americans exceed dietary guidelines for sodium intake, a risk factor for high blood pressure and heart disease.
Keeping your heart healthy has numerous benefits, including a reduced risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, heart attack and even
More than a decade ago, the Obama administration passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 as a way to counter the toll the obesity epidemic was taking on children's health.
The goal was to markedly improve the nutritional value of federal food programs that regularly put free and/or low-cost breakfasts, lunches and snacks on the plates of nearly 30 million American students.
Canned tuna is known to contain low levels of mercury, but a new Consumer Reports investigation has found spikes of the neurotoxin in some cans.
The organization tested five popular tuna brands, CBS News reported.
While the mercury levels were all within U.S. Food and Drug Administration standards, Consumer Reports urged pregnant women to "avoid canned tuna altogether."...
The key to living longer could be eating less.
In a new study published in the journal Nature Aging, researchers found that a calorie-restricted diet had substantial health benefits, including delayed aging.
“The main take-home of our study is that it is possible to slow the pace of biologi...
Parents in the United States may assume baby food is free of impurities, but a recent research review highlights the much different reality: Most foods made for babies and toddlers have some amount of toxic heavy metals.
The contaminants include metals, such as lead and arsenic, that can harm brain development, and contribute to learning and behavior problems in children. And they are fou...
Genes may have a strong influence over whether kids develop an eating disorder marked by extremely limited food choices, a new study finds.
The study focused on a condition called avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). It's a relatively new diagnosis that describes people who seve...
American schoolchildren could be getting school lunches that have less sugar and salt in the future, thanks to new nutrition standards announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday.
These are the first school lunch program updates since 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
People with health conditions like type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes or polycystic ovarian syndrome may have been advised about the value of an insulin-resistance diet.
But this way of eating can benefit most people interested in balancing blood sugars, whether that's to help treat or prevent chronic conditions, or just to gain more energy and better mood control.
Americans who live near a "food swamp" may have a higher risk of suffering a stroke, a preliminary study finds.
A number of studies have looked at the health consequences of living in a so-called food desert -- areas with few grocery stores or other options for buying fresh food.
Food swamps are different: The term was coined to describe communities where fast food restaurants, conv...
Fizzy sodas, microwaveable meals and packaged cookies are convenient for people on the go, but these folks might not go as far as they'd like if that's all they eat.
Ultra-processed foods appear to increase the risk of developing and dying from a variety of cancers, a new large-scale study says.
Every 10% increase of these foods in your diet increases your overall risk of cancer by...