Nutrition Science

Eating well is becoming more and more of a science, with new research showing us which foods may lower our risk of disease, and which are increasingly pointed to as the culprits behind ill health. Researchers are looking to better understand how nutrients work in our bodies, with studies that analyze at the diets of people with heart disease, cancer, and other diseases, along with research aimed at helping people to lose weight, or maintain weight loss. From all this research, new advice constantly emerges for people who are dieting, or want to eat more healthfully. With news, features and reference pages, we will provide science-supported tips for improving your nutrition.
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Memorial Day Meals: Expert Tips for Packing a Healthy Picnic
A pile of cut watermelon sits on a picnic table.
May 22nd, 2015
Here is advice from nutrition experts for picnic-friendly foods that are easy to prepare, transport and eat outdoors.
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Dietary Supplements: Can You Separate Fact from Fiction?
dietary supplements
May 12th, 2015
Which dietary supplements are truly dangerous, and which actually help?
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Exercise Won't Fix the Obesity Epidemic, Researchers Argue
A heavy woman stands back-to-back with a thin woman.
April 22nd, 2015
Lack of activity isn't what's primarily to blame for people getting fat, a few researchers are arguing.
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'Thunder God' Plant Could Help with Weight Loss
The thunder god vine plant
May 21st, 2015
A plant used in traditional Chinese medicine may help with weight loss, early results from animal studies suggest.
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Why Diets Fail: Your Feelings May Dictate Food Choices
A woman chooses between a healthy salad and a fried chicken sandwich.
May 12th, 2015
One reason why dieting is hard is that people want to "think" their way to eating healthier, but when they're hungry, their feelings may disrupt those plans, a new study says.
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Against the Science, Meat Pushes Back into U.S. Diet (Op-Ed)
Raw meat sits on a cutting board.
February 28th, 2015
Meat is on the menu, but should it be?
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Starbucks' New 'Mini' Frappuccino: Here's What Nutrition Experts Think
An image of a mini, small and medium starbucks Frappuccino.
May 15th, 2015
The new "mini" size of Starbucks' Frappuccino iced drink is a good idea, but people should still be aware that the sugar-filled beverages are essentially desserts and thus shouldn't be consumed too frequently, experts say.
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Why Some Women Lose More Weight from Exercise
A heavy woman stands back-to-back with a thin woman.
April 30th, 2015
Some women get more benefit than others from doing the same type of exercise, and genes now researchers say they know one reason why.
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Will the Apple Watch Make People Healthier?
The Apple Watch
March 10th, 2015
The Apple Watch will have a number of health and fitness features, including activity tracking and reminders to get moving, but could the watch really make people healthier?
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