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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Social Support Online Can Help You Lose Weight
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January 27th, 2015
People who have more connections with an online community have more success in losing weight, a new study finds.
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How Genes and Environment Conspire to Trigger Diabetes
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January 20th, 2015
Environmental factors such as diet may alter the expression of genes to cause, and reverse diabetes, new research finds.
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Have Questions about Diet and Exercise? Join our Twitter Chat
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January 9th, 2015
What do you want to know about getting in shape this year?
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Sugary Drinks Linked with Earlier Menstruation in Girls
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January 27th, 2015
Girls who frequently drink soda and other drinks with added sugar may get their first periods earlier, a new study suggests.
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Pizza Prescription: Kids Should Eat Less, Researchers Say
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January 19th, 2015
Kids eat so much pizza that some researchers now argue the food should join the ranks of sugary drinks and fast foods — increasingly decried in recent years for the toll they take on health.
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Experimental Diet Pill Tricks Body into Thinking It Ate
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January 5th, 2015
A new drug tricks mice into thinking they had an imaginary meal, a new study shows.
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Juice Cleanses: Separating Fact from Fiction
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November 28th, 2014
Can a juice cleanse really put your body in "cleanse mode"? Does a cleanse give your digestive system a much-needed rest? Here is what experts have to say about the facts and fictions surrounded juice cleanses.
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US Obesity Rates Have Risen Most in Older Adults
January 27th, 2015
Obesity rates have increased among most groups in the United States in recent years, but the biggest rise has been among older adults, according to a new poll.
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What's the Secret to Getting Kids to Eat Veggies? Let Them Play First!
Fruits and vegetables
January 16th, 2015
When recess takes place before lunch — as opposed to after — kids eat 54 percent more fruits and veggies, a new study shows.
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Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body
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December 16th, 2014
When you lose weight, where does the fat go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.
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