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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Latest Articles

There May Be an Exercise 'Sweet Spot' for Losing Weight
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January 29th, 2016
Working out more does not necessarily translate into burning significantly more calories, a new study finds.
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The Big Picture: What the New Diet Guidelines Mean for You
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January 7th, 2016
Is your diet in for an overhaul? Here's what you need to know.
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Fad Diet? Experts Take New View on Intermittent Fasting
December 16th, 2015
Intermittent fasting, or fasting just a few days a week, was initially decried by health experts as unhealthy. But new studies show it might not be so bad.
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What Is Prediabetes? New Quiz Reveals Your Risk
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January 21st, 2016
By taking a 1-minute quiz, you can find out if you're at risk for prediabetes. The quiz is part of a new public service campaign.
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Want to Lose Weight? Fewer Americans Say Yes
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December 30th, 2015
The numbers on the scale aren't going down, but the number of Americans who say they want to lose weight is.
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The Great Calorie Debate
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December 14th, 2015
Are calories really the key to weight loss?
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Only Half of Overweight Americans Are Serious About Weight Loss
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December 8th, 2015
Most overweight Americans want to lose some pounds, but only half say they are seriously trying, a new poll suggests.
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Eating Healthy Fats May Reduce Deaths from Heart Disease
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January 20th, 2016
To prevent heart disease deaths, people may want to focus more on eating more unsaturated fat, rather than eating less saturated fat, a new study suggests.
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Which States Are Eating Their Fruits and Veggies?
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December 14th, 2015
Many Americans are passing on their fruits and vegetables.
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