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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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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Why Exercise and Diet Changes May Not Be Enough to Treat Obesity
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February 11th, 2015
To treat people who are obese, doctors need to move beyond simply telling their patients to eat less and exercise more, some researchers argue.
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Sugary Drinks Linked with Earlier Menstruation in Girls
A girl looks at a glass full of cola.
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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Fitness Trackers May Boost Weight Loss
A woman exercises while holding her smartphone.
March 6th, 2015
Fitness trackers may help some people get more out of a weight loss app, a new survey suggests.
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Super Bowl: 4 Tips for a Super-Healthy Game Day
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January 31st, 2015
Diet and exercise may not be the first thing on your mind on Super Bowl Sunday, but there are a number of easy steps you can take to make game day a little healthier.
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US Obesity Rates Have Risen Most in Older Adults
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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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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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Social Support Online Can Help You Lose Weight
A woman checks her tablet while eating a healthy meal.
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
Fruits and vegetables, and a blood sugar monitor.
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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