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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Drug Helps Obese People Drop Weight and Keep It Off
July 1st, 2015
A diabetes drug called liraglutide helps people lose weight, a new study finds.
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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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Mushroom Extract May Help Treat Obesity, But It's No Magic Cure
The Lingzhi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)
June 23rd, 2015
The extract from a mushroom that is often used in traditional Chinese medicine may help fight obesity, a new study finds.
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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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Want to Lose Weight? Let Your Doctor Pick Your Diet
A woman thinks about whether to eat fruit, or donuts.
June 15th, 2015
If you're trying to lose weight, choosing your own diet may not be a great idea.
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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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