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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Americans Are Eating Healthier, Study Finds
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September 1st, 2014
People in the U.S. are eating healthier now than a decade ago, a new study finds.
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Antioxidant Supplements Don't Fight Cancer, Research Suggests
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July 22nd, 2014
Although antioxidant have been thought to fight cancer, emerging research shows they don't have this effect. Now, scientists are trying to explain why antioxidants may not lower people's cancer risk.
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Americans May Be Less Concerned About Salt in Food
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July 14th, 2014
Americans' interest in low-sodium foods has declined slightly in recent years, and may continue to drop in the future, according to new research.
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Instant Noodles Could Hurt Your Heart
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August 14th, 2014
The instant noodles commonly known as ramen may increase people's risk of metabolic changes linked to heart disease and stroke, new research finds.
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Cancer-Fighting Diet: 6 Tips to Reduce Your Risk
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June 30th, 2014
Here are six science-supported tips for eating healthy to reduce your risk of cancer.
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Mediterranean Diet May Be Beneficial for Kids' Weight
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June 25th, 2014
Kids who eat according to the Mediterranean diet are less likely to be overweight or obese than kids who don't, a new study finds.
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Americans Favor Low-Fat Diet Over Low-Carb
The total cost of obesity to U.S. companies is estimated at $13 billion a year
July 29th, 2014
Despite the popularity of low-carb diets, more Americans still say they try to avoid fat than carbs, according to a new poll.
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Most Kids Eat Fruits & Veggies (But Spinach, Nah)
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July 16th, 2014
Most U.S. children eat at least some fruits and vegetables each day, although few eat dark green vegetables, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Lose Weight and Boost Nutrition with This Common Grain
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June 27th, 2014
People who eat more rice also tend to have other healthy habits, research shows.
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