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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Are Sports Drinks Better or Worse Than Water?
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April 25th, 2016
Many sports drinks tout a long list of vitamins and electrolytes on their labels, but are these drinks really better than plain old water?
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Eating Nuts Linked to Lower Risk of Colon Cancer
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April 18th, 2016
When it comes to colon cancer risk, should you go nuts?
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'Japanese Diet' Linked to Longer Life
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March 22nd, 2016
Move over, Mediterranean diet.
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Why Some 'Unhealthy' Eating Behaviors Might Not Be That Bad
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April 22nd, 2016
Dining out or eating canned foods might not actually be so bad for your waistline, a new study from Spain suggests.
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Injection of Tiny Beads Could Curb Hunger, Promote Weight Loss
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April 7th, 2016
Is weight loss surgery about to get a lot less surgical?
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Kids Are Eating Nuts, Despite Rise in Allergies
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March 9th, 2016
About one-third of U.S. children and teens eat nuts on any given day, mostly in the form of seeds and nut butters, according to a new government report.
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Another Coffee Perk? Reduced Risk of MS
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March 3rd, 2016
More good news for coffee lovers.
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How Your Diet Affects Your Risk of Colon Polyps
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April 20th, 2016
How different diets fire up — or dampen down — inflammation in the gut.
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Eating More 'Healthy Fats' May Lower Diabetes Risk
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March 25th, 2016
For people with prediabetes, swapping out some of the meat and cheese in your diet for some vegetable oils or nuts could help prevent diabetes from developing, according to a small new study.
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Here's Why It's So Hard to Maintain Weight Loss
March 4th, 2016
To maintain weight loss, you are essentially fighting a system that's wired to re-gain lost pounds.
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