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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Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body
human body systems
December 16th, 2014
When you lose weight, where does the fat go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.
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Plant-Based Compound May Protect Against Weight Gain
A man stands on a scale
November 25th, 2014
A compound called berberine that is found in plants and some Chinese herbal medicines may trigger the body to burn calories, a new study in mice finds.
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Want Weight-Loss Tips? Beware of Top Search Results Online
November 19th, 2014
Most of the top results from Internet searches on weight loss guidelines link to unreliable sources, a new study found.
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Mediterranean Diet Linked To Slower Aging
A salad with tomatoes, cheese and black olives
December 2nd, 2014
Women who eat a Mediterranean-style diet may live longer than those who don't, a new study that looked at one marker of aging suggests.
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No Turkey, Thanks! Stay Vegan for Healthier Holiday
A vegan pumpkin pie
November 25th, 2014
People who stick to a vegan diet can face their turkey-eating family with a bit more confidence this Thanksgiving. Two new studies show why a plant-based diet is best for losing weight and lowering the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
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From Birth to Death, Diet Affects the Brain's Health
Brain Power
November 19th, 2014
Poor diets may adversely affect mental health in all stages of life, from fetal development through old age, a slew of new research shows.
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Colon Cleansing: 7 Myths Busted
Glasses of water infused with fruit.
October 29th, 2014
Although colon cleanses are touted for removing "toxins" from the body, strengthening immunity and promoting weight loss, there isn't much science to back up these claims.
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Juice Cleanses: Separating Fact from Fiction
Glasses of vegetable juice.
November 28th, 2014
Can a juice cleanse really put your body in "cleanse mode"? Does a cleanse give your digestive system a much-needed rest? Here is what experts have to say about the facts and fictions surrounded juice cleanses.
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How to Survive a 3,000-Calorie Thanksgiving Meal
a traditional Thanksgiving meal including turkey, pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes
November 24th, 2014
From breakfast to booze, a few smart choices on Thanksgiving Day can help you get through the feast guilt-free.
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What Are You Really Eating? Wearable Camera Tracks Your Meals
The diet tracker uses images and jawbone movement to estimate how much food the user is consuming.
November 13th, 2014
A new diet tracker uses a camera and jawbone motion sensor to record how much people are eating.
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