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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Katherine Tallmadge: Responding to Rush Limbaugh Attacks on Obesity (Op-Ed)
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April 18th, 2014
Why is nutritionist Katherine Tallmadge being attacked by conservatives?
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How Obesity May Raise Breast Cancer Risk
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April 11th, 2014
Women with a certain genetic marker may be at increased risk for breast cancer, especially if they are overweight or obese, a new study suggests.
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Potassium in Your Diet: How to Get More of a Heart-Healthy Mineral
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April 2nd, 2014
It's important to get enough potassium in your diet, because this mineral is thought to be beneficial in lowering blood pressure, and maintaining cardiovascular health. Here are some good sources of potassium.
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Why Are You Taking Fish Oil Supplements?
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April 17th, 2014
People taking fish oil supplements, or any type of supplements, should know why they're taking them, and what the risks are.
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3 Ways to Get More Probiotics Without Popping Another Pill
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March 28th, 2014
Some bacteria are good for our health, research shows. Probiotics may help gut health, and there are many ways to get more of these beneficial bacteria into your diet.
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Go Ahead, Dive into a Chocolate Diet (Op-Ed)
March 13th, 2014
Enjoy that chocolate diet, within reason.
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Fitness Trackers May Help Older People Lose Weight
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April 17th, 2014
People who used a fitness tracker to help their weight loss efforts lost more weight and kept it off, compared with people who didn't use the devices, a new study shows.
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High-Fat Diet Increases Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds
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April 9th, 2014
Eating a diet high in saturated fat may increase women's risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests.
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4 Reasons to Get Over Your Exercise Slump
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March 21st, 2014
Need some extra motivation to get moving? Here's a look at some of the health benefits of exercise.
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