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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Soda Fizzles: US Appetite for Sugary Drinks Wanes
A glass of soda with ice in it.
August 3rd, 2015
More than half of Americans now try to avoid drinking soda, a new Gallup poll finds.
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Finally, Bacon-Flavored Health Food Has Arrived
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July 16th, 2015
Bacon-flavored seaweed is the new kale.
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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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Viral Soda Infographic: How Does Cola Really Affect the Body?
A glass of soda with ice in it.
July 30th, 2015
An infographic that breaks down what happens to in your body after you drinking just one soda has gone viral, but health experts say some information in the graphic is exaggerated.
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Most Americans Still Don't Eat Their Fruits & Veggies
health snacks, healthy eating, diet, attitude
July 9th, 2015
Didn't eat enough fruits and vegetables today? Join the club — 87 percent of Americans don't meet recommendations for fruit consumption, and 91 percent don't meet recommendations for vegetable consumption.
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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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Too Salty! High Sodium Intake Tied to Increased Blood Pressure
July 29th, 2015
People who increase their salt intake significantly are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure, a large Japanese study finds.
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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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