High cholesterol, cancer and a shorter life span would all be very real risks.
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.
Over the past few years, studies have indicated eating red is bad for your health, but a new study seems to reverse that. So what should you do?
Diet can influence the gut microbiome, but the same food can have the opposite effect on different people.
White meat, such as chicken, may raise blood cholesterol levels as much as red meat does, a new, small study details.
More than 80,000 cancer cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. may be tied to an unhealthy diet, according to a new study.
Filling your plate with ultraprocessed foods really does appear to lead people to eat more and gain weight.
The study is one of the first to scientifically test the idea of negative-calorie foods, or foods that theoretically require more calories to digest than they contain.
Certain vitamins and minerals are linked with a lower risk of early death, but only if the nutrients come from food, not supplements.
So-called "ultraprocessed" foods — which are high in salt, sugar and other additives — are linked with an increased risk of early death, a new study finds.
Breakfast may not be the "most important meal of the day" after all, at least for people trying to lose weight.
There's no "compelling evidence" for important health benefits from sugar substitutes, according to the review.