For monkey-eating chimps, the youngsters' brains are the best part.
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.
Cutting calories may reduce the risk of age-related diseases, and maybe even help you live longer, a new small study suggests.
To lose weight, freeze your nerves? That's the idea behind a new approach that may hold promise for weight loss.
If you find yourself wondering, "Am I getting enough vitamin D?" you should also ask yourself another question: "Am I getting enough magnesium?"
Sure, it seems like a good idea: Lose weight following a diet that's tailored to your own unique genetic makeup instead of trying a one-size-fits-all approach.
To truly keep the pounds away, people may have to deal with feelings of increased hunger for the rest of their lives, according to a new study.
Is the trick to cutting cravings for sugary foods as simple as getting a good night's sleep? A new small study from the United Kingdom suggests that may be the case.
The body's skeletal system may have an internal scale that senses when someone has gained weight, so the body can decrease appetite in response, a new mouse study shows.
Extract of the fruit garcinia cambogia is an ingredient in some nutritional supplements aimed at stopping weight gain. But is garcinia cambogia safe, and does it work? Here's a look at the evidence.
From the Apple Watch to standing desks, a number of products today attempt to get users to stand more and sit less. But exactly how many more calories are do you burn?
High blood pressure is a serious disease that can, over time, damage the blood vessel walls and increase a person's risk of heart attack, stroke and other conditions.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Eating chocolate on a regular basis may reduce people's risk of heart problems, particularly among those with obesity, a large new study suggests.
Simply put, your body can't turn fat into muscle. And the reverse is also true: Your body can't turn muscle into fat, either. Here's why.
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, but it doesn't have to be.
If you're a long-distance runner, it may be an all-too-familiar scenario: You're partway through your run when your stomach starts to cramp and you need to find a bathroom — immediately.