Being overweight or obese increases a person's risk for at least 13 types of cancer, according to a new report.
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.
A 25-year-old woman in Australia died after consuming too much protein, in the form of shakes, supplements and protein-packed foods, the New York Post reported yesterday.
Washing down your bacon cheeseburger with a big, cold soda may trigger the body to store more fat than it would if you drank something without sugar, a new small study finds.
Women may have another reason to eat healthy and exercise during pregnancy: These behaviors may lower their odds of having a cesarean section, a new meta-analysis finds.
Eating a plant-based diet is good for your health — but some plant-based diets are better than others, a new study that spanned nearly three decades finds.
A new study finds that serving up vegetables with tantalizing names could get people to eat more veggies.
People who are both elderly and obese face a tough conundrum: Weight loss is important for health, but weight loss can also lead to a decline in muscle mass.
CHICAGO — A new, nonsurgical weight-loss procedure — which involves inserting a tube down a patient's throat and suturing the stomach — is safe and effective, a new study finds.
It's common for people to pack on more pounds as they age, but now a new study may have an explanation for this weight gain — and it has nothing to do with exercise or poor food choices.
Also called ‘gouty arthritis,’ gout is a painful form of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the blood. Learn about causes, symptoms and treatment.
Fasting diets are trendy these days, but they may be no better for weight loss than traditional diets, according to a new study.
Blame chronic inflammation (rather than cholesterol) for heart disease, a new editorial says. But the stance is controversial -- here's why.
It really may be worth it to follow experts' recommended cancer prevention guidelines, no matter your age, a new study finds.
Antioxidant supplements may not help ward off dementia, despite earlier research suggesting the contrary.
In an indigenous group of people in South America, researchers are finding the healthiest blood vessels ever studied, thanks in part to a diet that's rich in complex carbs.