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Kids' Eating Habits Highlight Need for Healthier Lunchboxes

May 3, 2016 — New research shows children aged 9-10 years old are receiving almost half of their daily energy requirements from 'discretionary' or junk ... read more

Adolescent Weight Gain on Popular Injectable Contraceptive May Depend on Micronutrient Intake

Feb. 2, 2016 — Since its introduction nearly 23 years ago, the popular injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) has been associated with causing substantial weight gain in some adolescent ... read more

What You Eat Can Influence How You Sleep

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new study found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted ... read more

Higher Fat Variation of DASH Diet Lowers Blood Pressure, Triglycerides, Study Shows

Jan. 11, 2016 — A higher fat DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet lowered blood pressure to the same extent as the DASH diet, but also reduced triglycerides and did not significantly raise LDL ... read more

Community Food Bank Study Dispels Belief Healthy Diets Are Costly

Jan. 5, 2016 — Contrary to popular belief, healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables are affordable, say researchers whose study focused on community food bank ... read more

Looking for the Best Antioxidant Fruit? Search No Further Than Black Raspberries

Dec. 7, 2015 — The science behind superfood stories: Antioxidant properties of raspberry and blackberry fruits grown in Central ... read more

Healthy Diet May Reduce Risk of Ovarian Cancer in African-American Women

Nov. 13, 2015 — A healthy diet may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in African-American women, according to new ... read more

Cholesterol-Lowering 'Portfolio Diet' Also Reduces Blood Pressure

Nov. 7, 2015 — A diet developed for reducing cholesterol also lowers blood pressure, a new study has found. The portfolio diet lowered blood pressure by an average two per cent, when compared with another diet ... read more

Reducing Cholesterol With Food Made from Soybeans, Amaranth

Nov. 5, 2015 — Scientists developed a supplement to maintain optimal health that contributes to the growth and development of children and adolescents. It also prevents osteoporosis and certain cancers such as ... read more

Tualang Honey Supplements Found to Reduce Harmful Side Effects of Smoking

Oct. 19, 2015 — Smoking is a known factor in many serious health issues: stroke, myocardial infarction, cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, to name but a few. In their recent research, investigators ... read more

Cancer Survivors Often Have Poor Diets, Which Can Affect Their Long-Term Health

Oct. 13, 2015 — While most cancer survivors in the United States are motivated to seek information about food choices and dietary changes to improve their health, a new study comparing their dietary patterns to ... read more

Could 'The Martian's' Scientist Survive on Potatoes Alone?

Sep. 29, 2015 — In the movie "The Martian," the main character is stranded on Mars and must rely on his own super-science knowledge to survive. Because the crew had packed some potatoes for a Thanksgiving ... read more

High Dietary Fiber Intake Linked to Health Promoting Short Chain Fatty Acids

Sep. 29, 2015 — Eating a lot of fiber-rich foods, such as fruit, vegetables, and legumes -- typical of a Mediterranean diet -- is linked to a rise in health promoting short chain fatty acids, finds ... read more

Eating More Fruits and Non-Starchy Vegetables Is Associated With Less Weight Gain

Sep. 22, 2015 — Increased consumption of fruits and non-starchy vegetables is inversely associated with weight change, according to a new study. The longitudinal study shows differences by type of fruit or ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Less than a month before Congress votes on whether to reauthorize a controversial program mandating healthier school lunches, a new study confirms the suspicions of school officials -- many students ... read more

Dietary Intervention Primes Triple-Negative Breast Cancer for Targeted Therapy

July 14, 2015 — A diet that starves triple-negative breast cancer cells of an essential nutrient primes the cancer cells to be more easily killed by a targeted antibody treatment, scientists ... read more

Consumers Should Seek a Variety of Fiber Sources to Get the Maximum Health Benefits

July 13, 2015 — Consumers who get fiber from many sources -- both naturally occurring and added in manufacturing -- may benefit more than people who limit their intake to a single type, according to an ... read more

Algae, Quinoa, Legumes Top List of Alternative Protein Choices

July 13, 2015 — Algae is evolving as the next new alternative protein source consumers are anxious to bite into as an ingredient in crackers, snack bars, cereals and breads, according to an ... read more

Vitamin C Related to Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Early Death

July 7, 2015 — High vitamin C concentrations in the blood from the intake of fruit and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death, new research ... read more

Restaurant Meals Can Be as Bad for Your Waistline as Fast Food Is

July 1, 2015 — When Americans go out to eat, either at a fast-food outlet or a full-service restaurant, they consume, on average, about 200 more calories a day than when they stay home for meals, a new study ... read more

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