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1 in 5 Kids Eating More Fast Food During the Pandemic: Poll Results

While 50 percent of families report eating healthier during COVID, 20 percent are serving fast food to their kids more often, researchers say.

Diet May Impact Your COVID-19 Risk, Study Finds

Eating a healthy, plant-based diet may lower your risk of getting COVID-19, researchers say.

U.S. Kids Are Eating More 'Ultra-Processed' Foods

Children and teens are getting most of their daily calories from ready-to-eat foods and packaged sweet snacks or desserts, researchers say.

Could Eating More Salmon Help Prevent Migraine Headaches?

Following a diet high in Omega-3 fatty acids reduces overall migraine headaches per month, researchers say

4 Ways To Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk

Following a healthy lifestyle helps protect your brain and lower your risk of dementia

Starchy Snacks and Fatty Lunches Raise Heart Risks, New Study Finds

Eating snacks high in white potato and other starches greatly increases the risk of death from heart disease and other causes, researchers say

Identifying Foods That Up Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Short DescriptionEating foods that cause inflammation in the body may increase your risk of developing breast cancer, new study finds

Eating Fruit Lowers Your Risk of Diabetes, Study Finds

Eating at least 2 servings of whole fruit daily increases insulin sensitivity and lowers your odds of type 2 diabetes, researchers say.

Eating A Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent The Loss Of Brain Function, Study Finds

Following a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish and olive oil may protect your brain against protein build-up and shrinkage related to Alzheimer's disease, researchers say.

Speedy Eaters Tend To Pack On More Pounds, New Study Finds

Both children and adults who eat quickly have larger waistlines and higher BMIs, researchers say

Diet High In Processed Meats Could Shorten Your Life

Eating just a small amount of processed meat each week increased the risk of heart disease and death, researchers say

Ultra-Processed Foods Are Ultra-Bad for Your Heart

More than half of the food Americans eat is ultra-processed and it's increasing the risk of heart disease and death, researchers say.

Healthy Living Cuts Your Odds For 2 Leading Killers

Following a heart-healthy lifestyle helps prevent heart disease and lowers the risk of developing cancer, researchers say

Low-Carb Diets Linked to Greater Diabetes Remission

Strict low-carb diets push type 2 diabetes into remission more than low-fat diets

Can These 2 Vitamins Lower Your Risk Of Parkinson's?

Higher intake of vitamins C and E significantly cuts the risk of Parkinson's disease, researchers say.

Will Cutting Out Meat Help Children Who Wheeze Breathe Easier?

Inflammatory compounds found in cooked meat increase odds of wheezing and sleep disturbances, researchers say.

How Is The COVID-19 Pandemic Impacting Our Eating and Exercise Habits?

And is binge-watching our favorite shows doing extra damage?

How Is The COVID-19 Pandemic Impacting Your Diet, Exercise And Sleep Habits?

Our food choices seem to be improving, but that may be the only bright light, according to researchers.

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24 Sep
Obesity a Threat to Adults With Autism, But There May Be Help

Obesity a Threat to Adults With Autism, But There May Be Help

FRIDAY, Sept. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Eating well and exercising regularly can be a challenge for anyone. But for those with autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disabilities, that challenge is exponentially greater.

Many young men and wo...

24 Sep
Could a Japanese Plant Turn Cold Cuts Into Healthy Fare?

Could a Japanese Plant Turn Cold Cuts Into Healthy Fare?

There's good news for health-conscious sausage and bacon lovers.

A new study suggests the Japanese knotweed plant could be used to make healthier cured meats.

According to researchers, this fast-growing plant that invades gardens and buildings contains a chemical t...

24 Sep
New Tricks to Turn Your Fussy Eater Around

New Tricks to Turn Your Fussy Eater Around

If your children are picky eaters, bribing or pressuring them will probably backfire.

But there are other steps you can take to help them get over their fussiness, researchers report.

Australian scientists reviewed 80 studies to find out more about fussy eaters. <...

23 Sep
Is Insulin Resistance a Recipe for Depression?

Is Insulin Resistance a Recipe for Depression?

Insulin resistance can make you more than twice as likely to develop major depression, even if you haven't developed full-blown diabetes, a new study reports.

Initially healthy people who later developed prediabetes were 2.6 times more likely to come down with major depr...

23 Sep
Dairy Foods May Be Good for You After All

Dairy Foods May Be Good for You After All

You remember the ad. It asked if you've "got milk?" and said that "milk does a body good."

So, does it? New research suggests it might.

In the study, people who consumed more dairy fat actually had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those who dr...

23 Sep
Could Your Genes Be to Blame for Your Kid's Aversion to Broccoli?

Could Your Genes Be to Blame for Your Kid's Aversion to Broccoli?

Parents and their children often share numerous traits -- including a dislike for broccoli and other veggies in the same family.

Noxious enzymes from bacteria in saliva may be the reason why, a new study suggests.

Levels of these compounds are similar in paren...

22 Sep
AHA News: Food Insecurity's Long-Term Health Consequences

AHA News: Food Insecurity's Long-Term Health Consequences

For some people, the subject of hunger conjures up tragic images of starving people with swollen bellies in blighted, desolate parts of the world.

In this country, the picture is different. Food insecurity affects millions of people in the United States whose suffering m...

21 Sep
Pandemic Changed Families' Eating Habits, for Good and Bad: Poll

Pandemic Changed Families' Eating Habits, for Good and Bad: Poll

TUESDAY, Sept. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past year and a half, the coronavirus pandemic has remade so much of everyday life, including the foods families eat.

In many families, that's been a good thing, with half cooking at home more...

21 Sep
Most Supermarket Chicken Laced With White Fat: Report

Most Supermarket Chicken Laced With White Fat: Report

A new report from the Humane League claims that 99% of supermarket chicken has pockets of fat, called white stripes, running through it.

The nonprofit group said its findings show how chickens are being raised with little concern for their welfare. But white striping can...

14 Sep
Your Diet Could Cut Your Odds for Severe COVID-19

Your Diet Could Cut Your Odds for Severe COVID-19

People who eat plenty of fruits and vegetables may have a somewhat lower risk of COVID-19 than those with unhealthy diets, a new study suggests.

Of more than 590,000 adults surveyed, researchers found that the quarter with the most plant-rich diets had a 9% lower risk of...

13 Sep
Diets That Lower Brain Iron Could Keep You Sharp

Diets That Lower Brain Iron Could Keep You Sharp

Older adults who regularly eat foods like fish, nuts and olive oil may have less iron accumulation in their brains, as well as sharper memories, a small study suggests.

The brain requires a certain level of iron to function normally, but the aging brain can accumulate an...

01 Sep
Cutting Sugar in Packaged Foods Would Keep Millions of Americans From Illness: Report

Cutting Sugar in Packaged Foods Would Keep Millions of Americans From Illness: Report

Sugar is killing Americans in droves, according to researchers who found that reducing the sweetener in packaged foods and beverages could prevent more than 2 million strokes, heart attacks and cardiac arrests.

Less sugary packaged foods and drinks would also curb nearly...

24 Aug
Salmonella Illness in 17 States Tied to Salami, Prosciutto

Salmonella Illness in 17 States Tied to Salami, Prosciutto

Two salmonella outbreaks that appear related to salami and other Italian-style meats have sickened at least 36 people in 17 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Twelve people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

24 Aug
A Little Wine & Certain Foods Could Help Keep Blood Pressure Healthy

A Little Wine & Certain Foods Could Help Keep Blood Pressure Healthy

An apple and a pear a day may help keep blood pressure under control -- a benefit partly explained by gut bacteria, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that adults who regularly ate certain foods -- apples, pears, berries and red wine -- tended to have lower blood pr...

21 Aug
Want That Healthy Skin Glow? These Foods Can Get You There

Want That Healthy Skin Glow? These Foods Can Get You There

Eating foods high in five key nutrients can help you have soft, glowing, healthy skin, an expert says.

Omega-3s: While they're typically associated with brain and heart health and lower blood pressure, they also "can reduce inflammation and keep your ski...

18 Aug
Vitamin D Might Help Prevent Early-Onset Colon Cancer

Vitamin D Might Help Prevent Early-Onset Colon Cancer

Foods rich in vitamin D may help protect younger adults against colon cancer, researchers report.

While colon cancer is decreasing overall, cases among younger adults have been on the rise. The trends dovetail with a decline in vitamin D intake from foods such as fish, m...

16 Aug
Biden Administration to Greatly Expand Food Stamp Program

Biden Administration to Greatly Expand Food Stamp Program

The largest permanent increase in the history of the United States' food stamp program and changes to its nutrition standards will be announced Monday.

Supporters say the changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program that benefits 42 million Ame...

10 Aug
U.S. Kids Are Eating More 'Ultraprocessed' Foods

U.S. Kids Are Eating More 'Ultraprocessed' Foods

Frozen burgers, pizza pockets and toaster strudel. Energy drinks and sugary sodas. Fruit leather and potato chips. Cookies and cereal bars. Fish sticks and chicken strips.

These sorts of quick-pick manufactured foods are considered "ultraprocessed," and dietitians believ...

10 Aug
Diet Key to Better Health in People With Diabetes

Diet Key to Better Health in People With Diabetes

A diet rich in fresh veggies, fruit and fiber has meaningful benefits for people with diabetes, a new research review confirms.

Doctors have long recommended this kind of "low-glycemic" eating regimen to help patients manage their diabetes and keep blood sugar level...

04 Aug
Changing Diets Mean More Americans Are Anemic Now

Changing Diets Mean More Americans Are Anemic Now

Growing numbers of Americans aren't getting enough iron in their diets most likely due to changes in farming practices and a shift away from red meat, researchers report.

The upshot: Rates of iron-deficiency anemia are on the rise.

"Iron deficiency remains a m...

04 Aug
Eating Less Meat Means a Healthier Heart

Eating Less Meat Means a Healthier Heart

For people at any age, eating a healthy, plant-based diet is tied to a lower risk of heart attack and heart disease, two new studies show.

Both studies were published Aug. 4 in the Journal of the American Heart Association,and support the heart association's die...

29 Jul
Want to Avoid Dementia? Add Some Color to Your Plate

Want to Avoid Dementia? Add Some Color to Your Plate

Something as simple as having a glass of orange juice in the morning or an apple at lunch could be one of the keys to protecting your brain health.

People who consumed just a half serving a day of foods high in a naturally occurring compound called flavonoids ...

28 Jul
Vitamin D May Lower Black Women's Odds for COVID-19

Vitamin D May Lower Black Women's Odds for COVID-19

Unlocking a clue to why Black women might be more susceptible to COVID-19, a new study shows that low levels of vitamin D may increase their risk of infection.

That doesn't mean that people should rely on vitamin D supplements to protect themselves against COVID-19, howe...

26 Jul
Simple Step Gets More School Kids Eating Their Veggies

Simple Step Gets More School Kids Eating Their Veggies

Give kids just a little more time if you want them to eat better.

New research suggests that longer school lunch breaks could boost their intake of fruits and veggies.

"It makes sense that you might eat the part of the meal you look forward to first, and if there's...

22 Jul
Pandemic Changed Grocery Shopping for Rich and Poor

Pandemic Changed Grocery Shopping for Rich and Poor

Changes in Americans' grocery shopping habits during the pandemic made pre-existing gaps in access to food even worse, researchers report.

While many wealthier people switched to online ordering and did more stocking up, most low-income people still had to shop in-perso...

21 Jul
Eating Meat Raises Risk of Heart Disease: Study

Eating Meat Raises Risk of Heart Disease: Study

Eating beef, lamb, pork and processed meats spells trouble for your heart, and the more you eat, the worse it gets, new research warns.

The meta-analysis -- an overview of data from a large number of studies -- included more than 1.4 million people who were followed for ...

21 Jul
Could Coffee, Veggies Lower Your Odds for COVID-19?

Could Coffee, Veggies Lower Your Odds for COVID-19?

Coffee delivers the boost that many people need to start their day. Now, new research suggests this breakfast powerhouse may also provide some protection against COVID-19.

Consuming vegetables and having been breastfed might also reduce your COVID-19 risk, according to t...

16 Jul
Fermented Foods Could Boost Your Microbiome

Fermented Foods Could Boost Your Microbiome

Fermented foods may seem like just another health fad, but a small trial suggests they can help strike a healthier balance in the body's gut bacteria.

In a study of 36 people, researchers found that those randomly assigned to eat plenty of fermented foods, such as yogurt...

15 Jul
Ultra-Processed Foods Might Help Drive Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Ultra-Processed Foods Might Help Drive Inflammatory Bowel Disease

If you need another reason to eat healthy, new research suggests that eating lots of packaged snacks and other ultra-processed foods could increase your risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Ultra-processed foods also include packaged baked goods, fizzy drinks, sugar...

15 Jul
Many College Students Are Trying Out the New 'Fake Meats'

Many College Students Are Trying Out the New 'Fake Meats'

More than half of students surveyed on a college campus in the heart of America's meat-producing belt have tried a plant-based alternative.

"Among the 1,400 students surveyed, we found about 55% had tried a plant-based alternative to meat," said lead author Elizabeth Dav...

13 Jul
Whole Grains Every Day: Key to Your Health and Waistline

Whole Grains Every Day: Key to Your Health and Waistline

Whole grains can help older adults maintain a thinner waist, lower blood pressure and lower blood sugar, new research suggests.

Just three servings a day may do the trick, the authors said.

One serving is a slice of whole-grain bread, a half-cup of rolled oat cere...

13 Jul
Average Soda Fountain Serving Exceeds Daily Recommended Added Sugars

Average Soda Fountain Serving Exceeds Daily Recommended Added Sugars

You'll get more than a day's worth of added sugars when you pour a soda fountain drink at most U.S. restaurant chains, a new report finds.

Even small-sized drinks exceed recommended guidelines, said researchers at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).

12 Jul
Some COVID Survivors Can't Regain Weight Lost During Illness

Some COVID Survivors Can't Regain Weight Lost During Illness

Some people severely ill with COVID-19 may struggle to regain lost weight for months afterward, a new study shows.

While COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory illness, it's become clear that the infection can wreak havoc on the body in many ways. Gastrointestinal (GI) symp...

09 Jul
Is Your Kid a Fast or Slow Eater? Personality Might Tell

Is Your Kid a Fast or Slow Eater? Personality Might Tell

Could your children's eating habits be a reflection of their personalities?

A new study finds a link between the two, but researchers say it's not clear exactly how they influence each other.

They found that slow eaters are less likely to be extroverted and im...

07 Jul
Plant-Based Diet Best for Your Heart

Plant-Based Diet Best for Your Heart

Want to be good to your ticker?

Load up on veggies -- especially beans, Italian researchers recommend.

They've published a comprehensive review of research on eating habits and heart disease that provides consistent evidence that eating less salt and animal protein...

06 Jul
Can You Eat Your Way to Fewer Migraines?

Can You Eat Your Way to Fewer Migraines?

Eating lots of fatty fish and cutting out polyunsaturated fats may reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines, a new study suggests.

Omega-3 fatty acids from fish like tuna, salmon, bluefish and mackerel may help manage migraine, especially in tandem with eliminatin...

01 Jul
New Drug Shows Real Promise Against Celiac Disease

New Drug Shows Real Promise Against Celiac Disease

An experimental drug can prevent intestinal damage caused by celiac disease, an early trial has found -- raising hopes that it could become the first medication for the serious digestive disorder.

With celiac disease, the immune system attacks the lining of the small int...

30 Jun
Delicious & Deadly: Southern U.S. Diet Tied to Higher Odds for Sudden Death

Delicious & Deadly: Southern U.S. Diet Tied to Higher Odds for Sudden Death

Planning to celebrate the Fourth of July with a traditional Southern-style spread of fried chicken, pork rinds, buttermilk biscuits and sweet tea?

Don't make it an everyday habit.

These staples of a regional diet heavy in fried foods, fats and sugary drinks may bo...

24 Jun
Potato Chips, Fatty Lunches Greatly Raise Your Heart Risks

Potato Chips, Fatty Lunches Greatly Raise Your Heart Risks

A steady lunch routine of cheeseburgers and fries may shorten your life, but loading your dinner plate with vegetables could do the opposite.

Those are among the findings of a new study looking at the potential health effects of not only what people eat, but when.

...

18 Jun
'MIND' Diet Can Help Preserve Brain in People With MS

'MIND' Diet Can Help Preserve Brain in People With MS

A diet designed to boost brain health appears to benefit people with multiple sclerosis (MS), new research suggests.

For the study, a team from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City examined 185 people diagnosed with MS within the past five years. Each...

17 Jun
How Healthy Are the New Plant-Based 'Fake Meats'?

How Healthy Are the New Plant-Based 'Fake Meats'?

More and more Americans are seeking out healthier, greener and more ethical alternatives to meat, but are plant-based alternatives like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat truly nutritious substitutes?

The answer is yes, according to new research funded by the U.S. Nat...

17 Jun
Fast-Food Companies Spending More on Ads Aimed at Youth

Fast-Food Companies Spending More on Ads Aimed at Youth

The U.S. fast-food industry has boosted spending on ads targeting kids, especially Black and Hispanic youth, new research shows.

For the study, the researchers analyzed data on ad spending and TV ad exposure for 274 fast-food restaurants and found that annual spending hi...

10 Jun
Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes

Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes

Breast cancer patients who have adequate levels of vitamin D - the "sunshine vitamin" - at the time of their diagnosis have better long-term outcomes, a new study finds.

Combined with the results of prior research, the new findings suggest "an ongoing benefit for patient...

09 Jun
'Plant-Based' or Low-Fat Diet: Which Is Better for Your Heart?

'Plant-Based' or Low-Fat Diet: Which Is Better for Your Heart?

Hoping to eat your way to a healthier heart?

Diets rich in plant foods may beat low-fat eating regimens for cutting the risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study finds.

Saturated fat, the kind largely found in animal products, has long been viewed as the enemy ...

08 Jun
What Diet Is Most Likely to Help Ease Crohn's Disease?

What Diet Is Most Likely to Help Ease Crohn's Disease?

People who have Crohn's disease often seek to ease their symptoms by changing what they eat, and new research suggests the Mediterranean diet may be their best bet.

The study evaluated one of the commonly used diets for Crohn's disease, known as the specific carbohydrate...

08 Jun
Fewer Than 1 in 10 American Adults Get Enough Dietary Fiber

Fewer Than 1 in 10 American Adults Get Enough Dietary Fiber

TUESDAY, June 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) - If you're like most American adults, it might be time to reach for a piece of fruit, a plate of vegetables or a bowl of whole grains.

Only 7% of adults get enough fiber, a type of carbohydrate that passes through the body undigest...

08 Jun
Why Getting Your Groceries Online Might Be Healthier

Why Getting Your Groceries Online Might Be Healthier

Fewer temptations at checkout?

People may spend more money when they buy their groceries online, but they also tend to buy fewer unhealthy, "impulse-sensitive" foods like candy and cookies, new research shows.

For the study, the researchers looked at the shopping ...

08 Jun
Could a Meat-Free Diet Help Ward Off Severe COVID?

Could a Meat-Free Diet Help Ward Off Severe COVID?

Advocates of plant-based diets suggest they can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease and help the environment.

Now, new research suggests they may provide another health benefit: lowering COVID-19 severity.

A plant-based diet was associated ...

07 Jun
A Woman's Diet Might Help Her Avoid Breast Cancer

A Woman's Diet Might Help Her Avoid Breast Cancer

Women whose diets tend to feed inflammation may have a heightened risk of breast cancer, a preliminary study suggests.

The study, of more than 350,000 women, found that the more "pro-inflammatory" foods women consumed, the higher their breast cancer risk.

The term ...

07 Jun
Two Common Eating Habits That Can Really Pile on Pounds

Two Common Eating Habits That Can Really Pile on Pounds

The portion of food that you put on your plate and how fast you eat it could determine how much you're eating -- or potentially overeating.

A new study found that when people were given larger portions of macaroni and cheese for lunch, they ate more, as much as 43% more...

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