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Switching to a Salt Substitute Could Protect Your Heart, Study Finds

Taming your salt habit with a salt substitute may lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and early death, researchers say.

Fasting May Lower the Risk of Severe COVID, New Study Finds

People who regularly follow a water-only intermittent fasting diet have a lower risk of hospitalization or death from COVID-19, researchers say.

Are Spicy Food Challenges Dangerous to Your Health?

Extremely spicy foods may cause you some pain, but for most healthy people, they don’t cause any serious damage, according to a nutrition expert.

TikTok Soda Craze Harmful to Teeth, Experts Say

Acidic beverages like the homemade soda recipe on TikTok can cause dental erosion, cavities and yellow teeth, a new study finds.

Sugary Beverages Increase Women’s Risk of Liver Cancer, New Study Finds

Postmenopausal women who consume sugar-sweetened beverages daily face higher odds of liver cancer, researchers say.

Most Americans Overrate the Quality of Their Diet

Asked to rate their diet as excellent, very good, good, fair or poor, most U.S. adults get it wrong, researchers say.

How Long Do COVID-19 Antibodies Last After Infection?

Covid-19 antibodies last up to 500 days after infection, researchers say.

Researchers Discover the Secret to Getting Kids to Eat Veggies

Children are more eager to try new vegetables when offered a fun reward, study finds.

Are Vegetarian Diets Good for Young Kids?

A new study finds no significant differences in growth or nutrition measures among children following a vegetarian diet.

Could the Keto Diet Help People with MS?

MS patients who followed a keto diet for six months experienced physical and mental health improvements, new study finds.

Using Olive Oil Instead of Butter, Margarine, or Mayo May Lower Death Risk, Study Finds

Consuming more than half a tablespoon of olive oil per day may lower the risk of death from heart disease, cancer and other conditions, researchers say.

Does Adding Calorie Info to Restaurant Menus Cause Healthy Changes?

Placing calorie information on restaurant menus leads to new, lower-calorie offerings, researchers find.

Are Cortisone Shots Good or Bad for Knee Arthritis?

A new study finds cortisone shots do not cause significant cartilage loss or increase the risk of knee replacement.

HealthDay Now: The American Heart Association Releases New Dietary Guidelines

In a HealthDay Now interview, Dr. Manesh Patel, chair of the American Heart Association's 2021 Scientific Sessions, shares why the organization decided to shift their dietary guidelines for the first time in more than a decade.

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06 Oct
Late-Night Meals Especially Bad for Weight Gain: Study

Late-Night Meals Especially Bad for Weight Gain: Study

Your fondness for midnight snacks has caused you to pack on the pounds over the years, and now researchers have a better understanding of why.

While late-night eating has long been linked with an increased risk for obesity, researchers weren't sure exactly how it caused ...

30 Sep
More Americans With Heart Disease Are Also Becoming 'Food Insecure'

More Americans With Heart Disease Are Also Becoming 'Food Insecure'

Many Americans with heart disease also have limited access to food, and this dangerous combination is growing rapidly, a new study finds.

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29 Sep
Healthy Living Boosts Life Span, Even for Former Smokers

Healthy Living Boosts Life Span, Even for Former Smokers

Eating well and exercising can make for a longer life, and that holds true for former smokers, too, a new study shows.

Researchers found that of nearly 160,000 former smokers, those who exercised, ate healthfully and limited their drinking were less likely to die over th...

28 Sep
Less Salt, More Whole Grains: FDA Updates Food Label Definition of 'Healthy'

Less Salt, More Whole Grains: FDA Updates Food Label Definition of 'Healthy'

Salmon can't be labeled a "healthy" food under existing federal regulations, because it contains high levels of fat.

But sweetened cereals can bear the "healthy" label on their packaging if they tick specific boxes related to individual nutrients -- even though they mig...

27 Sep
Nutrition Labels to Move to Front of Packaging Under Biden Plan

Nutrition Labels to Move to Front of Packaging Under Biden Plan

To help consumers ascertain the nutritional value of foods more easily, the Biden administration said Tuesday it will propose putting nutrition labels...

27 Sep
Biden Administration Announces National Plan to End Hunger By 2030

Biden Administration Announces National Plan to End Hunger By 2030

The White House on Tuesday released a national plan to end hunger by 2030, an ambitious goal that would be accomplished largely by expanding monthly food benefits for poor Americans.

The

27 Sep
Soaring Food Prices Are Tough on Older Americans, Poll Finds

Soaring Food Prices Are Tough on Older Americans, Poll Finds

While many older Americans are experiencing sticker shock when they shop for food, lower-income and less-healthy adults are hurting the most, a new poll reveals.

Three-quarters of respondents in the latest University of Michigan

21 Sep
FDA Admits Flaws in Response to Infant Formula Shortage

FDA Admits Flaws in Response to Infant Formula Shortage

In a report issued Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration acknowledged numerous shortcomings in its response to the infant formula shortage earlier this year.

“For things that are critical ...

19 Sep
Diets Haven't Improved Much Worldwide, and U.S. Remains Near Bottom of List

Diets Haven't Improved Much Worldwide, and U.S. Remains Near Bottom of List

Despite everything people have learned about good nutrition, folks around the world aren't eating much healthier than they were three decades ago, a new global review has concluded.

Diets are still closer to a poor score of zero -- with loads of sugar and processed meats...

19 Sep
Have a Cuppa: Tea Might Lower Your Odds for Diabetes

Have a Cuppa: Tea Might Lower Your Odds for Diabetes

Now might be a good time to brew another cup of tea.

Researchers studying the impact of tea found that drinking four or more cups of black, g...

15 Sep
Sugary Drinks Could Raise Your Odds for Fatal Cancers: Study

Sugary Drinks Could Raise Your Odds for Fatal Cancers: Study

New research offers yet another reason why Americans should cut back on their soda consumption: Drinking too many sugary beverages may in...

14 Sep
Cancers in People Under 50 Are Rising Worldwide

Cancers in People Under 50 Are Rising Worldwide

Cancers among younger adults are a growing global problem and are likely related to factors like poor diet, obesity and inactivity, a new research review finds.

Since the 1990s, researchers say, rates of various cancers have been rising in many countries among people und...

13 Sep
Timing of Meals Could Alter Your Mood

Timing of Meals Could Alter Your Mood

The time of day -- or especially night -- that you eat may affect your mental health, according to a small new study.

Researchers created a simulated shift-work schedule and found increases in depression and anxiety for those eating at odd hou...

09 Sep
Are Big Breakfasts Really the Key to ​Weight Loss?

Are Big Breakfasts Really the Key to ​Weight Loss?

Dieters who believe that eating a big breakfast followed by a small dinner is the surest way to lose weight will likely be very disappointed by the findings of a new, small study.

What did the researchers discover? Eating the largest meal early in the day is unlikely to ...

09 Sep
Could Artificial Sweeteners Be Bad for Your Heart?

Could Artificial Sweeteners Be Bad for Your Heart?

Artificial sweeteners are a popular way to try to keep slim, but French researchers suggest they may also increase your risk for a heart attack or stroke.

The finding stems from tracking heart ...

09 Sep
Hunger, Poor Diet More Likely for Women With Disabilities

Hunger, Poor Diet More Likely for Women With Disabilities

Researchers working to better understand the diets of younger women with disabilities found this group was more likely to report a poor diet and food insecurity.

"Eating ...

08 Sep
Do Taxes on Soda Really Lower Sugar Intake?

Do Taxes on Soda Really Lower Sugar Intake?

New research suggests that good intentions may not always be enough when it comes to public health.

According to the study of the consequences of

01 Sep
Lots of Ultra-Processed Foods Could Raise a Man's Odds for Colon Cancer

Lots of Ultra-Processed Foods Could Raise a Man's Odds for Colon Cancer

Many guys love a breakfast plate piled high with sausages and maybe a sugar-glazed danish on the side. Now, research shows that wolfing down too many

31 Aug
With PFAS in Packaging, How Safe Is Microwave Popcorn?

With PFAS in Packaging, How Safe Is Microwave Popcorn?

Munching handfuls of microwave popcorn might be perfect for movie night, but your snack could be loading your body with potentially harmful "forever chemicals," experts warn.

Many microwave popcorn bags are lined with

31 Aug
One Factor Is Key to Healthy Eating for Kids With Down Syndrome

One Factor Is Key to Healthy Eating for Kids With Down Syndrome

When it comes to food, kids with Down syndrome have definite likes and dislikes -- and a food's texture is crucial.

Food with a crispy, oily mouthfeel generally get a big thumbs-up, while brittle or gooey foods get a thumbs-down.

But picky food choices can result ...

29 Aug
Factory at Center of Baby Formula Recall Will Produce Similac Soon

Factory at Center of Baby Formula Recall Will Produce Similac Soon

Roughly six months after it shut down its baby formula plant in Michigan, Abbott Laboratories said it plans to begin making Similac again.

The baby formula will be the latest to restart production after Abbott's specialty formulas, including

26 Aug
Breastfeeding Can Protect Hearts of Mom, Baby Long Term

Breastfeeding Can Protect Hearts of Mom, Baby Long Term

Breastfeeding can deliver long-term heart benefits to both mother and child, a new statement from the American Heart Associatio...

24 Aug
Breakfast Might Be Good for a Child's Emotional Health, Too

Breakfast Might Be Good for a Child's Emotional Health, Too

What your kids eat for breakfast and where they eat it could matter for their social and emotional health.

That's the upshot of a new nationwide study from Spain that conclu...

21 Aug
Tasty, Nutritious School Lunches for Your Budget

Tasty, Nutritious School Lunches for Your Budget

School lunches can be nutritious, help kids maintain their energy throughout the day and fit into a budget.

One nutrition expert offers some tips for cos...

20 Aug
Tips to Food-Fueling Your Active Vegan Child

Tips to Food-Fueling Your Active Vegan Child

Kids can take part in sports while on vegetarian and vegan diets, but parents and caregivers must help them select foods that will fuel them and meet their nutrition needs.

Vegan athletes can become deficient in vitamin B12, vitamin D, long-chain omega-3 fats, riboflavin...

17 Aug
More Athletes Are Getting Their Nutrition Through an IV. This Should Stop, Experts Say

More Athletes Are Getting Their Nutrition Through an IV. This Should Stop, Experts Say

Pro athletes appear to be regularly turning to intravenous (IV) nutritional drips to alleviate fatigue and speed recovery, despite the potential risks and without solid proof of any real benefit.

Normally, such needle-inserted drips are supposed to be reserved for treati...

11 Aug
Vegetarian Women at Higher Odds for Hip Fracture

Vegetarian Women at Higher Odds for Hip Fracture

Record numbers of people are turning to plant-based diets to take advantage of the many health benefits they offer, but this may come at the expense of their bones, a new study suggests.

Exactly what did researchers find? Middle-aged women who never eat meat may be more ...

10 Aug
A Switch to Salt Substitute Could Slash Your Heart Risks

A Switch to Salt Substitute Could Slash Your Heart Risks

Swapping salt out for the salt substitute potassium chloride lowers blood pressure, and thereby the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular disease, a new analysis finds.

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05 Aug
Vegan? Weightlifting May Protect Your Bones

Vegan? Weightlifting May Protect Your Bones

While a plant-based diet may be associated with lower bone mineral density and increased fracture risk, there might be a way to counteract that: pumping iron.

New Austr...

04 Aug
Which Source of Dietary Fiber Works Best?

Which Source of Dietary Fiber Works Best?

If your diet is low in fiber, you can do your gut some good by adding more -- regardless of the fiber source, new research suggests.

Many people know fiber as the nutrient that keeps you regular. But it's also a key player in the makeup of the gut

04 Aug
Your Dog's Gut Microbes Change Quickly With New Diet

Your Dog's Gut Microbes Change Quickly With New Diet

Switching Fido to a new dog food? What happens in his gut as a result is nothing short of remarkable, a new study reveals.

The population of bacteria living in his gut — his microbiome<...

03 Aug
Could One Type of Cheese Help Strengthen Your Bones?

Could One Type of Cheese Help Strengthen Your Bones?

Enjoying just two slices of Jarlsberg cheese every day may help stave off osteoporosis, a small Norwegian study suggests.

The protective effect of cheese on bone-thinning appea...

02 Aug
Red Meat Raises Your Heart Risk, and Scientists May Know Why

Red Meat Raises Your Heart Risk, and Scientists May Know Why

A daily hamburger might raise the risk of developing heart disease, but not necessarily for the reasons people often think, new research suggests.

The study of nearly 4,000 older Ame...

02 Aug
Had a Kidney Stone? This Diet May Help Prevent Another

Had a Kidney Stone? This Diet May Help Prevent Another

Anyone who has ever had a kidney stone never wants a repeat of the blinding pain that comes when it passes. Now, a new study maps out a diet that can help guard against that.

The cornerstones ...

02 Aug
Dietary Supplements: Are You Throwing Money Away?

Dietary Supplements: Are You Throwing Money Away?

Most Americans swear by dietary supplements, with nearly 3 of 4 people taking some type of supplement on a daily basis, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll has revealed.

But many have a mistaken ...

01 Aug
USDA Gets Tough on Salmonella in Breaded Chicken Products

USDA Gets Tough on Salmonella in Breaded Chicken Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to toughen regulations on certain raw chicken products.

The agency has notified food processors that new rules would require they lower the amount of salmonella

01 Aug
Tweets Show Americans Eating Healthier in Pandemic

Tweets Show Americans Eating Healthier in Pandemic

Whether it's fact or brag, tweets suggest people ate healthier during COVID lockdowns and restaurant closures, a new study finds.

Tweets about healthy foods rose 20% between May 2020 and January 2021, while those about fast food and alcohol dropped 9% and 11%, respectiv...

28 Jul
Diets Heavy in 'Ultra-Processed' Foods Could Harm the Brain

Diets Heavy in 'Ultra-Processed' Foods Could Harm the Brain

Eating lots of ultra-processed foods may dramatically increase your risk for dementia, according to a new study by researchers in China.

Ultra-processed foods are high in sugar, fat and salt, but low in protein and fiber. Sodas, salty and sugary snacks and desserts, ice ...

28 Jul
Eat These Foods, Your Kidneys Will Thank You

Eat These Foods, Your Kidneys Will Thank You

Eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables is common advice, but many Americans eat few of these nutrient powerhouses, according to a new study.

This includes adults with

26 Jul
Fasting Diet Could Help Folks With Type 2 Diabetes

Fasting Diet Could Help Folks With Type 2 Diabetes

Intermittent fasting might help people with type 2 diabetes better control their blood sugar levels, a new study has found.

People with diabetes who restricted their eating to within a daily 10-hour window wound up with blood sugar levels in the normal range for about th...

22 Jul
Go Bananas for Female Heart Health

Go Bananas for Female Heart Health

It may sound bananas, but new research shows eating this potassium-rich food can improve heart health.

Avocados and salmon also are high in potassium, helping counteract the negative effects of salt in the diet and

21 Jul
FDA to Take a Hard Look at Its Food, Tobacco Programs

FDA to Take a Hard Look at Its Food, Tobacco Programs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will begin a comprehensive review of its food and tobacco programs amid a high-profile infant formula shortage and recent rulings on e-cigarettes.

FDA Commissioner Robert Califf first

21 Jul
Raw Meat Diet May Have a Downside for Dogs

Raw Meat Diet May Have a Downside for Dogs

Feeding raw meat to your dog may spread antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to researchers who studied the poop of dogs fed these diets.

What did the British scientists find? Dogs who were ...

20 Jul
Freeze-Dried Organic Blueberries Recalled Due to Lead Levels

Freeze-Dried Organic Blueberries Recalled Due to Lead Levels

Certain 1.2-ounce Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberry pouches have been recalled in the United States because of possible lead contamination.

The recall of two lots by manufacturer BrandStorm Inc. is due to lead levels above the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's re...

12 Jul
Could Fasting Diets Lower COVID Severity?

Could Fasting Diets Lower COVID Severity?

A fasting diet might be the ticket to avoiding a COVID-19 hospitalization, a new study suggests.

Researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah found that people who had practiced water-only intermittent fasting for decades were less likely to experience severe compli...

11 Jul
Your Salt Shaker May Prove Deadly, Study Finds

Your Salt Shaker May Prove Deadly, Study Finds

People who douse their meals in salt may have a shorter life than those who rarely reach for the salt shaker, a large new study suggests.

The study, of more than 500,000 British adults, found that those who always sprinkled salt on their food at the table were 28% more l...

11 Jul
Think You're at High Risk of Prostate Cancer? Healthy Living Can Slash Odds for Lethal Disease

Think You're at High Risk of Prostate Cancer? Healthy Living Can Slash Odds for Lethal Disease

Genes can put some men at heightened risk of prostate cancer, but a new study suggests they can undo much of that potential harm with a healthy lifestyle.

Researchers found that among men at increased ge...

11 Jul
Troubled Infant Formula Plant Resumes Production

Troubled Infant Formula Plant Resumes Production

Abbott Inc. has announced that it has resumed production at its infant formula plant, following a February shutdown over contamination concerns that triggered a months-long shortage of infant formula.

The Sturgis, Mich., factory had restarted production earlier this summ...

08 Jul
Hot Stuff: Spicy Foods Can't Harm You, Can They?

Hot Stuff: Spicy Foods Can't Harm You, Can They?

Spicy food challenges are all the rage these days, but can munching red hot peppers and sizzling hot sauces harm you?

One nutrition expert from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Ohio suggests that while it may burn your tongue at the dinner table and trig...

07 Jul
Feeling 'Hangry'? It's Natural, New Study Finds

Feeling 'Hangry'? It's Natural, New Study Finds

The concept of "hangry" helps sell candy bars, and it's a convenient excuse to snap at someone when you're in a foul mood.

But is hangry -- being angry when you're hungry -- a real thing? Do people really become more irritable when they want food?

"My wife sometime...

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