Highly processed foods make up half the caloric intake of the average American; a new study finds that these foods are associated with a 30 percent higher risk of early death.Read More
Exercise is a powerful keystone health habit – it can spill over to other parts of life, causing a ripple effect. A new study shows that young people who start to exercise also eat healthier without being told to.Read More
Predictions can shape behaviors and decisions that eventually make the prediction come true. Could learning that you're at high risk of obesity increase your risk?Read More
Are you considering Sugar-Free-January, a Sugar-Free-2019? A new study makes the case for avoiding the extremes of sugar intake — surprisingly, both high and very low sugar intake were linked with bad outcomes.Read More
What explains the 37% spike in heart attacks on Christmas Eve? It it the cold weather?Read More
Most people think about metabolic health in terms of leanness vs. obesity. But BMI doesn’t tell the whole story, and internal biochemical processes increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart and vascular disease.Read More
Sticking to your best eating practices can be challenging around the holidays. Should you just give up for a bit? How much harm could one big holiday meal do?Read More
Whether we like it or not, online grocery shopping, the final online frontier, is being conquered. Will this shift lead to better eating habits?Read More
Most people spend just a minute or two reading a menu; the placement of calorie counts can therefore determine if their information is considered or simply ignored.Read More
In a pilot study, people who changed their mealtimes lost on average twice the amount of body fat compared to the control group, despite not consciously restricting their caloric intake.Read More
A group of heart experts studied trending nutrition controversies. Here's the latest on dairy, sugar, coffee, alcohol, energy drinks, mushrooms and hummus.Read More
Are gene-based diet recommendations ready for prime time? Researchers analyzed all the relevant scientific studies and we have to wonder whether commercial companies are moving ahead of the science.Read More
New studies provide further evidence that if you enjoy your coffee you can do so guilt free – coffee is probably good for you, as long as you remember that coffee, at its essence, is a calorie free, unsweetened drink.Read More
“You’re eating for two” is often interpreted as “eat twice as much” which is, admittedly, more catchy than “you should eat healthy, gain some weight but not too much (and not too little)”. Unfortunately, excessive weight gain in pregnancy isn't just hard to lose, it may have a lasting effect on a child’s weight and health.Read More
A new study shows why you should think again about alcohol in moderation for heart health. Remember the French paradox? Recent studies put into question our convenient belief that alcohol is a double-edged sword.Read More
A new study joins others in showing that over time, well-meaning parents’ attempts to curb unhealthy snacking by restricting them backfires and achieves the opposite results. On the other hand, if parents remove unhealthy foods and replace them with healthy foods, without comment of fuss, kids eat better after a while.Read More
Recent studies find that the state of the inhabitants of our gut may affect our immune system, our weight status, our susceptibility to disease, our energy levels, our mental state and our mood.
But how does one get the kind of microbial society that’s most conducive to wellness?
The better the adherence to the Mediterranean diet, the lower the environmental cost – natural resources use and emissions go down with Mediterranean adherence. Meat – especially beef meat – eggs and dairy consumption have the highest detrimental impact on the environment.