Can you eat your way into depression? Can you eat your way out of it? Inflammation is thought to cause many diseases, depression among them, and the anti-inflammatory diet is put to the test.Read More
If you love coffee the latest research is encouraging, coffee drinking is linked with good health. A new study looks beyond the association: Is there a plausible mechanism that would explain how coffee promotes health?Read More
A new study shows that school cafeterias are noisy and that the noise level matters: With each decibel increase in the cafeteria sound level kids ate less fruits and veggies.Read More
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
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
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
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?
A new meta-analysis, including 200,000 people, finds that family meals help fight overweight and obesity. The family meal offers a great opportunity to lead by example, communicate good habits and to enjoy healthier food.Read More
If there were a drug that could lower your cancer risk by 25 or 33 percent, wouldn’t you be urging your doctor to prescribe it for you?Read More
Whole grains – unlike refined grains, which have been stripped off their bran and germ and rendered into pretty much pure carbs – retain many essential nutrients. A new study puts whole grains to the test.Read More
Spices for healing are an old belief with a modern incarnation. A new study, that I’m sure will please hot sauce fans, looked to see if people who eat hot peppers live longer.Read More
A few tips and thoughts to make your watermelon experience more complete.Read More
For those of us nostalgic for old times, and especially those who claim nutrition science is useless, there was a small lesson to be learnt from the drama-packed finale.Read More
We're not particularly rational when it comes to food. Time and time again it has been shown that external cues and based-on-nothing hunches affect our food choices, our hunger and appetite, and our sense of taste.Read More
The image repeatedly attached to the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans is one of puzzle pieces, in which foods – and exercise – fit in to create a healthful whole. It’s an apt one.Read More