Genetically Modified Potatoes Clear USDA Hurdle

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved two types of genetically engineered potatoes for commercial planting.

How to Indulge During the Holidays Without Packing on Pounds

The holidays are a time of indulgence, but enjoying traditional holiday foods doesn’t necessarily mean ditching your diet.

Vegetable Oils May Cause Fatigue, Migraines and Dementia

Plaque buildup is a known precursor to serious neurodegenerative diseases, and while other oils carry this trait, vegetable oil is the type with which it's most prevalent.

This Doctor Just Created a Slimming Chocolate

After developing a variety of supplements that help to better your body from the inside out, Dr. Amy Lee and the Nucific brand are combining two ideas that are usually an oxymoron: slimming and chocolate.

Too Much Processed Meat Could Make Your Asthma Worse

If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from asthma, you might want to rethink your next ham sandwich.

Does Bribing Kids to Eat Their Veggies Really Work?

The goal is for children to continue eating vegetables not because of the reward, but because they are in the habit of eating healthy.

Can Eating Chocolate Prevent Irregular Heartbeat?

A study found that adults who ate dark chocolate one to three times a month were 10 to 20 percent less likely to develop atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat.

Making Sense of Mukbang: The Latest Social Eating Trend Explained

Mukbang, which means “eating broadcasts,” is an online movement where people video themselves eating food, usually in large amounts

Sorry Sushi Lovers, Your Salmon May Have A Japanese Tapeworm

If you're an avid sushi eater, you may want to hold off on those salmon rolls right now.

US Panel Urges Young Women to Take Daily Folic Acid Supplements

For women planning on becoming pregnant, and especially for those who already are, experts highly recommend incorporating a folic acid supplement to prevent brain and spine birth defects.

12 Emotional Stages of Dieting: The Long Road From Hangry to Happy

You're in good company if you've gone through these twelve stages of dieting.

How to Get Kids to Eat More Veggies

Routine family meals aren’t the only way to get kids to eat their fruits and veggies. A new study reveals other tricks to keep children on track.

Peppertree Berries May Fight Deadly Superbugs

The ready abundance of the peppertree plant means that, should the treatment prove effective in human trials, the medical community would face no shortage of the disease-fighting berries.

Too Many Women Seeking to Become Pregnant Lack Proper Nutrition: Study

The study authors also found that nutrition scores rose in accordance with a person’s education level, with the best scores generally among those with a college degree.

Poor Diet During Pregnancy Can Age a Baby’s Heart

New research shows that a baby from an undernourished mother is more likely to suffer early heart aging than the child of an well-nourished parent.

4 Celebrity Diets to Avoid in the New Year

With the New Year right around the corner, it might be tempting to try a celeb-endorsed diet, but many of these fad diets are actually quite unhealthy.

Breastfeeding Does Not Make Children Smarter Long-Term: Study

Children in a study who were breastfed for six months did show lower rates of hyperactivity and better problem solving skills by age three, but when the children turned five, those differences dissipated.

Cranberry Juice is Not the Answer for UTIs, Study Says

Cranberries have long been touted as a remedy for urinary tract infections, but a new study suggests that the health benefits may be overblown.

Burnt Toast Can Lead to Cancer, Experts Warn

A new campaign seeks to warn the public about the cancer risks linked to eating over-cooked starchy foods like burnt toast and over-roasted potatoes.

Eating Cheese Is Not Bad for Heart Health: Study

A new study debunks claims that eating dairy products has an adverse effect on cardiovascular health.

Add Legumes to Your Diet to Cut Diabetes Risk, Suggests Study

Eating about one-and-a-half servings of legumes per week was associated with a 35% reduced risk of developing diabetes.

Artificial Sweeteners Are the New Sugar Fix for Kids

The prevalence of low-calorie artificial sweeteners in a growing number of basic food products has made the impending sugar fix more and more difficult to avoid for many consumers, young and old.

These Foods Can Naturally Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage

You’re probably used to applying sunscreen, but you can also protect your skin naturally through your diet.

Avocados Are Causing Serious Hand Injuries

The issue has become so commonplace that doctors in London prepare themselves for a “post-brunch surge” of avocado slicing injuries on Saturday afternoons.

Your Microbiome is a ‘Sexy’ Topic for These Leading Doctors on Gut Health

Gut health was one of many topics discussed at the 2017 American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting in San Diego.

Post-Election Stress? Try These 7 Foods To Keep Calm

As soothing and as tempting as it may seem, downing a pizza or a bag of chips might actually make your post-election stress and anxiety worse.

Two Yale Students Think They Can Prevent Your Next Hangover

The students say their product is better than other hangover supplements because it addresses the four root causes of hangovers.

Coca-Cola Funded Media Conferences to Sway Journalists: Report

A report reveals that industry money was used to sway journalists to report that inactivity is a bigger problem than sugar consumption in the obesity epidemic.

Cooking on High Heat Could Increase Your Heart Disease Risk

The level of heat in your kitchen may have a direct correlation to your chances of developing a dangerous heart condition.

Circadian Clock Disruptions Could Impact Your Waistline

A new study on your body’s internal clock could lead to innovative new treatments for obesity.

Italians Are the Healthiest People in the World: Report

Could marinara sauce be the true fountain of youth?

Alternate-Day Fasting May Have Same Results as Counting Calories

Researchers found that alternate-day fasting didn’t make that much of a difference in weight loss compared to people who counted calories.

Fruits and Vegetables Can Slow ALS: Study

Fruits and vegetables can slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a study says.

Enzyme Found in Baker’s Yeast Could Help Treat Leukemia

Researchers say that yeast-derived L-asparaginase may be a safer, more effective treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Men Who Eat Garlic May Smell More Attractive to Women

In the spirit of #NationalGarlicDay, here's the scoop on a lesser known fact about this potent food.

Strawberries Top the ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Produce Containing Pesticides

From the "Dirty Dozen" to the "Clean Fifteen," here are the fruits and vegetables claimed to contain the least and most pesticides this year.

Gluten-Free Dieters May Have Unsafe Levels of Arsenic, Mercury

A study found that individuals who adhered to a gluten-free diet had twice the amount of arsenic in their urine and 70 percent more mercury in their blood compared to people on a regular gluten diet.

Sugar, Sugar: World Health Organization Wants Countries to Tax Sugary Drinks

Citing a “global increase” in obesity and diabetes rates, the World Health Organization recommended a worldwide tax on sugary drinks.

Vitamin D in Your Diet May Improve Your Gut Health

Researchers believe that extra vitamin D helps to improve gut health by replenishing good bacteria.

6 Tips for a Healthier You in 2017

This year, stop the cycle of broken promises. If you’re resolving to practice better nutrition, you’ll have a much better year if you fully commit.

Drinking Sugary Beverages While Pregnant Increases Child’s Obesity Risk

Children born to mothers who consumed artificially-sweetened beverages versus those who consumed sugar-sweetened beverages were found equally likely to be overweight or obese, the study said.

Why People With Colon Cancer May Want to Eat More Nuts

In a study of people with stage II colon cancer, those who ate tree nuts slashed their chance of cancer recurrence and death roughly in half.

These 7 Foods Could Be Killing Your Sex Drive

Not feeling "in the mood" lately? These common foods could be sabotaging your sex drive.

Fasting Diet Reprograms Pancreatic Cells, Reverses Diabetes in Mice

The researchers also assessed pancreatic cells from humans with Type 1 diabetes and discovered reprogrammed insulin production after a fasting cycle.

Eat These Foods Instead of Meat to Help You Feel Full

Researchers say eating beans and peas are more filling than a meat-based diet and can contribute to significant weight loss.

Too Much Protein Could Wreck the Benefits of Weight Loss

Too much protein in your diet could affect your metabolism in ways you're not expecting.

Eating Apples and Curry May Starve Prostate Cancer Cells

The new study sheds light on a growing body of research focusing on naturally occurring compounds, taking a wide-glance view of potential plant-based treatments.

Now You Can Drink Your Water and Eat It, Too

Believe it or not, this ball of water is entirely edible.

Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

Researchers concluded that nuts, fruit and fish were most strongly inversely associated with one of the deadliest forms of breast cancer.

The Diet Rollercoaster Explained

Your body may be quietly undermining your weight-loss efforts. A new study reveals that appetite increases as you lose weight.

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