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Tag Archives: Diet and Nutrition
African Countries Made Huge Gains in Life Expectancy. Now That Could Be Erased.
Incidence of illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension are climbing quickly in most sub-Saharan countries, but the conditions are rarely diagnosed or treated.
According to Medical Guidelines, Your Doctor Needs a 27-Hour Workday
Some doctors say that however reasonable guidelines may seem, their cumulative burden causes “constant frustration” to medical practice.
Food Prices Weigh on Seniors’ Savings, Health and Even Social Ties
As costs rise, many older Americans have changed the way they shop and eat out. For some, it could affect their health or leave them feeling isolated.
Should I Avoid Dark Chocolate? What to Know About Heavy Metal Risks
A recent report found high concentrations of cadmium and lead in dark chocolate. There’s no reason to panic, experts say, but it’s worth a closer look.
What to Know About the Egg Shortage and Misinformation
They’re expensive, difficult to find and myths about them abound on social media. Here’s what to know.
What Happens When You Stop Taking Ozempic and Wegovy?
As more patients turn to diabetes medications for other uses, a shortage has taken hold. But doctors say going off these drugs can take a toll.
The Sneaky Allure of a Detox
A cleanse might make you feel better, but not for the reasons you may think.
Why Experts Are Urging Swifter Treatment for Children With Obesity
Growing research has shown that intensive interventions are needed, scientists say. Here is why their advice is changing.
Why the New Obesity Guidelines for Kids Terrify Me
The guidelines are rooted in a premise that should have been rejected long ago: that weight loss is the best path to health and happiness.
F.D.A. Proposes Limits for Lead in Baby Food
The agency estimated that the guidelines could reduce young children’s dietary exposure to lead by about 25 percent.
New Guidelines Underscore Complexity of Childhood Obesity
The A.A.P. is recommending early and intensive interventions. Can that happen without furthering stigma?
10 Nutrition Myths Experts Wish Would Die
We surveyed some of the country’s leading authorities to reveal the truth about fat, dairy, soy and more.
What Is Intuitive Eating? Meet the Duo Behind the Method
Once considered radical, Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole’s method of intuitive eating has become the cornerstone of the modern anti-diet movement.
What Should I Eat or Drink When I Have a Cold?
From hot toddies to chicken soup, there are a few important things to keep in mind, experts say.
Is Sea Moss Good For You?
Influencers on social media are swallowing it up. But can this spiny sea vegetable really help you heal your gut, lose weight, strengthen your immune system and more?
What Are Whole Grains and How Many Should You Eat?
A new study found that people aren’t getting enough of them. The first step to fix that, experts say: Better define the foods that qualify.
The Mediterranean Diet Really Is That Good for You. Here’s Why.
It has become the bedrock of virtuous eating. Experts answer common questions about how it leads to better health.
How to Get Enough Vitamin D During the Winter
If you live in certain parts of the country, you’ll need a lot more than sunlight to maintain adequate levels this season. Here’s what the experts recommend.
Sugar Alcohols Are in Many Sugar-Free Foods. What Are They?
And are they better for you than regular sugar?
Female College Athletes Say Pressure to Cut Body Fat Is Toxic
Several women in track and field said their mental health spiraled as they skipped meals to be leaner at the urging of coaches and peers.
What Are Prebiotics And How Do They Work?
And how do they differ from probiotics? Experts weigh in on how these trendy supplements may influence your well-being.
Do Statins Increase the Risk of Diabetes?
These cholesterol-lowering medications have gotten a bad rap. Here’s why.
‘You Don’t Look Anorexic’
New research shows that our assumptions about eating disorders are often wrong — and that many larger-bodied people are starving themselves.
4 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Ahead of Cold and Flu Season
Here are four things immunologists and other health experts say you can do.
How Team Dietitians are Changing How Baseball Players Eat
With each team required to have a dietitian on staff, the days of pizza, hot dogs and nachos are largely over.
Medical Care Alone Won’t Halt the Spread of Diabetes, Scientists Say
Now experts are calling for walkable communities, improved housing, and access to health care and better food, particularly in minority communities.
Is Matcha Good for You?
The brightly colored powdered green tea has become popular among health-conscious consumers. Does it have any nutritional benefits?
F.D.A. Moves to Change ‘Healthy’ Food Definition
Salmon is in; sugary yogurt is out.
Do Food Sensitivity Tests Work?
Food sensitivity tests are becoming increasingly popular. Here’s what the experts want you to know.
The Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are back (again) — and nutritionists and doctors say there are good reasons for it.
Just 2 Minutes of Walking After a Meal Is Surprisingly Good for You
A new paper suggests that it takes far less exercise than was previously thought to lower blood sugar after eating.
Are Men Getting Duped Seeking Out Testosterone Tests?
Online low-T services have proliferated during the pandemic. But treatment can come with risks.
Vitamin B6 Health Benefits: Can It Reduce Depression Symptoms?
Here’s what we know about this essential vitamin’s effects on well-being.
Are Skittles Toxic? What to Know About Food Additive Titanium Dioxide
They contain the food additive titanium dioxide, which is in thousands of food products. Here’s what we learned about its safety.
The Worst Foods and Drinks for Your Teeth
When assessing how likely a given meal, snack or drink is to harm your dental health, there are two main things to consider, experts say.
How to Stay Hydrated in a Heat Wave
Many countries across the globe are facing dangerously high temperatures. Here’s what to do to stay safe.
Exercise or Diet Alone Isn’t Enough to Prevent Disease, Study Shows
Sprawling new research showed that healthy eating and regular workouts do not, in isolation, stave off later health issues. They need to be done together.
Is Chocolate Good for You?
Studies suggest that cocoa might benefit health, but it’s unclear how that may translate to a typical bar of chocolate.
Processed Meat and Health Risks: What to Know
Here’s what the experts say.
Inflation Should Make Us All Vegetarians
Meat prices have soared 14 percent this year. Eating plant-based foods could save Americans’ wallets — and help the planet.
Coffee Drinking Linked to Lower Risk of Dying, New Study Finds
The research found that those who drank moderate amounts of coffee, even with a little sugar, were up to 30 percent less likely to die during the study period than those who didn’t drink coffee.
Celiac Disease Treatment: Are We Close to a Cure?
Recent advances in understanding the condition have brought a surge of potential therapies to the drug development pipeline.
Can Protein Powders Help Aging Muscles?
Older adults typically need more protein than younger people. Here’s how to ensure you’re getting enough.
Do Waist Trainers Work?
Some claim the corset-like garments help wearers slim their midsections. Here’s what the experts say.
I’ve Always Struggled With My Weight. Losing It Didn’t Mean Winning.
A diet app helped me shed my extra Covid pounds — and reminded me that I’m still the same old me.
A Baby Formula Shortage Leaves Desperate Parents Searching for Food
Some parents are driving hours at a time in search of supplies. Others are watering down formula or rationing it, hoping for an end to the shortage.
Can Eating Carbs and Sugar Cause Headaches?
Experts say we may be thinking about food triggers for migraines and other kinds of headaches the wrong way.
Can Your Diet Help Prevent Dementia?
Here’s what the science says about whether your diet can counteract cognitive decline.
Gut Healing Is TikTok’s Latest Trend. Does It Work?
Despite what social media might have you believe, there is no overnight shortcut to better digestive health.