Why does the stomach bloat when starved?
When the body is starved, it undergoes many changes. One of these may be a bloated stomach and retained fluid, which can make a person look plump. This condition is known as kwashiorkor and is caused by a lack of protein in the diet. Kwashiorkor can be fixed by slowly eating more protein and calories. Learn more here.
Full-fat dairy may actually benefit heart health
New research challenges the widely held belief that full-fat dairy must be avoided. In fact, some types of dairy may even prevent stroke, says the study.
Vitamin D offers no protection against Alzheimer's
Systematic review of clinical studies finds no robust evidence that vitamin D protects the brain against diseases such as Alzheimer's, MS, and Parkinson's.
Obesity alone does not increase risk of death
Researchers have found that patients who have metabolic healthy obesity, but no other metabolic risk factors, do not have an increased rate of mortality. The results of this study could impact how we think about obesity and health.
Asthma: A healthful diet may prevent symptoms
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A new study shows that a balanced diet may help people with asthma better manage their condition and reduce the severity of their symptoms.
An orange a day keeps macular degeneration away: 15-year study
A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration than people who do not eat oranges. Researchers interviewed more than 2,000 Australian adults aged over 50 and followed them over a 15-year period.
Potential link between alcohol and death rates
Heavy drinking causes iron loading which puts strain on vital organs, research finds.
New research could banish guilty feeling for consuming whole dairy products
Enjoying full-fat milk, yogurt, cheese and butter is unlikely to send people to an early grave, according to new research.
DNA marks in adults tracked back to changes in earliest days of life
Scientists have gained a glimpse of how marks on our genes that could be linked to adverse health outcomes in later life behave differently in the first few days after conception, according to new research.
Healthier hearts equal healthier guts
Heart health and gut health may be linked. A new study finds that people with better cardiovascular fitness have more of a certain type of bacteria in their gut.
What is maltodextrin and is it safe?
Maltodextrin is a powder that manufacturers add to many foods to improve their texture, taste, or shelf-life. The FDA consider it safe, but it can cause spikes in blood glucose levels, so people with diabetes may wish to avoid it. Here, we look at which foods contain maltodextrin, and its uses, benefits, and risks.
Osteoporosis: Mediterranean diet may slow bone loss
A 1-year trial found that a Mediterranean-like diet plus vitamin D-3 had no effect on normal bone density but slowed rate of hip bone loss in osteoporosis.
What are the health benefits of wild yam?
Traditional medicine practitioners use wild yam to treat a variety of conditions, including menopause symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and muscular cramps. In this article, we examine the evidence supporting these medicinal uses as well as how to take wild yam and its safety and side effects.
Most black adults have high blood pressure before age 55
Approximately 75 percent of black men and women develop high blood pressure by age 55 compared to 55 percent of white men and 40 percent of white women of the same age. Both black and white study participants who ate a DASH-style diet had a reduced risk of developing high blood pressure.
How a Mediterranean diet could reduce bone loss in osteoporosis
Eating a Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in people with osteoporosis -- according to new research. New findings show that sticking to a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, unrefined cereals, olive oil, and fish can reduce hip bone loss within just 12 months.
How to boost serotonin and improve mood
Foods that contain tryptophan can help the body produce serotonin, which may improve mood. Here, we look at eight foods that boost serotonin, including salmon, eggs, spinach, and seeds. We also cover the difference between serotonin and tryptophan, the importance of carbohydrates, and other tips for improving mood.
Multivitamins 'of no benefit' to heart health
A review of 18 studies of 2 million people over an average of 12 years finds no evidence that multivitamin and mineral supplements protect heart health.
The best foods for boosting your immune system
A strong immune system helps a person stay healthy by fighting off bacteria and viruses. In this article, we look at foods that can help to boost the immune system, including turmeric, ginger, garlic, kefir, green tea, and blueberries. We also cover the scientific reasons why these foods promote immune system health.
Intermittent fasting may benefit people with MS
Multiple sclerosis is a neurological condition with no known cure, so appropriate symptom management is crucial. Could intermittent fasting help?
Vitamin D no defense against dementia
New research has shown that vitamin D (also commonly known as the sunshine vitamin) is unlikely to protect individuals from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease or other brain-related disorders.