December 22, 2015
Avocados are high in fiber and rich in healthy monounsaturated fats. They also contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and micronutrients, among them the antioxidant vitamins C and E; vitamin K, which appears to preserve bone health in older people; potassium, which m
December 8, 2015
Cranberry juice is a popular folk remedy for staving off urinary tract infections and the berries contain chemical compounds with potentially powerful antibacterial properties. But clinical trials that have tested cranberry products have yielded mixed results, possibly bec
November 17, 2015
A doctor friend once told me the best thing I could do for my health was to turn off my cellphone. But that was before smartphone makers began building health and safety features into their phones. Here are five healthful tricks your phone can do.
(NYTimes.com, by Jennifer Jolly)
November 10, 2015
WHEN marketing researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School rigged shopping carts at a major East Coast supermarket with motion-tracking radio-frequency tags, they unwittingly stumbled on a metaphor for our path through the aisles of life.
Route data from more than 1,000 s
October 28, 2015
Just a few weeks ago, a study was published in the Journal of Nutrition that many reports in the news media said proved that honey was no better than sugar as a sweetener, and that high-fructose corn syrup was no worse.
This shocked people on all sides of the sweetener debate. It has
October 27, 2015
For decades, health authorities have argued that the diet of people living in Mediterranean countries, with its emphasis on olive oil, nuts and fresh produce, is a driving force behind the region’s historically low rates of heart disease.
But now a team of filmmakers led by a Britis
October 13, 2015
Calcium, eaten in foods or taken as supplements, has little or no effect on bone density or the risk of fracture in people over 50, according to two large reviews of studies in BMJ.
One analysis reviewed 59 randomized controlled trials
October 8, 2015
Yes, fresh and canned fish have roughly the same nutritional value, according to experts and the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Nutrient Database. And whether to eat one over the other isn’t an obvious choice, because each has advantages and disadva
September 29, 2015
You may have heard that foods and supplements made with probiotics can help your digestion and prevent infections. Probiotics are very much like some microorganisms that already live in your body: “good” bacteria and yeasts that can help balance out “bad” bacteria that appear when your syste
September 22, 2015
We've all heard the advice about the importance of filling our bellies in the morning. It's a notion that's based on a blend of intuition, cultural tradition and science.
Some of the earliest evidence goes back to the 1960s when pioneering researchers in Alameda County, Cali