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Supplements and Diets for Heart Health Show Limited Proof of Benefit

Millions of Americans use dietary supplements and a variety of diets to protect their heart health.…

A Probiotic for Obesity?

People with obesity-related disorders may benefit from supplements of a common gut bacterium, a small pilot…

Could a Gut Bacteria Supplement Make Us Run Faster?

Could an infusion of bacteria from the guts of athletes help inactive people to exercise more…

Can Home Cooking Reverse the Obesity Epidemic?

Many nutrition experts blame processed foods for the obesity epidemic, suggesting that a return to home…

White Meat vs. Red Meat and Cholesterol Levels

Many people choose white meat over red in the belief that white meat is less likely…

Nutrition for One? Scientists Stalk the Dream of a Personalized Diet

A decade ago, spurred by the success of the Human Genome Project and the affordability of…

Intermittent Fasting Made My Life Easier, and Happier

At the urging of doctor friends and a few popular books, I embarked on a diet…

Blueberries May Promote Heart Health

Blueberries may be good for the heart. Researchers conducted a randomized, double-blinded trial with 115 overweight…

Leann Birch, Who Knew How to Get a Child to Eat Peas, Dies at 72

Leann L. Birch, whose research into children’s eating habits challenged some long-held notions about finicky young…

Why Tuesday’s City Primary Could Mean the End of Philadelphia’s Soda Tax

PHILADELPHIA — Jeff Foster, 58, a retired security guard with an abiding sweet tooth and a…

Why Eating Processed Foods Might Make You Fat

In recent years, many nutrition experts have linked the obesity epidemic to the spread of ultra-processed…

Nonfiction: We Have Abundant Food. Why Is Our Health — and the Planet’s — So Bad?

THE WAY WE EAT NOW How the Food Revolution Has Transformed Our Lives, Our Bodies, and…

Smoke, Drink and Eat What You Want, Norway’s Public Health Minister Says

It was a most unusual message from a health official: People should be allowed to eat,…

Personal Health: Should You Be Eating Eggs?

Once more, Humpty Dumpty took a great fall last month when a new study linked egg…

Choose Foods, Not Supplements

Taking dietary supplements will not extend life, researchers report, and taken in large quantities may even…