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  • Apr 2019

    Is drinking cold water bad for a person?

    Drinking enough water is vital to health and good bodily functioning. However, some research suggests that the temperature of water when a person drinks it is also important. Here, we discuss whether cold water can be bad for health and if there are any risks or benefits of drinking cold water vs. warm water.

  • Apr 2019

    This common food additive may fuel weight gain, diabetes

    A new research study links the common anti-mold food additive propionate to blood sugar metabolism and insulin resistance in human volunteers and mice.

  • Apr 2019

    Study explores the neuroscience of overindulging

    A recent study in mice identified a new brain circuit that appears to play a part in an animal's drive to overeat high-calorie foods.

  • Apr 2019

    Hair breakage: 10 causes and ways to repair

    Many factors can cause hair breakage, including hair styling methods, products, diet, and stress. This article looks at common causes and how to treat dry, brittle, or broken hair.

  • Apr 2019

    Plant-based diet cuts heart failure risk by over 40 percent

    New research examines how five major dietary patterns may affect the risk of developing heart failure among people without heart disease.

  • Apr 2019

    Replacing red meat with plant protein reduces heart disease risk

    A study of data from 36 trials suggests that eating plant-based proteins, such as nuts, instead of red meat may help reduce cardiovascular disease risk.

  • Apr 2019

    Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer

    A recent study concludes that when a person takes vitamin D alongside standard chemotherapy, it might reduce the growth rate of colorectal cancer.

  • Apr 2019

    What are the nutritional benefits of peanuts?

    Peanuts are a high-protein, nutrient-rich snack. Raw peanuts and peanut butter are especially good for a person's health. In this article, we look at the nutritional profile and benefits of peanuts.

  • Apr 2019

    Breast cancer: Reducing this amino acid could make drugs more effective

    New research in cell cultures and mice reveals a surprising link between the essential amino acid leucine and resistance to tamoxifen in breast cancer.

  • Apr 2019

    Are beans good for diabetes?

    Beans are a diabetes superfood. They can help stabilize blood sugar and reduce the risk of disease. Beans also provide protein, fiber, and vitamins. Learn more here.

  • Apr 2019

    What are the benefits of eating Brazil nuts?

    Brazil nuts are full of healthful nutrients and provide a wide range of health benefits. However, eating too many Brazil nuts can cause selenium toxicity. Learn more here.

  • Apr 2019

    What are the health benefits of raw honey?

    Raw honey is honey taken straight from the beehive. It may offer more health benefits than regular honey. In this article, we look at what is raw honey, its health benefits, and possible risks.

  • Apr 2019

    Can purple corn reduce inflammation, diabetes?

    Researchers bred a number of new varieties of purple corn and used a mouse cell model to study how these can reduce inflammation and insulin resistance.

  • Apr 2019

    Caffeine content of different types of coffee

    Coffee is probably the most popular source of caffeine. The caffeine content of a cup of coffee can vary considerably depending on the brewing method, the type of bean, and the quantity of coffee grounds that a person uses. Learn how much caffeine different types and brands of coffee contain here.

  • Apr 2019

    Is pineapple good for diabetes?

    Pineapple has a higher glycemic index (GI) score than other fruits, but people with diabetes can still include it as part of a healthful diet. In this article, we look at how pineapple affects diabetes and the best ways to eat it.

  • Apr 2019

    Diabetes: Can cheese control blood sugar?

    Many people with diabetes eat low-fat cheese. However, researchers have shown that both low-fat and regular cheese may be good for regulating insulin.

  • Apr 2019

    Hair growth: 6 home remedies

    Though common to experience some hair loss with age, home remedies and treatments can help. In this article, learn about a range of home remedies for hair growth.

  • Apr 2019

    How are raw honey and regular honey different?

    Many people believe that raw honey is more healthful than regular honey. Is this true? In this article, we look at the differences between raw and regular honey, including their health benefits and risks, and other types of honey.

  • Apr 2019

    What to know about low-carb, high-fat diets

    A low-carb, high-fat diet involves a person consuming fewer carbohydrates and more fat and protein. This encourages the body to burn fat and leads to weight loss. However, the diet is not suitable for everyone. Learn more about its possible benefits and side effects.

  • Apr 2019

    Is it better to get nutrients from food or supplements?

    New research has found that nutrients obtained from food, not supplements, correlate with lower risks of all-cause mortality and cancer.

  • Apr 2019

    Causes of morning nausea, aside from pregnancy

    Potential causes of nausea in the morning, aside from pregnancy, include low blood sugar, hunger, migraine, and dehydration. Learn more about the potential causes of nausea in the morning here.

  • Apr 2019

    Top 5 foods for hair growth

    Diet and nutrition can have a big effect on hair, skin, and nail health. In this article, we look at the best foods for hair growth, including eggs, fatty fish, and Brazil nuts, and why their nutrients help.

  • Apr 2019

    List of the best vitamins for skin

    The best vitamins for skin include vitamins C, D, and E. People can get many of these vitamins from their diet or by taking supplements. Learn more about the best vitamins for skin health here.

  • Apr 2019

    Does celery juice have health benefits?

    Celery is a member of the carrot family. It contains lots of essential nutrients, and many people believe that it has a range of health benefits. Find out whether drinking celery juice can aid health and about its potential side effects.

  • Apr 2019

    What to eat on a high-protein diet

    Many people adopt a high-protein diet to try to lose weight. Healthful foods that are high in protein include lean meats, nuts, quinoa, and fish. Learn more about the high-protein diet here.