Death rates from all cancers combined decreased from 1999 to 2008 among men and women in most racial and ethnic groups, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, from the nation's leading cancer organizations.
I have tried consigning chocolate to my list of forbidden foods in various efforts to shed pounds, like before my wedding gown fitting, or after babies. But I couldn't give it up for long - life without chocolate just seemed half-lived.
Two more online marketers will settle with the Federal Trade Commission and halt the deceptive use of fake news websites to promote açai berry supplements and "colon cleansers" as good for weight loss.
If your daily routine is an extra large soda and a bacon cheeseburger for lunch, and pushing the remote control is your most strenuous activity, then I’d like to be named as your life insurance beneficiary. This from reading three new health studies that show that the things many of us enjoy most in life are apt to shorten your life. But the happy subtext from all these studies is that just improving your habits by a little bit, can have a big payoff in life expectancy.
A diet lacking in an omega-3 fatty acid, predominantly found in fish, may cause the brain to age faster and lose some of its memory and thinking abilities, according to the results of a study released today by the journal Neurology.
“What’s the matter? You’re not eating?!”
The average person consumes about 3,300 milligrams of sodium per day, not including any salt added at the table, which is more than twice the recommended limit for about half of Americans, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Seafood Solutions, a California corporation, was sentenced in federal court to pay $1 million in fines and community service payments for its role in the false labeling of frozen fish fillets, the U.S. Department of Justice reported.
I love spicy food. Whether it’s Carribbean, southwestern U.S. or southeastern Asian cuisine, turn up the heat and you get my attention. So when I see headlines connecting heat with weight loss, my curiosity gets piqued.
Nearly 7,000 consumers joined Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, in a recent petition supporting regulatory efforts to set national, industry-wide targets to reduce sodium in processed and restaurant foods.
Anyone who’s ever seen me walking the corridors at work, coffee mug firmly in hand, knows that I am a devotee of the coffee bean. Adam, a colleague and friend, is an equally devout worshiper of the tea leaf. Since we both spend our days inundated with food and nutrition research, our conversations often include a battle of the brews-style smack down of the latest research supporting either of our beloved beverages.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today that obesity rates in the U.S. have peaked. However, the latest figures released by the federal health agency show the epidemic of overweight Americans is far from over.
Ah January, how I love to hate you. After months of holiday-induced bouts of gorging, often involving things I would never normally consider consuming (chocolate and caramel-covered Rice Krispie treats??!), I find myself looking at every January as kind of a winter detox session - austere, cold, and comfortless as the month itself. And if I’m serious about undoing the damage of December (not to mention November) then I’ve definitely got to avoid those outlets of overconsumption known as restaurants, right?
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