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More muscle, more protein may improve odds of surviving cancer: study

January 10, 2020

Step off of that bathroom scale. That number won’t tell you how healthy you actually are, according to…
Heart Guard: Why sedentary people have an increased risk for heart disease and strokes?

November 20, 2019

Harvard Medical School researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a previously unknown biological pathway that promotes…
How people with Type 2 diabetes can get the benefits of exercise while reducing the risks

November 20, 2019

Adults with Type 2 diabetes may have more to gain by participating in physical activity and exercise than…
High-intensity interval training not worth the extra effort, study suggests

November 5, 2019

Exercising at a moderate intensity produces almost the same physical outcomes as exercising at maximum intensity, according to…
To encourage healthy eating, focus on mobile produce and farmers markets

October 30, 2019

Smaller purveyors of produce such as mobile and farmers markets are the cream of the crop when it…
Increase health benefits of exercise by working out before breakfast – new research

October 21, 2019

According to a new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism health scientists at the universities of…
How kids can help their parents get a good night’s sleep

October 16, 2019

Children should encourage their parents to get a good night’s sleep, according to a University of Alberta sleep…
Study: To fight effects of sleep deprivation, reach for healthy snacks

October 8, 2019

Nutrition scientist  Maryam Hamidi, PhD, conducted research recently which required her to repeatedly stay awake from 8 a.m.…
Psychologists show leading with flavor encourages healthy eating

October 4, 2019

Eating well isn’t always easy, and the reality is simply telling people which foods to avoid doesn’t do…
“Fat Shaming” Won’t Solve Obesity. Science Might.

September 18, 2019

Science is with James Corden. Fat shaming shouldn’t make a comeback, and it won’t solve the nation’s obesity epidemic. Through countless…
New guide helps families adapt to celiac diet

September 17, 2019

If your child has celiac disease, you will need two of everything in your kitchen—just one source of…
How your meat-free favourites could be tricking you

September 11, 2019

They might be plant-based, gluten-free, organic and vegan, but many meat-free alternative products are highly processed and packed…
Bristol researchers lead new national guidance on how to stay fit and healthy

September 9, 2019

The physical activity guidelines issued today by the four Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, offer…
An Apple a Day

August 30, 2019

Achieving or maintaining a healthy body weight is one key to preventing cardiovascular disease. But even experts don’t…
EMS workers save lives. Their nutrition habits are threatening their own

August 30, 2019

As former emergency medical services (EMS) workers, Dave Hostler and Brian Clemency know how challenging it can be…
Intermittent Fasting: Is it Right for You?

July 31, 2019

Weight loss can be difficult, but could intermittent fasting help? This eating pattern, which features cycles of fasting…
With bitter foods, what you eat determines what you like to eat

July 25, 2019

Introducing plant-based foods to a diet is a common-sense approach to healthy eating, but many people don’t like…
Can We Separate Living Longer From Living Healthier?

July 18, 2019

Aging research indicates that better healthspan—the quality of life as we age—may be more important than lifespan. In…
Healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk of dementia

July 16, 2019

Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person’s genetic risk of dementia, according to new research. The…
New parents spend more on fruits and vegetables

July 9, 2019

New parents spend more money on fresh fruits and vegetables than before having children, according to a new…
Lifestyle Factors Partly Explain the Relationship between Low-Grade Inflammation and Depressive Symptoms

June 25, 2019

In addition to biological factors, lifestyle choices play an important role in the association between mental health and…
The future of meat is shifting to plant-based products

June 19, 2019

With summer just around the corner, it’s not just the weather heating up in Canada. The plant-based foods…
A vegan meat revolution could help save the planet

June 19, 2019

A few years ago, convincing meat-free “meat” was nothing more than a distant dream for most consumers. Meat…
Many young adults value sustainably produced foods, leading to healthier food choices

June 14, 2019

Sustainable diets have many benefits in having a minimal impact on the environment, contributing to food security and…
Healthy living made appetizing

June 13, 2019

“Eat your vegetables!” We’ve all heard this gospel of health and we all know the benefits of a…
How Much Time Should Kids Really Be Spending on Screens?

June 6, 2019

Teaching children to make healthy choices is one of the most critical jobs a parent has – and…
Algorithm that Tailors Digital Meditation Program Improves Attention and Memory

June 4, 2019

Scientists at UC San Francisco have developed a personalized digital meditation training program that significantly improved attention and…
Fish, Fruit, Healthy Fats: What Should Heart Disease Patients Eat?

May 30, 2019

Your heart procedure was a success, and cardiac rehabilitation is going strong. That, of course, is great news.…
Skipping breakfast associated with higher risk of cardiovascular death

April 29, 2019

Eating breakfast every day has always been considered an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but a new…
Healthy meal kits can boost children’s long-term health

April 23, 2019

A scheme that helped parents plan well-balanced family dinners for three months kept their children healthier for years…
People with obesity often ‘dehumanised’, study finds

April 9, 2019

New research, published in Obesity, has found that people with obesity are not only stigmatised, but are blatantly…
Older people less anxious, more active and less likely to fall in retirement communities

March 27, 2019

A new report shows older people benefit from improved physical and mental health in retirement communities, resulting in…
Diet generally improves as adolescents age into young adulthood

March 22, 2019

Understanding how diet changes over time, particularly during the period from adolescence to young adulthood when individuals often…
Are Melatonin Supplements Safe?

March 14, 2019

Sleep is essential in the pursuit of a long, healthy life. While some of us are habitual in…
New program effectively treats hypertension in underserved communities, MU study finds

March 6, 2019

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a major health concern worldwide, affecting an estimated 31 percent…
Most Triggers for Irregular Heartbeat Can Be Easily Modified

February 22, 2019

A personal survey of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats,…
Heart health messages for women may backfire, researchers say

February 12, 2019

Messages meant to empower women with heart disease to live a healthier lifestyle may have the opposite effect,…
New Meta-Analysis Confirms the Positive Effects of a Healthy Diet on Depressive Symptoms

February 5, 2019

Whereas none of the countless individual studies conducted on the interactions between diet and depression in the past…
Any way you slice it, nutrition studies are controversial

February 1, 2019

For every study that warns against the health perils of coffee, there’s another that points to java as the…
Heart health education can positively influence underserved, rural populations

January 25, 2019

Improving dietary habits and learning skills such as reading food labels and recognizing the signs of a heart…
The planetary diet: How humans need to eat to sustain a population of 10 billion

January 24, 2019

We’re reaching a breaking point as a species, with our population growth rapidly outstripping what the Earth is…
Pre-emptive decision on post-workout snack may fight indulgence

January 24, 2019

A post-exercise snack can threaten to undo the gains (or losses) of a workout. But the decision itself…
Foes of genetically modified foods know less than they think, study finds

January 16, 2019

The people who hold the most extreme views opposing genetically modified foods think they know most about GMO…
Sense of Meaning in Life has a Positive Impact on Every Area of Life, not just Health, Study Finds

January 14, 2019

While evidence for the positive health effects of having a sense of purpose and meaning in life has…
The Best Diets for Cancer Patients and Cancer Survivors

January 10, 2019

Lifestyle changes often follow a cancer diagnosis, both during treatment and after. Eating well is often the first…
Take These Four Actions to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

January 10, 2019

Cancer is a complex set of diseases that researchers are studying to improve therapy and develop prevention strategies.…
Intermittent fasting could improve obese women’s health

January 9, 2019

Research carried out at the University of Adelaide shows that obese women lost more weight and improved their…
Chief Medical Officer’s report calls for unified approach to revolutionise health by 2040

January 8, 2019

Research from Professor Harry Rutter in the Department of Social & Policy Scienceshas helped to inform the latest Chief Medical Officer’s…
How ‘Dry January’ Benefits Your Mind and Body

January 3, 2019

A month without alcohol offers a chance to examine drinking habits and recuperate from the damaging effects of…
Eating well and exercising improve surgical outcomes

December 31, 2018

Eating well and exercising before surgery can improve surgical outcomes in the context of standardized care pathways, even…
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