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Could prescription vegetables be the future of healthcare?
A recent study investigates whether prescribing healthful food could, in time, save money and improve health. The results are surprising. (Medical News Today)

Weight loss: 'Telling someone to improve their diet doesn't work'
Many doctors often only offer their patients generic advice about weight loss strategies. New research, however, shows that this approach is unsuccessful. (Medical News Today)

Is popcorn a healthy snack?
Popcorn can be a healthful food choice with a good nutritional profile, including fiber, protein, and vitamins. In this article, we look at the benefits and nutrition of popcorn, the healthiest ways to eat it, and how to make the most nutritious version of popcorn at home. (Medical News Today)

Almond milk vs. soy milk: Which is better?
Almond and soy milk are the two most popular plant-based alternatives to cow’s milk. In this article, we look at the nutrition, health benefits, and environmental considerations of almond and soy milk. (Medical News Today)

Do standing desks really help you lose weight?
A new review of existing studies examines the effects of sit-stand desks on work performance, posture, behavior, health, and more. (Medical News Today)

Can CBD help you lose weight?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound that comes from the cannabis plant. Some people claim that it can aid weight loss by supressing appetite and burning fat. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about cod
Cod contains vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein. This makes it a very beneficial food source. Learn more about the health benefits of eating cod here. (Medical News Today)

What are the early symptoms of cancer in men?
Men have a higher risk of dying from cancer than women in the United States. However, recognizing the early signs can significantly improve a person’s outlook. Early symptoms of cancer in men can include changes in bowel habits, unexplained weight loss, testicular changes, and difficulties urinating. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Does coconut oil promote weight loss?
Many people claim that adding coconut oil to the diet can help promote weight loss. However, these claims tend to rely on studies that investigated medium-chain triglycerides oils rather than coconut oil itself. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Could green tea help fight obesity?
A new study finds more evidence of the health benefits of consuming green tea. The authors conclude that it might reduce the risk of obesity. (Medical News Today)

What to know about mustard oil
Mustard oil may benefit the body by combatting inflammation and lowering the chance of cardiovascular disease. However, certain uses may not be safe. Learn more about the benefits and risks of mustard oil here. (Medical News Today)

Recommended sugar intake: How much should you have per day?
The amount of sugar a person should consume varies, depending on their sex and age. In this article, we look at the recommended intake, as well as how to cut back on added sugar. (Medical News Today)

What to know about the lemon detox diet
The lemon detox diet involves drinking a lemon juice mixture for a set period. There is no evidence to support the diet, and it can potentially be harmful. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Psoriatic arthritis and weight gain: What to know
People who are overweight are more likely to get psoriatic arthritis, and this condition can make it difficult for people to exercise. In this article, we look at the link between psoriatic arthritis and weight gain, including safe ways to lose weight with this condition. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Could muscle strength lower risk?
A new study indicates that people with moderate muscle strength have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Resistance training could contribute to this effect. (Medical News Today)

Trying to eat healthfully? Choose an indulgent dessert first
An unusual study finds that when people choose an indulgent dessert before picking the rest of their meal, overall, they will consume fewer calories. (Medical News Today)

Can I safely lose weight during pregnancy?
Many women wonder whether it is safe or healthy to lose weight during pregnancy. In this article, we discuss the potential risks of doing this and explain safe methods to avoid weight-related complications in pregnancy. (Medical News Today)

18 ways to get a flat stomach
It can be challenging to get rid of abdominal fat, but there are many techniques that people can use to help get a flat stomach. These include eating more fiber, doing resistance training, and reducing stress. (Medical News Today)

Being overweight or obese may improve stroke survival
New research further strengthens the theory that excessive body fat may have a protective effect and improve survival after a stroke. (Medical News Today)

Sleeping more on weekends does not make up for past sleep loss
The results of a new study warn that weekend lie-ins cannot effectively erase the harm resulting from insufficient sleep throughout the working week. (Medical News Today)

The key to weight loss: 'Log often, lose more'
Contrary to popular opinion, dietary self-monitoring, which is one of the most effective ways to lose weight, takes less than quarter of an hour each day. (Medical News Today)

Munchies: Does cannabis really increase desire for junk food?
A recent study charts the effect of recreational marijuana laws on the purchase of junk food. Their findings provide new evidence for the 'munchies.' (Medical News Today)

Has fast food become worse for our health in the past 30 years?
Researchers warn that, despite some efforts from fast-food chains to improve their menus, what they offer is probably more harmful to health than ever. (Medical News Today)

How to get into ketosis fast
Ketosis is a metabolic state in which the body burns fat instead of carbohydrates. Some people use a ketogenic diet to help them lose weight. Learn how to get into ketosis faster here. (Medical News Today)

February 2019: Nutrition research highlights
In this Spotlight feature, we give you an overview of some of the most remarkable nutrition-related research published in February 2019. (Medical News Today)

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