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Food supplements in the fight against heart disease?
Heart attacks and strokes kill approximately one in three people worldwide and the situation is expected to worsen in the future due to an increased global prevalence of risk factors such as... (Medical News Today)

Iron deficiency puts a third of pregnant women at risk of complications
New research finds around 35 percent of pregnant women have iron deficiency, increasing their risk of pregnancy complications, such as miscarriage. (Medical News Today)

Why Americans Waste So Much Food
Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. (Medical News Today)

Lower risk of bowel cancer death linked to high omega 3 intake after diagnosis
People with the disease may benefit from boosting dietary oily fish content, say researchers. (Medical News Today)

Store-bought baby food may be healthier per meal than homemade
(Medical News Today)

Different types of polyunsaturated fatty acids are associated with differential risks for type 2 diabetes
Different types of circulating polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are associated with differing future risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a large European study authored by Nita Forouhi of the... (Medical News Today)

Beware of antioxidants, warns scientific review
The lay press and thousands of nutritional products warn of oxygen radicals or oxidative stress and suggest taking so-called antioxidants to prevent or cure disease. (Medical News Today)

Eat more healthy fat to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
Replacing carbohydrates and saturated fats with unsaturated fats appears to help lower the chance of developing type 2 diabetes, finds a meta-analysis. (Medical News Today)

Modified rye bread helps patients with irritable bowel syndrome
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often concerned that certain foods may trigger or worsen their symptoms, which can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or constipation. (Medical News Today)

HIV therapy for breastfeeding mothers can virtually eliminate transmission to babies
For HIV-infected mothers whose immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding essentially eliminates HIV transmission by breast milk to their... (Medical News Today)

Hundreds of years later, teeth tell the story of people who didn't get enough sunshine
Researchers at McMaster University have found a rich new record of vitamin D deficiency, one that resides in the teeth of every person and remains viable for hundreds of years or more. (Medical News Today)

A high-fat Mediterranean diet may protect against breast cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular events
According to researchers, a healthy diet can include "a lot of fat." A review of available evidence suggests that a Mediterranean diet with no restrictions on fat intake may reduce a person's risk... (Medical News Today)

Garlic aroma found in breast milk
Food chemists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have found that garlic aroma is evident in the breast milk of women who have consumed garlic. (Medical News Today)

Cinnamon: Could this popular spice make us better learners?
A sprinkle of cinnamon on your breakfast could be the difference between being a good learner or a bad learner, mouse study concludes. (Medical News Today)

Happy cows make more nutritious milk
Daily infusions with a chemical commonly associated with feelings of happiness were shown to increase calcium levels in the blood of Holstein cows and the milk of Jersey cows that had just given... (Medical News Today)

Red meat consumption linked to kidney failure
The number of kidney disease cases is steadily rising. Breaking research finds a strong link between increased red meat intake and end-stage renal disease. (Medical News Today)

Food nudging can help us to eat in a healthier way
What we eat for lunch in the canteen and buy in the supermarket for dinner depends on the order in which the dishes are presented to us, and how easy it is to get to the products; this is the... (Medical News Today)

Help at hand for people watching their weight
Researchers from the University of Sydney's Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders have developed a portable and easy-to-use method to help people estimate portion size... (Medical News Today)

Same diet, different genes, differing levels of success
Different strains of mice respond to the same diet in different ways. Genes predict how successful or damaging a diet will be. One diet will not suit all. (Medical News Today)

Research finds social influence can prompt healthier eating choices
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found that exposure to social-based messages promoting healthy eating can increase consumption of fruit and vegetables and reduce consumption of... (Medical News Today)

Why are some foods considered comfort food?
The Daily Meal report on how comfort foods are linked to social - as well as emotional - bonds; the power of comfort food is based on its associations. (Medical News Today)

Artificial sweeteners: Healthy alternative or fast track to obesity?
Despite artificial sweeteners recommended as a sugar substitute to aid weight control, a new study finds that artificial sweeteners may increase appetite. (Medical News Today)

Obesity: Could being well hydrated prevent weight gain?
Individuals who have a higher body mass index and are obese have insufficient levels of hydration, finds a new study from the University of Michigan. (Medical News Today)

Fruit and veg give you the feel-good factor: New research suggests up to eight-a-day can make you happier
University of Warwick research indicates that eating more fruit and vegetables can substantially increase people's later happiness levels. (Medical News Today)

Study: Water intake overlooked in obese individuals
Researchers are learning whether a simple part of our diets might be linked to a healthier weight - and it has nothing to do with carbs, fat or protein.The potential secret weapon? Water. (Medical News Today)

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