Health News - Nutrition/Agriculture

Sustainable diet: Everything you need to know
Although there is no consensus on which diet is the most sustainable, there are many steps a person can take to reduce their environmental impact. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Keto diet: 1-week meal plan and tips
Keto diets are high in fat and protein. Read on for a week-long keto meal plan, information on the best foods to eat, and some diet tips. (Medical News Today)

How diet may lead to insomnia
A new study of females aged 50 and over suggests that those who include more refined carbohydrates in their diet have an increased risk of insomnia. (Medical News Today)

Mouse study tests a novel approach against Alzheimer's
In a mouse study, researchers have tested the potential of a ketone ester-rich diet in slowing down Alzheimer's, and have found this approach promising. (Medical News Today)

Folate vs. folic acid: What to know
Folate and folic acid are forms of vitamin B-9. Folate occurs naturally in a range of foods, while folic acid is synthetic and present in fortified foods. Both are important for pregnancy. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Can peanut butter affect weight gain?
Peanut butter is high in protein and high in fat, but will it make you gain weight? Read this article to learn how peanut butter affects your weight. (Medical News Today)

Excessive blood fat could cause organ damage
Researchers have identified the mechanism through which high blood fat levels induce inflammation, raising the risk of organ damage and vascular problems. (Medical News Today)

What are the best foods for diverticulitis?
Some research suggests that certain dietary changes could help some people with diverticulitis. Find out what foods to eat and avoid. (Medical News Today)

BPA levels in humans may be much higher than previously thought
A more accurate method of testing BPA as it breaks down in the body suggests that human levels are considerably higher than previously estimated. (Medical News Today)

Probiotics: Benefits for immunity may depend on sex
New research in piglets suggests that the immune systems of males and females respond differently to pre- and probiotics as early as in infancy. (Medical News Today)

New diet that matches biological clock may be better for diabetes
New research suggests that a three meals per day — and not a six meals per day — approach brings more benefits to people with type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

What to know about becoming a vegetarian
People choose to become vegetarian for many different reasons, but there are a few things to consider before starting a vegetarian diet. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID): What to know
Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a recently recognized eating disorder. People with ARFID stop growing and gaining weight as they do not eat enough calories. (Medical News Today)

What's the link between dairy and acid reflux?
Although dairy is not a recognized cause of acid reflux, some people who consume dairy products may experience acid reflux. Learn why here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about elevated blood pressure after eating
Here, learn how eating can affect a person’s blood pressure. Also, find out which foods to eat and avoid when trying to control high blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of NAC?
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is an over-the-counter supplement that may help relieve or improve various medical issues. Here, learn more about the uses and risks. (Medical News Today)

What to know about CoQ10 and its dosage
CoQ10 is a natural chemical that carries out a many vital roles in the body. Some people may take supplements to correct a CoQ10 deficiency. (Medical News Today)

Can figs be beneficial to our health?
Eating a balanced diet is vital for healthful living. Figs contain protein, fiber, and iron, among many other nutrients. Learn more about the potential health benefits of figs here. (Medical News Today)

Baby poop color: Causes and when to see a doctor
Baby poop color may change for a range of reasons, including age, dietary factors, and health conditions. Learn what different colors can indicate here. (Medical News Today)

How to treat female hair loss
Female hair loss happens for many reasons, including natural aging. We cover treatments for hair loss, tips for hair growth, and ways to cope with hair loss. (Medical News Today)

The pH of water: What to know
There are important things to understand about pH and how it relates to water. Some people believe that drinking alkaline water provides health benefits. Learn more about the pH of water here. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatment of a split lip
A split lip is a common minor injury with a range of possible causes, including cold weather, skin picking, and dehydration. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Vitamins and supplements for athletes
Many athletes look for safe and efficient ways to boost their performance. In this article, we look at six vitamins and supplements that may help. (Medical News Today)

How fruit and vegetable compounds help prevent colorectal cancer
While scientists have known for some time that flavonoids can help fight colorectal cancer, the mechanisms have not been clear. Now, a study has found one. (Medical News Today)

Do soft drinks affect women's bone health?
People in the United States drink more than almost every other country. A new study asked if this might impact the bone health of postmenopausal women. (Medical News Today)

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