By Evan Winchester | May 16, 2013 07:26 PM EDT
A professor of human nutrition and an entrepreneur teamed up to create a healthful super-pizza using ground seaweed, and they claim it's healthier than a salad.
By Evan Winchester | May 14, 2013 02:43 PM EDT
A new Institute of Medicine report found that low dietary sodium may have negative health consequences. Nonetheless, 97 percent of children and adolescents eat too much salt, according to the American Heart Association.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 13, 2013 03:42 PM EDT
Within a few weeks, the first hamburger made from lab grown meat will be put between two buns for a taste test.
By Ashik Siddique | Mar 14, 2013 05:08 PM EDT
Olive oil’s health benefits include increasing feelings of fullness and boosting the mood regulator serotonin— adding it to your diet can help maintain a healthy weight.
By Jonathan Weiss | Mar 11, 2013 10:35 AM EDT
By using CT scans to look at calcification in the arteries of mummies from Egypt, Peru, the American Southwest and the Aleutian Islands, researchers have found that heart disease was far more common in the ancient world than thought.
By Ashik Siddique | Feb 25, 2013 05:38 PM EST
A rigorous large-scale study confirms that a tasty Mediterranean diet heavy in olive oil, fruit, nuts, and some red wine is the most likely to prevent coronary heart disease – no need to count calories!
By Makini Brice | Jan 30, 2013 08:47 PM EST
With obesity on the rise, type 2 diabetes has become a growing public health concern.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 30, 2013 08:47 PM EST
New research on young twins in Malawi in sub Saharan Africa has identified a new culprit of severe acute childhood malnutrition: gut bacteria.
By Makini Brice | Jan 29, 2013 08:25 PM EST
We all know that fried food is not good for us, but many of us indulge anyway.
By Makini Brice | Jan 24, 2013 09:00 PM EST
New research could have implications in the fight against obesity.
By Makini Brice | Jan 24, 2013 09:01 PM EST
Everyone knows that physical activity is good for you, but new research indicates that the time of day of exercise is just as important as the workout itself.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 24, 2013 02:11 PM EST
A team of psychologists at the University of Otago in New Zealand daily servings of fruit and vegetables also appeared to make younger people calmer, happier and more energetic.
By Makini Brice | Jan 24, 2013 01:21 PM EST
People all around the world enjoy chocolate these days, but in the eighth century anthropologists expected that the only people who would have access to the sweet would be the Mesoamerican people in the tropics, where the plant is grown.
By Makini Brice | Jan 16, 2013 04:02 PM EST
Researchers have found that people who eat more fruits and vegetables tend to be more optimistic.
By Makini Brice | Jan 15, 2013 04:31 PM EST
Here’s some good news if you have a sweet tooth: diets high in sugar and fat may not have much of a health impact…if you are over the age of 75.