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  • Environmental Nutrition: Eat more plants to reduce your carbon footprint

    Environmental Nutrition: Eat more plants to reduce your carbon footprint
    More and more studies reveal that the best diet for the environment -- and for you -- is one packed with plants and light on animal foods. This is intuitive, as it takes fewer resources -- water, fossil fuel, acreage -- to cultivate plant foods, such as...
  • Study: Low-carb diet beats low-fat for weight loss and heart health

    Study: Low-carb diet beats low-fat for weight loss and heart health
    Good news for people who like oil more than bread: People on a low-carbohydrate diet lowered certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease and lost nearly three times as much weight as those on a low-fat diet, a new study found. “This isn’...
  • Despite menu changes over 18 years, fast food is still bad for you

    Despite menu changes over 18 years, fast food is still bad for you
    Fast food has gotten a little better for you over the last 18 years -- except in cases where it’s gotten worse. Among 27 menu items subjected to scrutiny by Tufts University researchers, eight of the offerings contained fewer calories in 2013 than...
  • Western diet's spread bad for health, climate? It doesn't have to happen

    Over the next 35 years or so, the populations of the world's wealthiest nations are expected to be joined at the banquet table by the growing populations of countries undergoing rapid development. If past patterns dictate the menu, the serving staff...
  • To prevent or reverse obesity and its ills, timing may be everything

    To prevent or reverse obesity and its ills, timing may be everything
    If obesity is linked to Americans' 24/7 lifestyles, would it help to reset the clock that dictates our eating? A new study of mice suggests it would, and in ways that go well beyond weight alone. Even with a diet high in fat and sugar, mice that had...
  • Research: Breast Cancer Treatment Should Address Obesity

    Yale cancer scientist Melinda Irwin says that the connection between obesity and cancer are so strong -- as are recent findings about the effectiveness of exercise and diet in treating cancer -- that pharmaceutical companies should be required to...
  • Make your own health wake-up call

     Make your own health wake-up call
      It's a scenario that plays out each January. Health clubs are packed, diet books are devoured, then within a month or two, our new year's resolutions lose steam. The crowds diminish, diets fade into memory, and good intentions are saved for another...
  • What's the best approach to weight loss? Ten 2014 studies to note

    What's the best approach to weight loss? Ten 2014 studies to note
    Low fat? Low carb? Vegan? Crash diets? Diet soda? Exercise? What’s the most effective way to lose weight? Here’s a look at what 2014’s weight loss studies showed us, including one cautionary tale for all dieters. The diet battle of the...
  • Top 3 health tips: Signs you need to rethink your diet

    Top 3 health tips: Signs you need to rethink your diet
    The definition of weight-loss insanity is sticking to a diet or exercise plan that hasn't nudged the scale much or has left you with physical or psychological side effects. If any of these signs sound familiar, it's time to jump ship and find a weight-...
  • Losing weight quickly is just as good (or bad) as losing it gradually

    Losing weight quickly is just as good (or bad) as losing it gradually
    When it comes to dieting, the conventional wisdom holds that losing weight gradually is more sustainable in the long run than losing weight quickly. But new results from a long-term clinical trial show that this is just another dieting myth.  Both...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Sugar-for-sweetener swap could backfire

    Q: More and more nutrition advice seems to be anti-sugar these days. So are artificial sweeteners a good alternative? A: Sugar in all its forms may be the single most important dietary cause of obesity and heart disease in the American diet today....