| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The face of cholesterol testing just got a lot younger.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised guidelines for annual well-child visits, adding a recommendation that all children between the ages of 9 and 11 get a dyslipidemiascreen, which...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:30 PM
You know an unhealthy diet can make you fat, but new research suggests it can sap your motivation too.
In a study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior, researchers at UCLA found that rats fed a diet low in fat but high in simple sugars and...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
If your eating habits are anything like those of most Americans and you're looking for the simplest advice, we would tell you to eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains and less of just about everything else. However, if you're ready for just a bit...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:05 AM
As a vegetarian and daily yoga practitioner, Amy Johnson thought she was healthy before she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last August. Now she consumes 50 pounds of carrots, 25 pounds of Granny Smith apples and 14 heads of romaine lettuce each week in...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:39 AM
About 26 million Americans suffer from Type 2 diabetes, including nearly 7 million people who don't even know they have the disease, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based on these numbers, the CDC projects that...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Consuming high levels of protein — particularly animal protein — is a bad strategy if you’re at midlife and aiming to live into old age, new research finds. But a study out Tuesday reveals that in older age, fortifying one’s diet...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:09 PM
People who eat a vegetarian diet tend to have lower blood pressure than non-vegetarians, according to a new review of past studies.
Researchers said for some people, eating a vegetarian diet could be a good way to treat high blood pressure without...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Parents have a new ally in the effort to clean up their kitchens and improve their children’s eating habits—and their own.
“Kids are hugely interested in the cooking shows like Iron Chef, said Jodie Shield, co-author of Healthy Eating,...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 10:20 AM
It's Gluten-Free Wednesday. If you're like so many who crave pasta but need to stay away from wheat, fret no more. Check out these ideas:
Rice noodle bowl with stir-fried beef: You can't go wrong here when you're craving a great noodle bowl. A fresh,...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Black bears in Yosemite National Park aren’t snacking as much on human food as they did decades ago, according to new research that traces changes in the diet of Yosemite bears over the last century.
Researchers analyzed samples of bear bones from...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Baltimore City plans to help corner stores in West Baltimore stock healthier fare, and get kids and their parents interested in buying it, as part of an effort to reduce childhood obesity.
Though on the decline among young children nationally, obesity...