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Diets and Dieting

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  • High-protein diets: Bad for the middle-aged, good for the elderly

    High-protein diets: Bad for the middle-aged, good for the elderly
    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...
  • Lifestyle changes can cut your risk of colon cancer

    About 50 percent of colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer among men and women in the U.S., can be prevented through daily diet, physical activity and weight management, making it one of our most preventable cancers. Five specific steps toward...
  • EatingWell: A well-planned vegan diet can be perfectly healthy

    EatingWell: A well-planned vegan diet can be perfectly healthy
    You've probably heard that eating more vegetables and less meat is healthy. Maybe you're even feeling inspired to try eating a vegan diet--which excludes all animal products, including dairy and eggs--to improve your health or lose a little weight. A...
  • Siting markets in 'food deserts' no quick cure for obesity, study says

    The logic seems simple enough: the consumption of healthy foods is low, and obesity is high, in neighborhoods where supermarkets are notably absent; so, opening supermarkets in those neighborhoods should boost consumption of healthier foods and drive down...
  • Help coworker choose diversity, not soap box

    Q. I work with somebody who is a strict vegan. Not a problem except that when we have a party, go out to lunch with customers, or eat in the break room, she gives us judgmental looks and comments about meat. I don't mind her making a choice for herself,...
  • Alkaline diet claims get sour response from doctors

    Alkaline diet claims get sour response from doctors
    In cookbooks, health food stores and alternative health clinics, the word is getting out: Acid is the latest dietary villain. It's not necessarily the acid in foods like tomatoes and lemons that supposedly cause the trouble. Instead, a growing number of...
  • Vegetarian diets may lower blood pressure

    Vegetarian diets may lower blood pressure
    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...
  • Cameron Diaz gets back to basics in 'The Body Book'

    Appearances to the contrary, actress Cameron Diaz wasn't always the picture of health. A few months of kung fu training changed all that, and now she's written a guide for women to make smart decisions about their bodies. For Diaz, "The Body Book" is...
  • Cotton ball diet is latest dangerous weight-loss trend

    Cotton ball diet is latest dangerous weight-loss trend
    The starvation and cabbage soup diets are among the strange and dangerous eating habits that have become trends in the past.  Enter the latest dangerous diet craze: the "cotton ball diet," which has gone viral among girls and young women thanks to...
  • Nutrition experts predicts the popular diet trends for 2014

    Nutrition experts predicts the popular diet trends for 2014
    The annual nutrition expert trends forecast is in - what fad diets are hot? What's out? Which foods top the list? What are consumers eating? According to a survey of more than 500 registered dietitians conducted by the nutrition trade magazine, Today's...
  • For those with orthorexia, diet can never be 'pure' enough

    For those with orthorexia, diet can never be 'pure' enough
    One awful day, D.C. Copeland recalls, her perspective on her "pure" diet had become so distorted that she found herself crying in the produce section of a grocery store because she could not decide whether the kale or the chard was "better." Jennifer...