A new study that involved more than 50,000 participants over a period of 2 decades concludes that eating flavonoid rich foods could stave off disease and extend life. A study probes the link between polyphenol consumption and mortality. A considerable amount of research has focused on the role of nutrition in disease risk and mortality.
New research investigates the effect of following a Wahls paleo diet on fatigue in multiple sclerosis (MS). A diet rich in vegetables, fruit, meat, and fish may improve fatigue in MS. According to some estimates, at least two-thirds of people with MS experience debilitating fatigue as part of their condition. There are many possible explanations
Apple cider vinegar is a type of fermented vinegar made from apples. Pills made from apple cider vinegar make this sour liquid easier to consume. People who promote natural health products claim that this vinegar offers numerous health benefits. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) pills contain a dehydrated form of the vinegar. Some brands of ACV
New research — using mouse models and fecal samples collected from humans — looks into the mechanisms that promote insulin resistance via the gut environment. The type of diet a person eats may be key, the researchers suggest. New research looks in more detail at the mechanisms linking diet to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance occurs
Inflammation is the body’s response to irritation, infection, and injury. Short term inflammation protects the body, while chronic inflammation can lead to long term pain and damage, such as in arthritis. Anti-inflammatory medications help fight pain and chronic inflammation. However, these drugs are not safe for everyone, and extended use can lead to complications and
Clostridioides difficile is a form of bacteria that typically infects patients in hospital environments after they have received antibiotic therapy that has upset the bacterial balance in their guts. New research explains how this bacterium is evolving and suggests new ways forward in prevention and therapy. C. diff. may have evolved in line with the
New research in mice suggests that keeping blood sugar under control using either the ketogenic diet or a diabetes drug could help treat certain cancers by boosting the efficacy of standard chemotherapy. The ketogenic diet restricts carbs to a minimum. The ketogenic diet consists of high fat foods, foods that contain an adequate amount of
A recent study suggests that sesame allergy is more widespread in the United States than previously thought. New research suggests that the number of people living with sesame allergy in the U.S. is much higher than previous estimates. Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, analyzed survey data from a nationally
People taking chemotherapy drugs may develop mouth sores as a side effect of these medications. The sores usually clear up by themselves when the treatment comes to an end. Chemotherapy drugs are powerful anticancer drugs that work by killing cells as they divide. By doing this, they stop the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.
Researchers, using data from more than 40,000 women, conclude that eating red meat is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, but consuming poultry appears to link to a lower risk. A recent study investigates the impact of meat on breast cancer risk. Breast cancer affects around 1 in 8 women in the United
Natural sweeteners come from flowers and plants directly, with little processing. Examples include stevia, monk fruit, and yacon syrup. Many people are turning away from refined table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, looking for more healthful options. They may be making wider changes, such as following a keto diet, which can help some people avoid
New research adds to the mounting body of evidence that eating more plant based foods and fewer animal ones may contribute to a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. Eating more vegetables and less meat contributes to a healthy heart, new research suggests. Not only is eating fewer animal products good for the planet, but it
Cancer is a group of complex diseases that can have many causes, from genetics to exposure to toxins. A person’s diet may also play a role in whether they develop certain types of cancer. Researchers state that roughly 20% of all cancers in the United States have links to excess weight, physical inactivity, poor nutrition,
Many species of fish — several of which end up on our plates — are displaying increasing levels of methylmercury, a very toxic substance. Why is this happening? Researchers from Harvard University believe that they may have the answer. The fish that many populations around the world eat are set to become increasingly toxic. New
What triggers migraine headaches? Scientists studying caffeine consumption estimate that drinking three or more caffeinated beverages increases the odds of experiencing a migraine headache on the same day. Too much caffeine may trigger migraine, but how much is too much? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), headache disorders are some of the most common
Pimples on the chin are usually the result of hormone fluctuations that can occur during puberty or the menstrual cycle. However, anyone can get pimples on their chin at any age. For mild cases, a person can treat pimples at home using over-the-counter products and self care. For more severe cases, a person may want
A period is heavy when the bleeding is extensive or it lasts for more than 7 days. Some home remedies can help reduce the bleeding and manage other symptoms. For some people, doctors may recommend medication or surgery. The medical name for a heavy menstrual flow is menorrhagia. A person with menorrhagia may need to
Water is essential for human health, but water alone does not hydrate the body. In fact, people can increase their hydration level and water intake with many foods and other drinks. Eating healthful hydrating foods — especially during warm weather, when the body loses water and vital electrolytes through sweating — can keep hydration levels
A survey-based study looking at chocolate consumption and depression finds that people who eat dark chocolate are less likely to report depressive symptoms. What do these findings mean, and can we trust them? Could dark chocolate lighten our mood? Over the years, chocolate has been the focus of a great deal of research. Thanks to
In a recent study, mice that ate a diet with reduced levels of a particular amino acid responded better to cancer treatments. The findings are intriguing, but the authors call for caution. Meat and eggs contain particularly high levels of methionine. Doctors and other experts now understand the significant role that nutrition plays in health.