May 6 2015
A new study has found that, in California, policies adopted to regulate competitive food and beverages and make them healthier for students have led to improved rates of overweight and obesity. Continued... View More
May 5 2015
Numerous studies have shown that prolonged sitting day after day is linked to poorer health and early death. Now, a new study suggests even a small change can make a difference. The researchers say a 2-minute... View More
May 4 2015
Researchers suggest that replacing a soft drink or a sweetened milk drink with one such as water or unsweetened tea or coffee every day could significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.... View More
May 1 2015
Chemical markers have been identified in urine that are associated with body mass, according to a new study published in Science Translational Medicine. The researchers behind the study, from Imperial... View More
April 30 2015
The office here at Medical News Today HQ is a pleasant place to work. It is a largely tranquil place (until somebody decides to use the shredder) where the tea is plentiful and occasionally a passing dog... View More
April 29 2015
Rates of colon cancer are much higher in African-Americans than in rural South Africans. Now, a new study suggests a difference in diet may be a factor. Researchers found when African-Americans and rural... View More
April 27 2015
Smiley faces help kids to eat more nutritious meals. As odd as it sounds, that is the message of new research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San Diego, CA. Continued at MedicalNewsToday>>
April 23 2015
Bad diet is a lifestyle cause of obesity, but a lack of exercise is not, says an editorial reviewing controversial questions about this established health risk. The article published in a journal from... View More
April 21 2015
Popular notion holds that dietary supplements are good for our health. But increasingly, research is suggesting otherwise. At the 2015 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, one researcher... View More
April 17 2015
Bacteria in the gut - referred to as the gut microbiome - play an important role in maintaining the health of the body. However, while a Western lifestyle confers many health benefits, a new study suggests... View More
April 15 2015
What is the harm in health apps - none, right? And surely they can only be good at enhancing healthy behaviors? Or are there too many apps of too little value, and lots of potential for otherwise healthy... View More
April 14 2015
Scientists have discovered how a lack of vitamin E could cause damage to the brain - by disrupting the supply of nutrients to the brain that are crucial to neuronal health.
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April 13 2015
Scientists from the University of Illinois have found that manipulating the porosity of food during manufacturing can affect its health benefits. "Six in 10 American adults either have high blood pressure... View More
April 10 2015
Past research has associated obesity with increased risk of dementia. But a new study - deemed the largest ever to assess the link between body mass index and dementia risk - suggests obesity could actually... View More
April 8 2015
A new study suggests exercise, regardless of its volume or intensity, may have significant benefits for overweight and obese individuals with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease - one of the most common causes... View More
April 7 2015
Many of us have turned to commercial weight-loss programs in a bid to shed the pounds. But do they really work? According to a comprehensive review of such programs conducted by Johns Hopkins researchers,... View More
April 6 2015
A new study published in JAMA Oncology finds that consuming herring, mackerel and certain fish oils may increase the risk of cancer patients becoming resistant to chemotherapy. Continued at MedicalNewsToday>>
April 2 2015
In a study of the sleeping habits and metabolism of 1,620 people, people who stayed up late, regardless of lifestyle factors, had a higher risk of diabetes or reduced muscle mass than those who were early... View More
March 31 2015
One group of researchers have good news for people concerned with the obesity national health crisis in the US. They report that the percentage of children eating fast food on any given day has fallen.... View More
March 27 2015
Men who kept a high level of fitness in their midlife would then have around a third lower risk overall of dying from certain cancers after the age of 65. The benefit was in comparison with those men maintaining... View More