Ten dietary factors linked with major diseases and premature death in US.
We're often told to eat better to ward off risk of disease and dying early. In that effort, knowing which eating habits to focus on could be helpful. Findings from a new study in JAMA show the large potential impact of 10 dietary factors on Americans' risk of dying from heart disease, stroke or type 2 diabetes.
Before using herbal and dietary supplements, seek expert guidance.
Dietary supplements are often viewed as "natural," but they aren't risk-free. In a sampling of more than 800 cases of liver toxicity (harm) suspected from supplements and medications in the US, 20% of cases were ultimately attributed to herbal and other dietary supplements.
Both sugary and artificially-sweetened drinks have been called into question for possible links with Alzheimer's disease and stroke risk.
Could a sugary-drink habit - or the diet beverages you may consume instead - harm your brain? One recent study showed that regularly drinking sugary beverages, like soda and fruit drinks, was associated with signs of brain aging and declining memory.
Genetics and aging impact risk of macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma, but certain strategies can help reduce risk and slow their progression.
As people age, they're even more afraid of losing their vision than their memory, says a survey by the American Optometric Association.
What you eat (and drink) may affect your state of mind.
You may not expect a mental health practitioner to prescribe a healthy eating plan, but that approach may not be far off. In recent years, scientists have been studying the link between food and mood more closely.
What you eat and drink can impact risk of gouty arthritis attacks
Gout is so painful that its sufferers say you can't really grasp how bad it is unless you've experienced it. A form of arthritis, gout is marked by attacks of severe joint pain, swelling, warmth and redness.