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Weight Watchers Beats Conventional Healthcare for Weight Loss

The Weight Watchers program works better than primary-care management for weight loss, according to a new randomized trial

Go Easy on Southern-Style Fare to Avoid Strokes

While eating the traditional fare of Mediterranean countries promotes heart health, consuming fried foods, sweet tea and other typical foods of the Southern United States has the opposite effect, sharply increasing the risk of stroke.

The New Fat Rules

Low fat is out and healthy fats are in. Heres how to make heart-smart choices. The American Heart Association recently revised its Heart Check food certification program in a way many people might

Mediterranean-Style Diet Cuts Heart Risks Almost 30%

For the first time, a large, randomized clinical trial has found that a Mediterranean-style diet can sharply reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease.

No More Meat Mysteries

New nutrition labeling for meat and poultry puts facts at your fingertips.How many calories are in that chicken breast? How much saturated fat does

SuperTracker Puts MyPlate to Work

Positive messages replace avoidance emphasis.If your New Years nutrition and fitness resolutions are starting to flag, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Mediterranean Diet May Protect Brains Small Blood Vessels

Heres more evidence that eating like a Mediterranean may be good for your brain

If Youre Overweight, Low-Glycemic Diet Could Be Healthier

Not all carbohydrates are the same for overweight individuals, for whom a low-glycemic

Where Is Your Sodium Coming From?

From bread to soups, pasta dishes to poultry, the answers might surprise you.
Heres how to shake your hidden salt.
Pancreatic cancer, on the rise in the United States, may be deterred by maintaining adequate vitamin D status

How Can You Tell If Its Really Whole Grain?

Celebrate Whole Grains Month in September by making sure youre buying the real thing. If youre trying to include more whole grains in your diet, youre not alone. The whole world is catching on