Healthy Eating

Randomized Trial Finds Curcumin Helps Prevent Diabetes

Thai researchers believe a new tool in diabetes prevention might be found in the Asian

Tomatoes Lower Mens Stroke Risk

Lycopene is also a potent antioxidant, working in the body to counter free radicals that can damage cells and their DNA. Its that antioxidant ability Finnish scientists suspect might cut the risk of stroke.

What You Need to Know Now About Multivitamins

Making sense of multivitamins cancer-prevention promise, heart-disease disappointment in recent findings.

High-Dose Vitamin C Pills Could Double Kidney-Stone Risk

Some people assume that, since vitamins from your diet are important for your health, taking even more vitamins in pill form must be even better for you. But thats not necessarily the case.

News About Soft Drinks

Quenching your thirst for answers about sodas and your health. Soft-drink lovers who thought they were doing something good for their health got a jolt-not the highly caffeinated soda kind-earlier this year when a report linked diet sodas to greater risk of stroke and heart attack. The surprising findings captured headlines and blared over the nightly news: In a study of 2,564 people

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)

Harvesting the Health Benefits from Corn

Corn occupies a unique position in the American dietary landscape. Its a grain, a vegetable, a snack and ce-real ingredient, an ethnic-food mainstay, a source of cooking oil, a cherished treat of summer and early fall, and even a sweetener (not to mention a fuel source).

How to Make MyPlate Your Plate

Goodbye food pyramid, hello plate-with a side order of science-based dietary advice. After nearly two decades, the familiar if sometimes confusing food pyramid has gone the way of the pharaohs, replaced by a new official icon to remind Americans how to eat right: MyPlate. In unveiling the symbol along with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and US Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, First Lady Michelle Obama said, When it comes to eating, whats more simple than a plate?

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.

More Veggies, Less Meat Associated with Longevity Lifestyle

Eating more legumes, vegetables and fruits and less meat is associated with lower mortality risk, accord-ing to a new study. But that doesnt mean becoming a vegetarian necessarily means youll live longer, cautions Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, director of Tufts HNRCA Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory.