Vitamins & Supplements

Q. Colon cancer runs in my family, so I want to do everything I...

Q. Colon cancer runs in my family, so I want to do everything I can to lower my risk. Ive heard that taking extra calcium can help. Is this true?

Is B12 A Brain Booster?

Some purveyors of dietary supplements claim that all you need to do is pop some vitamin B12 every day to obtain brain support, brain protection, and cognitive power.

Do You Really Need to Eat Breakfast Every Day?

You have probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In part, this is because some research suggests that eating a daily breakfast may help you to maintain a healthy weight or, if you are overweight, lose some pounds and keep them off. The research is not definitive on the question of breakfast and weight control, but breakfast has another important potential benefit.

The Buzz on Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is a hot topic among dieters and researchers alike. This weight loss approach is all about forgoing food and caloric beverages for periods longer than a typical overnight fast.

Debunking 6 Probiotic Myths

Some people use supplements and fermented foods containing probiotics-beneficial bacteria and yeasts-in an effort to improve health. But, is there good science behind them? Probiotic experts help clear up six common myths.

Reduce Heart Disease Deaths Through Food Price Changes

Policymakers are looking at ways to help nudge Americans to make healthier food choices. Two possible approaches: 1) raise the prices of unhealthy foods to discourage their consumption and 2) subsidize the prices of healthy foods to encourage their consumption. The payoff from either one? Lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, says a new study.

Q. Are nutrients lost by rinsing canned beans?

Q. Are nutrients lost by rinsing canned beans?

Does Peeling Carrots Remove Nutrients?

Q. Is it true that most of a carrot's nutrients are in or just below the skin, so it shouldn't be peeled?

Cinnamon and Blood Sugar

Cinnamon has long done double duty in cooking and as a folk remedy for various ailments. Today, scientists are studying cinnamon to see if it improves blood sugar, particularly in type 2 diabetes.

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin E from Your Diet?

The vast majority of us fall short of meeting vitaminE recommendations. But, that doesn't mean we have a vitaminE deficiency. Outright vitaminE deficiency is uncommon. And despite shortfalls, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans did not identify vitaminE as a nutrient of public health concern.