Poor Diet Caused Nearly Half of All Deaths in the U.S. in 2012

Nearly half of all U.S. deaths in 2012 were attributable to diet-related cardiometabolic disease, including heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.


Study Reveals Link Between Sugar and Depression (and Mental Disorders)

A link between sugar and depression? A study suggests that men (and women) with high sugar intake may be more prone to depression and other mood disorders.


No, Coconut Oil is NOT Unhealthy

Some news headlines are claiming that coconut oil is unhealthy, but the reality is that this oil is rich in healthful fats, offering numerous benefits.


How TV Food Ads Penetrate the Brains of Children as Young as 2 Years Old

Researchers have found that preschool-age children who watch food ads on TV consume about 120 extra calories a day.


Toddlers who Drink Non-Cow’s Milk may be Shorter than Their Peers

A study finds that young children who drink non-cow’s milk may be shorter than their peers, and researchers don’t know if it carries over into adulthood.


Yummy! Weekly Chocolate Snack Protects Against Atrial Fibrillation

Eating milk chocolate significantly reduced the risk of atrial fibrillation, a serious heart condition, in people who ate it a few times a week for a study.


This Is Why You Should Always Find Out Where Your Tuna Was Caught

In a recent study, where tuna was caught was nearly as important as its species, in terms of contamination from PCBs, flame retardants, and pesticides.


Artificial Sweetener Use Among Kids Rose 200% in Less than 15 Years

Low-calorie sweetener use among children rose 200% from 1999-2012, leaving health experts concerned about the potential long-term health effects.


Study Links Diets High in Saturated Fat to Lung Cancer

A recent study found that a diet high in saturated fat increases the risk of 2 types of lung cancer, but makes no mention of sugar or trans fats.


“Seductively” Labeling Vegetables Makes People Eat More of Them

If you have a hard time getting your kids to eat vegetables, researchers have a suggestion for you: make them sound more “seductive.”


Your “Organic” Milk may be Produced with Non-Organic Ingredients

Horizon’s DHA organic milk contains oil made from algae that is fed corn syrup, yet it has the USDA Organic seal. Can it really be considered “organic”?


Judge Rules General Mills Can Label Nature Valley Granola Bars “Natural”

A judge dismissed a lawsuit brought on behalf of 3 nonprofit groups against General Mills over its labeling of Nature Valley granola bars as “natural.”


Organic Lunchables are a Thing Now, But Don’t Call Them “Healthy”

Organic Lunchables will go on sale in August 2017, but these are not at all what you would call “health-food” kits. They’re still very much processed foods.


2 Simple Things Can Cut a Woman’s Risk of Needing a C-Section

The findings of a recent study suggest that a healthy diet and moderate exercise can help prevent pregnant women from needing a risky C-section.


“Diet” Artificial Sweeteners may Actually Expand Your Waistline

A recent meta-analysis shows that artificial sweeteners cause weight gain, and increase the risks of serious health problems.


Survey: Americans Simply Don’t Know What Constitutes a “Healthy” Food

A recent survey shows that many Americans don’t know what “healthy” food is, because they don’t have enough facts or they’re given conflicting information.


A Poor Diet During Childhood may Increase Breast Cancer Risk

In a new study, researchers found that teen girls who consumed an “inflammatory diet” were considerably more likely to have breast cancer as adults.