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.


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.


Avoid These Drinks to Help Prevent Brain Shrinkage, Dementia, and Strokes

Smaller brain volume and poorer memory are linked in two recent studies with soda consumption – including of the supposedly healthier “diet” kind.


Western Diet Found to Increase Risk of Fatty Liver Disease

More U.S. adults are developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Research suggests that consuming animal protein may increase the risk for the condition.


Study: Don’t go Gluten-Free if You Don’t Have Celiac Disease

A gluten-free diet doesn’t reduce the risk of heart disease, and in people who don’t have celiac disease, it actually increases the risk.


Daughter of Singer Amy Grant Gives her Best Friend a Kidney

The daughter of singer Amy Grant donated one of her kidneys to her best friend January 24. The story is quite inspiring, right?


Washington State Sues Monsanto over PCB Pollution

The state of Washington is suing Monsanto over the company’s production of PCBs, which have contaminated “every waterway in the state.”


Is the Soda Industry Hiding Health Risks of Drinking Soda?

If a study finds no link between sugary drink consumption and health problems, there’s a 100% chance it was funded by the beverage industry.


Citizens in These 3 US States Took Action on Water Fluoridation Bans

More communities are stopping their drinking water from being fluoridated, and a handful of U.S. towns went to the polls on Nov. 8 to voice their opinions.


Yet Another Sign our Modern Diet is Harming Future Generations

Children in the United Kingdom are consuming double the amount of the recommended daily allowance of sugar. An initiative to combat the problem is underway.


Seriously? Coca-Cola and Pepsi Fund 96 U.S. Health Groups

A new investigation shows that Coca-Cola and PepsiCo gave money to 96 public health groups from 2011-2015. Conflict of interest?


Activists Urge Congress to Require Schools to Test for Toxic PCBs

Activists are urging Congress to require schools to test PCB levels following a Harvard study showing that up to 26,000 schools contain toxic levels.


Study: The Glycemic Index is Unreliable

Millions of people with diabetes look to the glycemic index to help them pick healthy food choices, but a new study suggests the index may be unreliable.


Cheap, Tasty, and Harmful to Your Health: Ramen Noodles

Yes, ramen noodles contain toxic MSG; but there are more unhealthy aspects of these popular prepared food products than you might realize.


Study: Everyone Can Squash This 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. suffer a stroke each year, but a new study suggests that more than 90% of strokes are preventable.


Research: Diabetes Drugs Don’t Benefit Cardiovascular Health

A study found that 9 classes of diabetes drugs thought to help lower the risk of a major cardiovascular incident do not increase survival rates in those with Type 2 diabetes.


Researchers Say This Diet Greatly Protects Against Disease

A new meta-analysis suggests that even high-fat Mediterranean diets reduce the risk of heart problems, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and other health problems.