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.


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.


“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.”


Too Many Americans are Obese, and it’s Rubbing off on Their Pets

Researchers at Banfield Animal Hospital write in a report that obesity among pets has skyrocketed over the past 10 years, thanks to their owners.


Rates of this Preventable Disease Quadrupled in 35 Years

The rate of diabetes worldwide quadrupled between 1980 and 2014, and the WHO says things will get worse if we do not tackle the issues at hand.


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.


Soda is No Longer America’s Favorite Beverage

Soda no longer tops the list of Americans’ favorite beverages; it has been replaced by bottled water.


Vending Machine Device Could Spark Healthier Food Choices

When a Rush University assistant professor rigged vending machines to make people wait 25 seconds for unhealthy snacks, more people chose healthier foods.


Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids the Key to Preventing Most Disease?

Dr. William Harris believes that omega-3 fats play such a huge role in preventing disease that he is launching the Omega-3 Index.


A Village Full of Centenarians Shares Secrets to Longevity

An Italian village near the see boasts 81 centenarians our of only 7,000 citizens. What is the secret to their longevity?


Citrus Fruits, Antioxidants Help Stop Obesity-Related Chronic Diseases, Study Says

Researchers in Brazil have found that eating a diet high in citrus can help to lower the risks of diseases related to obesity.


Good News: Healthy Diet for Kids may Help Improve Reading Skills

According to a new study, a healthy diet in the first 3 years of school is linked to enhanced reading skills in children.


“Maybe it’s Not the Gluten,” Study Says to the Public

While the gluten-free diet trend has spiked, the number of people who suffer from Celiac disease – characterized by a gluten intolerance – remains stable.


Scientists Discover a “6th Taste” Explaining Why We Love Carbs So Freakin’ Much

Now, a new study suggests that there may be a scientific reason we can not resist food loaded with carbohydrates – because they are our 6th taste.


Study: This Single Dietary Change Could Easily Improve Your Health

Virginia Tech researchers found that cutting out just one sugary drink per day can give you a noticeable overall health boost.


Omega-3 Fish Oil may Help People Recover from a Heart Attack

A new study suggests that heart attack patients who take high-dose fish oil supplements may suffer less permanent damage to their heart.