Nearly half of all U.S. deaths in 2012 were attributable to diet-related cardiometabolic disease, including heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
Between 2010-2014, fewer people died from 3 of the 5 leading causes of death in the U.S. – cancer, stroke, and heart disease.
Research shows that even modest weight gain can set a person up for heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other health problems.
A World Health Organization report states that 1.7 million children under age 5 die each year due to environmental pollution, much of which is preventable.
A recent study suggests that moderate alcohol consumption – up to 1 drink a day for women and up to 2 for men – may protect against some heart conditions.
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of heartburn drugs, have been linked to an increased risk of early death by a recent study.
Breastfeeding lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke in women, and the longer a woman breastfeeds, the greater protection she has.
Research suggests that exercise can reduce your risk of cardiovascular death (heart disease or stroke) by 28%. Time to swim, do aerobics, and play racquetball!
More U.S. adults are developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Research suggests that consuming animal protein may increase the risk for the condition.
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.
Three of the world’s top doctors say that saturated fat does not cause heart disease, and that people are too obsessed with their cholesterol numbers.
A recently-filed lawsuit alleges that Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association misleads buyers about the health risks of consuming sugary drinks.
An observational study shows that eating a Mediterranean diet may help people with heart problems more than taking statin drugs.
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.
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.
When a person quits smoking, the majority of the genetic damage eventually fades. However, a new study suggests that part that damage is permanent.
Researchers in Brazil have found that eating a diet high in citrus can help to lower the risks of diseases related to obesity.