Just as the milkman disappeared from America’s cultural horizon, the consumption of milk seems to be evaporating, replaced by more — and more super-sizing — soda drinkers.
A fast-growing vine that has gobbled up some 10 million acres in the Southeast, may prove to be a valuable dietary supplement for metabolic syndrome.
Blocking dietary sugar and its activity in tumor cells may reduce cancer risk and progression, according to researchers.
By cutting the time adolescents spend standing around in school physical education classes and boosting the amount of exercise they do, experts have shown they can control the children's body fat and lower their blood pressure.
Diet of low-fat products is better than smaller portions of normal high-fat food for preventing diabetes in obese people.
Twenty minutes of daily, vigorous physical activity over just three months can reduce a child's risk of diabetes as well as his total body fat - including dangerous, deep abdominal fat - but 40 minutes works even better...
A study of the metabolic effects of omega-3 fatty acids concludes that these compounds may have an even wider range of biological impacts than previously considered, and suggests they could be of significant value in the prevention of fatty liver disease.
Research has identified how to use selected stem cells from bone marrow to grow new blood vessels to treat diseases such as peripheral artery disease.
The relative amount of protein, carbohydrate, and fat that people choose to eat may be influenced by genetics.
Use of caloric sweeteners, including sugar, has grown markedly around the world over the past 40 years
Women who have pregnancy-related high blood pressure conditions or diabetes can develop heart disease risk factors as soon as two years after giving birth.
Too much soda and other sugar-filled drinks make children fat - which can lead to other problems.
An extract from the ginseng berry shows real promise in treating diabetes and obesity, reports a research team from the University of Chicago's Tang Center for Herbal Medicine Research.
The majority of patients who take baby or coated aspirin to prevent strokes are not getting the blood-thinning results they may need to help avoid these health threats.
Wealthier neighborhoods have more than three times as many supermarkets as poor neighborhoods, limiting access for many people to the basic elements of a healthy diet, according to a new study.
Nitroglycerin relaxes blood vessels to boost blood flow, yet the mechanism by which the drug works has remained a matter of scientific controversy.