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Pregnant women shouldn’t start taking vitamin B3 just yet: reports it prevents miscarriage and birth defects are overblown

Pregnant women shouldn’t start taking vitamin B3 just yet: reports it prevents miscarriage and birth defects are overblown

Reports on a new study claim supplementation with vitamin B3 during pregnancy could prevent miscarriages and birth defects. So should all pregnant women start taking B3 supplements? Not so fast.

August 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
The diet paradox: why your subconscious makes you crave naughty foods

The diet paradox: why your subconscious makes you crave naughty foods

Dieting often involves “giving up” more pleasurable foods in an attempt to reduce calorie intake. But if we are asked to avoid eating a food we enjoy, we often crave it – and even have a greater desire to consume the forbidden item than if we have not been deprived.

July 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

n a landmark report, scientists have endorsed three strategies for preventing dementia and cognitive decline associated with normal aging — being physically active, engaging in cognitive training and controlling high blood pressure.

July 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Complete Eats’ program helps SNAP/EBT enrollees buy vegetables and fruit

‘Complete Eats’ program helps SNAP/EBT enrollees buy vegetables and fruit

If you or your family uses SNAP/Basic Food/EBT, you can earn extra savings when you buy fruits and vegetables at any Safeway store in Washington.

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Houston hospital checking to see if patients’ cupboards are bare

Houston hospital checking to see if patients’ cupboards are bare

Sherry King lost her job last year and was having trouble finding money to purchase the food she needed to stay healthy. Her doctor’s office took note of her situation and helped connect her to several food banks that carry fresh produce and some meat.

May 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Do vegetarians live longer? Probably, but not because they’re vegetarian

Do vegetarians live longer? Probably, but not because they’re vegetarian

When we crunched the data we found vegetarians did not have a lower risk of early death compared with their meat-eating counterparts. Vegetarians might live longer, but only because they’re more likely to be healthy in other ways, too.

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
To help ward off Alzheimer’s, think before you eat.

To help ward off Alzheimer’s, think before you eat.

To help better understand the factors that can help or hinder the physical activity levels of children today, my colleagues and I recently conducted a study to explore the barriers UK children face when it comes to being physically active.

April 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beware of claims that mindful eating will help you lose weight

Beware of claims that mindful eating will help you lose weight

By Katy Tapper, Senior Lecturer in Psychology City, University of London Mindful eating is increasingly being promoted as a solution to being overweight. Mindful eating, we are promised, will help us eat less, transform our relationship with food and end our battle with weight once and for all. The truth is, we simply can’t say with confidence […]

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Restaurants pledged to make kids’ meals healthier – but the data show not much has changed

Restaurants pledged to make kids’ meals healthier – but the data show not much has changed

Restaurants pledged to make kids’ meals healthier – but the data show not much has changed An All-American meal. Cropped from firsttubedotcom/flickr, CC BY By Alyssa Moran, Harvard University and Christina Roberto, University of Pennsylvania Chain restaurants are not known for serving up healthy kids’ meals. Most entrees on a kids’ menu are either fried, breaded […]

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Prediabetes, preventing type 2 diabetes, and healthy living with diabetes – CDC

Prediabetes, preventing type 2 diabetes, and healthy living with diabetes – CDC

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More