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Western diet depletes artery-protecting immune cells

New research shows how a diet high in fat and cholesterol depletes the ranks of artery-protecting immune cells, turning them into promoters of inflammation, which exacerbate atherosclerotic plaque buildup that occurs in cardiovascular disease.

Cold can activate body's 'good' fat at a cellular level, study finds

Lower temperatures can activate the body's 'good' fat formation at a cellular level, a new study has found.

Researchers link dietary supplement DHA to higher fat-free body mass in children

Researchers have reported that pregnant women who consumed a supplement of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a nutrient added to U.S. infant formulas since 2002, tend to have children with higher fat-free body mass at 5 years old.

The link between your gut health and autoimmune diseases

Medical experts are still mystified about what exactly causes an autoimmune disease. But now, fascinating new research shows that your gut bacteria may play an important role.

How obesity dulls the sense of taste

Previous studies have indicated that weight gain can reduce one's sensitivity to the taste of food. Now a new study shows that inflammation, driven by obesity, actually reduces the number of taste buds on the tongues of mice.

How much sugar is in your breakfast? (Spoiler alert: a lot!)

When I asked (on social media) which of these breakfast items has the most sugar, I was surprised how many people got it wrong. What's your guess?

Experimental obesity drug prevents development of kidney stones

Scientists have found that a drug connected with fat regulation prevents the formation of kidney stones in mice. This early work opens the possibility of developing drugs which may help prevent kidney stones in at-risk individuals.

Pregnant women and new moms still hesitant to introduce peanut products

In January 2017 guidelines were released urging parents to begin early introduction of peanut-containing foods to reduce the risk of peanut allergy. A new study shows those who are aware of the guidelines are still hesitant to put them into place and not everyone has heard of them.

New survey finds huge and unnecessary variation of salt levels in bread

Bread features heavily in many diets worldwide, and is one of the biggest sources of salt in diets. A new survey has revealed shocking levels of salt present in this essential staple.

Tasty superfood from plant cell cultures

Researchers are developing a new and promising method of producing healthy and tasty plant-based food through plant cell culture (PCC) technology rather than field cultivation. The development work was elevated to a whole new level by a study on the nutritional properties of PCCs grown from cloudberry, lingonberry and stoneberry. Show More Summary

Meal times may be key to managing malaria, parasite study shows

Malaria infections might be brought under control by managing the meal times of infected people or animals, a study suggests.

Gastrointestinal hormone measurably improved symptoms of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Through a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase II clinical trial, researchers report that small doses of NGM282, a non-tumorigenic variant of an endocrine gastrointestinal hormone, can significantly and rapidly decrease liver fat content in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Show More Summary

How many calories are in a Shamrock Shake? Let's compare it to a Big Mac

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we had a feeling you saw this coming. How many calories are in a Shamrock Shake? It isn't the healthiest.

Best Bites: Avocado egg rolls

Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your never-ending craving for food content through quick, beautiful videos for the at-home foodie. Check back on Tuesdays and Thursdays for new episodes!

5 Lunch Ideas for Teens by Kiran

Here are some healthy and easy lunch ideas for your teens to change things up from the typical PB&J. Prepare for empty containers because these are a hit!

5 Things to Know About Blue Apron

Here are 5 things to know about Blue Apron and a deal for the first 50 to sign up. If you've been on the fence, this is a great time to take the plunge!

Chicken and Wild Mushroom Skillet

This Chicken and Wild Mushroom Skillet was fabulous paired with creamy polenta. Just add a simple green salad on the side, and your healthy dinner is done!

8 Reasons to Pack Your Lunch by Kiran

There are plenty of reasons to pack your lunch, a few of which being, more control over what you're eating, more time, more money, and more variety.

Mediterranean diet is linked to higher muscle mass, bone density after menopause

The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet also appears to be good for an older woman's bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil finds.

Molecule that gives energy-burning brown fat its identity could lead to drugs for obesity

A protein found in brown fat, but not typical white fat, is key to how the energy-burning brown fat cells function.

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