Over the past three decades, the rising obesity epidemic has been accompanied by a proliferation of weight-loss plans. However, as a new study by researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) reveals, these weight-loss plans vary significantly in their ability to positively affect heart health.
Health Canada has completed its review of recent scientific research on the safety of pure oats, uncontaminated with other cereal grains such as wheat, barley and ryes for people with celiac disease.
United Nations agencies are helping Afghanistan?s Health Ministry carry out a new nationwide polio vaccination this week, which aims eventually to protect over 7 million children under the age of five from the highly infectious, often paralyzing and sometimes fatal disease.
A new study challenges conventional thinking that a high carbohydrate, low fat slimming plan should contain little or no added sugar. A team of scientists at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh has found that a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet — containing sucrose — combined with physical activity achieved the greatest health benefits in overweight subjects.
Researchers at Tufts University report a temporal relationship between nationwide folic acid fortification and an increase in rates of colorectal cancer. Their analysis and resulting hypothesis adds to ongoing debate and suggests further research on total population effects of fortification.
Obese diabetes patients may lose weight effectively and decrease their use of glucose-controlling medications with a plate and cereal bowl with markers for proper portion sizes, revealed in a new study.
A plate and cereal bowl with markers for proper portion sizes appear to help obese patients with diabetes lose weight and decrease their use of glucose-controlling medications, according to a report in the June 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
High doses of vitamin D can reduce the risk of developing some common cancers by as much as 50%, US scientists claim. This benefit of vitamin D is seen more in women.
An innovative approach to tackling severe acute malnutrition ? affecting approximately 20 million children under the age of five globally ? is boosting survival rates, United Nations agencies announced jointly.
The synthetic form of a hormone previously found to produce a feeling of fullness when eating and reduce body weight, also may help curb binge eating and the desire to eat high-fat foods and sweets.