Ultra-processed foods may increase ovarian, other cancer risks, study says

Scientists say the consumption of ultra-processed foods such as pizza, bread and fizzy drinks is linked to a greater risk of cancer — particularly ovarian cancer.

By Adela SulimanFebruary 1, 2023

The link between our food, gut microbiome and depression

A new study takes an important step forward in understanding the link between the gut bacteria, what we eat and how we feel

By Jessica WapnerJanuary 31, 2023

Cooking with physical limitations? Try these creative workarounds.

If you have physical challenges, there are appliances and strategies to help safely prep food, cook and bake.

By Diana Michele YapJanuary 24, 2023

Do mocktails really help you drink less alcohol?

Nonalcoholic drinks may help those taking part in Dry January, but could be a trigger for anyone with alcohol use disorder.

By Teddy AmenabarJanuary 17, 2023

It’s not just what you eat, but the time of day you eat it

The timing of your meals can have striking effects on your weight, appetite and chronic disease risk.

By Anahad O’ConnorJanuary 10, 2023

The simple diet swap to help you lose weight and lower health risks

Replace processed carbs with “healthy” carbs like fruits, vegetables and whole grains for better metabolic health.

By Anahad O’ConnorJanuary 3, 2023

The benefits of ‘Dry January’ last longer than a month, studies show

People who participated in Dry January started drinking less the rest of the year and showed striking improvements in their health.

By Anahad O’ConnorDecember 27, 2022

How to cure (or prevent) a hangover

The only certain way to avoid a hangover is to not drink. But there are some things you can do before, during and after drinking that can lower your risk.

By Anahad O’ConnorDecember 20, 2022

When hungry and angry collide, the hanger is real

Hangry neurons may be remnants of a time when humans needed extra motivation to forage for food.

By Mary Beth AlbrightDecember 13, 2022

TikTok ‘Liver King’ touted raw organ meat diet. He also took steroids.

TikTok's "Liver King" Brian Johnson gained millions of followers promoting misleading claims about the so-called “ancestral diet"

By Teddy Amenabar and Anahad O’ConnorDecember 6, 2022

Why you don’t need to drink 8 cups of water a day

The well-known advice is outdated, and recent research has shown that many factors influence how much water we need.

By Anahad O’ConnorDecember 6, 2022

How to choose the right soup for 4 common health issues

It often packs ingredients that can boost immunity and help fight colds.

By Rachel Meltzer WarrenDecember 5, 2022

Ask a Doctor: Are salads actually good for you?

To build a better salad, you want ingredients that add fiber, nutrients and antioxidants, protein and healthy fats.

By Robert H. Lustig, MDDecember 5, 2022

A cooking game changer: Try an air fryer for healthy fast food

An air fryer is essentially a countertop convection oven that can give your food the taste of roasting or deep-frying, but in less time and without all the oil.

By Anahad O’ConnorNovember 29, 2022
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My mother’s dieting affected me, too

A mother’s restricted eating habits can affect her children, particularly daughters, research shows.

By Rebecca MorrisonNovember 22, 2022

Diet changes can improve sleep apnea, even without weight loss

A group that adopted healthier habits had a 51 percent reduction in the average number of sleep apnea episodes they experienced, in one study.

By Anahad O’ConnorNovember 15, 2022

Eating fiber alters the microbiome. It may boost cancer treatment, too.

Researchers are studying whether a high-fiber diet can alter the gut microbiome in cancer patients and improve the odds of responding to immunotherapy treatment.

By Anahad O’ConnorNovember 8, 2022

How to support your sober friends when everyone is drinking

Don’t ask permission to drink around your sober friends. Instead, try to create an atmosphere of inclusion so non-drinking guests feel comfortable.

By Nancy Stearns BercawNovember 1, 2022

Group shaping nutrition policy earned millions from junk food makers

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics invested in food stocks and accepted donations from the food industry, a new study shows.

By Anahad O’ConnorOctober 24, 2022

At any age, a healthy diet can extend your life

No matter how old you are, or how much junk food you consume, it’s never too late to start undoing the damage caused by a poor diet.

By Anahad O’ConnorOctober 18, 2022