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Obesity's Link to Dementia
Both obesity and Alzheimer's contribute to neurodegeneration and cortical thinning that interfere with memory and other cognitive functions.
Fatty Fast Food Livers
Eating even a modest fast food meal daily -- a small burger and fries -- can lead to fatty liver disease.
Intermittent Fasting Changes Genes
A long, overnight break between meals gives cells a chance to reboot and changes gene expression in a good way. Try eating dinner earlier.
Low-Fat or Low-Carb?
If you have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, keeping your blood sugar under control is key. What kind of diet best helps you do this?
What Does "Whole Grain" Really Mean?
The fiber in whole grains has undeniable health benefits, but there are conflicting guidelines for consumers. How to be sure of your intake.
Rating the New Weight-Loss Meds
More and more people are trying to lose weight to protect their health. Four new medications, in addition to diet and exercise, can help.
The high price of insulin means that many diabetics skip or reduce doses to save money, a choice that is dangerous to their health.
Artificial Sweeteners Affect Glucose Metabolism
Non-nutritive sweeteners like stevia have long been seen as a win-win for dieters. But they appear to have a worrisome impact on the gut.
A Low-Cal Sweetener with Gut Benefits
Researchers are working on a new artificial sweetener that, unlike current offerings, boosts good gut microbes as it cuts calories.
Keto or Mediterranean — Which Diet is Better for Diabetes?
Two diets geared to help people with diabetes lower blood sugar and lose weight were put to a head-to-head test. Guess which won and why.
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