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To Navigate Better Dietary Choices, Use a Compass
A food profiler assigns scores from one to 100 to a wide variety of foods, so consumers can track their eating habits more easily.
Diet Drinks’ Mixed Results
Artificial sweeteners can help us cut sugar, but because they make some people feel hungrier, they don't always help with weight loss.
Depression Linked to Insulin Resistance
Insulin resistance is a risk factor for serious health problems such as Type 2 diabetes. It also roughly doubles your risk of depression.
Changing Supermarket Layouts Promotes Healthier Food Purchases
Grocery stores are designed to promote certain purchases, especially at checkout. What if they encouraged you to choose healthier foods?
Voluntary Reductions of Salt and Sugar Would Bring Huge Health and Economic Gains
Modest reductions in the sugar in packaged foods and beverages could prevent millions of heart problems, save $4 billion in healthcare costs
A Food-by-Food Look at Longevity
You know what you eat affects your health, and now it has been quantified: Some foods add healthy minutes to life; others take them away.
Kids' Ultra-Processed Food Problem
Foods formulated in factories now account for most of the calories kids eat. Yes, they're tasty and convenient, but what about nutrition?
Don't Stay Thirsty — Hydrate for Heart Health
Drinking too little fluid in midlife is associated with a risk of heart failure in later life. Stay hydrated: Aim for a couple quarts a day.
Not All Milk Makes the Grade
The importance of breast milk, formula and cow's milk is undeniable. But many caregivers are still giving kids unrecommended milks.
It's Probably Not Your Metabolism...
Think your weight gain is caused by a slower metabolism? Think again -- unless you're in your 90s. Consider eating less, exercising more.
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