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Sugar Substitute Raises the Risk of Blood Clots, Stroke
A popular replacement for table sugar in low-calorie, low-carb foods, appears to raise the chances of developing dangerous blood clots.
Calorie-Restricted Diets Slow Aging
A modest reduction in daily calorie consumption appears to slow aging and the onset of age-related diseases.
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.
To Get Healthier, Start on Monday
Struggling with resolutions already? Beginning a diet, exercise or other healthy change on a Monday can make you more likely to succeed.
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?
A Nutritional Scoring System to Help Us Make Better Food Choices
Food Compass rates the nutritional value of common foods across several dimensions. People who ate more high-scoring foods lived longer.
TikTok a Poor Source of Diet and Nutrition Info
Diet and nutrition posts on the platform, many written by high school students, often promote the myth that thinness equals better health.
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.
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