Should you keep eating red meat? Controversial study says well-known health risks are just bad science

Should you stop eating red meat for health reasons? That’s the question rocking the nutrition and scientific community after guidelines published in a peer-reviewed journal said people should continue eating red meat, running counter to what many scientific and health organizations have said for years. The paper’s authors say the Continue Reading

Touting flavor before nutrition encourages healthy eating

Most people want to eat healthier, but efforts to encourage healthy eating by providing nutrition information have not drastically changed habits. A new study suggests that labels emphasizing taste and positive experience could help. Evocative labels such as “twisted citrus glazed carrots” and “ultimate chargrilled asparagus” can get people to Continue Reading

Three studies reveal noteworthy trends regarding eating disorders in the U.S.

A School of Public Health professor has been extensively researching eating disorders in the United States and has found trends that warrant increased screening for the disorders, she explains. In 2018, Tomoko Udo, assistant professor of Health Policy, Management and Behavior, conducted the first large-scale study on the prevalence of Continue Reading

Insight into cells’ ‘self-eating’ process could pave the way for new dementia treatments

Cells regularly go through a process called autophagy—literally translated as ‘self-eating’ – which helps to destroy bacteria and viruses after infection. When it works, this process counteracts neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia and Huntington’s Disease, by getting rid of unwanted proteins and their resultant harm to cells. But when autophagy Continue Reading

Mediterranean eating plan may help keep T2DM patients off meds

(HealthDay)—A Mediterranean eating plan (Med-EatPlan) plus extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) may delay the need for first glucose-lowering medication among participants with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the August issue of Diabetes Care. F. Javier Basterra-Gortari, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, Continue Reading