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Can you prevent heart disease with holiday foods?
Actually, We're Not Overdoing It on the Salt
Do You Need Soap to Get Your Dishes Clean?
Do Nutrition Labels on Restaurant Menus Trim Down Calorie Consumption?
What Makes a Food 'Natural'?
The Case for and Against Taking Fish Oil Pills
We spend millions on dishwashing detergents every year, but how necessary is soap to the cleanliness of our dishes?
By Carrie Tatro Aug 20, 2018
A worldwide study found that although most people consumed more salt than was recommended, it wasn't enough to do damage to their heart health. And there wasn't much of a link between sodium consumption and heart attacks.
By Alia Hoyt Aug 15, 2018
Sure you can get salmonella from eating contaminated produce or meat, but your beloved breakfast cereal? Really?
By Shaun Chavis Jul 20, 2018
The FDA is supposed to ensure the foods we eat are safe. But do you know what's in the foods you're eating?
By Diana Brown May 15, 2018
Activated charcoal is making its way into smoothies, pills and food of all kinds these days. What's the truth behind the health claims?
By Laurie L. Dove Apr 26, 2018
Is something fishy with all those fish oil supplements?
By John Donovan Mar 20, 2018
Researchers looked at several studies before finding inconclusive results.
By Alia Hoyt Mar 14, 2018
The sodium in salt causes most of the damage to our organs, so how much is necessary for survival?
By Carrie Tatro Mar 8, 2018
Leftover pizza is practically a staple in college dorms and bachelor pads, but is it safe to eat at room temperature?
By Dave Roos Feb 23, 2018
Some alternative health practitioners advocate drinking untreated water because it's 'healthier' for you. But scientists do not agree.
By Alia Hoyt Feb 1, 2018
The average American eats 66 pounds of sugar every year, but the sugar industry doesn't want us to how much damage its doing to our bodies.
By Diana Brown Jan 16, 2018
Raw flour has been shown to harbour nasty bacteria, even E. coli.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Dec 4, 2017
A second breakfast can be just as beneficial as a first breakfast.
By Shaun Chavis Sep 29, 2017
Despite what you've probably heard, oysters are safe to eat in months with the letter "r".
By John Perritano Aug 4, 2017
Researcher says the finding points to a new paradigm: "Different people react differently, even to the same foods."
By Alia Hoyt Jun 16, 2017
It turns out that eat 50 black jelly beans a day may not be what the doctor ordered.
By Kate Kershner Apr 27, 2017
When scientists used a new measurement technique on an earlier clinical trial, they got some very different results.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Apr 12, 2017
There's so much information (and misinformation) out there about dietary supplements, it can be hard to know what to believe. Here are some general guidelines.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus
Your burger used to be a cow. When you factor in the plants that cow ate along the way to becoming a burger, meat eaters are vegetable-consuming machines.
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 7, 2017
Ever wonder how much added sugar is in that snack you're eating? By 2018, it'll be much easier to track added sugars, thanks to some mandatory FDA labeling requirements.
By Laurie L. Dove Feb 21, 2017
A new analysis of the actions portrayed on TV cooking shows finds that food personalities need to up their safety game.
By Laurie L. Dove Jan 11, 2017
The FDA hopes to take a more nuanced, modern approach with guidelines for the term "healthy" — and it's asking for public input. It's not just about low fat anymore.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 10, 2016
A review of existing studies found increasing your intake of vitamin D didn't help to cure or prevent several diseases.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Jun 20, 2016
A small, new study examined the brains of "drop-out" farm-raised fish and wondered if the fish could be depressed.
By Robert Lamb May 26, 2016
Although the glycemic index of food gets more attention, experts say you should pay attention to the glycemic load. What's the difference?
By Alia Hoyt May 19, 2016
Sea Cucumber: Animal or Vegetable?
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