Food and Nutrition

Food and nutrition affect both body and mind. Learn about all aspects of food and nutrition, from vitamins to aging to natural foods.

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Is something fishy with all those fish oil supplements?

By John Donovan

Researchers looked at several studies before finding inconclusive results.

By Alia Hoyt

The sodium in salt causes most of the damage to our organs, so how much is necessary for survival?

By Carrie Tatro

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Leftover pizza is practically a staple in college dorms and bachelor pads, but is it safe to eat at room temperature?

By Dave Roos

Some alternative health practitioners advocate drinking untreated water because it's 'healthier' for you. But scientists do not agree.

By Alia Hoyt

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

Raw flour has been shown to harbour nasty bacteria, even E. coli.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

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A second breakfast can be just as beneficial as a first breakfast.

By Shaun Chavis

Despite what you've probably heard, oysters are safe to eat in months with the letter "r".

By John Perritano

Researcher says the finding points to a new paradigm: "Different people react differently, even to the same foods."

By Alia Hoyt

It turns out that eat 50 black jelly beans a day may not be what the doctor ordered.

By Kate Kershner

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When scientists used a new measurement technique on an earlier clinical trial, they got some very different results.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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

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

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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

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

A review of existing studies found increasing your intake of vitamin D didn't help to cure or prevent several diseases.

By Kathryn Whitbourne

A small, new study examined the brains of "drop-out" farm-raised fish and wondered if the fish could be depressed.

By Robert Lamb

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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

A study identified a scary way that eating grilled food could damage your body, and it's really no fun at all.

By Christopher Hassiotis

The FDA needs your help to define a term that currently means whatever a food manufacturer wants it to mean.

By Alia Hoyt

"Healthy" chocolate cereals aren't being marketed to the kids you might expect. Why are grown-ups the big new target market for desperate cereal companies?

By Sarah Gleim

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The health benefits of fermented foods have been apparent for ages. Spoon up that sauerkraut, because a new study suggests they may help reduce social anxiety, too.

By Sarah Gleim

Ghost peppers were once used to make grenades. Is something like that even safe to eat?

By Laurie L. Dove