In the past few years, enthusiasts have touted coconut oil as the next great health food. But it contains high levels of saturated fat, which is associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
A panel of health experts has revised the high blood pressure threshold, putting 14 percent more US adults in the category of those who need lifestyle changes.
A study finds people who ate small amounts of chocolate several times a week had a lower risk of atrial fibrillation.
The rising prevalence and cost of Type 2 diabetes has doctors at Geisinger Health System turning to food as a form of medicine.
Too much bacon, or too few nuts, can influence the risk of death from heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, a study finds.
Treating people through nutrition is not a new idea, but it's making inroads as more medical professionals make meals a formal part of care.
Chocolate lovers may agree cocoa is the food of the gods, but how strong is the evidence that it boosts heart health?
A USDA study - partially funded by the honey industry - found no significant health differences between consuming honey, corn syrup or refined sugar.
The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released in January, recommend limiting sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams (about 1 teaspoon) per day.
A court battle over salty food warnings is heating up in New York and could set the tone for other food label initiatives across the country.
The new guidelines have implications for federal nutrition policy, influencing everything from school lunches to advice you get at a doctor's office.
Let them eat eggs, says the top U.S. nutrition advisory panel.
The first of its kind in China, a major study of nearly 500,000 people finds that fruit consumption can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.
New research has thrown long-held health recommendations over fate consumption into doubt, but some experts are worried consumers will get the wrong message.
A new study has found organic milk is higher in omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk, but not everyone considers it a health breakthrough.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken steps to ban harmful artificial trans fats, a move health advocates welcome.
Two New York hospitals have become the latest testing ground for a project to curb diet-related diseases with fresh produce.
Riding a wave of new research on microflora and health, a study published this week suggests a link between the critters in our bellies and heart disease.
A study released Thursday found an increased risk of early death with high processed meat intake.
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