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Coronary Artery Disease

Do Soy Products Protect the Heart?

An enormous study of health care professionals finds that tofu but not most other common soy products protect the heart. Premenopausal women benefit most.

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Home Remedies

Are Young People Eating Better Than They Used to?

A study found that kids between two and 19 years old are eating better than they were twenty years ago, but their diets leave room for improvement.

Taking a blood sugar reading with a lancet, diabetes risk
Cancer

Can You Manage Your Blood Sugar Naturally?

If you have type 2 diabetes, paying attention to exercise, diet and supplements could help you manage your blood sugar more naturally.

big breakfast with egg and salad
Heart Attack

Up to an Egg a Day Is Fine, Scientists Say

Another study–one with 5.5 million person-years of data–shows that eating an egg a day won't increase your chance of a heart attack.

cooking with olive oil
Heart Attack

Does Cooking With Olive Oil Ruin Its Health Benefits?

Scientists have found that cooking with olive oil reduces its polyphenol content. There is still plenty to spare, though, making olive oil heart-healthy.

nurse using sphygmomanometer in home blood pressure measurement to determine if patient needs blood pressure medication to reduce blood pressure
Aging

Can Ginger Reduce Blood Pressure & Soothe Arthritis?

Are you struggling with hypertension? You may be able to use ginger for a double-duty effect: reduce blood pressure and ease arthritis pain in joints.

Taking a blood sugar reading with a lancet, diabetes risk
Diabetes

How to Eat for Better Blood Glucose Control

Following a relatively high-fat low-carb dietary regimen may help you achieve better blood glucose control. Numerous studies support a reader's experience.

Senior couple growing stressed plants in their organic garden
Aging

Should You Eat Stressed Plants to Stay Healthy?

Stressed plants grown without fertilizer or pesticides produce their own defensive compounds. Eating them may also benefit our own biology.

Dr. Aaron Carroll, author of Bad Food Bible
Podcasts

Show 1200: Making Sense of Changing Nutritional Guidelines

Is fish oil helpful or useless? Does eating red meat make any difference for heart health? Can you keep up with changing nutritional guidelines?

a bowl with rice and natto, fermented beans linked to longer life in Japan
Aging

Is Soy the Secret to Longer Life in Japan?

Scientists suggest that fermented soy products such as natto or miso might help explain longer life in Japan.

Cocoa pod being harvested as source of cocoa flavanols
Cognitive Dysfunction

What Is the Evidence That Cocoa Flavanols Improve Health?

A number of studies lead to the conclusion that cocoa flavanols improve health. But that doesn't make chocolate bars health food.

market display of apples, eggplants, peppers, grapes, green beans, colorful vegetables
Aging

Colorful Fruits and Veggies to Protect Your Brain

Scientists find that older people who consume lots of fruits and veggies rich in flavonol compounds are less prone to Alzheimer dementia.

multiple purple eggplants
High Blood Pressure (hypertension)

Using Eggplant to Lower Your Blood Pressure

One reader found that using eggplant for dinner, browned in olive oil with herbs, is a tasty approach to lowering blood pressure. Research confirms this.

Cup of black coffee and two squares of dark chocolate on a tray
Diabetes

What Are the Health Benefits of Coffee and Chocolate?

There are health benefits of coffee and chocolate as well as tea. You don't have to feel guilty about your beverage!

cluster of red Montmorency Michigan cherries on the tree.
High Blood Pressure (hypertension)

Can You Lower Your Blood Pressure With Cherries?

Researchers have found that people can lower their blood pressure with cherries, specifically 60 ml of tart cherry concentrate daily.

Fresh organic artichokes at a farmers market
Aging

What Is the Best Diet?

The best diet, according to researchers, is rich in produce, whole grains and unsaturated fats. Levels of fat and carbohydrate don't matter much.

pomegranate juice and pomegranate seeds
Home Remedies

Pomegranate Juice Is Good for Your Brain, Based on Science

There is growing evidence that pomegranate juice can help control inflammation in the body. That could mean that pomegranate juice is good for your brain.

Green tea leaves on plant
Heart Attack

Will You Live Longer If You Sip Green Tea?

A large study in China monitored people's tea-drinking habits and their health. Those who sip green tea several times a week seem to live longer.

Friends having fun while preparing fresh vegetables
Home Remedies

What Should You Eat to Sleep Better?

A large study shows that diet makes a difference at bedtime. Will you change what you eat to sleep better, even if it means fewer snacks and desserts?

Hot soup with vegetables, pasta and chile pepper
Home Remedies

Can You Prevent Leg Cramps With Hot Soup?

Enjoying a bowl of spicy hot soup might be just the ticket to prevent bothersome nighttime leg cramps. The pungent flavors could be responsible.