Healthy Eating and DietInfo Center
When Hepatitis A Turns Fatal
A study from South Korea has found a link between the Hepatitis A virus and patients with pre-existing chronic liver disease and identified the age group most at risk.
Genetic or Just Plain Unhealthy?
Genetics can be blamed for some of the more severe cases of childhood obesity. However, new research shows that many children are obese simply because of their lifestyles.
Offering smaller portions at cafeterias might curb calorie intake for some, according to researchers at VU University Amsterdam.
Working out to Supplement Your Supplement
While widely touted as osteoporosis preventive must-haves, extra calcium and vitamin D in men do not appear to prevent bone thinning.
Who's Eating the Good Stuff?
In a recent study, researchers in Norway examined pregnant women's eating habits with regards to organic foods.
Feeling Sad? Switch to Olive Oil
Researchers from the universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria suggest trans-fats and saturated fats, commonly found in processed foods, may contribute to depression risk.
Schooled on Local Food Benefits
With schools serving breakfast, lunch and sometimes snacks to students, the opportunities to benefit students and local farmers with local-food programs are bountiful.
Kids Need Z's
Insufficient and disorganized sleep puts kids at higher risk of developing obesity and other health conditions, which may be able to be mitigated by "catch up" sleep on weekends and holidays.
Potato Lovers Rejoice
New research from the University of California, Davis and the National Center for Food Safety and Technology at the Illinois Institute of Technology indicates it's okay to eat potatoes if you're trying to lose weight.
Tubby Toddlers and Portly Preschoolers
Two recent studies point toward causes for the expanding rates of obesity -- and related health problems such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension -- among children. Problems start earlier than you think.