Food and Nutrition

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What Are Functional Foods?

Currently there is a lot of buzz about functional foods, but what exactly are functional foods?
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there is

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The Type of Sugar You Eat May Trigger Fullness — or Cravings for More Food

Sugar gets a lot of bad press, and for good reason. Too much of it increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart attack and stroke.
Americans

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What’s the Best Diet Plan? Keck Medicine of USC Doctors Evaluate 4 Popular Trends

Thinking of trying that trendy diet your friends raved about on Instagram? Before you’re ready to declare the latest celebrity fad the best diet plan,

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Can a Daily Glass of Wine Help Prevent Cancer?

Red wine has some health benefits, but is beating the deadly disease one of them?
Alcohol has been used for thousands of years to ward off

  • woman can not stop binge eating and has to eat everything around even this tasty looking piece of cake with a cherry on top

5 Very Real Dangers of Binge Eating

Occasionally overeating will leave you with a bellyache. But if you do it regularly, you risk more serious consequences.
Who doesn’t overeat from time to time?

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5 Reasons the Holidays Are Bad for Your Heart

There are several explanations as to why December 25 and 26 are the top two days for cardiac deaths. Find out why — and how

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Am I Going to the Bathroom Too Often?

Frequent bowel movements may concern you, but there isn’t a “normal” rate when it comes to how often you go.
Here’s an awkward but important question

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Does Eating More Fiber Help Prevent Colon Cancer?

 
Colon cancer impacts tens of thousands of Americans each year, but the right diet could lower your risk of being affected.
In the past few years,

  • heavy holiday meals can trgger acid reflux or heartburn

How to Deal With Holiday Meals When You Have Acid Reflux

You don’t always have to feel the burn.
The holidays are all about indulgence, and why not? The festive drinks and rich foods, from pot roasts