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Vegetarian Diets Lower Risk for Diabetes

Vegetarian diets lower risk for diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrients.

Avoiding Red and Processed Meat Beneficial Even After Colon Cancer Diagnosis

People with stage III colon cancer have better outcomes when they avoid certain meat products, consume more plants, and have a healthy body weight, according to a new study from the University of California San Francisco.

SNAP Benefits Produce Cost Savings When Aligned with Nutrition Guidelines

Nutrition researchers call for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to align the recommendations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with healthful nutrition guidelines in order to maximize savings, health benefits, and food security.

Recommendations to Avoid Saturated Fat Confirmed

Dietary saturated fat is linked to developing heart disease, according to a new study published in The BMJ.

A Healthy Gut Reduces Diabetes Risk

Eating patterns high in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains can enhance the health of microbiota (the bacteria living in our gut), according to an article published in Diabetes Spectrum.

Grains Protect Against Heart Disease

Consumption of both refined and whole grains helped reduce weight, blood pressure, and total and LDL cholesterol among overweight and obese patients, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition.

Dairy and Other Animal Fat Increases Risk for Heart Disease

Replacing animal fats with plant-based foods decreases your risk for heart disease, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Grains Aid Weight Management

Grains aid in weight maintenance, according to an abstract presented at this year’s American Society for Nutrition Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology.

Animal Protein Linked to Increased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Animal protein increases risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Poor Diet among Leading Causes for Early Death

A diet low in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fiber but high in red meat, salt, and processed sugar is now a key contributor to early death worldwide, according to a study published in The Lancet.

Vegetarian Diets Aid Weight Management

A vegetarian dietary pattern may be the most effective for weight loss, according to a meta-analysis published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Researchers at Harvard, in conjunction with researchers in Taiwan, reviewed 12 randomized controlled trials, with and without calorie restrictions, encompassing 1,151 participants assigned to various vegetarian and nonvegetarian weight-loss diets.

Vast Majority of Parents Support Healthy School Lunches

The vast majority of parents surveyed in a new Pew Charitable Trust poll support healthy school meal standards in the National School Lunch Program.

Healthy Eating Reduces Cognitive Decline

A healthful diet may reduce your risk for cognitive decline, according to a study published Neurology.

Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Along with physical and mental exercise, diet may play a key role in the prevention of dementia, according to a study published in The Lancet.

Whole Grains Protect Against Heart Disease

Adding more whole grains to your diet may protect against heart disease, according to a meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Cardiology.

Low-Carb Dieting Takes Another Blow

People who consume more whole grains live longer, according to a new study from Harvard.

Low-Carb Diets Increase Risk of Death for Heart Patients

A low-carbohydrate diet high in animal products is associated with an increased risk for dying, according to a new study published by the American Heart Association.

Healthful Diet Prevents Heart Attacks

Lifestyle choices, including a healthful diet and exercise, may prevent four out of five heart attacks, according to an article published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Eat Like an Egyptian

Maintaining a diet high in grains reflects ancient Egyptians' knowledge of a sustainable diet.

Fiber Can Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

High-fiber diets help reduce your risk of colorectal cancer, according to a review published this month in the Gastroenterology.

Cutting Out Meat Boosts Heart Attack Victims' Chances for Survival

People who improved their eating habits the most after a heart attack had a better chance of surviving, according to a study online this week in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Red Meat Not a Healthful Iron Source for Infants

Feeding infants red meat is unnecessary and possibly harmful, according to a new paper by Ulka Agarwal, M.D., director of clinical research for the Physicians Committee.

Recent Reports about Contaminants in Rice

The November 2012 issue of Consumer Reports reported that traces of arsenic were found in a number of rice products. Here is what consumers should know.

Low-Fat, Plant-Filled Diet Reduces Weight and Symptoms of Menopause

Women who were encouraged to eat a low-fat diet with more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains were more likely to lose weight and reduce hot flashes and night sweats, according a new study in the journal Menopause.

Fiber Lowers Risk of Death

Eating plenty of fiber lowers the risk of dying from many diseases, according to a new report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Dietary Fiber from Whole Grains Cuts Colorectal Cancer Risk

Whole grains reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

New Evidence Finds Early Humans Were Plant-Eaters

New evidence contradicts the notion that early humans were mainly hunters. Archeological findings recently unearthed in Italy, Russia, and the Czech Republic show evidence that grains were ground into flour as far back as 30,000 years ago. The findings were presented in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dietary Lignans Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Postmenopausal women whose diets include plenty of lignans, natural compounds found in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and flax and sesame seeds, may have a lower risk of breast cancer, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Cutting Dietary Fat May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that a low-fat diet may reduce the incidence of ovarian cancer.

Whole Grains Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Whole grains improve insulin sensitivity, according to a study appearing in tomorrow's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Vegetarian Diets Help Type 2 Diabetes

Vegetarian diets provide a nutrient combination that is likely to be beneficial in treating diabetes and preventing complications, according to a review in the September supplement of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Low-Glycemic-Index Foods Improve Diabetes Control

Diets rich in carbohydrates that release sugars into the bloodstream slowly improve blood sugar control for individuals with diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in tomorrow's Diabetes Care.