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Why You Need To Stop Being Afraid To Eat Fat

When the first ever set of U.S. Dietary Guidelines was introduced in the late 70s, fat was the ultimate villain. Americans were told to eat more …

Nutrition

The Best Recovery Practices for Endurance Athletes

You know that sensation, when you have bottomless power, breathing is deep, and pushing hard feels so good? When you are strong, motivated, and …

Nutrition

Man boobs, panic and diarrhea: The embarrassing side effects of the 'Superman supplements'

They're the supermarket supplements that men hope can turn them into Superman.<p>Tales abound on internet bodybuilding chatrooms and men's health forums …

This Type Of Vitamin E Could Predict Your Risk For Alzheimer's—And You're Probably Not Getting Enough Of It

Vitamin E is essential for normal neurological function, according to a 2013 <i>Journal of Internal Medicine</i> study, which found that low levels of some types of the vitamin could help predict your risk for Alzheimer's disease. (Looking to take back control of your health? <i>Prevention</i> has smart …

This Algorithm Accidentally Predicted Which Hospital Patients Were Most Likely To Die

The algorithm didn’t work the way it was supposed to. But it ended up having a more powerful potential: telling doctors who their sickest patients were.<p>Sepsis is one of the biggest hospital hazards you’ve maybe never heard of. When the body overreacts to an infection, it can trigger widespread …

Low-Sodium Diet: How to Eat Less Sodium at Restaurants

Nutrition

5 Worst Things In Your Coffee Creamer—And What You Should Use Instead

Weird thickeners<p>greanggrai hommalai/shutterstock<p>Surprise—most store-bought coffee creamers aren't actually made with cream. Instead, they get their rich, velvety mouthfeel from thickening agents and emulsifiers like carrageenan, a thickener thought to cause inflammation and digestive problems.<p>Other …

More Exercise Needed to Experience Health Benefits, Says New Study

With all that’s going on in our crazy-busy lives, getting more exercise than we'd anticipated each week is always a huge moment of celebration. But a new study suggests even your most successful workout weeks might not be cutting it.<p>According to a recent review of research published in <i>The BMJ</i>, you …

The Ads Say ‘Get Your Flu Shot Today,’ But It May Be Wiser To Wait

There might be a better time to get the vaccine.<p>The pharmacy chain pitches started in August: Come in and get your flu shot.<p>Convenience is touted. So …

Public Health

15 disturbing consequences of eating too much sugar

People have been sounding warnings about the dangers of too much sugar for a long time. As early as 1957, John Yudkin, a professor of nutrition at Queen Elizabeth College in London, began arguing that when it came to heart disease and other chronic ailments, sugar — not fat — was the primary …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You And Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>The short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by …

Are there too many antibiotics in your fast food meat?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although you might pay attention to what kind of meat you buy at the grocery store -- organic, grass-fed, cage-free -- chances are, you aren't as informed about the meat that's on the menu at your favorite fast food joint.<p>A collaborative new report ranks the 25 largest US fast food and …

Too little sleep, or too much, linked to risk of heart disease

(Reuters Health) - Sleep irregularities may be tied to a variety of health problems, such as diabetes and obesity, that can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, a leading U.S. doctors group says.<p>The risk may go up when people get too little sleep, or too much, according to a statement from …

Sleep