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Fast-Food Joints in the Neighborhood? Heart Attack Rates Likely to Go Up

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you live in a neighborhood where fast-food restaurants abound, you might be more likely to have a heart attack, new research suggests.

It turns out that heart attack rates are higher in neighborhoods with more fast-food joints, the Australian study found.

For every additional fast-food outlet in a neighborhood, there were four a...

The Great Fat Debate: How Much Is Unhealthy?

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Experts have redefined the role of fat in healthy eating, but before you grab a chunk of cheese or another pat of butter, understand the differences between the various types of fat in your diet.

For decades, guidelines recommended limiting total dietary fat to no more than 30% of daily calories, and then to a range of 20% to 35% o...

Still Too Much Processed Meat, Too Little Fish in U.S. Diets

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are eating as much processed meat as they did two decades ago, and have not increased the amount of fish they consume.

That's the bad news from new research on dietary data, which also found one-quarter of U.S. adults eat more than the recommended amount of unprocessed red meat, and less than 15% eat recommended amounts of fish/she...

Are Diets High in Processed Foods a Recipe for Obesity?

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have long believed the obesity epidemic is at least partly related to the proliferation of highly processed foods. Now, new research suggests the connection is real.

In a tightly controlled lab study, scientists found that people ate many more calories -- and gained a couple of pounds -- when they spent two weeks on a highly proce...

Low-Fat Diet Could Be a Weapon Against Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Health experts have long touted the benefits of a low-fat diet for preventing heart disease, but now a large study suggests it might do the same against breast cancer.

Researchers found that eating low-fat foods reduced a woman's risk of dying from breast cancer by 21%. What's more, the women on low-fat diets also cut their risk of dying...

Veggies, Fruits and Grains Keep Your Heart Pumping

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As if you needed any more proof that fruits, vegetables and whole grains are good for you, a new study finds they may cut your chances of heart failure by 41%.

Conversely, the so-called Southern diet, which focuses on meats, fried and processed foods and lots of sweet tea, was tied to a 72% increased risk of heart failure.

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Could Diabetes Drug Metformin Help Keep People Slim?

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests a first-line drug for treating type 2 diabetes -- metformin -- may help people with pre-diabetes maintain long-term weight loss.

People who lost weight while taking metformin maintained a loss of about 6% of their body weight for six to 15 years. People who lost weight through lifestyle changes -- eating healthily a...

The Saturated Fat Debate Rages On

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's hard to keep up with the findings from studies on the health effects of saturated fat -- you know, the fat typically found in animal foods, from red meat to whole milk. But one thing's certain.

For every study that finds saturated fats unhealthy, there's another showing that its role in heart disease and other chronic conditions is s...

Healthy Diet Might Not Lower Dementia Risk

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A long-running study questions the conventional wisdom that a healthy diet may help ward off dementia.

European researchers followed more than 8,200 middle-aged adults for 25 years -- looking at whether diet habits swayed the odds of being diagnosed with dementia. In the end, people who ate their fruits and vegetables were at no lower risk t...

Yo-Yo Dieting Can Take a Toll on Your Heart

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A lot of people struggle to maintain their ideal weight, but repeatedly losing and regaining pounds -- known as yo-yo dieting -- probably won't do your heart any favors.

A new study found that women who lost at least 10 pounds, but then put that weight back on within a year, were more likely to have risk factors for heart disease. The more t...

Healthy Diet While Young, Healthy Brain in Middle Age

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who eat a heart-healthy diet may also be protecting their brain in middle age, a new study suggests.

It included more than 2,600 participants who were an average age of 25 at enrollment and followed for 30 years. They were asked about their eating habits at the beginning of the study and again seven and 20 years later.

Fast Food Delivers Even More Calories Than Decades Ago

FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fast food fans today are ordering off menus that have grown more apt to make them fat.

Portion sizes have risen dramatically over the past three decades at the most popular fast food restaurants in the United States, a new study has found.

As a result, the amount of calories and excess sodium has also increased among fast food offeri...

Fast Food Versus Fast Casual -- Which Has More Calories?

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fast-food restaurants get a bad rap for menus chockful of high-fat, high-salt foods with little nutrition. But are fast casual and sit-down chains better? The answer may surprise you.

A University of South Carolina study looked at the calories in lunch and dinner entrees and found that fast-casual dishes had, on average, 200 more calories t...

High-Fat Diets Do No Favors for Your Gut Bacteria

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Has a high-fat meal ever left you feeling bloated and sluggish? It turns out that a heavier fat diet may keep the many bacteria that live in your digestive system from doing their best, too.

New research found that when people boosted their fat intake to 40 percent of their daily diet for six months, the number of "good" gut bacteria decre...

How Inactivity and Junk Food Can Harm Your Brain

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're in your 50s and your typical day involves sitting at a desk followed by lounging on the sofa and succumbing to late-night snacks, the long-term toll on your mind might be greater than you think.

Like dominoes, an unhealthy lifestyle can trigger inflammation throughout your body, which can then accelerate wear-and-tear on your brai...

Sweet Valentine Treats That Won't Bust Your Diet

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You don't have to give up tropical drinks and chocolatey desserts for Valentine's Day and other celebrations. Just streamline them and boost their health profile.

Sweet and fiber-rich pears can be whipped into great cocktails. Most pears at the grocery store or even at the farmer's market are picked early, since they can get easily damaged ...

Update Dietary Guidelines for a Healthier You

TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Every five years, the U.S. government updates its dietary guidelines based in part on new research, but always with the goal of disease prevention.

The 2015-2020 guidelines stress the need to shift to healthier foods and beverages. Although research links vegetables and fruits to a lower risk of many chronic illnesses and suggests they may pro...

Make a Healthy Game Plan for Super Bowl Partying

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Chips, dips, wings and other fatty and salty things -- Super Bowl parties can be a challenge for people with diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, an expert warns.

"For people with diabetes, the goal is to keep the carbohydrates down -- and encourage more of the protein-rich foods -- to enhance satiety," said Jo Ann Carson, dietici...

Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Candy dishes, cupcakes and cookies abound in the typical office, so if you're striving to eat healthy, the workplace can be a culinary minefield.

Researchers surveyed more than 5,000 people and found that about one in four working adults said they got food or beverages from work at least once a week. Many of those foods were high in calorie...

Diet or Exercise -- or Both?

MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's no doubt that an unhealthy diet and couch potato lifestyle put your health at risk, but when considering improvements, should you change one at a time or both at once?

Northwestern University researchers found that it's not only doable, but also more effective, to change unhealthy behaviors simultaneously. Different groups of study pa...

Trying Whole30 Diet? Watch Out for Weight Regain

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Thinking of eating healthier in 2019? Kickstarting with the Whole30 diet may be a good choice, a dietitian suggests.

But you have to be careful when you start a diet that restricts foods. These diets can be risky, according to Ohio State's Lori Chong, a certified diabetes educator.

The Whole30 program is only supposed to be used for ...

Cholesterol Levels Spike After Christmas

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- After indulging in big, rich, holiday meals, cholesterol levels go through the roof, Danish researchers report.

After Christmas, cholesterol levels jumped 20 percent from summer levels among the 25,000 people studied.

Your risk of having high cholesterol becomes six times higher after the Christmas break, the scientists said.

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What's the Best Diet for 2019? Experts Weigh In

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For many, the start of the new year signals the start of a new diet. But what's the best way to eat if you want to lose weight?

For overall healthy eating, the best diet plan is the Mediterranean diet, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual diet review. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hyper...

A Healthy Diet Is Never Too Late With Colon Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet may lower your risk of death from colon cancer, even if you wait until after you're diagnosed with the disease, new research suggests.

The study included more than 2,800 colon cancer patients. Those whose eating habits before their cancer diagnosis most closely matched American Cancer Society dietary guidelines had a 22 perc...

Calorie Counts on Menus May Be Trimming Americans' Waistlines

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With roughly 40 percent of Americans now obese, new research finds that one strategy may be helping Americans stay slim: calorie counts on restaurant menus.

Following the passage of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, chain restaurants with 20 or more franchises must now list a meal's calorie count on their menus and order boards.

And...

Later Breakfast, Earlier Dinner Might Help You Shed Body Fat

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could the timing of your breakfast and dinner help you eat less and lose body fat?

A small, preliminary study suggests it's possible.

People cut their daily calorie intake by about 25 percent when they held off on breakfast for 90 minutes and then had dinner 90 minutes earlier than usual, said senior researcher Jonathan Johnston. ...

'Fat' Mouse Test Failure Yields New Obesity Clue

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A failed attempt to create extremely obese mice have led researchers to discover a possible new way to treat obesity.

Instead of an extremely obese mouse, the Yale University team "created a mouse that eats fat but doesn't get fat," Anne Eichmann, a professor of cellular and molecular physiology, said in a university news release.

T...

Some Salads Are Healthier Than Others

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Not all salads are created equal.

When you're choosing your bowl of greens this summer, you should know that three types contain more calories, sodium and fat than you may want, one dietitian says.

So, if you want to eat the healthiest salads possible, steer clear of taco salads, chef salads and Caesar salads.

Taco salads, ...

Heavy Teens Are Less Likely Now to Try and Lose Weight

MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The obesity epidemic among American teens is being fed by a waning desire to lose weight, a new report suggests.

Among many adolescents, being overweight or obese may increasingly seem "normal," so they don't feel the urgency to shed pounds, some researchers believe.

"The findings are very worrisome, since adolescence is the best l...

Mediterranean Diet Scores Again for Heart Health

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in healthy fats from olive oil and nuts provides better protection against heart attack and stroke than a low-fat diet, a new Spanish trial has shown.

"Extensive research has found a significant benefit of eating a Mediterranean diet, and separate research has shown a significant benefit to the consumption o...

Low-Fat Diet Tied to Better Breast Cancer Survival

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who adopted a low-fat diet were more likely to survive for at least a decade after diagnosis, compared to patients who ate fattier fare, new research shows.

The study has "found yet another health benefit to eating a low-fat diet, and more fruits and vegetables," said lead researcher Dr. Rowan Chlebowski, a research pro...

Mediterranean Diet Most Popular on U.S. Coasts

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Evidence linking a Mediterranean diet to a slew of health benefits is extensive and growing, but new research finds Americans in some regions aren't taking to it.

The increasingly popular eating plan emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil while limiting red meat and other saturated fats, refined sugars and processed...

Breakfast Fans Gain Less Weight Over Time

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Starting each day with breakfast may help you keep the pounds off through the years, a preliminary study finds.

The study, of nearly 350 healthy adults, found that those who usually ate breakfast had smaller waistlines and were less likely to be obese, compared to people who usually skipped breakfast.

And over the next dozen years, ...

Smokers' Diets Let Them Down, Too

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke already face a greater risk of illnesses and early death, and a new study suggests their diets aren't doing their health any favors either.

The researchers found that compared to ex-smokers and people who never smoked, tobacco users have diets with a much higher energy density. Smokers consume about 200 more calories a day,...

Obesity Can Lead to Liver Damage by Age 8: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity can lead to liver disease in kids as young as 8 years old, a new study warns.

The long-term study of 635 children in Massachusetts found that a bigger waist size at age 3 increases the odds that a child will have a marker for liver damage and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease by age 8.

That marker is called ALT. By age 8, 2...

Sports 'Sponsorships' Hawk Junk Food to Kids

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Far from trying to keep kids fit and trim, America's biggest sports leagues are actually pushing junk food at them, a new study contends.

Multimillion dollar "sponsorships" forged between professional sports organizations -- like the National Football League -- and food companies often end up marketing high-calorie foods and sugary beverages ...

Heart-Healthy 'DASH' Diet May Also Help Lower Depression Risk

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eating plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains may lower your risk of depression, new research suggests.

"Making a lifestyle change -- such as changing your diet -- is often preferred over taking medications, so we wanted to see if diet could be an effective way to reduce the risk of depression," said study author Dr. Laurel Cherian, wh...

Two Healthy Diets Equally Good for Your Heart

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Two eating plans -- a vegetarian diet that includes eggs and dairy, and the Mediterranean diet -- protect your heart equally, a new study shows.

The research included 107 healthy but overweight people, aged 18 to 75, who ate either a low-calorie vegetarian diet that included dairy and eggs, or a low-calorie Mediterranean diet, for three months...

Low-Fat Diet vs. Low-Carb: And the Winner Is …

TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to shedding pounds, the debate has raged about whether low-carb diets are better than low-fat ones. But new research finds little difference between the two.

That conclusion comes from the tracking of roughly 600 adults who had been between 15 and 100 pounds overweight when they embarked on either a low-fat or low-carb supervise...

It's Not Your Imagination: You're Hungrier After Losing Weight

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you find yourself famished after you've managed to diet away a sizable number of pounds, you're not alone.

Cutting back on calorie consumption is likely to spark changes that permanently boost appetite among obese men and women, Norwegian researchers report.

Blame it on the hunger hormone ghrelin, which spikes when you suddenly...

Shedding Pounds <i>Before</i> Weight-Loss Surgery a Smart Move

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- By the time you've decided to have weight-loss surgery, you've probably given up on dieting altogether.

But a new study suggests that if you can drop some weight in the month before your procedure, you might have a smoother surgery and recovery -- and you could ultimately lose more weight.

Researchers asked people scheduled for we...

You, Too, Can Eat Like an Olympian

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While you watch the Winter Olympics from the comfort of your couch in the coming weeks, pay heed to what helped the athletes reach peak physical condition.

"Olympians can teach us a lot about how to eat for better health and performance," said Kaley Mialki, a dietitian with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences...

Super Bowl Snacks That Don't Put Health on the Sidelines

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Super Bowl Sunday is synonymous with greasy chicken wings, calorie-laden chili, salty potato chips and sugary brownies -- but experts say there's no reason you can't enjoy tasty fare without sending your body into a nutritional tailspin.

"On any given day, you normally consume 7 percent to 10 percent of fat as part of your total calories for th...

Extra Body Fat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk, No Matter Your Weight

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who carry some extra body fat may face a heightened risk of breast cancer -- even if their weight is normal, a new study finds.

"This suggests women should not just concentrate on weight," said Mia Gaudet, strategic director of breast and gynecologic cancer research for the American Cancer Society.

"Instead, they should f...

Many Stroke Survivors Don't Improve Health Habits

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While you might think most people would try to change unhealthy behaviors after a major health scare like a stroke, new research suggests most people don't.

They may even pick up worse habits.

Fewer than 1 in 100 stroke survivors met all seven heart-health goals identified by the American Heart Association. And just 1 in 5 met fou...

What's Your Best Diet for 2018? Experts Rate Them

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your New Year's resolution diet should be based on a well-balanced eating plan that fits your lifestyle, rather than a weird fad replete with food restrictions.

That's according to U.S. News & World Report's best diet rankings for 2018. The two diets that tied for the top spot -- the Mediterranean Diet and the DASH Diet -- fit tha...

8 Small Changes for a Slimmer You in 2018

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's that time of year again. People are rushing to buy gym memberships and cleaning out kitchen cabinets, swearing that this year will be the year they follow through on their resolution to lose weight.

But reaching that goal doesn't require a complete lifestyle overhaul. Small steps can make a big difference in your body and health.

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5 Ways to Reduce Saturated Fat

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting down on fat is a big part of any weight-loss diet. Fat has twice the calories of protein and carbs -- so ounce for ounce, you can replace fat with twice the amount of those foods for the same calories.

You do need some fat in your diet, but you want to lower the amount of saturated fat you eat. These are the fats in meat and dairy, an...

Slow and Steady Wins the Weight-Loss Race

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to lose weight, take your time and stay the course if you want to keep the weight off, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that when dieters' weight fluctuated or swung erratically, they were less likely to maintain their weight loss over time.

"It seems that developing stable, repeatable behaviors related to fo...

A Healthy Diet May Help Ward Off Dementia

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating right may help protect your brain health in old age, a group of new studies show, according to four new studies.

In particular, the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet lowered people's risk of dementia, two studies concluded.

The MIND diet is a hybrid of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH ...