Nutrition

Hyperkalemia is a medical term for when a person has higher than normal levels of potassium. Usually, people with hyperkalemia do not have any symptoms, which makes it challenging for a doctor to diagnose. The leading causes of hyperkalemia are chronic kidney disease, uncontrolled diabetes, dehydration, having had severe bleeding, consuming excessive dietary potassium, and
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Recent evidence suggests that people who multitask by switching frequently between digital devices may be more at risk of developing unhealthful eating habits and obesity. Media multitasking may impact obesity risk and eating habits. The more gadgets that become available to us, the more we may feel tempted to explore these new technologies, but their
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Immunotherapy is a cancer treatment with several benefits. For this reason, improving its effectiveness is vital. In studying the gut microbiome, scientists have found some rather unusual results. Probiotic supplements may hinder cancer treatment. Cancer immunotherapy is a relatively young field. However, it has the potential for long-term remission and less likely side effects. According
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It is common knowledge that consuming a large quantity of sugar can give you a physical and psychological high. A recent analysis concludes that, in fact, the reverse might be true. Does sugar really give us a psychological boost? It will have escaped nobody’s attention that sugar consumption across the United States has skyrocketed. In
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Beetroot juice may offer a range of health benefits due to its unique combination of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Beetroots, or beets, have risen in popularity now that researchers have identified links between drinking beetroot juice and lowered blood pressure, reduced inflammation, and improved athletic performance. Beetroots have an excellent nutritional profile that includes plenty
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Intermittent fasting is not a diet. It is a timed approach to eating. Unlike a dietary plan that restricts where calories come from, intermittent fasting does not specify what foods a person should eat or avoid. Intermittent fasting may have some health benefits, including weight loss but is not suitable for everyone. Intermittent fasting involves
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A high-protein, low-fat snack before bed may help people with diabetes stabilize their blood sugar levels overnight. Everyone’s blood sugar levels change throughout the night. In people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, these fluctuations can cause high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycemia, in the morning. A tactical late-night snack before bed may
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Oxidative stress is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body, which can lead to cell and tissue damage. Oxidative stress occurs naturally and plays a role in the aging process. A large body of scientific evidence suggests that long-term oxidative stress contributes to the development in a range of chronic conditions. Such
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A recent study examined how dietary choices affect the levels of beneficial biomarkers in the body. The team was particularly interested in the impact of a plant-based diet. Does eating a vegetarian diet leave traces in the tissues of the body? Over recent years, vegetarianism and veganism have experienced a boost in popularity. Although people
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Vitamin B refers to not one, but eight different vitamins. All B vitamins play a role in converting food into energy in the body. Each vitamin also has a unique role in a person’s health. Vitamin B-complex supplements include all of the essential B vitamins in one pill. Some contain 100 percent of the recommended
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Sugars are a type of simple carbohydrate that occur naturally in some foods and drinks. They are also an additive in certain foods and drinks. Consuming too much sugar can lead to health problems, such as increasing the risk of weight gain, diabetes, tooth cavities, and more. Many healthful food products, such as dairy products,
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The term “fast food” generally refers to food that people intend to consume quickly, either on- or off-site. There is plenty of well-researched evidence demonstrating the various negative health effects of eating and overeating fast food, in both the short- and long-term. Many fast food establishments now list the number of calories each of their
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If a person wakes up hungry during the night, they may not have eaten enough during the day or changed their routine to get more exercise. Alternately, a person may not be getting enough sleep, or they may have night eating syndrome. Feelings of hunger are, in part, governed by the circadian rhythm: physical and
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It is easier than many people might think to make delicious, healthful gluten-free meals. People with celiac disease have a serious gluten intolerance and need to eat gluten-free meals to stay well. Other people may have a nonceliac gluten sensitivity and find that cutting out gluten reduces gas and bloating. Some individuals choose to follow
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A recent study in mice showed that reheated cooking oil might trigger cell changes that can promote late-stage breast cancer growth. A new study looks at the effect of reused cooking oil on breast cancer metastasis. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign tested “thermally abused frying oil,” which is cooking oil that has
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Healthful oils are an important part of every diet. There are many types of oil to choose from, so which are the best ones for cooking, nutrition, and health benefits? Dietary fats play an essential role in the body. The fats in food help the body to absorb vitamins A, D, E, and K. They
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New research in the journal Cell Host & Microbiome suggests that under certain conditions, probiotics can be harmful due to their ability to evolve once in the gut. For some people, probiotics may do more harm than good. Probiotics are live microorganisms that play a key role in intestinal function. They achieve this by helping
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