Niacin Won’t Help, May Harm Heart Patients: Study

Taking the B vitamin offered no benefit in lowering cardiac deaths or heart attacks, researchers say

Procedure Lowers ‘Hunger Hormone’ to Help Obese Lose Weight

Early study of five patients found up to 45-pound drop, but much more research needed

Source: HealthDay
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Food Choice Consequences

Source: HealthDay – Video
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Processed Meat May Play a Part in Early Death

It found those who ate the most increased their risk of dying prematurely by 44 percent

Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Diets

Salty Diet Might Help Trigger MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Studies found it activated cells in the immune system, resulting in form of MS in rodents

Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dietary Sodium, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

What’s your supplement?

Dietary supplements are used widely by U.S. adults, and for multiple reasons. Evidence has not proven their true effectiveness, but there are recommendations. For instance, women who might become pregnant should get at least 400 micrograms of folic acid per day.

USDA Kicks Off National Nutrition Month by Highlighting Breakfast

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 — Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack kicked off an exciting National Nutrition Month by marking the start of National School Breakfast Week (March 4-8), a time that highlights the importance of promoting healthy choices for our nation's children throughout the school day.

Heart-Healthy Habits in Childhood May Prevent Future Disease

Keys are better food choices, more physical activity and no secondhand smoke, doctor says

Healthy Phyllo Recipes

Frilly layers of phyllo dough jazz up our healthy phyllo recipes, from appetizers to casseroles to desserts. Phyllo dough—also spelled filo—consists of paper-thin sheets of unleavened flour dough and is often used for creating pastries and other light dishes in Middle Eastern, Turkish and Spanish cuisine. Our healthy phyllo recipes, including healthy tart recipes, potpie recipes and strudel recipes, are delicious ways to use frozen phyllo dough.

High-Fiber Diet Helps Heart Too, Expert Says

Learn to read food labels closely, he advises

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