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Burger King’s new meatless 'Impossible Whopper'
Nutrition

Plant-Based Burgers Are All the Rage: But Are They Really Better for You?

Popular beefless burgers like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger can be found across the country. Here’s how they compare with real meat when it comes to your health.

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Risk Factors

A Simple Way to Lower Your Cancer Risk

Improving your diet may be one of the most powerful steps you can take to protect yourself against cancer.

Healthy raspberry, oatmeal parfait.
Prevention

Simple Swaps to Healthy Up Your Diet

How to kick processed foods out of your life—and save your heart too.

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Lifestyle

25 Cups of Coffee a Day Is (Kind of) OK

... For your arteries, that is. We dig into new research to see what it means for the rest of your body.

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Diagnosis

IBS Diagnosis Is About to Get a Lot Easier

Irritable bowel syndrome is notoriously difficult to diagnose since there is no definitive test available. But that may soon change thanks to new research.

Clean eating concept, healthy salad.
Risk Factors

When Does 'Clean Eating' Become a Disorder?

It is possible to overdo healthy eating. A new study pinpoints risk factors for the eating disorder orthorexia.

Young woman eating broccoli.
Treatment

Eat Your Way to Less Anxiety

Regulating your gut bacteria with food and supplements like probiotics may help you feel less anxious, according to a new study.

Young man with burn-out working on a laptop.
Work

Sweet Validation: Burnout Is Now a Bonafide Diagnosis

Whether you’re a freelancer or work a 9-to-5, workplace stress is real. And now your doctor can even diagnose it.

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Prevention

4 Simple Steps That Could Save Your Life

Heart disease steals millions of lives each year. Yours doesn’t have to be one of them.

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Prevention

Why Yogurt Is Great for Guys

Just two servings a week may reduce your risk of colorectal cancer. Ready to dig in?