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Should You Lay Off the Cheese and Yogurt — Or Load Up?

Conflicting research says that for some inflammatory conditions, dairy is harmful, while for others, it’s actually helpful. Find out if your condition is one that should be loading up on cheese, or ridding dairy altogether.

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If You Eat a Lot of Highly-Processed Foods, Read This

Each 10 percent increase in the amount of ultra-processed food you eat can raise your risk of an earlier death by about 14 percent, say French researchers.

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Kids Who Eat School Lunch Score Higher in Reading and Math

Children who eat lunch at school score higher on tests, say researchers in Germany and India, confirming previous research on nutrition and learning.

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The Soda Tax Works! It DOES Shrink Sugary Drink Consumption

The consumption of sugary drinks has fallen 52 percent in areas of Berkeley, California since the city’s tax on sugar-sweetened beverages was enacted.

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Could a Healthy Diet Save the World?

A diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in animal fat will not only help you lose weight, but it may also promote sustainable food production.

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Can You Feed Your Family on $25 Per Day?

Even with careful meal planning, serving healthy meals to a family of four costs about $25 a day, which for many low-income U.S. families is not affordable.

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Walnuts Could Help Suppress Breast Cancer Cell Growth

Adding walnuts to your diet could help lessen the growth and spread of breast cancer, according to a study conducted at Marshall University in West Virginia.

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'Open Sesame?' What You Need to Know About This Common Allergy

Being allergic to sesame may be more common than we thought—and you might not even be aware when you’re consuming it thanks to food labeling laws.

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Trying to Get Pregnant? Why Iodine Can Help

Iodine is essential for a healthy pregnancy. Find out how much you need and if you're getting enough.

Woman who is feeling dizzy.

Dizzy When You Stand Up? Too Much Sodium or Too Little?

A study conducted in Boston suggests increasing salt intake, the standard intervention to prevent dizziness upon standing, may instead raise the risk.