People who tend to stay up late have a higher risk of developing diabetes than those who rise early, a new study found.
“Mindful eating”—the practice of taking time to consciously experience, enjoy, and express gratitude for a meal—offers myriad health benefits, according to Harvard Chan School’s Lilian Cheung.
People who adhere to a Mediterranean lifestyle—which includes a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; healthy eating habits like limiting added salts and sugars; and habits promoting adequate rest, physical activity, and socialization—have a lower risk…
In spite of claims that diets eliminating all lectins can cure some health conditions, these claims are not backed by sufficient scientific evidence—and going lectin-free may in fact do more harm than good, according to experts.
While a recent trend on social media touts cottage cheese as a healthy food, people should be aware that it may contain high levels of sodium and fat, according to experts at Harvard Chan School.
Curtis Huttenhower studies the role that the microbiome plays in health and disease, most often focusing on the human gut—but recently his research has expanded into pets, including dogs and cats.
Most foods and beverages in grocery store checkout aisles are unhealthy—a reality that experts say is unlikely to change unless local, state, or federal laws are passed that require healthier options.
Consuming omega-3 fatty acids—particularly alpha-linolenic acid, a nutrient found in foods including flaxseeds, walnuts, and chia, canola, and soybean oils—may help slow the progression of disease in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a new study…
Health care systems should use their resources to address a wide range of social drivers that lead to health problems, instead of only focusing on medical interventions such as drugs and surgeries, according to an op-ed co-authored by…
People who eat diets high in ultra-processed foods may have a higher chance of feeling depressed and anxious than those who eat fewer of these foods, and an increased risk of cognitive decline.