Health

Will sugar substitutes help you lose weight?

(HealthDay)—The term "sugar substitutes" is a catch-all that covers a wide range of alternatives, starting with those little pink, blue and yellow packets. But their value as a health or diet aid is still uncertain.

Diabetes

Food assistance may help older adults adhere to diabetes meds

(HealthDay)—Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may reduce the number of low-income older adults with diabetes forgoing medications because of cost, according to a study published online ...

Health

Multivitamins and supplements: To take or not to take?

"People ask me this question quite often: 'Should I be taking certain vitamins and supplements?' And the answer is, quite honestly, 'It depends,'" says Anne Harguth, registered dietitian at Mayo Clinic Health System.

Health

Efforts are needed to tap into the potential of nutraceuticals

A growing demand exists for nutraceuticals, which seem to reside in the grey area between pharmaceuticals and food. The products are thought to provide medical or health benefits "beyond the diet, but before the drugs". A ...

Health

Recommended daily protein intake too low for the elderly

You can find the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) on the nutrition labels of all your processed food. Food manufacturers are obliged to list the nutritional value of their products, and therefore must mention the percent ...

Health

How do our bones get calcium and why do they need it?

Celebrity chef Pete Evans was reported recently as saying "calcium from dairy can remove the calcium from your bones", and can worsen osteoporosis. The Australian Medical Association has expressed concerns that Evans is disseminating ...

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