Genetics

Gene related to fat preferences in humans found

A preference for fatty foods has a genetic basis, according to researchers, who discovered that people with certain forms of the CD36 gene may like high-fat foods more than those who have other forms of this gene.

Health

Four superfoods to put on your menu today

(HealthDay)—Science continues to discover healthy substances in foods beyond vitamins and minerals. Though no one food provides everything you need, here are four trending superfoods—all high in antioxidants—that belong ...

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How to choose the right cooking oils

(HealthDay)—Oils are one of the most widely used ingredients in cooking and are healthy alternatives to butter and margarine.

Health

The facts on flax

(HealthDay)—Though tiny in size, flax packs a big nutritional punch.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could compound in artificial sweeteners worsen Crohn's disease?

(HealthDay) -- The food additive maltodextrin, commonly used in some artificial sweeteners, may worsen Crohn's disease by encouraging the growth of E. coli bacteria in the small intestine, a new study suggests.

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Omega-6 fatty acids: Make them a part of heart-healthy eating

Omega-6 fatty acids - found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds - are a beneficial part of a heart-healthy eating plan, according to a science advisory published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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A tasty, good-for-you treat: roasted garlic

(HealthDay)—Few ingredients span the range of international cuisines as much as garlic. Garlic has a rich and interesting history as both a flavoring and a medicinal food.

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A tasty way to enjoy more carrots

(HealthDay)—Carrot sticks are fine for a snack, but that's far from the only way to get these tasty veggies into your diet.

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