Older adults who cut back on the amount of vegetable protein in their diets may be more likely to experience age-related health problems than their peers who increase the amount of plant protein they eat, a Spanish study suggests.

People who try to avoid junk food may lose similar amounts of weight on a low-carb or low-fat diet even when their genetics suggest that one of these options should be better for them.

People who exercise five days a week for 30 minutes significantly reduce their risk of dying early and of developing heart disease, even if a sports club or gym is not an option, according to a new international study.

Many of the same things people should do for a healthy heart – such as exercising, eating well and avoiding cigarettes – can also help protect the brain from cognitive decline and dementia, according to the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

Men who drink two or more glasses of soda or other sweetened drinks a day may have a greater risk of heart failure, a Swedish study suggests. Previous research has linked high consumption of sugary beverages with several risk factors for heart failure, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, weight gain, diabetes and obesity, […]

(Reuters Health) – Following a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish and healthy fats may preserve a more youthful brain in old age, a U.S. study suggests. Previous research has connected a Mediterranean diet to a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative brain conditions, noted lead study author […]

(Reuters Health) – For U.S. children and teens, more than half of total fruit consumption comes from whole fruits, most commonly apples, new survey data show. “My ultimate goal was to understand what kids are eating,” said lead author Kirsten A. Herrick of the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland. “Only about 40 […]