In the run up to Veganuary leading researchers are warning of the dangers of a quiet epidemic of vitamin B12 deficiency in people who follow increasingly popular plant-based diets.

Plant-based diets (vegetarian or vegan)are becoming significantly more popular as people look to adopt a diet that is seen to be better for the environment, animal welfare, and/or personal health.Sales of plant-based foods have seen a 49 per cent increase in Western Europe since 2018.

Scientists from around the world with expertise in food, nutrition, medicine, and health have formed…….

It’s resolution time again, and if you’re like most people, eating “better” may be one of your goals for the new year. According to a survey on 2021 resolutions, the most common commitments people made were to exercise more (46 percent), improve their diet (45 percent), or lose weight (44 percent).

In fact, as many as 45 million Americans begin a diet each year. But research shows that weight-loss diets just don’t work. They’re unsustainable and you’re likely to regain the weight.

What if, instead of plotting how you’ll restrict your calories in the new year, you resolve…….

The protective effect of the diet against COVID appears to be even greater for those living in deprived areas.

Eating healthy plant-based foods will reduce the risk of COVID infection and its severity, a study finds.

The protective effect of a healthy plant-based diet against COVID appears to be even greater for those living in deprived areas.

Dr Jordi Merino, the study’s first author, said:

“Previous reports suggest that poor nutrition is a common feature among groups disproportionately affected by the pandemic, but data on the association between diet and COVID…….

Kiernan works in genomics and writes about debunking food myths with science, and lives in La Jolla. Twitter: @Estevan.Kiernan.

2022 is upon us and many will make the decision to take control of their health and focus on what they put in their bodies in the coming year. When we seek information on health topics, there’s a sea of conflicting opinions on every subject you Google. Is eating fat good or bad this year? I thought breakfast was the most important meal of the day. Are we skipping it with fasting? Did they ever figure out if meat was going to kill us?

More health infor…….

Keto isn’t new

The Keto diet is another trendy weight-loss plan, although Susie warns that it’s not all that new a concept.

“This diet has been around for a while,” previously going by the names of Atkins or South Beach diets, Susie said. “I feel like it has a really great marketing manager, because every so often this diet gets rebranded.”

         

             
             
         

         
     

The Keto diet heavily restricts your intake of carbohydrates, …….

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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common complication of pregnancy, with an estimated 17 percent of pregnant women worldwide developing this condition. It is characterized by high blood sugar levels and may affect the health of the baby and increase the mother’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. 

Although the cause of this condition is not known, excess weight before pregnancy often plays a role. Along with obesity, diet has also been implicated as a key contributory factor in the onset of GDM.  

To investigate the link between diet and gesta…….

Since 2022 is (almost) here, it is time to reflect on what has happened this past year and anticipate what lies ahead. Food inflation obviously affected most food categories this year, which is why the last 12 months have been challenging for Canadians, both at the grocery store and at restaurants.

Canada’s Food Price Report 2022, recently issued by the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University in partnership with Caddle, looked at what Canadians intend to do in the new year, with food and with other aspects of their l…….

The Galveston eating plan comprises three major actions.

1. Avoid Inflammatory Foods

Sugars, processed grains, fried foods, processed lunch meats, saturated fats, diet sodas, and other unhealthy fare are restricted on this plan, because they are said to contribute to inflammation in the body.

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Instead, the diet emphasizes whole foods with lots of nonstarchy vegetables and fruits. Foods specifically believed to reduce inflammation are encouraged, such as fatty fish, berries, garlic, nuts, tomatoes, and o…….

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By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Dec. 30, 2021

Folks who are determined to shed some pounds in the New Year face a bewildering array of fad diets and quickie weight-loss schemes.

Those weighing eating patterns and diet plans such as intermittent fasting, the Keto diet, the Whole 30 Program and the Mediterranean diet would do well to keep two primary facts in mind, nutrition experts told HealthDay Now.

First, the diet that’s …….