Think Twice About a Gluten-Free Diet

One piece of good news: A new study in the British Medical Journal reveals that for most people, eating gluten—a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley—is not, as some believe, linked to a higher risk of heart disease. In fact, unless you have celiac disease, going gluten-free might actually harm your heart, reports Andrew Chan, M.D., associateRead More

The Link Between Alcohol and Breast Cancer

The scientific link between alcohol and breast cancer is strong, but most of the research backing it has been done in white women, not diverse groups of women. Now, in a new analysis published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, scientists find the same risk among black women. They studied more than 22,000 women inRead More

There’s A Major Downside To Going Dairy-Free

If you’re drinking almond and coconut milk instead of dairy, listen up. If you’re drinking almond and coconut milk instead of dairy, listen up. A recent U.K. survey from the National Osteoporosis Society shows that one fifth of young adults are reducing dairy or going dairy-free, possibly because of fad dieting trends and not necessarily because it’s theRead More

Exercise May Be More Important than Body Fat

Keeping body fat in check and getting plenty of exercise are both proven ways to improve health. But the latter may help you recover faster after a stroke, a new study suggests. The new research, published online in the journal Neurology, found that people who exercised vigorously-defined here as playing sports, doing heavy housework orRead More

Spring allergy season started early

Allergy experts across the country talk pollen counts, the impact of climate change, and what to do if you’re suffering now Sneezing, sniffling, coughing, snorting… ahh, the sounds of spring. This time of year, millions of children and adults across the U.S. are starting to feel their seasonal allergy symptoms kick up. In recent years,Read More

Start Taking Vitamins

It seems like simple, obvious advice: Eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and, of course, take your vitamins. Or not. Decades of research has failed to find substantial evidence that vitamins and supplements do any significant good. Nevertheless, several shiny new pills and powders have materialized in recent years that promise to deliver health andRead More