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Is decaf coffee harmful to health?
Posted on Tuesday June 18, 2019

Decaffeinated coffee, or decaf, is similar to regular coffee but contains very little caffeine. Research suggests that drinking decaf is not harmful and may share some of the health benefits of regular coffee. Learn more here.

What to expect during a physical exam
Posted on Monday June 17, 2019

Physical exams are routine checkups of a person’s general health. A healthcare professional will visually inspect, feel, or listen to different areas of a person’s body to look for potential health conditions. They may also ask about any problems and take a detailed medical history. Learn more here.

Foods with similar nutrition content affect the gut differently
Posted on Monday June 17, 2019

Researchers came up with an innovative approach for comparing foods with similar nutritional labels and found that they affect gut bacteria differently.

Vitamin D supplements may not prevent type 2 diabetes
Posted on Sunday June 16, 2019

A large-scale new trial of over 2,000 adults found that taking vitamin D supplements does not help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes.

What is the difference between veganism and vegetarianism?
Posted on Saturday June 15, 2019

Vegetarians and vegans do not eat meat and fish. While many vegetarians choose to consume eggs and dairy products, vegans do not consume these animal byproducts. Strict vegans also avoid other products that come from animals, such as honey, leather goods, wool, silk, and tallow. Learn more here.

Low vitamin K may reduce mobility in older adults
Posted on Friday June 14, 2019

Researchers found that older adults with vitamin K deficiency were more likely to develop mobility disability, such as difficulty walking and using stairs.

Low fruit and vegetable intake may account for millions of deaths
Posted on Friday June 14, 2019

New research estimates that an insufficient intake of fruits and vegetables is likely to be behind millions of cardiovascular deaths worldwide.

Red meat and death risk: Study offers new insights
Posted on Thursday June 13, 2019

A first-of-its-kind study reveals that consuming increasingly more red meat over an 8-year period raises mortality risk in the following 8 years.

High-protein vegan foods
Posted on Wednesday June 12, 2019

Vegans often find it difficult to eat a lot of protein, but there are many plant based sources of this nutrient, including beans, tofu, quinoa, and chickpeas. Learn more about high protein foods for vegans here. We also cover how to get enough vitamin B-12 and vitamin D on a vegan diet.

What to know about Neurobion
Posted on Wednesday June 12, 2019

Neurobion is a brand of vitamin B supplements that aims to improve nerve function. Learn about the benefits and side effects of Neurobion here.