The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar's role in heart disease -- in part by pointing the finger at fat -- as early as the 1960s, according to an analysis of newly uncovered documents.
It's been known for years that taking folic acid before and during pregnancy can prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida in newborns. But research suggests the B vitamin also appears to lower the risk of some potentially fatal congenital heart defects in children.
If you're not sure of the best way to improve your cardiovascular health, results of a U.S. study suggest that it doesn't matter whether you choose to improve your diet, fitness, or both, as long as you lose weight.
A Canadian study has found that deep brain stimulation may help curb food cravings. In fact, the consumption of junk food products, such as soft drinks, cookies and cakes, could be reduced in particular.
Alcohol is a direct cause of seven forms of cancer. Tough words to swallow, but those are the conclusions of researchers from New Zealand, who say they found that no matter how much you drink, alcohol will increase your risk of cancer.