• Gluten-Free Diets Not Healthy for Most Kids

    Gluten-Free Diets Not Healthy for Most Kids

    With increasing awareness of gluten intolerance, celiac disease, and wheat allergies, more people are turning to gluten-free foods as a healthier choice. However, doctors warn that in children without a diagnosed allergy or intolerance, a wheat-free, gluten-free diet may not be a healthy choice. The warning comes from Dr. Norelle Reilly of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

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  • When Mom Drinks Diet Drinks, Baby’s BMI Rises

    When Mom Drinks Diet Drinks, Baby’s BMI Rises

    Moms tend to do what they feel is best for their children, and with obesity in pregnancy linked to obese babies, many women have turned to artificial sweeteners to help keep their weight down. However, a new study has found that drinking diet drinks containing artificial sweeteners may actually increase the chances of having an

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  • Eating Rice Could Expose Babies to Arsenic

    Eating Rice Could Expose Babies to Arsenic

    Researchers have long known that rice naturally contains arsenic, but they did not know if the levels were high enough to harm a child. Now a new study has found that babies who consume rice, or products containing rice, may have high levels of arsenic, putting them at risk for cancer, neurological problems, or other

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  • Advice About Dietary Fats May Be Totally Wrong

    Advice About Dietary Fats May Be Totally Wrong

    We all know the rule: saturated fat is bad for your health, and to eat healthier, you should replace these bad fats with vegetable oils. Now a reanalysis of a decades-old health study is finding that the current dietary guidelines may have it all wrong. The new study comes from Christopher Ramsden, MD, of the

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  • Skip the Low-Fat Dairy to Reduce Diabetes

    Skip the Low-Fat Dairy to Reduce Diabetes

    Dieters usually reduce their fat intake, opting for low-fat milk and yogurt instead of their higher fat content counterparts. Now a study suggests that eating higher dairy fat foods is the better option, reducing the chance of developing diabetes. The study comes from Dariush Mozaffarian and colleagues at the Harvard School of Public Health, who

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  • Caffeine Before Pregnancy Raises Miscarriage Risk

    Caffeine Before Pregnancy Raises Miscarriage Risk

    For couples trying to start a family, a miscarriage can be devastating, so many women adjust their diet for the best chance at a successful pregnancy and a healthy child. Now a study has found a link between consuming caffeine before pregnancy and an increased risk of miscarriage, and surprisingly, this link exists for both

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