Foods That Help Your Body Produce Collagen

Eating collagen-rich foods, such as chicken, and foods that promote collagen production, like berries, may benefit your skin and overall health. “Diet plays a surprisingly large role in the appearance and youthfulness of your skin,” Krista Goncalves, CHN, a certified holistic nutritionist, told Healthline. “And that all comes down to collagen.” Collagen is the protein that […]

Some diabetes drugs like Ozempic may lower risks of 10 cancers, study finds

Obesity and type 2 diabetes are common conditions that can pose a risk to people’s health. Diabetes treatment approaches may play a role in future health risks, and researchers are starting to connect the dots regarding data in this area. A study published in JAMA Network Open compared groups of people with type 2 diabetes receiving three treatments: individuals […]

Over 3 million annual deaths due to alcohol and drug use, majority among men

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights that 2.6 million deaths per year were attributable to alcohol consumption, accounting for 4.7% of all deaths, and 0.6 million deaths to psychoactive drug use. Notably, 2 million of alcohol and 0.4 million of drug-attributable deaths were among men. WHO’s Global status report on alcohol and health […]

Understanding the Glycemic Index

The glycemic index (GI) is a nutritional tool that helps measure how quickly the carbohydrates in a particular food affect an individual’s blood sugar levels.1 As per the GI values, foods are classified as low, medium, or high. A low GI food induces a lower glucose response, in contrast to food with a high GI score. […]

How much protein do you need to build muscle?

While strength training is important for building muscle, so is consuming the right amount of protein. There has been continuous research and controversy about how much protein is needed to optimize muscle growth. In this Honest Nutrition feature, we discuss current research evaluating the role of protein in muscle growth and how much a person […]

Global physical inactivity rises, challenging 2030 reduction targets

In a recent study published in The Lancet Global Health, researchers used data from 163 countries and autonomous territories to investigate the global incidence of inadequate physical activity among adults from 2000 to 2022. Their results indicate that the prevalence of lower-than-adequate exercise increased from 23.4% in 2000 to 31.3% in 2022. These trends suggest that […]

Consuming Olive Oil Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia-Related Death

Olive oil consumption was shown to be associated with a lower risk of death from dementia-related causes, a new study found. The study, published by JAMATrusted Source, examined data from 1990 to 2018 and assessed olive oil consumption every four years and breaking that consumption into four categories: Never or less than once a month More than […]

New recommendations on vitamin D intake for children, pregnant people, adults over 75 and those with high-risk prediabetes

In a recent study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers developed therapeutic recommendations for utilizing vitamin D [cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) or ergocalciferol (vitamin D2)] to reduce the risk of illness in individuals who do not have documented grounds for vitamin D medication or 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] testing. Background Studies have linked serum […]

How to Prevent and Treat Mosquito Bite Scars

Mosquito bites are a common nuisance that can lead to unpleasant scars, affecting skin appearance and self-confidence. Therefore, understanding the main causes, treatments, and prevention of mosquito bite scars is crucial. The following article will explain the science behind scars from mosquito bites, go over several at-home and professional treatments, and offer tips on how […]