Research has linked green tea and its compounds to many potential health benefits, including preventing cancer and type 2 diabetes. But can drinking it lower your blood sugar levels?
Most Americans know that health risks such as high blood cholesterol and blood sugar are important to monitor, but a growing number of researchers believe that other major factors with far-ranging effects on heart disease and cancer should be getting more attention. One of these big factors is inflammation.
You can drink your green tea and have it too. This healthful tea can be a drink or a cooking ingredient but, either way, research shows green tea offers important health benefits.
Science has confirmed the role that excess body fat plays in health problems like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. But conventional wisdom has always associated an increased risk for these diseases with overweight and obesity -- until now.
A major new study has added to evidence suggesting that high blood sugar and problems in sugar metabolism may increase cancer risk.
After many years of study, researchers now say that sodium may influence the blood pressure and heart health of some people more than others. Meanwhile, research has raised questions about how sodium consumption may affect two other serious health concerns: stomach cancer and osteoporosis.
A recent study of women in a cancer risk assessment program highlights the confusion people still have about soy foods. Are you one of those women?
The latest report card on the nutritional composition of the American diet tells us a lot about the food choices we've been making. If we reshape our eating patterns, we could improve our nutrient intake and lower our risk of health problems.