Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.

Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Slightly

MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The quality of Americans' diets has improved somewhat but remains poor overall, and dietary disparity between the rich and poor is growing, a new study shows.

Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?

THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too much salt in the diet may worsen symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study from Argentina suggests.

Health Tip: Losing Weight May Help Against Osteoarthritis

(HealthDay News) -- Losing any extra weight can help prevent or alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis, experts say.

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Drinks at Least 1 Soda a Day: CDC

THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey of American adults across 18 states finds 17 percent drinking at least one sugary soda per day, with rates varying widely across states.

Women's Vitamin D Levels May Play Role in IVF Success

THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D deficiency may lower a woman's chances of getting pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF), a small study suggests.

Are We Overdoing Salt Restrictions?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's long been known that eating too much salt will raise your blood pressure, but a comprehensive global study now says that too little salt in your diet also can harm your heart health.

Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with too little vitamin D in their blood may have twice the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease as seniors with sufficient levels of the "sunshine vitamin," a new study finds.

Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who want to help their preschooler shed excess pounds may want to team up with their child, new research suggests.

Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dieting at a young age might set the stage for harmful health habits, including eating disorders, according to new research.