More than one in 10 American adults — 34 million people — have diabetes, and more than 95 percent of them have type 2 diabetes.
In the study, individuals who ate their last meal of the day at 10 p.m. rather than 6 p.m. burned less fat overnight. They also had higher blood sugar levels.
Of course, plenty of Americans without IBD also eat junk food, but this study found that individuals with the condition tend to eat unhealthy foods more frequently and in greater quantities.
“Differences between diets are … generally trivial to small, implying that people can choose the diet they prefer from among many of the available diets without concern about the magnitude of benefits,” the study’s authors conclude.
Eating two servings a week of processed meat or red meat increased the risk of cardiovascular disease by 3 percent to 7 percent.
About a third of the meals eaten at full-service restaurants and about 70 percent of those consumed at fast-food establishments have little or no nutritional value, the study found.
The greater the number of healthy habits we adopt, the longer we’re likely to live free of major chronic illnesses like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, the study also found.
One in four American adults experiences acute insomnia each year, researchers have found.
This form of intermittent dieting may also help reduce body fat, lower blood pressure and improve other markers of health, the study reports.
The study’s participants come from four U.S. communities, including Minneapolis.
“We found that eating plant-based diets was associated with, on average, 23 percent reduction in diabetes risk,” said Qi Sun, the study’s senior author.
The only possible exceptions were a low-salt diet and two supplements — folate and omega-3 fatty acids. But even in those cases, the evidence supporting their benefits was weak.
The results are troubling, given that the majority of calories consumed in the United States now come from ultra-processed foods.
Both studies come with important caveats, so they aren’t going to end the often-heated dispute over whether red meat has a role to play in a healthy diet.
This result adds to a long line of studies that have shown most people receive no health benefits — but may experience harm — from taking vitamin and mineral supplements.
The study analyzed 1,786 menus items — entrées, side dishes and desserts — offered from 1986 to 2016 at 10 of the most popular fast-food chains in the country.
There’s no need to rush to your kitchen to toss out all your processed foods. The increased risk was modest. And the study found only a correlation, not a cause-and-effect relationship.
Even if you lose your willpower for several weeks, all is not lost, new research suggests. Just don’t backslide for long.
Gout affects about 4 percent of American adults, or about 8.3 million individuals. The condition can strike anyone at any age, but it is most common among men over the age of 40.
The louder the music, the more likely people are to opt for greasy, calorie-laden cheeseburgers and fries rather than salads.