Ultraprocessed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths, study finds

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious expert-backed eating lifestyle that will boost your health for life. CNN  —  Eating more ultraprocessed foods raises the risk of developing and dying from cancer, especially ovarian cancer, according to a new study of over 197,000 people … Read more

Live longer with these dishes from ‘blue zones’ in America

CNN  —  In a few, unique communities around the globe, people live long and heathy lives, up to and past 100. Dubbed “blue zones,” residents of these areas share a common environment and lifestyle that scientists believe contribute to their longevity. The Italian island of Sardinia was where one of the first groups of centenarians … Read more

Trader Joe’s asked customers to rank their nine top products. Here they are

New York CNN  —  Trader Joe’s asked its customers a simple question: If you were to spend the rest of your life on a deserted island, which nine Trader Joe’s products would you take with you? More than 18,000 customers responded to its 14th annual survey ranking the grocery store’s most popular items in nine … Read more

Weight loss surgery extends lives, study finds

CNN  —  Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from such obesity-related conditions as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people who had bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared with those of similar weight, people who underwent one of four types of weight loss surgery … Read more

Midriff bulge linked to later physical decline, study says

Editor’s Note: Seek advice from a health care provider prior to starting a workout program. CNN  —  If you are a man or woman approaching 50, look down at your middle. If you’re like many people, you might have to lean over a bit to see your feet. Yes, it’s the dreadful midriff bulge — … Read more

Intermittent fasting may not be as helpful for losing weight as once thought, study finds

Sign up for CNN’s Adulthood, But Better newsletter series. Our seven-part guide has tips to help you make more informed decisions around personal finance, career, wellness and personal connections. CNN  —  Are snacks before bed your vice? Or do you prefer to wait a few hours after you wake up to eat? The timing of … Read more

Updated childhood obesity treatment guidelines include medications, surgery for some young people

CNN  —  Updated American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for treatment of obesity urge prompt use of behavior therapy and lifestyle changes, and say surgery and medications should be used for some young people. The guidelines, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, are the first comprehensive update to the academy’s obesity treatment guidelines in 15 years. … Read more

Here’s how to eat to live longer, new study says

CNN  —  You can reduce your risk of an early death for any reason by nearly 20%, just by eating more foods from your choice of four healthy eating patterns, according to a new study. People who more carefully followed any of the healthy eating patterns — which all share a focus on consuming more … Read more

Mediterranean diet named best diet for 2023

CNN  —  The gold medals are piling up. For the sixth year in a row, the Mediterranean style of eating earned the title of best overall diet, according to 2023 ratings announced Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. Meals from the sunny Mediterranean also ranked first in the categories of diet best diet for … Read more

Hydration linked with lower disease risk, study finds

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious expert-backed eating lifestyle that will boost your health for life. CNN  —  You may know that being adequately hydrated is important for day-to-day bodily functions such as regulating temperature and maintaining skin health. But drinking enough water … Read more