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New Insights: Glycemic Index
The glycemic index may help predict the blood sugar effects of a food, but it doesn't tell the whole story, especially when combining foods.
New Insights: Glycemic Index New Insights: Glycemic Index The glycemic index may help predict the blood sugar effects of a food, but it doesn't tell the whole story, especially when combining foods.
Linking Diet and Headaches Linking Diet and Headaches Certain foods and drinks are more often headache triggers than others.
Are Chemicals Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic? Are Chemicals Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic? Although there is growing concern that everyday chemicals may contribute to weight woes, more research is needed.
Celebrating 35 Years of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter

Celebrating 35 Years of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter

And the legacy of the newsletter's founder, Stanley N. Gershoff, PhD

Newer subscribers to Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter may not know that this award-winning newsletter got its start with Stanley N. Gershoff, PhD, (1924–2017) at the helm. He developed the newsletter (originally called Tufts University Diet & Nutrition Letter) in 1983 and edited it until 2000. There's much more we have to thank him for in the field of nutrition though.

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Nutrition Then and Now

Nutrition Then and Now

The science of nutrition is ever-evolving, resulting in small changes and larger shifts in dietary advice over time.

Advice about how to eat for good health sometimes changes. To you, it may seem like scientists can't make up their minds. What's really happening is that scientists are continually learning new things about nutrition and health through research studies. Experts modify dietary guidance based on the totality of scientific evidence on a given topic.

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7 Ways to Help Fight Food Waste

7 Ways to Help Fight Food Waste

Wasted food is receiving growing attention from policymakers, the food industry, scientists and consumers. Try these tips to help curb food waste.

What foods have you thrown out recently? Maybe some slimy salad greens, moldy bread or a bit of leftover spaghetti? If you can't think of any food you've tossed lately, you're doing better than most of us. Each year, the average family of four throws out over 1,000 pounds of food at a cost of $1,500.

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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin E from Your Diet?

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin E from Your Diet?

The best way to meet your needs is by eating a variety of nutritious foods, including nuts, seeds and oils rich in this fat-soluble vitamin.

The vast majority of us fall short of meeting vitamin E recommendations. But, that doesn't mean we have a vitamin E deficiency. Outright vitamin E deficiency is uncommon. And despite shortfalls, the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans did not identify vitamin E as a nutrient of public health concern.

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Linking Colorectal Cancer Risk, Inflammation and Diet

Linking Colorectal Cancer Risk, Inflammation and Diet

Following a healthy dietary pattern and controlling your weight may help reduce colorectal cancer risk - possibly by decreasing inflammation.

Of any cancer, inflammation has one of the clearest links with colorectal cancer. That includes cancers of the colon (large intestine) and rectum (tail end of the colon). So, it's worth considering whether reducing inflammation through healthful eating could decrease colorectal cancer risk.

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Diet Causing 300,000+ Annual Cardiovascular & Diabetes Deaths

Diet Causing 300,000+ Annual Cardiovascular & Diabetes Deaths

Ten dietary factors linked with major diseases and premature death in US.

We're often told to eat better to ward off risk of disease and dying early. In that effort, knowing which eating habits to focus on could be helpful. Findings from a new study in JAMA show the large potential impact of 10 dietary factors on Americans' risk of dying from heart disease, stroke or type 2 diabetes. These three conditions encompass the term cardiometabolic disease.

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Orange-Sesame Chicken Stir-Fty
Orange-Sesame Chicken Stir-Fty Orange-Sesame Chicken Stir-Fty
Quinoa Pilaf with Lemon & Herbs Quinoa Pilaf with Lemon & Herbs
Blueberry Compote Blueberry Compote
Whole-Wheat Pizzas With Broccoli Whole-Wheat Pizzas With Broccoli

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