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Get Fit Now to Keep Your Brain Sharp Later

Get Fit Now to Keep Your Brain Sharp Later

Early fitness linked to cognitive health with agingbut its not too late.

December 2014 - A new study reports that the more physically fit you are when you’re younger, the more likely you are to keep your brain sharp as you get older. But there’s also good news for those who slacked off in their youth: Even starting to get more fit now might still improve your cognitive health.

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Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat: Which Is Best?

Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat: Which Is Best?

Behind the headlines of new study touting low-carb for weight loss and cardiovascular risk factors.

A recent headline-grabbing study seemed to settle the issue of low-carb versus low-fat diets definitively, reporting that a low-carb diet was not only more effective for weight loss, but also better for cardiovascular risk factors.

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Whole Grains Improve Lipids in Statin

Whole Grains Improve Lipids in Statin

Study shows importance of a healthy diet even if you're taking cholesterol drugs.

If you’re over age 40, the odds are nearly one in four that you’re taking statin medications to improve your cholesterol levels. And if doctors and patients follow prevention guidelines released earlier this year, almost half the over-40 population would be taking the prescription drugs, including almost all men ages 60 to 75. …

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Know Your Onions: Peeling Powerful Nutrition Benefits

Know Your Onions: Peeling Powerful Nutrition Benefits

The pungent veggies health benefits are worth shedding a few tears for.

The ancient Egyptians were onto something when they paid their pyramid-building crews with onions, and placed onions in the tombs of their pharaohs. In the Biblical account of the Exodus, onions are among the Egyptian foods the children of Israel miss.

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5 Ways Eating Right Makes a Difference for Older Adults

5 Ways Eating Right Makes a Difference for Older Adults

If youve already made it to old age, do nutrition and lifestyle still matter? Tufts expert Helen M. Rasmussen answers.

After you’ve reached a certain age, does eating right really matter? As a reader of this newsletter, you might take it for granted that the answer is, “Yes, of course!”—after all, you subscribe to a publication whose tagline is “Living healthier longer.” But exactly how does nutrition affect the health of older individuals?

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Special Supplement: The Latest on Facts: Facts vs. Fads

Dont be fooled by unproven claims not supported by science.

For a nation that not so long ago buried itself in the low-fat craze, America has seen quite a turnaround in its attitudes toward dietary fat—especially saturated fat. Given permission to indulge by the Atkins fad and a recent meta-analysis questioning the link between saturated fat intake and cardiovascular disease we’ve loaded up our plates.

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Beyond Pumpkin: Harvest the Health Benefits of Winter Squash

Beyond Pumpkin: Harvest the Health Benefits of Winter Squash

Economical and easy to prepare, theyre packed with fiber and vitamin A.

This season’s culinary and cultural spotlight shines on the pumpkin, but the jack-o’-lantern’s less-celebrated cousins—winter squash—are also at their peak of flavor and nutrition. Like the pumpkin, butternut, acorn and other winter squash are technically fruits, but are consumed more like vegetables.

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