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Alzheimer's Diet: Will Limiting Red Meat Help Stave Off Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's Diet: Will Limiting Red Meat Help Stave Off Alzheimer's?

A Western-style diet, which tends to be high in meat, is linked with increased risk of dementia.

January 2017 - You've heard time and again that it's not wise to eat too much red meat, especially if processed, since higher intakes are linked with increased risks of obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and several cancers. A growing number of studies suggest dietary patterns high in meat may promote cognitive decline, too.

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Eating to Beat Belly Fat

Eating to Beat Belly Fat

Focus on an overall healthy dietary pattern to help trim your waistline.

You may begrudge belly fat because it makes it tougher to fit into your clothes, but a bigger reason to whittle your waistline is for your health.

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Emerging Science on White Potatoes and Disease Risk

Emerging Science on White Potatoes and Disease Risk

Scientists are investigating the health effects of these light-fleshed tubers.

There's a lot to like about spuds. They're super-versatile, satisfying, affordable and store well. Yet, there's concern this dietary staple may be bad for your blood sugar, heart and weight.

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Cutting Calories Reduces Dangerous Inflammation

Cutting Calories Reduces Dangerous Inflammation

Non-obese people who ate 12% less showed benefits that might protect against chronic disease.

Eating less may help you lead a longer, healthier life, even if you’re not obese. New research reports that restricting calories by 12% in healthy non-obese individuals over two years significantly lowered markers of chronic inflammation.

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What’s Your Dietary

What’s Your Dietary "Food-Print"?

Vegetarian diet with dairy makes the most of available agricultural acreage.

Looking to adopt a dietary pattern that has the least "food-print" impact on agricultural land? New Tufts-led research might surprise you: Scientists found that a vegan diet was not the best choice for feeding the most people from the area of available land. Instead, a vegetarian diet that includes dairy products was the most efficient use of agricultural acreage.

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Why You Can’t Rely on the Glycemic Index for Healthy Eating

Why You Can’t Rely on the Glycemic Index for Healthy Eating

Study finds your body’s blood-sugar response to foods varies widely.

The glycemic index, a value that aims to quantify how fast blood sugar rises after eating a given food, can vary by an average of 20% within an individual and 25% among individuals. That's the surprising finding of a new study by scientists from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts.

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