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Should YOU Worry About Osteoporosis?

In estimated 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, a bone disease that occurs when the body loses calcium from bone faster than it builds new...

Vitamin D and Your Health: Unanswered Questions

If you take supplements in an effort to raise your blood levels of vitamin D, protect your bone health, or boost your immune system,...

Keep Gout at Bay

More than nine million U.S. adults are living with the painful symptoms and disability caused by gout. Diet is an important part of avoiding...

Vitamin E and Beta-Carotene Supplements Not Recommended

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a draft report stating that the risks of beta-carotene supplementation outweigh the benefits for prevention of cardiovascular...

Physical Activity Plus Moderate Calorie Reduction Helps Cardiovascular Health

As we age, the aorta (the body’s main artery) gets stiffer. Arterial stiffness is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events, dementia, and death....

Eating Your Fruits and Veggies is Linked to Preserved Cognitive Health

A study that followed over 77,000 U.S. women and men for 20 to 22 years found higher intake of dietary flavonoids from foods was...

Don't Miss This Recipe

Farro and Peanut Stuffed Pumpkins

Ingredients: 8 mini pumpkins, or 4 small winter squash, such as acorn squash, halved 1 Tbsp olive oil 1½ cups farro, uncooked ¾ cup unsalted peanuts, chopped ½ cup...

From the Experts

Q. I have heard that cherries are good for arthritis. Can drinking cherry juice really help reduce inflammation?

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Anecdotal evidence suggests eating cherries or drinking cherry juice...

Q. I’ve noticed that a lot of food packages boast the product has extra fiber. Are added fibers as good for us as natural?

A. Nicola McKeown, PhD, an associate professor at the Friedman School, answers: “Dietary fiber has a role in helping to lower blood glucose and...

COVID-19, Nutrition, and You: Lessons from a Pandemic

The COVID-19 epidemic laid bare some stark realities about nutrition in the United States: our food system is fractured, and the resulting poor nutrition...

Q. I’ve heard bone broth is good for weight loss. Is this true? If so, why?

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Bone broth is made by simmering animal bones in...

Don’t Ignore the Snore

Sleep apnea affects an estimated 22 million Americans, and an estimated 80 percent of cases are undiagnosed. When left untreated, the chronic lack of...

DASH Diet Plus Sodium Reduction Best for Protecting the Heart

The heart can show signs of damage before a heart attack or other heart problem occurs. Scientists can measure things like inflammation, cardiac injury,...