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What to Eat with Diabetes

More than 100 million adults in the U.S. have diabetes or prediabetes.  “Nutrition and weight loss are powerful tools in diabetes management,” says Richard...

Q. I want to eat less animal products. What are the best plant-based protein sources?

A. Lauren McAvoy, a dietetic intern at Tufts Medical Center, answers: “In general, animal foods tend to have higher protein levels per serving than...

Q. Which is a better fiber supplement: psyllium or wheat bran?

A. Jessica Seltz, a dietetic intern at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center, answers: “Fiber, a complex carbohydrate that cannot be broken down during digestion,...

Q. How can I get more iron in my diet besides eating lots of red meat?

A. Kelly Siverhus, a dietetic intern at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center, answers: “Adequate iron intake is essential for the transport of oxygen from...

Diet and Kidney Stones

It is estimated that one in ten people will have a kidney stone some time in their lives. Each year more than half a...

Cancer and Diet: The Latest in Prevention

Cancer is the second leading cause of mortality in the United States, accounting for one in four deaths. Lifestyle choices such as use of...

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From the Experts

Q. Can you tell me what biotin is and how much people need?

Q. Can you tell me what biotin is and how much people need?

Q. What is chlorella, and can it really do any of the things its advertised to do?

Q. What is chlorella, and can it really do any of the things its advertised to do?

Q. I have high cholesterol and my doctor told me to eat more beans. Why?

Q. I have high cholesterol and my doctor told me to eat more beans. Why?

Q. Which is safer, saccharin or stevia?

Q. Which is safer, saccharin or stevia?

Q. Are prunes high in vitamin K? I am on blood thinners and was told I need to limit vitamin K intake.

Q. Are prunes high in vitamin K? I am on blood thinners and was told I need to limit vitamin K intake.

Q. Does the Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter accept any type of monetary or in-kind consideration from food or agricultural companies?

Q. Does the Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter accept any type of monetary or in-kind consideration from food or agricultural companies?