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Protect your Heart by Eating to Decrease Inflammation

The articles on page one and four of this issue encourage you to follow a healthy dietary pattern to protect your cardiovascular health. A...

Lose Excess Weight to Fight Breast Cancer

Women, if you are looking for more motivation to have a healthy weight, a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer...

Taming Belly Bloat

For many of us, gas and bloating can be uncomfortable, unsightly, and sometimes embarrassing. Fortunately, there are steps you can take. While underlying medical...

DASH Diet: Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes

Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the U.S. The DASH eating plan (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) has been proven...

Identifying (and Avoiding) a Heart Attack

Someone has a heart attack in the United States every 40 seconds. Blood flow to a section of the heart becomes blocked and, starved...

High-Dose Omega-3 Supplements and Cardiovascular Health

A recent large, randomized controlled trial (coauthored by Friedman School Dean and Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter editor-in-chief Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH) evaluated the...

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From the Experts

Q. Do people who do not have a gluten sensitivity benefit from reducing or avoiding gluten?

A. Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, a nutrition professor at the Friedman School and executive editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “The short...

Q. I find it difficult and off-putting to calculate the calories in all the foods I eat. Is it necessary to count calories to...

A. Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and editor-in-chief of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter answers:...

Q. Some dietary advice treats corn as a starch, but some says it’s a vegetable. Which is correct?

A. Helen Rasmussen, PhD, RD, FADA, LDN, a research dietitian at the HNRCA, answers: “There is a lot of confusion about where corn should...

Q. Does the amount of deuterium in drinking water matter to one’s health?

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Deuterium is a naturally-occurring isotope of hydrogen. Most hydrogen atoms...

Q. I have a normal BMI, I eat right, and I stay quite active for a woman my age. Should I be concerned that...

A. Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSC, director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory and executive editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “A large waist...

Q. I have been told I shouldn’t eat nuts because of my diverticulosis. Is this true?

A. Alicia Romano, MS, RD, a dietitian at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center, answers: “Nuts are healthy foods that are good choices to incorporate...