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The Pros and Cons of Nutrient Density
Choosing nutrient-dense foods can increase intake of health-promoting nutrients, but rankings of foods can be misleading.
The Pros and Cons of Nutrient Density The Pros and Cons of Nutrient Density Choosing nutrient-dense foods can increase intake of health-promoting nutrients, but rankings of foods can be misleading.
Can Junk Food Taxes Improve Health? Can Junk Food Taxes Improve Health? Tufts researchers tackle tough questions on junk food taxes.
Foodborne Illness: How to Reduce Risk Foodborne Illness: How to Reduce Risk Practicing food safety can reduce risk of acquiring foodborne illness.
Can Junk Food Taxes Improve Health?

Can Junk Food Taxes Improve Health?

Tufts researchers tackle tough questions on junk food taxes.

There is currently a lot of interest in whether adjusting food prices could encourage more healthful food choices, and ultimately improve health. Would taxes change buying behavior in meaningful and impactful ways? Would they lead to improved public health? And is it viable (and fair) to implement such policies on a national level? Tufts experts have examined these important issues in several recently published studies.

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Foodborne Illness: How to Reduce Risk

Foodborne Illness: How to Reduce Risk

Practicing food safety can reduce risk of acquiring foodborne illness.

Each year, one in six Americans gets sick from eating contaminated food. In the spring of 2018, people across the United States and Canada began falling ill with common food poisoning symptoms: diarrhea, stomach pains, nausea, and vomiting. In the following months, nearly 200 people became ill, and five people died. CDC investigators traced the infection to Romaine lettuce grown in one particular region of the US.

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Avoiding Dehydration

Avoiding Dehydration

Summer heat increases risk for this potentially dangerous condition.

The hot summer months are upon us, but sweating in the sun is not the only factor that raises risk for dehydration. This potentially dangerous drop in body fluid affects everything from blood pressure to the brain, so knowing the causes, signs, and symptoms of dehydration—as well as how to avoid it—is critical.

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The Latest on Calcium and Vitamin D for Bone Health

The Latest on Calcium and Vitamin D for Bone Health

An expert panel recommends against most healthy older adults taking calcium and vitamin D supplements to prevent fractures.

A federal advisory panel, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), has released updated recommendations on calcium and vitamin D supplementation for bone health.

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protein

Is Extra Protein Enough to Preserve Muscle With Aging?

A new clinical trial finds that RDA for protein may be sufficient.

Protein is essential to good health. You need it to make hair, blood, enzymes and antibodies—and, of course, muscle. The problem: With aging we tend to gradually lose muscle size, strength and function—a relatively common condition called sarcopenia. It may seem like a no brainer to boost your dietary intake of protein to help prevent sarcopenia and the frailty and increased risk of falls it can lead to.

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Salmon with Peas and Garlic
Salmon with Peas and Garlic Salmon with Peas and Garlic
Spring Vegetable Salad Spring Vegetable Salad
Quinoa Pilaf with Lemon & Herbs Quinoa Pilaf with Lemon & Herbs

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