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Dietary Supplement Myths You Need to Know

In a 2019 poll, 86 percent of Americans surveyed said they took some kind of vitamin, mineral, or other dietary supplement. Ironically, data are...

Food Choices May Increase Inflammatory Gut Microbes

The bacteria that live in our gut have a critical role in helping or hurting our health. A new study found intake of some...

Insufficient Evidence for Universal Vitamin D Screening

A new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) report has concluded there is not currently enough evidence to officially recommend screening vitamin D levels...

Getting Enough Sleep May Help Prevent Dementia

A new study found that, compared to getting seven hours of sleep a night, routinely getting six or less hours was associated with a...

Dinner Time! Making it Quick and Healthy

Like all meals, dinner should include plenty of minimally processed plant foods (non-starchy vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and seeds) along with healthy sources...

Staying Satisfied while Losing Weight

Hunger matters: research suggests we have an easier time eating less if we feel less hungry. Scientists have learned a lot in recent years...

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Tofu Mushroom Tacos

Ingredients 8 oz extra firm tofu, drained and pressed for best results 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1½ cups finely chopped mushrooms (any kind) 2 green onions...

From the Experts

Q. I’m recovering from illness and need to put on a few pounds. Any advice?

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Gaining weight is all about adding calories, but that...

Q. You often use the terms heart health, cardiovascular health, and cardiometabolic health. What is the difference?

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

Q. Does Tufts have any resources for me to learn more about nutrition and preparing healthy meals?

A. “As a matter of fact, we have quite a few options,” says Diane L. McKay, PhD, assistant professor at the Friedman School of...

Q. Why do you say “deli turkey” is a processed meat and should be limited or avoided? I buy oven roasted, no nitrate sliced...

A. Fang Fang Zhang, PhD, an associate professor at the Friedman School who specializes in cancer epidemiology, answers: “Processed meat is any meat that...

Diabetes Prevention: Tufts Experts Weigh In

                Richard D. Siegel, MD, is the co-director of the Diabetes and Lipid Center at Tufts Medical Center. Shifts to healthy eating and physical activity with...

Q. I understand that “bad fats” can clog my arteries, but what do “good fats” do for you that’s good?

A. Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and executive editor of Tufts...