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Anti-Aging Dietary Supplements: Fact vs. Marketing Fiction

Our quest for the fountain of youth is a big business. It has been estimated that the anti-aging products market in the U.S. was...

Dietary Intake May Help Protect your Brain

Results of a recently-published study suggest what we eat may help protect our brains from iron accumulation and associated cognitive decline. Researchers assessed the nutrient...

More Time Standing May Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

A study of sedentary adults at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes found that spending more time standing, rather than sitting, may lower...

“Healthy” Chips?

The snack aisle is packed with a confusing array of chip options. We’ve got some smart strategies to help you choose more healthful yet...

Recognizing Eating Disorders

One guest at your holiday table is a strict vegan; another touts the merits of “clean eating;” a third talks incessantly about how good...

Diet and Lifestyle Changes can Tame Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure

A new study confirms long-standing evidence that dietary and other lifestyle changes are a key solution to high blood pressure—even resistant hypertension (high blood...

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Homeade Kale Chips

Ingredients 1 bunch kale (about 5 cups, or 10 oz) 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp, or to taste, seasonings (onion powder, garlic powder,...

From the Experts

Q. I know a healthy diet can help prevent some chronic diseases. Can good nutrition help prevent COVID-19?

A. Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, Stanley N. Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy at the Friedman School and executive editor of Tufts Health...

Q. I do my best to keep up with the latest nutrition advice, but it seems like the experts keep changing their minds. Why...

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “There are several factors that lead to confusion around...

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...