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Q. I have heard I should eat protein after I exercise. Why is this, and how soon after exercising do I need to eat?

A. Roger A. Fielding, PhD, director of the HNRCA’s Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia laboratory, answers: “After exercise, protein synthesis causes our muscles to...

Honey: Potential Benefits and Risks

Humans have been using honey as a sweetener for over 5,000 years. Throughout history, many cultures have also used it as a natural remedy—to...

Eating Fish Associated with Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk than Meat and Poultry

A new analysis found that intake of fish was associated with lower rates of incident disease and mortality than intake of meat or poultry....

Daily Aspirin Does Not Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

The results of a controlled trial, published recently in the journal Neurology, indicate that taking daily low-dose aspirin is not effective in lowering the...

Sugary Drinks Associated with Heart Disease Risk Factors

A study by Tufts’ researchers recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests that increased consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages may contribute...

Protein for Better Aging

Sarcopenia, the gradual loss of muscle mass that can occur with aging, affects 15 percent of people over age 65, and 50 percent of...

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Pan-Seared Halibut with Heirloom Tomatoes

STEPS In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes and their juices with the basil, olive oil, shallots, and chives. Season with salt and pepper...

From the Experts

Q. Do I need to throw out food as soon as the printed expiration date is passed?

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RDN, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Those ‘sell by’ and ‘best by’ dates on packages...

Q. I have decided to follow a vegan diet. Do I need to take any vitamin or mineral supplements on this entirely plant-based diet?

A. Claire Cheng, a dietetic intern at the Tufts University Frances Stern Nutrition Center answers: “A vegan diet can be nutritious, environmentally friendly, and...

Q. When buying a salad dressing, pasta sauce, or any other product, is it better to choose the version labelled “low sodium” or the...

A. Hannah Cai, a dietetic intern at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center, answers. “It is important to limit sodium and added sugar intake for...

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?