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Simple Ways to Step Up Physical Activity

Just one in five women and one in four men in the U.S. meets the recommended Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (see Physical Activity...

Lose Weight…and Keep it Off

Weight is about more than appearance. Being overweight and obese is associated with a lower quality of life (especially as we age) and higher...

Easy Steps to a Healthy New Year

This is the time of year we make big promises to ourselves: “I will lose weight, start exercising, eat healthier....” But creating lasting behavior...

More Science that Chocolate May Be Good for Your Heart

A new systematic review and analysis of studies suggests that chocolate may benefit heart health. Published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, this...

An Apple a Day May Keep Dementia Away

A recently published study conducted by Tufts researchers suggested a diet rich in fruits and vegetables (especially flavonoid-rich choices like apples, pears, berries, and...

Leafy Greens May Confer Health Benefits as We Age

A recent multi-ethnic study conducted by Tufts’ researchers suggests vitamin K-rich foods like leafy greens and vegetable oils may help protect our health as...

Don't Miss This Recipe

Black-Eyed Pea Stew

Steps: Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed stock pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Cook until the onions are translucent, stirring...

From the Experts

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...

Q. Should I buy white peaches/nectarines, or yellow? Are purple and yellow carrots a better choice than orange? How much does color matter, nutritionally,...

A. Jeffrey B. Blumberg, PhD, a professor at the Friedman School and an expert on dietary bioactive components, answers: “The color of a plant food...

Nutrition Lessons from a Global Pandemic:

Here at Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter we strive to provide you with the latest, science-based health and nutrition information to help contribute to...