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Q. You frequently recommend eating plain yogurt, but I find it too sour. What can I do?

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Yogurt supports a healthy gut microbiome and is an excellent...

Q. What does “low” or “reduced” on a label mean, and what is the difference?

A. Kelly Kane, MS, RD, an assistant professor at the Friedman School and Tufts University School of Medicine and director of nutrition at Tufts...

Q. I’m interested in boosting my cooking skills. What is the difference between an herb and a spice, and what are some ways to...

A. Helen Rasmussen, PhD, RD, an instructor at the Friedman School, as well as a senior research dietitian in the Metabolic Research Unit at...

Vitamin D Levels Not Associated with COVID-19 Infection

While earlier studies had suggested low blood levels of vitamin D might increase the severity of COVID-19 infection, a recent observational study found that...

Replacing Some Carbs with Healthy Fats Is Good for Blood Cholesterol Levels

A recent analysis added to our understanding of the relationship between type of dietary fat and blood cholesterol levels. Dietary changes that raise blood...

Exercise is Good for Your Liver

A recent trial found that getting moving can improve liver health in people with obesity, even without weight loss. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is...

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Chimichurri Sauce

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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...