General Nutrition

More Veggies, Less Meat Associated with Longevity Lifestyle

Eating more legumes, vegetables and fruits and less meat is associated with lower mortality risk, accord-ing to a new study. But that doesnt mean becoming a vegetarian necessarily means youll live longer, cautions Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, director of Tufts HNRCA Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory.

Low-Fat Isnt Always Healthier, Nutrition Experts Caution

I f you want to eat a healthier diet, cut out the fat-right? Wrong, according to experts at the American Dietetic As- sociation (ADA) Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, in a panel on The Great Fat Debate. If you replace dietary fat, even saturated fat such as butter and whole milk, with sugar and other carbohydrates, you could actually be increas- ing your risk of heart disease.

For Obese Seniors, Combine Diet Plus Exercise to Fight Frailty

Combining diet and exercise is the most effective formula for obese seniors who want to improve physical performance, according to a new year-long study. For older people, the findings suggest, losing weight may be just as important for fighting off frailty as for avoiding obesity-related medical conditions

Extra Omega-3s Shown to Improve Insulin Resistance

The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, known to benefit heart health, may also be effective in reducing diabetes risk

What Nutrition Info Should Appear on the Front of Food Packages You Buy?

Identifying healthy food should be as simple as buying an energy-efficient appliance

Canadians Advised to Substitute Healthy Fats

Canadian consumers will soon be getting the message that switching fats is good for your heart

Almonds Have 20% Fewer Calories Than Expected

Snacking on a one-ounce handful of almonds might add only 129 calories to your diet

Less Fat, More Fast Food in US Diet

Were consuming less fat but eating out more than in the 1970s, according to a good news/bad news report from the USDAs Economic Research Service.