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.
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.
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
The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, known to benefit heart health, may also be effective in reducing diabetes risk
Identifying healthy food should be as simple as buying an energy-efficient appliance
Canadian consumers will soon be getting the message that switching fats is good for your heart
Snacking on a one-ounce handful of almonds might add only 129 calories to your 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.