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It’s Never Too Late to Lose Weight

It may seem as if it’s harder to lose weight as we get older, but the results of a new study suggest it’s possible. The retrospective study, published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology, examined weight loss in morbidly obese adults enrolled in hospital-based weight loss programs in the United Kingdom. Meaningful weight loss (seven percent […]

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 often, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, barley, tomatoes, oregano, pepper, red pepper flakes, and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until barley is soft, approximately 30 […]

Intermittent Fasting Does Not Lead to More Weight Loss

Participants in a new randomized clinical trial lost about the same amount of weight and had similar cardiometabolic benefits whether they practiced intermittent fasting (time-restricted eating) or ate three meals per day. One group of the overweight and obese participants were told to eat three meals a day (plus snacks if desired). Another group could […]
To reach your health goals this year, take one step at a time. Incremental changes support the lasting behavior changes that can make your goals a reality.

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 change is tough. Even if your end goal is big, research shows that baby steps are more likely to lead to sustainable, manageable, long lasting behavior change that gets you the […]
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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 we age. Compared to levels of vitamin K seen with adequate dietary intake, low vitamin K levels in older adults were associated with a 19 percent higher risk of death. There […]

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 research combined and analyzed the results of six observational studies conducted in the U.S., Sweden, and Australia. Consuming chocolate at least once a week was associated with a lower risk of […]
There is no shortage of diet advice out there. Cut through the hype and look for healthy options that work for you in the long term.

The Great Diet Debate

While any plan that cuts calories will result in short-term weight loss, not all calorie-cutting measures are sustainable or good for our overall health. In general, experts favor a variety of high-quality, healthy foods in reasonable portions and argue against “fad diets” that cut out entire health-promoting food groups. Let’s see how a few popular […]
Snacking Myths

Top 5 Snacking Myths

People in the U.S. are snacking more than ever before. According to a 2019 survey, 59 percent of adults worldwide prefer snacking to eating regular meals, and that figure jumps to 70 percent for young people. We have a lot of misconceptions about this increasingly common activity that can have an outsized impact on our […]

Soup it Up!

Soups are wonderfully versatile and easy to make, and the combinations of ingredients and flavors are endless. They are a great way to boost your intake of vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, and when you make soups at home you control the sodium level, which tends to be high in canned and packaged varieties. Better […]

Skipping Meals to Cut Calories Could Lead to Unexpected Consequences

If you’re trying to lose weight for your health, skipping meals may not be the way to go. A study published recently in the journal Public Health Nutrition found that skipping meals can cut calories, but may cut the intake of healthy foods, which could impact health negatively over time. The study analyzed data on […]