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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...

Lose Excess Weight to Fight Breast Cancer

Women, if you are looking for more motivation to have a healthy weight, a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer...

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....
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...

What, Exactly, is BMI?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body weight adjusted for height. It is considered a better indicator of excess weight than body...
Obseity

Obesity Predicted to Become the Norm in Many States by 2030

It can be difficult to measure the extent of the obesity epidemic in the U.S. because people often underestimate when reporting their own weight....

What to Eat with Diabetes

More than 100 million adults in the U.S. have diabetes or prediabetes.  “Nutrition and weight loss are powerful tools in diabetes management,” says Richard...
Junk Food

A Report Card on the American Diet

The latest available data show that, as of 2016, Americans had made some significant dietary improvements, reducing intake of low-quality carbohydrates like added sugars...
Soluble Fiber

Oat Soluble Fiber Influences Blood Sugar Control, But Not Appetite

A randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the soluble fiber in oats (oat beta-glucan) affected blood glucose...
Fasting diets

Fasting Diets Equivalent to More Traditional Calorie Cutting for Weight Loss

A randomized controlled trial recently published in The Journal of Nutrition found that intermittent calorie restriction and continuous calorie restriction were equally effective in...