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Replacing Animal-Based Foods with Plant-Based Benefits Health

Many observational studies have concluded that substituting animal-based foods with plant-based protein sources is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2...

Check Your Nutrition Knowledge!

In 2023, we provided the latest evidence-based information on a wide variety of health and nutrition topics—including heart health issues, product labeling, physical activity,...

Vegan vs. Vegetarian Dietary Patterns

Q: What are the differences between vegetarian and vegan dietary patterns? A: Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, executive editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition...

Big Health and Nutrition Stories of 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, let’s review and update some of the biggest health and nutrition stories of the year. Concerns About Sugar Substitutes....

Eggs or Egg Whites?

Q: Sometimes I like to cook up a veggie omelet for breakfast or lunch. Should I be using whole eggs, egg whites, those cartons...

Do You Have Metabolic Syndrome?

About one in three U.S. adults has metabolic syndrome—a group of conditions that together indicate higher risk for a number of serious health conditions....

Dietary Patterns Rich in Fruits and Vegetables Associated with Lower Risk of High Blood...

A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies concluded that high intake of either fruits or fruits and vegetables was associated with lower risk...

Even Healthy, Normal-Weight Older Women May Benefit from a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

A recent study reinforces the fact that a healthy lifestyle is beneficial even in the absence of overweight or obesity. The study included over 40,000...

Coconut Oil

Q: You say to avoid fats that are solid at room temperature. Does that include coconut oil? A: Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, senior scientist...

High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer

With “World Heart Day” coming up on September 29th, this is the perfect month to commit to a few simple goals that will help...