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July 2019

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Articles

What, Exactly, is a Mediterranean Diet?

Although it has been the subject of numerous health, weight loss, and cooking books, the so-called “Mediterranean diet” is not actually a diet plan—it’s the traditional way of eating in countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea.

Vitamin K: Beyond Blood Clotting —Subscribers Only

Vitamin K was named for its role in coagulation (koagulation in German), but it turns out this important vitamin has significant roles beyond blood clotting. Work by Tufts researchers and others shows that vitamin K may be an important factor in bone health, cardiovascular health, and type 2 diabetes.

Ask Tufts Experts

Q. What is the most recent thinking on biotin?

Q. What is the most recent thinking on biotin?

Q. I have read reports that coffee is good for health. I cannot consume caffeine. Does decaf coffee have any health benefits?

Q. I have read reports that coffee is good for health. I cannot consume caffeine. Does decaf coffee have any health benefits?

Q. Why don’t I see vitamin A on my package of ready-to-steam frozen sweet potatoes?

Q. Why don’t I see vitamin A on my package of ready-to-steam frozen sweet potatoes?

NewsBites

Omega-6 is Good for the Heart

An analysis published recently in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation, adds another piece to the puzzle of omega-6 fatty acids and heart disease.

Not All Diabetes Apps Are Created Equal

A recent study from Singapore suggests that many mobile applications (apps) designed to support diabetes self-management do not offer key features that could help with blood sugar control.

Strong Tasters May Eat Less

In a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, executive editor of the Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, and colleagues from Spain found that participants with a more acute sense of taste were less likely to be overweight or obese.

Special Reports

Health Benefits of Whole Grains

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend replacing refined grains with whole grains so that at least half of all grains consumed are whole grains. This recommendation is echoed in other guidelines and is backed up by many observational studies in which diets high in whole grains are associated with an array of health benefits compared to diets high in refined grains.