The best way to get the nutrients your body needs is by eating a balanced diet. But it's not always easy to meet your daily requirements of certain nutrients from food alone. Tufts experts separate the facts from the hype on supplements. You'll find unbiased information on vitamins like B-complex, C, D and E, supplements like omega-3 and lutein and essential minerals like magnesium and potassium and how they can protect or, in high doses, even harm your health.
June 2019 — An expert committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which included Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, Gershoff Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Executive Editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, recently reviewed the scientific evidence in order to update the official U.S. and Canadian Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for sodium and potassium.
— February 2019 - Q. Does taking omega-3 fish oil help reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer?
Current Issue: July 2019
What, Exactly, is a Mediterranean Diet?
Omega-6 is Good for the Heart
An analysis published recently in the American Heart Associations journal, Circulation, adds another piece to the puzzle of omega-6 fatty acids and heart disease. More
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. More
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. More