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.
The best way to meet your needs is by eating a variety of nutritious foods, including nuts, seeds and oils rich in this fat-soluble vitamin.
Subscribers OnlyAugust 2017 — The vast majority of us fall short of meeting vitamin E recommendations. But, that doesn't mean we have a vitamin E deficiency. Outright vitamin E deficiency is uncommon. And despite shortfalls, the 20152020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans did not identify vitamin E as a nutrient of public health concern.
Subscribers Only — February 2017 - Could the daily multivitamin (MVI) many people take "just in case" their eating plan falls short help heart health?...
Current Issue: November 2017
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Another Step Closer to Calories on Menus
Recently FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced the FDA will be providing additional, practical guidance on menu (calorie) labeling requirements by the end of this year. More
Offset Obesity Genes with Physical Activity
Increased genetic risk for obesity doesnt necessarily mean youll become obese, and maintaining a more physically-active lifestyle may decrease the obesity risk contributed byyour genetics, says Lu Qi, MD, PhD, senior author of a recent study on the topic published in Diabetes and director of the Tulane University Obesity Research Center in New Orleans. More
Eating Increases Feel-Good Hormones
Eating leads to widespread opioid release in the brain, which signals feelings of satiety (fullness) and pleasure, according to a study in the Journal of Neuroscience. More
Protein at Each Meal for Muscle Strength?
Spreading protein intake more equally among breakfast, lunch and dinner was associated with greater muscle mass and strength (but not mobility) in healthy older adults compared to eating the majority of protein later in the day, says new research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. More
Step Away from the Smorgasbord
With the holidays approaching, a new study in PLOS One reinforces the importance of staying a good distance away from festive food tables to help avoid overeating. More