About the Author

Dawn Bialy

Dawn Bialy

Dawn Bialy is Executive Editor of the Weill Cornell Medical College Women’s Health Advisor and Executive Editor of Weill Cornell Women’s Nutrition Connection. She also has contributed to health publications associated with the Cleveland Clinic, UCLA, and Mount Sinai. Bialy also has served as Managing Editor for special health reports on nutrition and diet from The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
Bialy strives to provide readers with science-based, practical actions they can take to improve their health. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New College of Florida and is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. Her pet peeve is misleading claims made by food and supplement manufacturers.

Articles by Dawn Bialy

What Causes Hypertension? Diet Plays a Huge Role

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What Causes Hypertension? Diet Plays a Huge Role

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, occurs when the force at which your blood presses against the inside of your arteries is too great. Over time, hypertension can increase your risk for cardiovascular problems such as heart disease, stroke, and heart attack, as well as damaging your kidneys. But

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Strong Triceps Needed for Arm Mobility

Whether you’re swinging a tennis racquet, picking up a grandchild, or grabbing a cup of coffee, you’re using your triceps, the muscles that run along the back of the humerus, the bone in your upper arm.
The triceps are a primary mover in elbow extension and are involved in tasks such

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Dark Chocolate’s Delicious Health Benefits

Of all the nutritional advice and information that’s come out in the last several years, the fact that chocolate contains beneficial nutrients is probably one of the most appreciated. Dark chocolate contains flavanols, compounds that act as powerful antioxidants. That may be why consuming dark chocolate has been shown to

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The Difference Between Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease

You’re probably seeing a lot more “gluten-free” options on supermarket shelves and restaurant menus these days. That’s because gluten—proteins found in wheat, barley, triticale, and rye—can trigger your body to attack the lining of your small intestine if you have celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that can damage the lining

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Newsbriefs: Sugary Beverages; Saturated Fat; Alternate-Day Fasting

Some Beverages Linked to Stroke and Dementia
Research published April 20, 2017 in the journal Stroke suggests that people who consume more sugary beverages, such as soft drinks and fruit juices, are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volumes, and smaller hippocampal volumes (the hippocampus is an area

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Building a Better Breakfast

Why is breakfast routinely touted as the most important meal of the day?  Because numerous health benefits have been linked to eating breakfast, including lower blood pressure, LDL cholesterol, and triglyceride levels, improved focus and concentration, and maintaining a healthy weight. Other research suggests that bypassing breakfast may increase the

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Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Are Becoming More Mainstream

If you think you’ll be missing out on a host of nutrients if you eat vegetarian or vegan, think again: Vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful and nutritionally adequate if they are appropriately planned, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Studies show that vegetarians and vegans tend to