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Introduction

If you wonder whether your diet really makes a difference in your health as you get older, just ask Uncle Sam. Every five years, the federal government rounds up the latest scientific evidence about nutrition and serves up a few hundred pages of advice about what to eat and drink

Minimizing Meat for Better Health

“Many people are used to meat being the focal point of their plate,” says Abigail Arday, RD, CDN, CNSC, a registered dietitian at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. “However, a lot of research suggests we should limit our meat consumption to lower our risks of heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease,

Newsbriefs: Omega-3s; Fiber; Oats

Omega-3s decrease risk of heart disease.
Increasing your consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, found in seafood and fish oil, flaxseed, vegetable oils, and some nuts, will decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to a recent study by Penn State nutritionists. Omega-3 fatty acids derived from seafood contain heart-healthy eicosapentaenoic

Manage Your Weight, Benefit Your Brain

Americans are bulking up around the waist, and that spells trouble for the brain. The average waist size in this country has increased from 37.6 inches in 1999 to 38.8 inches in 2012, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures. The agency estimates that 70

Tailoring Treatments to Specific Types of Breast Cancer

When it comes to breast cancer treatment, one size does not fit all. There are many types of breast cancers and many kinds of treatments.
“We’ve made a lot of progress,” says Anne Moore, MD, medical director of the Weill Cornell Breast Center, a noted researcher, and a

Shopper’s Guide: Fruit Round-Up

It’s not news that fruits are an important part of a healthy diet. These delicious plant foods are full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, in addition to being low in fat and sodium, and modest in calories. Fruit intake has been linked with many benefits, such as reduced risk

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