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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

5. Nutrients in Supplement Form

Multivitamins and Your Brain
For many Americans, taking a multivitamin as “insurance” against nutritional shortfalls is a daily habit. Americans have been taking multivitamin/mineral supplements since the early 1940s, and an estimated one-third of all U.S. consumers take these regularly. Multivitamins account for almost one-sixth of all purchases of dietary supplements

From The Editor

Are you ready to take charge of your health and put into motion lifestyle changes that will help you live well and enjoy life more? If so, I hope you will find the 2017 Change Your Diet, Change Your Life report from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

4. A Closer Look at Key Nutrients

Your Diet Vs. Chronic Disease
It’s estimated that half of all U.S. adults—about 117 million people—suffer from preventable, diet-related chronic diseases. Shifting to healthier eating patterns that contain the nutrients your heart and brain require can help bring about lasting improvements in individual health, according to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for

3. Dementia

MCI to Dementia
Progressing from MCI to dementia means the difference between forgetting names, dates, or what you intended to buy at the supermarket, and having significant trouble functioning in your day-to-day life. The progression of MCI to dementia can alter many aspects of who you are, including your memory, personality

Want to Feel Good? Eat More Fruits and Vegetables!

For most people, the long-term benefits of eating healthy food, such as disease prevention, are too far in the future to provide real motivation to change unhealthy eating habits. But a new study reveals that eating up to eight daily servings of fruit and vegetables provides a “happiness” factor that

Three Healthy Eating Patterns Can Make Food Planning Easier

It’s one thing to know which foods are healthy and another thing to create an eating plan that incorporates these foods. Fortunately, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans provide detailed information on three different dietary plans: the Healthy U.S.-Style, Healthy Mediterranean-Style, and Healthy Vegetarian eating patterns. Here are the essential

Find the Diabetes Drugs Best Suited for You

The days in which the only treatment for type 2 diabetes was insulin injections are long past. Now, new classes of FDA-approved drugs and new drug combinations allow physicians to individualize treatment based on the specific needs of the 29 million Americans who have the condition, half of whom are

6 Nutritious, Budget-Friendly Foods

It may seem challenging to follow a healthy diet when your grocery budget is limited, but finding nutritious foods that also stretch your dollars is easier than you think.

“Many people think eating healthy is unattainable on a budget, but with a few simple tips and strategies, they can definitely eat

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