Tag: managing your weight

Smart Choices Key to Keeping Pounds Off as You Age

Popular coverage of diet and weight-loss strategies often summarizes the bottom line with a twist on President Bill Clinton’s campaign mantra, “It’s the economy, stupid.” When it comes to managing your weight, as this line of thinking goes, “It’s the calories, stupid.”
But a new study published in the American Journal

Dietary Relief for Aching Joints

Whether your knees ache when you climb stairs or it hurts to bend down to tie your shoes, arthritis can be a real pain. There is no easy fix for osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis and the focus of this article. In this condition, cartilage (the covering on

Ask the Experts: Popcorn; Antioxidant Loss; Spicy Pepper Alternatives

Q: I’ve been reading in your newsletter about the downsides of consuming too many starchy foods. Since corn is a starchy food, does that apply to popcorn, which I’ve been eating thinking it’s a healthy snack?

A: Nicola M. McKeown, PhD, director of the Friedman School’s Nutritional Epidemiology Program and a

1. Shifting Eating Habits For Better Health

Ready to Shift?
You don’t have to overhaul your eating habits overnight or give up all of the foods you love to attain good health. Instead, think about making small shifts in your diet or eating pattern to incorporate heathier options. If you make small, positive changes in the way you’re

‘Customizing’ Blood Pressure Meds Helps Limit Side Effects

Medications that lower high blood pressure (hypertension) are essential in the battle to prevent heart attack and brain-damaging stroke. But finding the right antihypertensive drug for an individual patient from among the many available medications is not necessarily a straightforward process. Many factors must be considered in selecting a patient’s

A Diet Rich in Anti-Inflammatory Foods May Help Ease Arthritis

What you eat and how much you weigh won’t cause osteoarthritis (OA, the most common form of arthritis) or cure it, but both may have an effect on its symptoms. A substantial body of evidence is making the case that inflammation of joints—or the lack of it—could be associated with

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