Research over the past few years has provided a much clearer understanding about how sugar should be treated as part of a diabetic or sugar-free diet. Type 1 diabetes is a disease in which the immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Insulin is the hormone that allows
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Q: What’s involved in repairing a torn meniscus?
A: The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage in the knee that acts as a cushion between the shinbone and the thighbone. You actually have two menisci, one on the right and one on the left of the knee bone or patella.
Learning how to lower triglyceride levels is important if you have high triglycerides. A number of ways are available to do that, but you almost always should begin by using three of the most-researched natural therapies.
High cholesterol has received most of the attention from heart health experts for years. Recently, however, scientists
Plants and Phytonutrients
When you were growing up, your mother may have told you to “eat your vegetables”—and that’s still good advice when you are older. Vegetables occupy more space on Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults than any other food group for good reasons. In all of the various rating systems
What foods should you eat to live longer, especially if you’re already 65 or older? Previous attempts to tackle that question have often been confounded by other lifestyle and even socio-economic factors that are difficult to untangle from the effects of diet. Now a new observational study of 8,937 men
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
Q: Are sweet potatoes better for you than white potatoes?
A: Potatoes come in many different shapes, sizes and colors and offer an array of nutrients at an affordable price. Recent research in the journal PLoS One in May 2013 revealed that potatoes offered the most nutrition-al bang for the buck,
If you’re aiming to reduce the number of calories you consume in order to lose weight, you’ll want to include plenty of low-calorie foods, ones that are high in nutritional value—in your diet plan. Fortunately, almost all non-starchy vegetables and fruits are low-calorie foods, so you have a large selection
According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide. Lifestyle choices are directly linked to one-third of all cancers: excess weight, low intake of fruits and vegetables, lack of physical activity, and tobacco and alcohol use.
“Reducing your intake of certain food groups while increasing your
You’ve probably heard that a healthy diet is important for cardiac health—but exactly what is a heart-healthy diet?
“Most experts recommend the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet or a Mediterranean-style diet,” says Martha McKittrick, RD, CDE, a dietitian at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. Both diets emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and