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1. Eating Wisely As You Age

How Diet Makes a Difference
We all know that eating a healthy diet is important for growing children, and the obesity epidemic and soaring rates of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases dramatically demonstrate the need to eat right from young adulthood into middle age. But does what you eat

What’s Really in Your “Dietary Supplements”?

Surveys have shown that a large majority of Americans are confident in the “safety, quality and effectiveness” of products marketed as “dietary supplements” (a term derived from a 1994 law that questionably grouped drug-type herbal and botanical extracts with essential vitamins and minerals). So many were shocked at the recent

3. Choosing Healthy Heart-Brain Foods

The Need for Nutrient Density
Another concept emphasized in the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is nutrient density. You need to consume nutrient-dense foods and beverages to get enough of the nutrients you need without consuming too many calories. Aim to get as much nutritional “bang” for your caloric “bucks”

For Strong Bones, Supplements Are Sometimes Needed

If your doctor advises you to take calcium and vitamin D supplements, you may feel over-whelmed when you walk into the store and see the array of products available: The many brands, bottles, and price points present you with a challenging decision, but you needn’t worry. “A generic drugstore supplement

Should You Skip That Supplement?

A recent survey suggests that dietary supplements other than vitamins and minerals remain the most common complementary health approach used by Americans. But while dietary supplements are frequently advertised as being beneficial for our health, many of them interact with medications seniors take to treat age-related diseases and conditions. Others

Ask the Doctor: Calcium in Multivitamins

Q. I take a Centrum Silver multivitamin daily, but I’ve just noticed it provides only 220 milligrams (mg) of calcium. Since the recommended daily amount is 1,200 mg, should I take two pills daily instead of one?

A. It is not advisable to take more than one multivitamin a day, since

FDA Again Protects Consumers From Dangerous Dietary Supplements

Following on a 2013 sweep of potentially dangerous dietary supplements, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) launched another offensive against 117 manufacturers and/or distributors of dietary supplements and tainted products falsely marketed as dietary supplements. One company charged with criminal action is UDPLabs LLC, which sold workout and weight

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