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Are You at Risk for Osteopenia? Symptoms May Not Tell the Story

Osteopenia isn’t as serious as osteoporosis—see our posts defining bone loss test scores of osteoporosis -2.5 or osteoporosis -3.0. But it’s also not easy to detect; there aren’t any obvious osteopenia symptoms. Certain factors, however, can make you vulnerable to osteopenia, meaning that it's important to preserve your bone density. … Read More

What Is Saturated Fat?

You see the phrase mentioned frequently in relation to nutrition, dieting, and overall health, but exactly what is saturated fat? And should we banish it from our eating plan? Saturated fats fall under the very large umbrella of dietary "fats." They're typically solid at room temperature, and occur naturally in … Read More

Healthy Eating Pattern: Dietary Guidelines Show the Way

If you're serious about maintaining good health as you age, use the recently updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015–2020 as your blueprint. The publication (available as a free download by clicking here) offers a healthy eating pattern designed to reduce obesity and prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, … Read More

Eggs and Cholesterol: Are Eggs Bad for You?

Few foods are as controversial as the humble egg. Some research shows they're a healthy addition to the diet, while other studies advise against them. For example, two studies show that eggs and cholesterol-containing foods might increase diabetes risk. Researchers used data from two completed randomized trials: 20,703 men from the … Read More

Lewy Body Dementia: Outlook and Action Steps

Researchers are exploring new approaches that are increasing scientific understanding of dementia with Lewy bodies (or DLB), also known as lewy body dementia. In one study, the transplantation of stem cells into DLB-damaged areas of the brains of mice revitalized those regions and resulted in dramatic improvements in the animals’ … Read More

3 Diet Plans to Consider: How to Eat Healthy

It’s one thing to know which foods are healthy—and another thing to create a diet plan that incorporates those foods. Fortunately, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans provides detailed information on three different diet plans: the “Healthy U.S.-Style,” “Healthy Mediterranean-Style,” and “Healthy Vegetarian” eating patterns. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for … Read More

How to Read Nutrition Labels: Food Facts

Reading nutrition facts labels isn’t that difficult, and indeed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to make the information on those labels even clearer. Still, if you’re trying to make heart-healthy food purchases, it’s important to know what you’re looking for as you scan the backs of … Read More

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