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5. The Skinny on Weight Management

According to the CDC, over 70 percent of adults over 20 are either overweight or obese. Percentage of body fat typically increases dramatically with age. By age 75, it can be double what it was during young adulthood. Extra weight can increase the risk for diseases like type 2 diabetes,

1. Food for Life

There are many reasons to eat healthfully. For some people, it may be about preventing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, while for others, it may be about maintaining an ideal body weight or even just feeling more energized. Fundamentally, though, a healthy diet is critical to providing your

The Protective Effects of Plants

People at risk of developing diabetes may want to fill up on more plant foods, according to several recent studies. In June, researchers reported in the European Journal of Epidemiology that an analysis of 6,798 people showed that people who ate more plant foods than animal foods had a lower

DASHing to Better Health

Of all the dietary plans available, the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is considered one of the best. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) recommends it as the best diet to lower blood pressure, while the U.S. Department of Agriculture calls it the best diet to

Heart-Healthy Diet: The Right Foods Can Fight Heart Disease

Heart-Healthy Diet: The Right Foods Can Fight Heart Disease

Take this to heart: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the U.S. Luckily, lifestyle factors such as weight management, regular physical activity, and a good heart-healthy diet plan can help to prevent and

The Best Diet for Your Heart and Arteries: 4 Simple Strategies

The Best Diet for Your Heart and Arteries: 4 Simple Strategies

Your heart is part of your cardiovascular system, which also includes all of the arteries that transport oxygenated blood from your heart throughout your body, and the veins that transport blood back to your heart. Many cardiovascular diseases and events—including coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral artery disease (PAD), heart attack,

Personalized Nutrition, Starring You

Traditional nutrition recommendations are generalized to apply to entire populations. Personalized nutrition is the process of designing a dietary pattern that meets your individual needs. This emerging field has the potential to revolutionize the way we use nutrition to promote health and prevent disease.

The “You” Factor. You are unique. Nutrition

2. Food Chemistry and Cardiovascular Disease

In the 4th century BCE, Greek physician Hippocrates transformed medicine with his holistic understanding of health and disease. Whereas previous generations of healers attributed illness to demons and cures to magic, Hippocrates based treatments on experimentation and rational evaluation of evidence, however limited on both counts. He saw the human

Lose Weight Well: Start with These Healthy Weight Loss Tips

Lose Weight Well: Start with These Healthy Weight Loss Tips

My goal as a doctor is to help my patients become healthy and stay that way. For many patients, that involves losing weight. Educating my patients about the real underlying causes of weight gain, teaching them about nutrition, and working with them to lose weight—focusing on healthy weight loss—is one

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