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Diets and Dieting

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  • Mother needs advice to help overweight daughter

    Q: My daughter is 4-foot-7, and weighs 132 pounds. She also has high blood pressure and reflux. I've been trying to cut back on sugar drinks and fried food. Can you suggest any other changes to her eating plan to help? A: It's great that you're working...
  • Ask the doctor: The Mediterranean diet difference

    Q. I hear that it's now been proved that the Mediterranean diet really is good for your heart. Is that true? A. Studies going back 60 years have studied the effect of diet on rates of heart attacks, strokes, and other conditions caused by atherosclerosis...
  • Stick with healthy carbs over their highly-processed cousins

    When it comes to carbs, the pendulum has swung dramatically in the past three decades, from eating them without discretion, to avoiding them altogether--and finally, to a new appreciation for the healthiest sources. In the 1980s and '90s, it was all...
  • Drinking plenty of fluids reduces the risk of kidney stones

    Q: I've developed kidney stones. Is there anything I might be eating or drinking that could have caused them? I drink two to three cups of mint tea daily--could that be the problem? A: First and foremost, be sure you drink plenty of fluids every day...
  • Considering a gluten-free diet

    It's not just for people with celiac disease. But is it for you? In the world of trendy diets, the latest catchphrase is gluten-free. That's the eating style essential to people with celiac disease, which is an intolerance to the protein gluten—found...
  • Top foods to help protect your vision

    You'll want to concentrate on yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, plus egg yolks and fatty, cold-water fish. When it comes to protecting your vision, what you eat may affect what you see. Certain vitamins and minerals found in food may play a role...
  • Getting your protein from plants

    It's an easy way to increase your fiber, vitamins, and minerals. When it comes to getting protein in your diet, meat isn't the only option. Mounting evidence shows that reducing meat and increasing plant-based proteins is a healthier way to go. "A diet...
  • Time to end the war against saturated fat?

    Time to end the war against saturated fat?
    The British Medical Journal has issued a clarion call to all who want to ward off heart disease: Forget the statins and bring back the bacon (or at least the full-fat yogurt). Saturated fat is not the widow-maker it's been made out to be, writes British...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Healthy eating habits start in the home

    I try to incorporate questions about eating habits into my well child visits. Even though most pediatricians are busy, a few minutes spent discussing healthy eating can go a long way. I've started asking some new questions which I think are helpful to...
  • EatingWell: Experts deconstruct myths about cholesterol

    A study published recently in The Lancet stated that high HDL might not directly protect against disease. This was noteworthy because high HDL cholesterol is often touted as protective against heart disease, while high LDL cholesterol is linked to...
  • EatingWell: 10 unhealthy habits to quit now

    Some of the things you do--or don't do--every day might be sabotaging your efforts to be healthier. As you read the list of daily habits, don't be too hard on yourself and expect that you'll change all of these at once. The key to success is to slowly...