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Diets and Dieting

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  • Self-care steps can keep your heart healthy during the holidays

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that heart attacks are more common around the holidays? If so, why is that? What can people do to lower their risk? ANSWER: Heart attacks, along with heart problems in general, are more common around the holidays. Various...
  • EatingWell: Turn back time by avoiding these foods that age your skin

    Wrinkles are a natural part of aging, but that doesn't mean you can't do anything to prevent them. While plenty of us spend lots of money on creams and cleansers, the best place to find anti-aging products is in your grocery store or garden. What we eat...
  • When diagnosed early, stopping diabetic kidney disease may be possible

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father was recently diagnosed with diabetic kidney disease. Is there a chance this can be reversed, or will he have it for life? What changes, if any, should he be making to his diet? ANSWER: It's not uncommon for people who have...
  • A plant-based diet has impressive benefits, including longer life

    Recent findings indicate that instead of a meat-heavy diet, you're better off focusing on plants--whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and soy. People who eat a plant-based diet live longer, have less cancer and heart disease, weigh...
  • 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...
  • Beat weight worries: Strike an energy balance

    If you take in less energy than your body requires, you lose weight; when you take in more than you need, you gain weight. When your energy is in perfect balance, you maintain your weight. It seems so easy, but two out of three adults are overweight or...
  • Vegging out

    Vegging out
    Anyone who has tried to travel while minding a serious diet probably has had to compromise. After being offered only risotto or pasta at several restaurants in Italy, a vegetarian friend ordered "steak and baked potato, but hold the steak" in self-...
  • 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...
  • EatingWell: 12 superfoods to help you eat healthy for $1 or less

    Every few months, it seems, there's hype about the latest, hottest superfood. But lots of ordinary foods, many of which are stocked in nearly every grocery store in America, are "superfoods" brimming with various disease-fighting nutrients, usually...
  • Letters from President Taft tell familiar story of struggling to lose weight

    Harvard Health Blog William Howard Taft was America's heaviest president. Of course, he would have preferred being seen and remembered for something else, and did take steps to lose weight. Not surprisingly, though, Taft's story of weight loss and...
  • Maintain your mental edge with exercise and a brain-boosting diet

    Just as a healthy diet can help fend off chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes, what you eat also can help you keep your mental edge as you age. Approximately five million Americans over age 65 have Alzheimer's disease, a progressive...