Winter 2016

Rude Awakening

Cutting back on sleep can pack on the pounds. The question is, why?

You probably know this ritual: the kids are in bed, the television is on, >>

Do Your Knees Need D?

Vitamin may protect your joints from arthritis

People who are lacking in vitamin D could be doubling their risk for progressive >>

What Telomeres Tell Us

These DNA defenders are signals of longer life

Ever notice what happens when the little plastic bit on the end of your >>

Overweight and Healthy

Some obese people show little evidence of diseases linked to unhealthy diets

We know that excess weight, and especially obesity, can lead to heart disease and >>

Exercising for Brain Health

Study finds that physical activity doesn’t necessarily improve cognitive function as we age

In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers including >>

Together We Lose

Healthy living initiative that targets kids helps their parents, too

Sometimes, it’s the parents who take after their kids. That was the case when >>

Pros and Cons of Life Near the Big City

Urbanization affects the health of farm families

As developing countries start to urbanize, cities become sources of jobs, health care and >>

Obesity and Colorectal Cancer

Certain gut bacteria could affect the chances of developing the disease

People who are extremely overweight have a higher risk for developing colorectal cancer, though >>

Food Inside Out

Who measures all those nutrients in what we eat, anyway?

Next time you’re in the supermarket checking out the Nutrition Facts panel on a >>

Pass It On

What mothers (and fathers) eat can affect the lifetime health of their children

In the winter of 1944, the western Netherlands faced a famine of epic proportions. >>

Sipping Toward Disaster

Soda and other sugary drinks are even worse for us than we thought. Can we kick the habit?

In public health circles, it’s often called the “low-hanging fruit.” If people could just >>

Visionary Work

Cells from dental pulp could be used to treat sight-stealing macular degeneration

More than 15 million Americans suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease that >>

Top Stories

Sipping Toward Disaster

Soda and other sugary drinks are even worse for us than we thought. Can we kick the habit?

Rude Awakening

Cutting back on sleep can pack on the pounds. The question is, why?

Pass It On

What mothers (and fathers) eat can affect the lifetime health of their children

Feast for the Eyes

Simple design tricks make healthy snacks as appealing as junk food

Tufts Nutrition Top 10

Overlooked veggies that are surprisingly good for you

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Do Your Knees Need D?

Vitamin may protect your joints from arthritis

Food Inside Out

Who measures all those nutrients in what we eat, anyway?

Obesity and Colorectal Cancer

Certain gut bacteria could affect the chances of developing the disease

Shifting America’s Diet

Factions continue to duke it out over what the nation’s dietary guidelines should be, but the scientists have had their say: less meat, less sugar, and please, eat your veggies

Why So Good?

The science behind yogurt’s aura of health

A Reason to be Choosy about Fat

Diet may exacerbate genetic obesity risk