Winter 2019

Is Calorie Counting Dead?

For a century now, dieters have been trying—and failing— to lose weight by obsessively tracking the calorie content of everything they eat. There has to be a better way.

Lulu Hunt Peters never managed to become a household name. But the weight-loss method >>

Warning: Falling Strength Ahead

Researchers take a crucial step in the fight against muscle loss.

We have long known that the older people get, the less robust their muscles >>

More Good News About Cocoa

Consuming a flavonoid in cocoa helped healthy mice delay aging.

As if you needed another reason to enjoy cocoa products, a recent study by >>

10 Things You Need to Know About Fiber

A nutritional epidemiologist separates the facts from the hype.

With a variety of fiber types to consider—and health claims on food labels to >>

Fish vs. Fish Oil

Do fish oil supplements actually help with heart health?

Alice H. Lichtenstein, Director of Tufts’ HNRCA Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory and Gershoff Professor of >>

Rethinking Full-Fat Dairy

Fats in milk and cheese aren't connected to a higher risk of death.

Fats in milk, cheese, and other dairy products are not linked to a higher >>

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Nine nutrition experts who are doing big things with their Ph.D.s.

Is Calorie Counting Dead?

For a century now, dieters have been trying—and failing— to lose weight by obsessively tracking the calorie content of everything they eat. There has to be a better way.

The Unstoppable Frances Stern

How Stern’s first-of-its-kind nutrition center became a model for other clinics and a training ground for generations of dietitians devoted to the cause.

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Warning: Falling Strength Ahead

Researchers take a crucial step in the fight against muscle loss.

10 Things You Need to Know About Fiber

A nutritional epidemiologist separates the facts from the hype.

The Fridge-in-the-Classroom Test

Could putting refrigerators in classrooms lead to healthier snacks?