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All Nutrition and Weight Control Special Reports

Making Sense of Health Claims

If you're one of the many health-conscious consumers who diligently reads package labels while food shopping, it may seem as if there's more to digest now than ever. In addition to the Nutrition Facts panel indicating nutrient amounts and ingredients, highlighted statements like 'low-sugar' and 'low-fat,' and sales ploys like special offers and recipes, an increasing number of products feature claims on their packaging that they may help reduce your risk of developing a variety of diseases. More...

7 Easy and Effective Weight-Loss Strategies

Dieting is a way of life for many people: Surveys consistently show that a large percentage of Americans are always on the lookout for new ways to lose and control their weight. Here is some sound weight-loss advice, courtesy of the latest crop of nutrition studies. More...

The Wisdom of Cutting Back on Salt

Americans love salt. On average, we consume twice the recommended daily maximum intake of 2,300 mg of sodium each day, which is 10 to 20 times what is needed for normal body function. Our bodies do need some salt -- but not that much. Here’s what you should know. More...

The Psychology of Mindless Eating

The average American makes more than 200 decisions about food every day, many of them subconscious. What's more, subtle and not-so-subtle cues from our surroundings often 'trap' us into eating 100–200 calories more a day than we need or want. The result: Slow but sure weight gain as we age. Here are 7 practical strategies to help you limit those extra calories. … More...

7 Strategies to Rev Up Your Aging Metabolism

Wrinkles, sagging skin, and graying hair aren't the only crosses you have to bear as you age. Your metabolism also makes the growing-older hit list. Johns Hopkins offers seven strategies on how to keep your metabolism humming as you grow older. After age 30, metabolism slows by about 2% per decade, thanks to a loss of muscle mass -- we lose as much as 50% of our muscle mass between the ages of 20 and 90,… More...

Changing Behavior to Lose Weight

An ability to alter lifelong attitudes toward diet and exercise may ultimately be the key to successful weight management: You must be motivated enough to change habits not for a few weeks or months, but for a lifetime. The importance of this resolve cannot be underestimated. The desire to lose weight must come from within. A person who wants to shed 20 lbs. to please a spouse is not likely to be as motivated, or… More...

Dietary Supplements: Yea or Nay?

While vitamin B12, calcium, and vitamin D are really the only dietary supplements you may need to stay healthy as you get older, many people are still tempted to try other supplements. In this Special Report Johns Hopkins helps you see beyond the hype and understand the risks and benefits of the dietary supplements you take. More...

A Guide to Choosing Lean Meats and Poultry

Meats get a bad rap, but when consumed in moderation they're excellent sources of protein and a variety of vitamins and minerals like niacin, vitamins B6 and B12, iron, phosphorus, and zinc. But how exactly do you separate the fatty cuts of meat -- those with the most artery-clogging saturated fat -- from the lean? Here's advice from Johns Hopkins' nutritionists. … More...

7 Easy and Effective Weight-Loss Strategies

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Dieting is a way of life for many people. Surveys consistently show that a large percentage of Americans are always on the lookout for new ways to lose and control their weight. Here is some sound weight-loss advice, courtesy of the latest crop of nutrition studies. Weight Loss Strategy 1 -- Pack in the Protein… More...

Your Aging Metabolism -- Tips on Revving Your Metabolic Motor

Johns Hopkins offers 7 strategies on how to keep your metabolism humming as you grow older. Wrinkles, sagging skin, and graying hair aren't the only crosses you have to bear as you age. Your metabolism also makes the growing-older hit list. After age 30, metabolism slows by about 2% per decade, thanks to a loss of muscle mass -- we lose as much as 50% of our muscle mass between the ages of 20 and 90,… More...

Research Update on Folate

Recently, the American Heart Association (AHA) removed folic acid from its list of dietary supplements that might help prevent heart attack or stroke. The research behind the AHA’s decision raises questions about the other purported benefits of folic acid. Is folic acid still worth considering? Folate is a type of B vitamin that is found naturally in foods such as leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits, dried beans, and peas. In supplement form it is called folic… More...

Are Antioxidant Supplements Worth Your Money?

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By now most people have heard the claims that antioxidants can ward off chronic diseases, preserve good vision, cure arthritis, and perform other miracles. The main antioxidants in foods are vitamins C and E; carotenoids such as beta-carotene, lutein, and similar plant compounds; and the mineral selenium. There are many other antioxidant compounds, including ones the body itself manufactures—chiefly enzymes, which can destroy harmful products of metabolism. More...

Nutrition and Weight Loss Glossary

Nutrition and Weight Loss Glossary: Health After 50 More...

Dietary Supplements -- Unsafe at Certain Doses

About half of American adults take vitamin or mineral supplements in an effort to ward off chronic conditions or offset a possible deficiency, a strategy that may benefit certain individuals. For example, the elderly are advised to take supplements of calcium and vitamin D to help prevent bone loss because the aging body manufactures less vitamin D, as well as a vitamin B12 supplement. Women of childbearing age are advised to consume an additional supplement of 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid per day. More...

America's New Food Pyramid

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