Do eggs increase ovarian cancer risk?

Q. Do eggs increase ovarian cancer risk? A. Right now, the research does not show any strong link between eggs and ovarian cancer risk. There have been a few studies that have found a modest...
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Health Talk: Weight Loss and Exercise

Q: I have been sticking with my exercise program for three months and haven’t lost a pound of my excess weight. What am I doing wrong? A: First, congratulations on starting and, most important, continuing...

Do Vegetarian Meals Need to Include Foods with Complementary Protein

Q: When eating vegetarian meals, is it important to choose food combinations that provide complementary protein? A: You are referring to the fact that most plant foods have incomplete protein, meaning they are low in...

Comparing Plant-Based Milks to Cow’s Milk

Q: How does almond milk compare nutritionally to soymilk and cow’s milk? A: For people avoiding cow’s milk due to allergy, lactose intolerance or other reasons, almond milk and soymilk are two of the most...

Health Talk: How Can I Get More Active While Taking Care of My Children?

Q: I need to get more active, but how can I when I don’t have anyone to watch my young children while I work out, and I don’t get much exercise when I try...

Effectiveness of Spot Reducing

Q: My friend says that spot reducing exercises can’t really target fat at particular areas of the body. Is that true? A: Exercises that focus on particular body parts can be very effective at strengthening...

Interval Training and Exercise Recommendations

Q: Is it true that interval training is better than regular aerobic forms of exercise? If so, how does that fit with the recommended 30 minutes of daily physical activity? A: Interval Training – technically...

Tai Chi and Health Benefits

Q: It seems like more and more people are trying Tai Chi. Does this kind of slow exercise really have any health benefits? A: Tai Chi (pronounced tie-chee), which originated in China as a martial...

Popularity of Kale in Recipes

Q: Recipes and nutrition articles everywhere are promoting kale, a vegetable I never even heard of until recently. Is it really that great? A: Kale is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, along with...

What is Moderate Physical Activity?

Q: How hard do I have to be working for activity to be considered “moderate”? A: The intensity of activity considered moderate depends on your level of fitness. A simple recommended way to tell whether...

I Want to Lose Weight, but When I Get Too Hungry, I Overeat.

Q: I want to lose weight, but when I get too hungry, I overeat. How can I tell when to ignore the urge versus when it’s time to eat before I’m too hungry? A: It’s...

Is Alcohol Helpful or Harmful to Blood Pressure?

Q: Is alcohol helpful or harmful to blood pressure? A: The most important lifestyle influences on keeping a healthy blood pressure are weight control, regular exercise, limiting sodium consumption from salt and (especially) from processed...

How Can I Avoid Overeating at Family Gatherings

Q: How can I avoid overeating in response to people pushing food at me during family gatherings? A: Family dynamics vary, so an approach that works in one family might not do well in another....

Do Those Elastic Tubes and Bands Really Work for Strength Training?

Q: Do those elastic tubes and bands really work for strength training? A: Yes, elastic tubes and bands are now available for virtually all levels of strength training, and they’re inexpensive and easily stored. You...

Does Exercise Improve or Worsen Arthritis of The Knees?

Q: Does exercise improve or worsen arthritis of the knees? A: Osteoarthritis, the most common type of knee arthritis, is when cartilage in the knee breaks down due to wear-and-tear. Current clinical guidelines identify exercise...