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Menopausal Weight-Control Tips: Fat versus muscle

Around the time of menopause, many women find themselves gaining a few extra pounds. This is true even for those who continue the eating and exercising habits that have helped them prevent weight gain previously. It's also common for there to be a shift in where extra pounds end up...

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Why Do I Need to Eat Fat?

Too much dietary fat causes many health problems. However, it is important to have some fat in your diet; about 20 to 35 percent of your calories should come from a variety and balance of healthy fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats). Healthy fats are used by your body in several...

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How to Become a Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian

Adopting a vegetarian diet shouldn't just entail omitting animal products from your next shopping list. If you're considering making the switch to being a vegetarian, follow our tips to ensure your new diet meets your body's needs. Remember, first of all, that any diet change should aim for a balanced...

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Contributing Authors: Susan Brown-Neaves, Joan Bushman, MPH, RD, Anna Delany, Rawinia Gregory