Expert Blog Posts

  1. April 17, 2014

    Waist size may be a predictor of life expectancy

    By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    What is your waistline telling you? Get a measuring tape and find out if your waist circumference is in a range associated with shorter life expectancy.

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  2. April 11, 2014

    A bright light in the obesity statistics

    What factors contributed to the decline in obesity among low-income preschoolers from 2008 through 2011? And what can we learn from this trend?

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  3. February 8, 2014

    Guidelines point the way to better health

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D.

    What will new guidelines on preventing heart disease and obesity mean for you?

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  4. September 26, 2013

    Diabetes and weight loss: Tips for success

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N. Diabetes and weight loss: Aim for success by learning from those who've achieved long-term weight loss. 10 comments
  5. September 25, 2013

    Weight management mantra: Maintain, don't gain

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Try thinking about about weight in a new way: Focus on a healthy lifestyle that prevents weight gain rather than on dieting for weight loss. 6 comments
  6. September 6, 2013

    Individualization key in weight loss program

    By Donald Hensrud, M.D. Anybody who takes on a weight loss program needs a plan tailored to their own needs. 2 comments
  7. April 25, 2013

    Exercise, hunger and weight loss

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. The connection between exercise, hunger and weight loss is not as straightforward as it may seem. 7 comments
  8. April 10, 2013

    Sugar challenge: Cut the sweetness for 2 weeks

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Can you give up added sugar and artificial sweeteners for two weeks? You may never think about sugar the same way again. 19 comments
  9. April 4, 2013

    Money talks when it comes to weight loss

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Would a financial incentive influence you to choose healthier foods and smaller portions, pass on dessert, and exercise more? 1 comment
  10. March 27, 2013

    Calories reconsidered

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Is the formula used for predicting weight loss flawed? What about how calorie counts are calculated? 7 comments
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