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  • 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? 10 comments
  • Nov. 10, 2012

    Is a calorie always a calorie?

    By Donald Hensrud, M.D. While studies continue to reveal new factors in weight gain, a healthy diet and physical activity are still the most important factors in managing weight.  6 comments
  • Oct. 03, 2012

    What will it take to reverse the obesity epidemic?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. The rates of obesity and related diseases are on course to increase dramatically over the next 20 years. What can be done? 19 comments
  • Sept. 26, 2012

    Don't go against the grain — Go whole grain

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Grains are part of a healthy diet, and at least half should be whole grains. Try these easy tips for adding whole grains to meals. 6 comments
  • July 25, 2012

    Sitting disease

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. The number of hours you spend sitting each day can affect how long you live as well as your quality of life. 27 comments
  • June 07, 2012

    Sugar is sugar — Don't be fooled

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Whether sweetened with sugar or corn syrup, soda and other sugary drinks have been linked to poor diet, weight gain, obesity and diabetes. 59 comments
  • May 09, 2012

    How to pick spring's freshest produce

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. What fruits and vegetables are in season now? Find out and get tips on how to choose the cream of the crop. 3 comments
  • Jan. 25, 2012

    Questions about nutrition — Top 5 FAQs

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Mayo Clinic dietitians answer the most common questions they get about how to lose weight and stay healthy. 16 comments
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