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Dear Doctors: Can the food we eat affect chronic inflammation in the body? In our previous column, we addressed the first half of a two-part question about inflammation – what is it, and can it be affected [...]
Dear Doctors: It seems as though we’re hearing more and more about inflammation and how it causes disease. What is inflammation and how does it work? And is it really possible that what you eat makes a difference? [...]
Dear Doctor: I love ham sandwiches – and have one almost every day. I also have asthma, and just read that processed meats can increase the risk of asthma. How can this be? Meats have been cured – that is preserved [...]
Plant-based diets are associated with numerous health benefits, but it's not so easy for meat eaters to suddenly drop foods they're used to eating daily. Certain foods can help ease that transition, says UCLA senior dietitian Dana Hunnes, by providing nutrients [...]
Dear Doctor: Some studies suggest that long-term calorie restriction can shorten lifespan; others say it won’t. Which should we believe? This is a perplexing question. We need energy to live, and the food we eat provides that energy. Obviously, gluttony can [...]