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Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Carmen is a Registered Dietitian. In addition to writing for HealthCentral, she has spent her career working at Johns Hopkins and is also an adjunct faculty instructor for Excelsior College. Carmen has over 20 years of experience in nutritional counseling, education, writing, and program management and is a certified specialist in adult weight management. She enjoys educating her students and clients about how nutrition affects the body and its role in overall health and wellness.

Latest by Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

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Prevention

Could This Kitchen Staple Help You Live Longer?

Don’t believe the hype! This versatile ingredient is the real superstar of the Mediterranean diet.

Fresh eggs.
Autoimmune Diseases

Is This Food Group Making You Flare?

Methionine, an amino acid found in meat and eggs, fuels your energy levels and—unfortunately—the progression of your chronic condition too, finds new research.

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Nutrition

11 Tips for Eating Out With High Cholesterol

Restaurant menus are tricky when you’re watching your cholesterol. Use these strategies so you can have your (whole-wheat, fruit-topped) cake and eat it, too.

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Cholesterol

An Avocado a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

You know what they say about apples—one a day will keep the doctor away—but a new study finds this old saying could apply to avocados, too.

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Lifestyle

The Best Workouts With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Whether your RA is moderate or severe, there is a workout option out there for you — and we had our expert RA writers try them, first-hand, just to prove it.

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Lifestyle

Which Foods are Bad for Thyroid Patients?

Beware of some vegetables, soy, gluten, and canned foods, among others.

Raw Green Organic Zucchini Noodles
Recipe/Cooking

Low-Carb Diet Recipes for Diabetes

If you’re cutting down on your carb intake for blood sugar control, try these delicious diabetes friendly keto recipies.

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Supplements

Best Drinks for Liver Health With Hep C?

To maintain your liver health with hepatitis C, you should avoid sodas and sugary drinks, as well as most dietary supplements. Here's why.

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Nutrition

Are Nutritional Supplements (Like Boost® and Ensure®) Good for You?

Consuming nutritional supplements can be great if you aren’t getting enough calories, protein, vitamins, etc. — but too much can also put a person at risk for malnutrition.

Teen girl pouring healthy green smoothie from a blender.
Nutrition

Protein Powders for Teens: Friend or Foe?

Chances are, your teen is consuming some form of protein supplements — whether it’s a powdery drink or a protein-packed granola bar. Protein is everywhere right now, but is it right for your teen? Do they really need that extra boost, or is it unhealthy?