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How Much Protein Do You Need After 50?

Protein boosts muscles and bones, but experts say that many older adults don't get what they should. Here’s what you should know about protein requirements.

By Nancy Monson

What Not to Eat if You Have IBS

People with irritable bowel syndrome may be hypersensitive to certain foods that may be poorly absorbed during digestion. Here’s what to know.

By HealthAfter50

Bariatric Surgery and Malnutrition

If you plan to get bariatric surgery for obesity, here's what you should know about malnutrition after the procedure.

By Marian Freedman

Does Chocolate Improve Memory?

Chocolate has long been considered heart healthy, but now a new study suggests that eating chocolate can boost brain health and cognitive performance as well.

By HealthAfter50

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Low vitamin D levels have been linked to increased risks of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and peripheral artery disease. Here's what you should know.

By HealthAfter50

The Truth About Detox Diets

A “detox” diet is supposed to cleanse your body and give it a radical reboot. But is this trend all it claims to be?

By Berkeley Wellness

Fish Oil May Help Heart Attack Recovery

Here’s what the latest research says about how fish oil may help you heal after a heart attack.

By HealthAfter50

Antioxidants and Heart Disease: What You Need to Know

Can supplements help reduce your risk of coronary heart disease? Here’s what the research says.

By HealthAfter50

Foods High in Vitamin D and Calcium

You can meet your needs for vitamin D and calcium by eating a variety of nondairy foods. Here are some to try.

By HealthAfter50

Fasting Part 2: Types of Fasting Diets

In Part 1 of this discussion about fasting, we looked at how fasting might affect certain health conditions and why fasting, unlike dieting or just reducing calories, has a unique impact on your physiology. But there’s more to a fasting program than ...

By Amy Hendel, P.A.