To eat less salt, enjoy the spice of life

Harvard Heart Letter To eat less salt, enjoy the spice of life Research we’re watching Published: February, 2018 Image: © Shaiith/Thinkstock Adding a little extra spice to your food may help you eat less salt, according to a study in the December 2017 issue of Hypertension. A salty diet may raise your risk of high […]

New guidelines for high blood pressure diagnosis and treatment

Harvard Health Letter New guidelines for high blood pressure diagnosis and treatment News briefs Published: February, 2018 Image: © eduardrobert/Thinkstock If you haven’t talked to your doctor lately about your blood pressure, it may be time for a check-up. The definition of high blood pressure (hypertension) changed in November 2017, when the American College of […]

What dietitians really order in a bar

What dietitians really order in a bar Shutterstock Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN@JessCording There’s this funny myth going around that dietitians are these magical #cleaneating creatures who only drink green tea, matcha, and green juice — green stuff, basically. While, yes, we may appreciate green drinks more than the average person, we also know the […]

The truth about the average women’s clothing size

The truth about the average women’s clothing size Shutterstock Brittany Brolley@therinkydinklife In 2016, a comprehensive study by the International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology, and Educationdebunked a figure most women had come to accept as “average.” In summary, the journal suggested prioritizing a fairly massive overhaul of both Misses and Plus size clothing standards because […]