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Apple Cider Vinegar: Uncovering The Hype
Nutrition 5/16/2017

Apple cider vinegar has potential to be good for your health. But will it really help you lose weight and lower your cholesterol and blood sugar levels? An expert nutritionist reveals the truth.

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Monthly Roundup: January 2014
News & Events 2/4/2014

The most popular blog post of the New Year? A UVA med student, while training on a supposedly healthy volunteer, discovered a real, life-threatening aneurysm — a finding that saved the man's life. [caption id="attachment_7762" align="alignright" width="300"] During training, medical student Ryan Jones (right) caught an AAA in Jim Malloy.[/caption]…

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Detox, Gluten-Free, Vegan: Best & Worst Diets, Q&A Part 4 Fad Diets
Nutrition, Prevention 1/24/2014

Which are worth trying, which will prove a wash? [caption id="attachment_7893" align="alignright" width="300"] Gluten-free foods are gaining popularity. But are they really healthy for everyone?[/caption] In this fourth installment of our Fad Diet Q&A series, UVA nutritionists Carole Havrila and Katherine Basbaum make their picks for best and worst diets…

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Weight-Loss Wonder Ingredients: Q&A Part 2, Fad Diets
Nutrition, Prevention 1/22/2014

I know, I know: You can’t always trust an infomercial. But we live in a fast-food world, and those of us interested in losing weight would love to find a single magic ingredient to do the work for us. [caption id="attachment_7899" align="alignright" width="225"] Coconut oil, turmeric and other supplements supposedly…

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Fad Diets Q&A: The Truth Behind the Hype
Nutrition, Prevention 1/20/2014

I’m a sucker for fad diet advertisements. And it’s hard to escape them. They’re everywhere, from the grocery aisle to TV to Facebook. Fat-melting miracle pills, body-shaping supplements, diet plans that are easy and fast and require no exercise at all. Such amazing claims! If you’re like me, you can’t…

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