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Previous food for Thought Articles - 2023

HIV and Nutrition

In people with HIV, good nutrition supports overall health and helps maintain the immune system. Good nutrition also helps people with HIV maintain a healthy weight and absorb HIV medicines.

Diabetes and Nutrition

Nutrition and physical activity are important parts of a healthy lifestyle when you have diabetes. Along with other benefits, following a healthy meal plan and being active can help you keep your blood glucose level, also called blood sugar, in your target range.

Down Syndrome and Nutrition

Weight management can be challenging, especially for adults with Down syndrome. Part of the reason is due to the fact that there are factors for which our understanding is limited. While a great deal has been learned, more research is being done to improve our understanding and to learn how that knowledge can be used for improved weight management through exercise, diet, supplements, and/or medications.

Prostate Cancer and Nutrition

Good news if you’re worried about your prostate health: What you eat can make a difference. “There is plenty of strong evidence that good nutrition and an active lifestyle can reduce the likelihood of prostate cancer and slow its progression,” says Mitchell Sokoloff M.D., Chair of the Department of Urology.

Amblyopia and Nutrition

Strabismus (eye turn) and amblyopia (lazy eye) can be difficult to overcome, especially when you have both of them. One thing that makes a huge difference is food.

Hepatitis and Nutrition

Although there's no specific diet that will benefit every one of the nearly 4 million people in the United States currently living with hepatitis C, certain foods and drinks may boost liver function. Others, however, may be harmful to the liver.

Men's Health and Nutrition

All men should incorporate these 20 nutrient-packed (and delicious!) superfoods into their diet to get stronger and healthier.

A Lupus Diet That Can Ease Your Symptoms

Lupus is an autoimmune condition that affects the skin, tissues, joints and organs. A lupus diet, when used with medications, can improve your symptoms and quality of life. As a rule, you should aim for a well-balanced diet, complete with lots of fruits, veggies, low-fat dairy and protein.

Best Foods to Reduce Stress

If you’re trying to lower your stress levels, you probably already know to start with the basics: self-care, sleep management and exercise. But did you know there are some foods that lower stress levels, too?

Best Foods for Colon Health

A simple diet modification will minimize your chance of colon cancer and make your colon healthy. The best colon cleaning foods are mostly plant-based and beneficial to the digestive system and the entire body.

Healthy Foods That Are Good for Your Heart

Heart disease accounts for nearly one-third of all deaths worldwide. Diet plays a major role in heart health and can impact your risk of heart disease. In fact, certain foods can influence blood pressure, triglycerides, cholesterol levels and inflammation, all of which are risk factors for heart disease.

Glaucoma & Nutrition

Following a healthy diet isn’t a magic bullet and can’t prevent glaucoma but there are benefits to eating certain foods and avoiding others if you if you live with glaucoma.