Convinced that pasta will make you fat? If so, you might be surprised to hear that people in Italy eat pasta nearly every day yet have some of the lowest rates of obesity in the world. In fact, Italians enjoy more than three times the amount of pasta we consume in the U.S., while remaining significantly svelter than we are.
What’s more, a study published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes found that Italians who ate a traditional Mediterranean diet (largely plant-based with pasta, produce, fish, whole grains and healthy oils) were thinner and had smaller waistlines than those who didn’t follow the traditional eating pattern of the region.Read the whole article
Trampolines are fun. I loved them as a kid, and even an adult, I just want to get on one and jump. But as a pediatrician, I recognize very well that they are simply unsafe. We recently heard about the 3-year-old who is in a body cast after he broke his thigh...Read More
Dietary supplements may be popular, but are they right for you? That depends. Like medications, dietary supplements contain ingredients that affect how your body functions. Some supplements may be beneficial. In other instances, they may be risky. The best way to get the vitamins and minerals you need is through eating...Read More
If your child has questions about gender identity or gender expression, you've probably got questions, too. Find out what you can do to help and support your child. What are the basics of gender identity? A person's sex assigned at birth, gender identity — the internal sense of being male, female, neither...Read More