Understanding the new cholesterol guidelines

In February of this year the federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released a preliminary document that proposed to change the current guidelines dietary cholesterol. The Committee has concluded that cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption. As a registered dietitian I have receive a lot of question about how this changes the way…

Weight loss and Vitamin D

Los Angeles is in the Sun Belt; thus, most women in the city can increase Vitamin D levels by simply spending time in the sun. It is common knowledge that adequate Vitamin D is necessary for health; however, a new study has found that circulating Vitamin D concentrations in postmenopausal women are directly associated with…