Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2012’

Relief for Joints Besieged by Arthritis

By JANE E. BRODY If you live long enough — that is, beyond 50 or 60 — chances are one or more of your joints, probably your knees or hips, will become arthritic. And if pain or stiffness begin to seriously limit your ability to enjoy life and perform routine tasks, chances are you’ll consider replacing the troublesome joint. “People …

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Which Diet Works?

By MARK BITTMAN One of the challenges of arguing that hyperprocessed carbohydrates are largely responsible for the obesity pandemic (“epidemic” is no longer a strong enough word, say many experts) is the notion that “a calorie is a calorie.” Accept that, and you buy into the contention that consuming 100 calories’ worth of sugar water (like Coke or Gatorade), white …

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