Ashley Koff, RD

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  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
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    “Most whole foods= gluten-free (fruits, vegs, etc)but many processed foods contain gluten bc its common in preservatives etc #glutenfreeguru”

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Raw tuna is suspected as the source of a salmonella outbreak that has now sickened 53 people in nine states, according to U.S. health officials.

    No deaths have been reported. But 10 people have been sick enough to be hospitalized, the U.S. Centers ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's not clear whether diet and exercise can prevent muscle loss as people age, a new British review finds.

    People lose 30 percent to 50 percent of their muscle mass between the ages of 40 and 80, according to the study authors. Muscle loss can lea...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Coffee perks millions of Americans up each morning, and a new study finds it might help keep men's sex lives percolating, too.

    The study, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, found that men who consume more caffeine eac...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    People who go to extremes to lose weight quickly often impair their fat metabolism by cutting too far back on calories, which forces the body into starvation mode. When this happens, the body holds on tightly to fat and burns up muscle tissue for energy -- two counterproductive events to fat loss,...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    As a mom, you don't have to close everything off and focus on just the exercise to get a fat-defying, energizing workout. Most moms can agree that exercise has to fit into your life and the business of your household. But of all the "secrets" we hear about when it comes to sculpting the body and maintaining...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Every year after age 25, our body's composition begins to shift quite dramatically. We gain, on average, about one pound of body weight each year and lose a third to a half pound of muscle. As a result, our resting metabolism decreases approximately 0.5 percent annually. So unless you downshift your...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
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    “Better nutrition IS simple: there is no 1 protein,fat,grain, fruit, vegetable that is the BEST 4 ur body;tho there r better & poor choices”

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sensitivity to peanuts is common among children with asthma, yet many children and their parents are unaware of the problem, a new study finds.

    There's been little research into the link between childhood asthma and peanut allergy, according to the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of nearly 100,000 people with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators found that more physical activity was tied to living longer.

    Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are battery-powered devices implanted in patients whose he...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Safe" levels of exercise differ for men and women with the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, new research reports.

    Using data from 14 studies involving 380,000 people with atrial fibrillation -- a type of irregular heartbe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many probiotic products contain traces of gluten and could cause problems for people with celiac disease, according to a new study.

    Tests of 22 top-selling probiotics revealed that 12 (55 percent) of them had detectable gluten, the researchers said...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Contaminated food sickens millions of Americans each year, but the types of bacteria causing the majority of illnesses have changed in recent years, health officials said Thursday.

    The incidence of reported infections with E. coli O157 and a comm...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cheap and easily available vitamin supplement appears to reduce a person's risk of skin cancer, new research contends.

    A form of vitamin B3 called nicotinamide is linked to a reduction of non-melanoma skin cancers by 23 percent when taken twic...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
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    “Saying you "had a salad" is like naming yourself a vegetarian - the foundation best be vegetables! #SaladMistakes #SaladMonth”

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