Ashley Koff, RD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new drugs for adults with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.

    "For some people, IBS can be quite disabling, and no one medication works for all patients suffering...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you got married before finishing college, you might have an excuse for any extra pounds. A new study suggests that young adults who wed before graduation are about 50 percent more likely to later become obese than those who waited to tie the knot. ...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Foods that are good sources of fat and protein include:
    • Dairy: Fattier cheeses (Brie, cheddar, blue, Gorgonzola, Camembert, Gruyere, gouda, Manchego, provolone, Swiss, Colby, Monterey jack, Havarti, Comte, Munster, etc.)
    • Nuts: almonds, brazil nuts, cashews and hazelnuts; peanuts; hemp, pist
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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may significantly reduce a woman's risk of uterine cancer, a new study suggests.

    "Our research shows the impact a healthy, balanced diet could have on a woman's risk of developing womb [uterine] cancer. This add...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who get a lot of fiber in their diet may be lowering their odds for type 2 diabetes, new research shows.

    "We are not certain why this might be, but potential mechanisms could include feeling physically full for longer, prolonged release ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine & Occupational Environmental Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to noise from traffic, trains and planes may be linked to a burgeoning belly, Swedish researchers report.

    The increased risk of a larger waist rose with the number of sources of noise someone was exposed to at the same time -- from 25 p...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Whether or not you believe artificial sweeteners to be bad for the body, the issue with diet sodas is that they tend to trick the body - it doesn't like to be tricked! - and will get frustrated, irritated, and off its best energy patterns. How? Often teens turn to diet soda if they are thirsty or if...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite hints from prior research that soy supplements might help asthma patients breathe easier, a major new study finds the nutrient has no beneficial effect on lung function.

    "This study highlights why it is so impor...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    One of my favorite recommendations is increase your magnesium intake through organic whole grains, legumes, greens, and even a supplement of magnesium citrate. Magnesium goes into the cells to help turn off stress and that allows the body to relax and for you to get better recovery which you need...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming more omega-3 fatty acids -- found in many types of fish -- may benefit people at risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

    Researchers looked at 40 mentally healthy adults, aged 65 to 75, who had the gene variant APOE e4, which ...Full Article

  • 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
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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